Honda Civic Tourer (2014 – 2017) Review

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Honda Civic Tourer (2014 – 2017) At A Glance

Practical and spacious estate version of 2012 Civic. Brilliant 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine. Quirky styling. Clever load area. Decent ride quality.

Available with just two engine choices. Odd-ball interior will not be to everyone's taste. It's no bargain.

Insurance Groups are between 13–17
On average it achieves 85% of the official MPG figure

The British-built Honda Civic Tourer is the next step in the development of the Japanese company's longest-lived model line. The arrival of the five-door estate bolsters a range, which got off to something of a slow start following its launch in 2012.

It's taken two years for the Civic Tourer to surface and the main reason for this delay is that it was developed after the hatchback as an additional model in the range. And that's down to the decline of the traditional large estate market. Although the excellent CR-V has attracted some Accord owners looking to change, Honda reckons the Civic Tourer will be perfect for those who are wanting to downsize.

The Civic Tourer was designed and developed in Europe by Honda’s UK-based engineering team. Although it's closely based on the hatchback, there has been a considerable amount of fine-tuning, over and above the addition of that new bodywork a the rear. In effect, the Tourer is new from the rear-pillar back, with an overall increase in length of 235mm on an identical wheelbase.

So, as far as the driver is concerned, the Tourer is identical to the hatchback, but rear seat passengers are treated to additional headroom combined with a 624-litre boot, once the false-floor is removed. Kick them out, fold down the rear seats and stack to the roof and the potential load capacity is increased to 1668 litres, not too shabby for a car in this class.

The Civic Tourer is offered with just two engine options in the UK - the excellent 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel as a manual-only and the 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol version, which can also be specified with an automatic transmission.

With a CO2 figure of 99g/km and an average claimed economy figure of 74.3mpg, the diesel Tourer is the one that makes most sense, especially as the equivalent figures of 146g/km and 45.6mpg for the petrol version aren't quite so impressive.

Honda Civic 1.6iDTEC Tourer Long Term Test

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Real MPG average for a Honda Civic Tourer (2014 – 2017)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

85%

Real MPG

31–76 mpg

MPGs submitted

236

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

ASK HJ

Which estate cars offer the best fuel economy?
What’s the most economical diesel, estate?
Probably the SEAT Leon ST Estate. The 1.6 TDI 110 DSG returns almost 64mpg on the road: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/seat/leon-st-2014 The old Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC returns 62mpg: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/honda/civic-tourer-2014
Answered by Dan Powell
We do mostly short trips with some caravan holidays. Would a diesel hybrid suit our needs?
At the moment we have a 180,000 mile diesel Volkswagen Golf for the short runs we do and a 60,000 mile diesel Honda Civic Tourer for the long runs and caravan trips. Every year, we do four caravan (1300kg) holidays of about 1200 miles each.We are likely to swap to a 1600kg caravan and sell both existing cars. I favour one small electric car for the local runs plus a big diesel for the towing and longer runs. Or is there a plug in diesel hybrid that would cover all our needs and would allow us to own just one car?
Diesel plug-in hybrids are rare but they do exist. A Mercedes-Benz C300de sounds like it'd suit your needs well. It'll cover around 30 miles under electric power before the diesel engine kicks in. It has a braked trailer towing capacity of 1800kg.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Can you recommend a car that fits my long list of requirements?
I'm looking for a used car, SUV or Estate. I'd like it to have the following: torque converter auto gearbox, spare wheel or spacesaver, decent performance i.e. 0-60mph in under 10 seconds, a decent size boot with a minimum of 500 litres and cruise control. Economy isn't that important to me if I get everything else. I'd prefer petrol but would consider diesels. I have a budget of around £12,000. I know its a tall order but can you help identify something suitable, please?
A BMW 3 Series Touring or Mercedes-Benz C-Class would meet most of your requirements apart from having room for a spare wheel. How about a Honda Civic Tourer? It's a smaller car but has a huge 624-litre boot and was sold with a reliable torque-converter transmission. There's room for a space-saver spare wheel, too.
Answered by Andrew Brady
What's the best car for fitting rear facing child seats in?
I'm looking at replacing my wife's Fiesta as we are expecting a second child. We only rear face our five year old in an extending rear facing seat and this pushes the front passenger seat uncomfortably forward. Do you have any suggestions for a car with large front to back cabins so we can have two extended rear facing car seats in the back? We would prefer a saloon or estate to an SUV. Our budget is up to £12,000.
We'd recommend a Skoda Octavia estate. It's very practical and represents good value for money - £12,000 will get a 2017 model with the reliable 1.4 TSI petrol engine. Also, consider a Honda Civic Tourer.
Answered by Andrew Brady

What does a Honda Civic Tourer (2014 – 2017) cost?

Buy new from £16,567 (list price from £19,710)
Contract hire from £185.39 per month
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