"Best value car on the road"
That's according to the experts at Parkers car guide. After extensive calculations - taking into account fixed costs of depreciation, interest, showroom tax, first registration fee and running costs of service, repair, road tax and fuel - the Civic 1.4 i-VTEC SE comes out on top of its three main rivals in total cost of motoring.
Which means, based on three years of ownership and covering 30,000 miles, the Civic's monthly total costs are lower than the Audi A3 Sportback 1.2 TFSI, the Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion, and the Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI Edge 5dr.
Little wonder the Honda Civic was Parkers New Car of the Year 2012.