We’re fans of the Honda Civic, but in recent reviews – such as for the Civic Tourer – we’ve found it necessary to comment on the Civic’s high price in comparison to its competition.

Honda, it seems, have been listening, because in confirming the prices for the face-lifted 2015 model year Civic, the company has reduced the cost of some models by as much as £1,620.

That means the Civic range now starts from £15,975 for the entry-level S hatchback, while the Tourer starts from £18,650.

The 2015 Honda Civic features a revised exterior design, particularly at the front, while overall equipment levels are said to have been boosted.

Five models are available – S, SE, SR, Sport and EX – and all are fitted with Honda’s City Brake Active System as standard.

A £600 Driver Assistance Package can be added to SE Plus, SR and EX Plus models which includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot information, traffic sign recognition and high beam support system.

Alloy wheels are standard across the range – 16-inch on the entry-level S grade – as are automatic headlights, LED running lights, and Honda’s new Connect infotainment system.

SE models adds front and rear parking sensors, leather steering wheel, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control and power-folding door mirrors.

A new Sport model – available as a hatchback only – features alloy pedals, black roof lining, black 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, colour-coded tailgate spoiler and a mesh grille.

The SR grade brings leather heated seats, a glass roof, auto-dipping rear-view mirror, power lumbar adjustment for the driver, and an upgraded stereo.

Range-topping EX Plus models include keyless entry, lumbar adjustment for the front-seat passenger, ambient lighting and LED headlights.

The new 2015 Honda Civic is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms this March.

2015 Honda Civic Prices

2015 Civic 5 doorCO2/kmVED bandOTR priceFuel economy combined (l/100km / mpg)
1.4 i-VTECS (1 CD)Man129D£15,9755.4/52.3
1.4 i-VTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Man129D£16,8155.4/52.3
1.4 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Man131E£17,9655.5/51.4
1.4 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPMan131E£18,5655.5/51.4
1.4 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man131E£18,5755.5/51.4
1.4 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan131E£19,1755.5/51.4
1.8 i-VTECS (1 CD)Man137E£17,6355.8/48.7
1.8 i-VTECS (1 CD)Auto148F£19,0506.3/44.8
1.8 i-VTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Man137E£18,2455.8/48.7
1.8 i-VTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto148F£19,6606.3/44.8
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Man145F£19,5656.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Auto150F£20,9656.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPMan145F£20,1656.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPAuto150F£21,5656.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man145F£20,1756.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto150F£21,5756.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan145F£20,7756.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto150F£22,1756.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSportMan145F£19,6156.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSportAuto150F£21,0156.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSport (Honda Connect) DASPMan145F£20,2156.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSport (Honda Connect) DASPAuto150F£21,6156.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSport (Honda Connect with Navi)Man145F£20,2256.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSport (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto150F£21,6256.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSport (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan145F£20,8256.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSport (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto150F£22,2256.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi)Man145F£22,1356.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto150F£23,5356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan145F£22,7356.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto150F£24,1356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man145F£23,9356.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto150F£25,3356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan145F£24,5356.1/46.3
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto150F£25,9356.4/44.1
1.6 i-DTECS (1 CD)Man94A£18,7553.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Man94A£19,3653.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Man94A£20,5703.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPMan94A£21,1703.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man94A£21,1803.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan94A£21,7803.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECSport (Honda Connect)Man98A£20,8203.7/76.3
1.6 i-DTECSport (Honda Connect) DASPMan98A£21,4203.7/76.3
1.6 i-DTECSport (Honda Connect with Navi)Man98A£21,4303.7/76.3
1.6 i-DTECSport (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan98A£22,0303.7/76.3
1.6 i-DTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi)Man94A£23,1403.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan94A£23,7403.6/78.5
1.6 i-DTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man98A£25,1403.7/76.3
1.6 i-DTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan98A£25,7403.7/76.3
2015 Civic TourerCO2/kmVED bandOTR priceFuel economy combined (l/100km / mpg)
1.8 i-VTECS (1 CD)Man146F£18,6506.2/45.6
1.8 i-VTECS (1 CD)Auto153G£20,0856.5/43.5
1.8 i-VTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Man146F£19,2606.2/45.6
1.8 i-VTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto153G£20,6956.5/43.5
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Man149F£20,5656.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Auto155G£22,0006.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPMan149F£21,1656.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPAuto155G£22,6006.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man149F£21,1756.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto155G£22,6106.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan149F£21,7756.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto155G£23,2106.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi)Man149F£23,1356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto155G£24,5706.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan149F£23,7356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto155G£25,1706.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man149F£24,9356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Auto155G£26,3706.6/42.8
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan149F£25,5356.4/44.1
1.8 i-VTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPAuto155G£26,9706.6/42.8
1.6 i-DTECS (1CD)Man99A£19,7553.8/74.3
1.6 i-DTECS (Honda Connect with Navi)Man99A£20,3653.8/74.3
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect)Man99A£21,5703.8/74.3
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect) DASPMan99A£22,1703.8/74.3
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man99A£22,1803.8/74.3
1.6 i-DTECSE Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan99A£22,7803.8/74.3
1.6 i-DTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi)Man103B£24,3403.9/72.4
1.6 i-DTECSR (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan103B£24,9403.9/72.4
1.6 i-DTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi)Man103B£26,1403.9/72.4
1.6 i-DTECEX Plus (Honda Connect with Navi) DASPMan103B£26,7403.9/72.4