The least costly Civic sedan, the Civic Vi, rolls on 15-inch steel wheels. Stepping up to the Civic VTi sedan brings you nicer looking wheels in an alloy of aluminium. The VTi also has a colour touchscreen audio system, an iPhone mirroring function (your iPhone’s display on the car’s screen), an HDMI port, MP4 movie support, a DVD player and a reversing camera.
Moving up to the VTi-S sedan brings smart-key entry, which allows you to unlock the car while the key remains secured in a pocket or handbag. Headlamps turn on automatically when it is dark, and wipers operate automatically when it rains. Air-conditioning maintains a set temperature. The steering wheel is trimmed in leather. Wheels grow to 16 inches and are fitted with wider tyres of a lower profile, which add grip and sharpen steering response.
The VTi-L sedan has these features and leather seats, front foglights and rear parking sensors.
The most costly sedan, the Civic Sport, comes with the bigger, 2.0-litre petrol engine, 17-inch wheels with yet wider and lower profile tyres, a power-operated sunroof, a power-adjusted driver’s seat, and satellite navigation.
In the hatchback, moving up from the lowest-price VTi-S to the VTi-L gets you rain-sensing windscreen wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, foglights, and front and rear parking sensors. There is also dual-zone air-conditioning (which permits a different temperature on either side of the cabin), smart-key entry, power-adjusted lumbar support on the front seats, and 17-inch wheels with wider tyres.
The VTi-LN (for Navigation) adds to this satellite navigation, and leather-appointed, heated front seats.