Honda Civic Tourer
I'm much happier with the result of my latest refuel of the Honda Civic Tourer – it averaged 48mpg on the last tank.
Mind you, that includes the smooth journey we had from London to Norfolk and back again over Easter, so I'm prepared for the figure to dip when I resume my usual journeys in sticky London traffic.
The more times I fill up the Honda, the more I notice a strange quirk with this car: the fuel tank is located underneath the driver's seat, which means you can hear the fuel sloshing about underneath you as you drive.
Honda says it's positioned here to create as much internal car space as possible - and particularly for the car's so-called ‘Magic Seats’ – the rear seats with bases that flip up, cinema-style, so you can slide especially tall items across the width of the car at its highest point.
I haven't had the need to make use of these yet – and I'm not sure what I'll do with the kids if I do – but I'd love to hear from other Civic Tourer owners who have used them. Send me photo if you can, too.
By Alex Newby
Read all of our updates on life with our Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC.
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