Honda Challenge

Leaders in Real-World Fuel Efficiency

Honda’s new Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V, powered by our advanced new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine are so fuel efficient that even your bank manager would approve of them. But that’s not to say they aren’t stunning to look at, and impressive to drive too.

How far can you go?

The Honda Challenge is our way of bringing fuel efficiency out of a controlled test centre and into the real world.

All you have to do is take a test drive in the new Civic, Civic Tourer, or CR-V powered by the new 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel to can see why the Honda 1.6 i-DTEC is a leader in real world fuel efficiency.

By showing you simple ways to drive more efficiently, your Honda dealer will help you understand how much you could save each week on fuel and on the total life cost of a new Honda.

Take the Honda Challenge and see how far you can go!

At Honda, we live in the real world. We know that fuel is and will continue to be expensive. We know that engine efficiency, even in busy traffic, is now every bit as important as quality of drive. That’s why with Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology, our engineers didn’t reinvent the wheel, they reinvented the engine.

There were no benchmarks for us because those targets would have been too low.

We were determined to establish a benchmark of our own that our competitors
would have to follow.



It started with an Earth dream...

Earth Dreams Technology is what we call the groundbreaking technology we’ve developed for our next generation of engines.

Every single component has been completely redesigned to minimise weight, size and mechanical friction, making this the lightest and most efficient in its class. Designed to combine an impressive drive with engineering that helps to protect the planet, the 1.6 i-DTEC powered Civic, Civic Tourer and CR-V have so far wowed drivers and reviewers alike.

Built by the best.

“The real headline act is the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine, which is not only a cracking unit to live with, but is also savagely economical.”

“The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC returned the highest real world economy figure of any SUV tested, with a winning result of 56.5mpg.”

“The Civic returned the highest real world economy figure of any car tested in 2013, with a winning result of 67mpg.”

Here's what Honda drivers have to say about Earth Dreams Technology:

John from Clare traded his previous diesel car for a new Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel and has boosted his average fuel economy from 50mpg up to 68mpg.

Kate from Louth has cut her fuel bills in half with her new Civic 1.6 i-DTEC, saving her €30 per week against her old petrol hatchback.

Alison from Dublin recently traded up to a Civic 1.6 i-DTEC and has reduced her fuel bills by almost 30%, estimating a saving of almost €700 in a full year of driving.

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Honda Civic

The Civic family hatchback offers the perfect combination of style and comfort. The Civic 1.6 i-DTEC returns an official economy rating of 3.6l/100km (78.5mpg) and CO2 of 94g/km for annual road tax from €180.

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Honda Civic Tourer

The latest addition to the Civic family is the class-leading Civic Tourer. Equipped with the 1.6 i-DTEC, Civic Tourer returns an official rating of 3.8l/100km (74.3mpg)and CO2 of 99g/km for annual road tax from €180.

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Honda CR-V

The CR-V is the SUV that gives you the space and freedom to explore, yet offers the economy of a smaller car. CR-V returns an official rating of 4.5l/100km (62.8mpg)and CO2 of 119g/km for annual road tax from €200.

Find out about the Honda CR-V