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Honda Civic SR and Civic EX

An in-depth comparison between two popular Civic models

The Honda Civic range features five trim levels, two engines and two gearbox choices, meaning there is something for everyone no matter what the requirements. The Civic SR and Civic EX are standout models, being some of the most popular and sitting next to each other in the range. Offering the same engine and gearbox choices, the differences comprise minimal exterior tweaks but quite significant changes in specification.

So which model is right for you? We’re putting the Honda Civic SR and the Honda Civic EX head-to-head to find out.

Honda Civic EX
Honda Civic EX
The EX model commands a £3,000 increase in price for the manual, with prices starting from £25,995 and £27,395 for the CVT automatic.
Honda Civic SR
From £23,055
Honda Civic SR
Prices for the Honda Civic SR start from £23,055 for the 1.5 VTEC Turbo 6-speed manual and £24,395 for the 1.5 VTEC Turbo CVT automatic.

Honda Civic SR and EX Engines

Both the Civic SR and EX are available with the same 1.0 litre VTEC Turbo petrol engine. This three-cylinder engine may be small, but it still produces an impressive 126PS at 5,500rpm and 180Nm of torque between 1,700 and 4,500rpm. Despite its size, the 1.0 litre VTEC Turbo still offers swift performance and little effort is required when pulling away, thanks to the maximum torque being delivered lower down the rev range.

Fuel Economy and Emissions

Sharing the same engine, both the Civic SR and Civic EX share the same efficiency, which according to WLTP tests is a combined fuel consumption of 42.2mpg.

✔️ Low - Fuel Consumption (mpg) 35.8 mpg
✔️ Medium - Fuel Consumption (mpg) 43.5 mpg
✔️ High - Fuel Consumption (mpg) 47.9 mpg
✔️ Extra High - Fuel Consumption 39.8 mpg
✔️ Combined - Fuel Consumption 42.2 mpg

Honda Civic rear

Honda Civic SR and EX Design

The visual differences between the Civic SE and Civic EX are minimal from the outside. The largest giveaway between the two is that the EX features a glass roof, whereas the SR does not. Aside from this, the exterior differences are almost indistinguishable.

Equipment Comparison

This is where the differences really start to show. Despite the Civic SR having a generous specification as standard, the Civic EX is fitted with almost every possible extra available on the Civic Range. Inside, the difference becomes apparent with the Civic EX’s full-leather heated front and rear seats, along with there being no need for a key to unlock the doors, thanks to a Smart entry system. Other notable differences include a wireless mobile phone charger, an adaptive damper system for a smoother ride and that opening glass roof.

Honda Civic interior

Civic SR and EX Alloy Wheels

Both the Civic SR and EX share the same 17” alloy wheels finished in grey with 235/45 R17 tyres. It is currently not possible to upgrade to larger wheels and there is only one choice of design.


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