Honda Civic 2018 Philippines – The Rebirth of an Icon
Do you know the next-gen Honda Civic is now in the pipeline? While waiting for that anticipated horse, let’s find out together all about the current Honda Civic 2018 Philippines. This time, our honored “guest” is the entry-level Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT.
Honda Civic 2018 model – The Rebirth of an Icon
Beauty is only skin deep, so don’t depreciate the real value of the base 1.8 E CVT. Occupying a striking sporty exterior design, advanced interior goodies and a tough driving performance, this sedan, beyond any doubt, is worthy of more likes and mentions. Dip into our Honda Civic 2018 Review by Philkotse.com and you’ll find this true.
Honda Updates the All New Civic 1.8 E CVT
Update (28/11/2018): Philkotse.com has come up with a brief report of what to expect in the upcoming Honda Civic 2019. Check it out now!
1. Honda Civic 2018 Philippines: Exterior
What a coupe-like look! Yes, you see, the Honda Civic 2018 exterior is all-new: lower, wider stance and bolder bodylines.
The Civic 2018 exterior is all-new
Honda Civic features the brand’s iconic “Solid Wing Face” design
Grabbing your attention at the first glance is definitely the fastback style which presents a more aggressive stance and an illusion of motion to the sedan while it stands still. At front fascia, the Honda Civic features the brand’s iconic “Solid Wing Face” design with a new chrome grille bordered by automatic LED headlamps with daytime running lights. The new front grille is also an identifying characteristic to differentiate itself from the RS variant, which comes with a high gloss black one. Besides, its flowing lines running seamlessly towards the beltline are also marvelous.
Automatic LED headlight
The rear car might be where you like most
Still being kept in the current Civic is a familiar head tuner. Although some condemn it to be overembellished with an unsuited front and rear facet, we think it’s distinct and very eye-catching.
The rear car might be where you like most in the Civic body. There, the C-shaped LED taillights have been well reworked from the last generation’s figure. On top of that, the shoulder lines emphasize the fastback styling while a subtle touch of sophistication further beautify the contoured trunk lid. To tell the truth, the rear design can be regarded as a big breakthrough over the previous model.
The C-shaped LED taillights have been well reworked from the last generation’s figure
Relating to the side profile, the new Civic is decked with sleek 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels along with LED door mirrors integrated side turn signal.
The new Civic is decked with sleek 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels
To draw a conclusion for this part, it can be said that the exterior design has significantly contributed to do up the size advantage, more specifically, magnify the car’s overall dimensions, the width and length especially. Point by point, the front boasts an elegant look due to its wide and convinced face well blending with a solid wing grille. In line with that, the back of the car is likely needless to say. The outside, largely, has nothing to complaint about.
LED door mirrors integrated side turn signal
2. Honda Civic 2018 Interior
The new Honda Civic 2018 interior gets wider than the previous generation. When enclosing the Civic and its other rivals in C-segment sedan for comparison, the said car is truly big and roomy for its actual size. Even, many wheelmen claim that the cabin seems to belong to its brother Accord rather than the Civic 1.8 E.
The cabin seems to belong to its brother Accord
Being the base-level variant, it comes as no surprise when the Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT has fewer amenities than the flagship RS Turbo. However, similar to the top-of-the-line model, it is loaded with futuristic dashboard – an outstanding key feature. As well as that, the center is remarkably highlighted by the tablet-inspired 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, a satellite navigation system is not at your fingertips but how about installing your own apps via the “App Installer”? Nearby, the full color TFT three-pod digital gauge cluster is legible and the leather steering wheel features an ergonomic design.
The full color TFT three-pod digital gauge cluster is legible
What’s more, throughout the cockpit is sprinkled with soft touch plastic aside from some hard plastic portions. Nevertheless, for a more-than-one-million car, we’re still keeping alive a hope of more modern and premium materials rather than the old-school ones albeit upped.
Apropos of seating, the all-new Civic gives a comfortable driving position. More than that, a telescopic steering rack is also on hand for better configurability alongside a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The sedan cabin also receives an odd raised transmission tunnel which strongly assists driver to reach the switch-gears and gear lever more effortlessly.
The Civic cabin has got an airy space for both front and rear passengers
Apart from a good position for the driver, the Civic cabin has got an airy space for both front and rear passengers while still putting aside enough space for storing stuff like smartphones, loose change and sunglasses, etc.
Moving to the seats at the rear, you may realize that those seats are lower than those up front. For the reason, it’s simply due to the aforesaid fastback profile. In defiance of that, owing to a 2,700 mm wheelbase, a great amount of legroom will make you park comfortably.
The sedan has a trunk space of 428 liters
A luggage trunk of 428 liters is as much as you need. We think so. In case you need to store more stuff, fold the rear seats down.
60/40 folding rear seats
If there is one thing for Honda to carry out some work, it must be the addition of physical buttons, or else, the audio controls in order to make the cockpit more user-friendly and surely, less complicated.
3. Honda Civic 2018 Philippines: Safety Features
Safety is always a top priority. Once again, Honda ensures that you’ve got nothing to worry about while behind the Civic wheel. Here are all safety and security features the all-new Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT has to offer:
- Airbags (Driver’s and Front Passenger’s)
- Anti-Lock Brakes System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
- Stability Control
- Security Alarm
- Electronic Door Locks
- Hill-Start Assist
4. Honda Civic 2018 Review: Performance
The Honda Civic 2018 model is blessed with a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine found in the previous Civic, mated to an Earth Dreams developed responsive Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The engine, due to no alterations, still delivers 141 hp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 174 Nm at 4,300 rpm. Front-wheel drive system comes as standard.
The 10th-gen model runs a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine
With this engine, the 2018 Civic is strong and powerful enough to deal with daily city and highway driving despite not being as brilliant as the RS Turbo. In the main, robust performance and higher cruising efficiency are the name of the game at the present.
Additionally, the advanced CVT can get on well with the engine to transfer all power to the pavement with no drama. To a greater extent, an Eco Mode is also available for a better gas mileage. Switch the CVT into “S”, then the Sport Mode will be activated for quicker engine responses and consequently, for a more fun-to-drive feeling.
The 2018 Civic is strong and powerful enough to deal with daily city and highway driving
In spite of the fact that the Civic sedan is fairly wide, its road-holding potentialities promise to push back innumerable fierce contenders in sedan segment, even higher-performance saloons. It seems that the Dunlop Ensave eco-tires will relinquish grip for better fuel efficiency, but it’s not the case. The new Civic shows its considerable talent for balancing out the handling and fuel economy in concert. Perhaps we have mentioned too much the Civic fuel efficiency; it’s time to clear it up. Thanks to the aforenamed Earth Dreams developed CVT, the sedan consumes 10.3 km/L in normal city driving. If you’re unfortunately stuck in traffic jam, it uses up around 7.5 km/L. And on highways condition, the Civic will swill 17 – 17.5 km/L of fuel on average.
By the way, the brakes are excellent as well. Only a light prod of brake pedal is adequate for a quick turn or emergency stops. At low speeds, the electric power steering system might feel insensitive but the situation will change once the car top out at higher speeds.
5. Honda Civic 2018 Specs in the Philippines
|Name||Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT|
|Vehicle Classification||Compact Sedan|
|Body Type||4-Door Sedan|
|Curb Weight||1,239 kg|
|Turning Circle||10.6 m|
|Ground Clearance||133 mm|
|Trunk Capacity||428 L|
|Max Cargo||428 L|
|Number of Cylinders||4|
|BHP @ rpm||141 @ 6,500|
|Nm @ rpm||174 @ 4,300|
|Fuel / Min. Octane||Gasoline / 91~|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)|
|Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed||8.78 km/L @ 16 km/h|
|Fuel Capacity||47 L|
|Suspension and Tires|
|Front Suspension||Independent, MacPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Independent, Multi-link|
|Front Brakes||Vented Disc|
|Tires||Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 215/55 R 16 H (f & r)|
|Fog Lamps||Yes, Front|
|Steering Wheel Adjust||Tilt/Telescopic|
|Steering Wheel Material||Urethane|
|Folding Rear Seat||60/40|
|Power Door Locks||Yes|
|Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)||Yes|
|Traction / Stability Control||Yes|
|Parking Sensors||No, with Reverse Camera|
|Electronic Door Locks||Yes|
6. Honda Civic 2018 Price in the Philippines & Release Date
As far as anyone could tell, the Honda Civic RS Turbo has been always the center of attention. But notwithstanding this, the Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT is still a superb saloon when compared to other base variants. Pegged at ₱1,115,000 only, it is just defeated by the RS’ turbocharger. Of course, if you need more, opt for higher-end trims.
The Honda Civic now has been passing through ten generations since the first-gen Civic in 1972. Most recently, the US-spec Honda Civic 2018 has been officially introduced, which would likely be a preview of the next-gen Civic. According to latest car news, Honda is actually getting to work on the eventual 11th-gen model. As expected, it will make its way in 2021. So stay tuned!
|Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT||₱1,115,000|
|Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT Navi Limited Edition||₱1,133,000|
|Honda Civic 1.8 E CVT Modulo||₱1,170,000|
|Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo CVT||₱1,425,000|
|Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo CVT Modulo||₱1,472,000|
|Honda Civic 1.5 RS Turbo Modulo Sport||₱1,537,000|
7. Honda Civic 2018 Review: Pros and Cons
|Honda Civic 2018 Review: Pros & Cons|
After scanning our Honda Civic 2018 Review, hopefully you have found the Civic more impressive than you’ve expected. So, what are you waiting for? Take one home before the Yuletide holiday comes.