The 2014 Honda Civic Tourer

The Honda Civic Tourer will soon be upon us, and for those not in the know, this is a car that’s sure to get a lot of sales in the UK – the regular Civic is among the most reliable hatchbacks money can buy, and by extending the rear space of it, the Civic name will now also be known for its practicability.

The Honda Civic Tourer boasts a whopping 624-litres of boot space, that can be extended to an incredible 1,668-litres thanks to Honda’s ‘Magic Seats’, which can be pulled down completely for extra space – it’s safe to say you won’t be needing an IKEA home delivery ever again.

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

2014 Honda Civic Tourer

Inside, it’s all very much the same as the regular Civic – there’s lot of space both upfront and in the rear, and everything feels of a robust quality. Equipment levels are generous, too, and the Civic Tourer is the first of Honda’s C segment to be available with the Driver Assistance Safety Pack (DASP), a £780 optional extra which includes an active braking system to prevent low-speed collisions, a forward collision warning system, high beam support, and traffic monitoring systems.

Combined with that technology, the Civic Tourer is the safest and most practical C segment car Honda have ever produced.

If you’re looking for a Civic, Vertu have Honda cars for sale which will include the 2013 Honda Civic Tourer when it becomes available.

Two engines will be available at launch – a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol unit with 140 bhp and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine with 120 bhp – this boasts an incredible fuel economy of 74.3 mpg, and carbon emissions of just 99g/km, so it qualifies for free road tax.

To look at, you could easily mistake the Tourer with a regular Civic from the front. It has a welcoming face and it looks very sleek. From the side and rear, though, the Tourer becomes obvious – this is a very long car, but that can’t be helped, and also, who’s going to argue with over 1,600-litres of boot space?

Not me, anyway.

Early test drives have noted the Tourer as having a fantastic ride and good performance with both petrol and diesel set ups. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is however expected to be the most popular, as it suits the character of the car a little better.

Prices will start from £20,265 on the Honda Civic Tourer for the lowest trim, S, whilst prices rise to a rather high £27,460 for EX Plus trim equipped with the diesel engine. Overall, though, you do get a lot of car for the money, so if you’re shopping around for a safe, practical family car, this could very well be it.

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