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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Honda Civic Tourer

£18,590£25,165
7/10
Overall verdict
The Civic Tourer’s all about one thing: space. Want more than one thing? Consider a Golf Estate.
 

For: 

Spacious, comfy, and it doesn’t look like a Golf

Against: 

It's not supposed to be a driver's car, but even then it's not that involving

Overview

What is it?

Honda has clearly recognised the demands of the utilitarian type; they like utility. And space. Lots and lots of space. So although there is some talk of this new Civic Tourer being designed and developed in Europe – alluding to a more dynamic drive, which we’ll come to shortly – there’s no mistaking the raison d’etre for Honda’s new estate-ified hatch.

It sits on exactly the same platform as the Civic hatch, only with a longer rear overhang to create that huge boot. In fact, at 624 litres with the seats up, it trumps models from a couple of classes above for space; cars such as the BMW 5-Series Touring and Audi A6 Avant (and nearly matches them with the seats down). It’s big.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.8 i-VTEC S 5dr
9.2s 146g/km 45.6 142 £18,590
The cheapest
1.8 i-VTEC S 5dr
9.2s 146g/km 45.6 142 £18,590
The greenest
1.6 i-DTEC S 5dr
10.3s 99g/km 74.3 120 £19,940
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