2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel Review; Powerful Engine but Noisy
Unlike his fellow Toyota, Honda does not renounce the diesel. A year after its launch, the new 2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel receives in 2018 a deeply updated from 1.6 version i-DTEC. This mid-range engine retains all its qualities, despite its adaptation to the latest pollution control standards.
With the Volkswagen scandal and the appearance of increasingly stringent standards, the objectives of development of the new diesel engines have radically changed. It’s more to increase their performance or reduce their consumption, but to preserve their characteristics without increasing emissions of CO2 and NOx measured. This is the subject of the new 1.5 BlueHDi of the PSA group, but also one who presided over the development of the block 1.6 i-DTEC of the 2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel. While maintaining an unchanged power over the previous generation, he underwent profound changes at the level of the pistons – now steel-, turbo and especially the emission control system.
The small prowess of Honda is able to pass the new standards without using an SCR catalyst as most of its competitors. The block is just a simple NOx trap whose performance has been significantly improved. Besides savings that this represents for the Builder, it saves its buyers the tedious full of AdBlue, but also a complex decontamination system that brings no concrete benefits and more.
If the perseverance of Honda on this type of engine can surprise, it is explained by the will to reduce global emissions of the brand on the European market, but also by the success of the diesel in India, where the manufacturer intends to sell about 75% of the This new four-cylinder production.
2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel Price
The Civic diesel range starts from €24.590 to access elegant finishing. The difference in price compared to the 1.0 petrol model i-VTEC is € 1 400. In comparison, the Renault Mégane requires about €1 200 more for its version 1.5 dCi Zen compared to the 1.2 TCe 130. However, Peugeot asked €2 550 extra for its 308 BlueHDi 130 pace compared to the 1.2 Puretech 130 engine! Suffice to say the Honda is located rather well especially as it is very properly equipped by receiving Office the ADAS package, which includes automatic braking in town, the recognition of traffic signs and the automatic headlights!
Our Exclusive finish test 2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel is charged at €29 590 and she plays high-end with its controlled series suspension, its roof, and its blind spot alert. The equivalent finishes offer as much on here. Finally, the Civic diesel making eyes business intends to conquer with more range than before. If she has no Business versions in its range, its co2 93 g/km will allow him to escape from the increase in the tax on vehicles of the company (TVS) 2018.
2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel Road Test
By the time running, rent the qualities of a diesel engine would almost a provocation. Yet it must be acknowledged that the Honda block passes to one of the most pleasant and efficient in its class. Unlike the 1.5 Blue HDi PSA, who lost a little in approval over its predecessor, the Japanese keep her going and becomes quieter. It provides even some mechanical pleasure thanks to its completely linear torque curve: where we rediscover that some turbo effect does not.
It provides substantial speed-ups, on the other hand, raises suffer still from the long six-speed transmission. In this area, the Peugeot 308 made better thanks to its much more coherent staging. In consumer terms, we found a value of 5.8 liters on a joint course on road and motorway with lots of raises, a rather favorable score.
For the rest, there is such the new Civic in itself. We particularly appreciate the accuracy of orders: the manual six-speed gearbox is fast and accurate while management appears also says that direct. Our model was equipped with suspension driven, giving a very good comfort on the Italian very bumpy roads of our test. The whole does not show the same fineness of development than the Peugeot 308 but is among the most dynamic chassis of the moment. We regret that finally failing soundproofing especially at the level of the wheel arches, that leave nothing to ignore nature grit and projected stones.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
The cockpit of the Honda Civic is not a reference in finishing. Assemblies and the quality of the dash plastics are perfectible. On the other hand, the Interior equipment appears impressive from the intermediate finish Executive. With its limited choice of connected applications, the multimedia system isn’t at the level of those of the most advanced European competitors in the field. Habitability in the back of the Civic appears comfortable, both at the level of the space at the head to the knees. It’s lucky for a car of 4.51 m long. If the Honda Civic has lost a little in modularity compared to its predecessor, it remains champion in its category in the area and its trunk of 414 liters volume is at the highest level.
2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Alternative
Despite the ebb of the diesel, very few Compact are lacking, especially at the level of power of the Civic. Suffice to say that the list of competitors is long… In Here, it naturally has the Renault Mégane dCi 110, a little less powerful. Already cited the Peugeot 308 comes to barter its BlueHDi 120 1.6 against 1.5 of 130 HP, a little less pleasant to use but much more vivid in times with its shortened box.
On the side of the foreign, the Seat Leon1.6 TDI 115 shows more competitive rates but its equipment sins compared to that of the Japanese. Volkswagen still offers a diesel TDI 115 on his Golf. He suffers from emissions of CO2 much higher and still coquettish rates. Finally, on the side of the Japanese, the alternatives are rare: the Toyota Auris offers that an engine hybrid and the Mazda 3 Skyactiv-D is available in 105 HP or 150 hp.
With the update of its 1.6 diesel unit, Honda gives the means to shine in a declining market, but still crucial for companies. Less restrictive usage than most of its competitor’s thanks to the absence of AdBlue tank, it also offers a level of remarkable approval. Have to accept the result template of the 2019 Honda Civic i-DTEC Diesel, his style which is not to everyone’s taste and its small flaws insulation and finishing. Nevertheless, its dynamic qualities and its very favorable price-equipment report make it a particularly recommendable choice in the category.
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