Honda Civic Tourer estate review (2014 onwards) — MSN Cars UK

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Honda Civic Tourer:

We don’t like: weak engine, punchy prices

Honda Civic Tourer: impressions

Honda didn’t an estate version of the last but the wagon version is back for Called the Civic Tourer, the looks smart and modern if a little Japanese in its style. The 2014 Civic is a curious mix of the vibe from its predecessor combined more cautious tone.

almost get the impression Honda didn’t know how to follow-up its space-age

The petrol 1.8 feels seriously for an estate this size

But inside and you’ll be struck by the on offer. There’s a sweeping with digital displays and clever touches; the rear flip up without any lever-tugging, cinema seats. The resulting can swallow pot plants or a bicycle.

Clever stuff — and a of things to come.

Honda Tourer: performance

The performance on in Honda’s new estate is very a tale of two halves. Only two are offered in the Civic Tourer: a 1.8 and a 1.6 diesel.

The former is a perfectly petrol car, but it feels underpowered in a car this big. The wagon weighs in at 1,280kg in its form (ballooning to beyond 1.3 in top-end models), and the 1.8’s and 128lb ft of torque struggle to keep up. The is set accordingly low and we sometimes tried to up to an imaginary seventh gear to the revs at a motorway cruise.

So recommend choosing the 1.6 i-DTEC its punchier 120hp and, importantly, 221lb ft of pulling nearly double the torque of the 1.8. Performance is brisk, admirably frugal (more of later) and — best of all refinement is first-rate. Honda a thing or two about building but it’s still remarkable they’ve achieved on only second-ever diesel engine for

You’d be hard pressed to this is an oil-burner most of the


Honda Civic ride and handling

The Civic has one clever detail up its sleeve in the department: it’s claimed to be the production car to feature active on just one axle. Honda that an estate car’s works hardest at the rear where heavy luggage may be so it’s cut costs by fitting managed dampers just at the rather than at all four They replace conventional, dampers.

These active items are since they stiffen for firmer, body control through or soften for better bump along an open road. work pretty well, While some active have an indistinguishable effect on and handling, you can feel the difference you cycle between comfort, and dynamic settings.

It’s not a change, but not enough that notice.

Note, however, these dampers are only on SR and EX Plus trim and above a £550 option on SE Plus The Civic rides well, but drivers will be better by a Ford Focus or VW Golf, both offer more feel and a generally more feel.


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Honda Civic interior

Lots of brownie here. The Civic Tourer’s biggest draw will be its capacity. At 624 litres, the luggage bay is and shades rivals such as the Focus, Astra and Ceed

But it’s worth noting all manufacturers have started the hidden compartment beneath the (remove the 117 litres underfloor, in case, for a more everyday size).

The Civic’s boot is for a vehicle of this size

So the boot is enormous for a vehicle of size. But what’s cleverer the practical details built in: the stowage area can swallow two overnight bags, the tonneau stores neatly in a cubby and the is claimed to repel dog hair and detritus. The boot floor is usefully low for hauling animals and into.

Your bags may be well accommodated, but about you? The cabin of the Tourer is an interesting mix of futuristic (think sweeping dashboard from the edgy last-generation and plain materials (like the plastics and aftermarket-looking touchscreen It’s wholesome and sturdy, but the finesse of some German

Honda Civic Tourer: and safety

The diesel Civic has very impressive figures its CO2 rating stands at just (meaning you’ll pay nothing for tax disc) and it averages a parsimonious Honda says you can drive a 817 miles on one tank of fuel. stuff.

Pick the petrol and the numbers decline, as you might The 1.8 averages a claimed 45.6mpg and All models come with a Euro NCAP rating, galore and lots of (mostly electronic systems to monitor traffic signs and other to keep you safe.


Honda Civic the verdict

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