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

of you with lifestyles, please SUVs and take our advice: you consider one of the new raft of compact on the market. It really is a burgeoning right now, not, you in terms of actual sales of new in Ireland, but in terms of the number of options available. This new Civic Tourer has to take on the to be significantly enhanced) Ford Estate, Kia cee’d Sportswagon, i30 Tourer, (brand new) 308 SW, Opel Astra Sports SEAT Leon ST and the Skoda Combi. Even Toyota is in on the with its Auris Touring

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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 the chairs in the rear ‘Magic and you’ll feel like a on stage as you reveal to friends and what they can do. With the effort imaginable the seat hinge about their and stow vertically upwards, a huge space for carrying all of things, separated from the Passengers will find plenty of room for them in the too (with the seats back in I hasten to add) and even the seat occupant isn’t as too often is the case.

Given the surfeit of room aft of the it’s a little surprising to his space best described as This is partly down to the design of the multi-layer dashboard, but the themselves are quite narrow At least the ergonomics are spot on, everything easy to hand and the is highly tactile. It feels as well. The three-spoke steering is lovely to hold and the six-speed gearbox as sweet as they

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.

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

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