Complete Car | Test Drives Honda Civic Tourer

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Honda Civic Tourer

2014 Honda Civic (estate)

Occasion: Irish test

Good points: boot, high build economical 1.6-litre diesel.

Not so front seats not all that space-age dash not to all tastes.

car details:

Model tested: Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC

Combined economy: 74.3mpg 3.8

Top speed: 195km/h

0-100km/h: seconds

Power: 120hp at

Torque: 300Nm at 2,000rpm

Those of you with lifestyles, forsake SUVs and take our you should consider one of the new raft of estates on the market. It really is a sector right now, you understand, in terms of actual of new estates in Ireland, but in terms of the of brilliant options available. new Honda Civic Tourer has to on the (soon to be significantly enhanced) Focus Estate, Kia cee’d Hyundai i30 Tourer, (brand Peugeot 308 SW, Opel Astra Tourer, SEAT Leon ST and the Octavia Combi. Even is in on the game with its Auris Sports.

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Have you actually compared sizes of the latest crop of crossovers with this of humdrum estates? There’s no And if boot size was one of the categories in Top then all the kids would the Honda Civic Tourer in their hand. In fairness, the Peugeot 308 SW does appear to win and the Skoda Octavia Combi more with the rear folded away. The Honda’s carries 624 litres with people in the car, or 1,668 the rear seats folded There’s also a cavernous storage area under the though this is at the expense of a wheel.

Honda continues to label the in the rear ‘Magic Seats’ and feel like a magician on as you reveal to friends and family they can do. With the least imaginable the seat bases about their rear and vertically upwards, leaving a space for carrying all kinds of separated from the boot. will find there’s of room for them in the rear too the seats back in place I to add) and even the middle occupant isn’t short-changed as too is the case.

Given the surfeit of aft of the driver it’s a little to find his space best as cosy. This is partly to the cocooning design of the multi-layer but the seats themselves are quite too. At least the ergonomics are on, with everything easy to and the switchgear is highly tactile. It bombproof as well. The three-spoke wheel is lovely to hold and the manual gearbox as sweet as come.

The only Honda engine matters to Irish motorists now is the company’s relatively new 1.6-litre diesel, and it’s a good There’s some gravelly noise at times, but nothing too in general it’s very However, its party trick is performance that surprises economy that really We managed an average of 5.7 l/100km over the week of mixed and we know others have 60mpg with a little effort.

But it’s no point telling the all this, as you all apparently want a crossover, and hang the boot or real practicality. Probably why has one up its sleeves too. Until arrives, give the humble car a chance.

Ford Focus wait for the facelifted model, but to drive, if not as spacious.

Kia cee’d understated, but very high economical, great value.

Peugeot 308 SW. the new kid on the block is stylish and be economical too.

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