Our cars: IS300h, Fiesta ST and Civic Tourer

  • We strap a bike to the Ford Fiesta ST
  • Honda and Lexus impress us with their standard kit
  • Citroen Grand C4 Picasso’s sat-nav is hard to follow
Euan is impressed by the Fiesta ST's handling and economy - even with a bike on the back
Euan is impressed by the Fiesta ST's handling and economy - even with a bike on the back

Every day, we take a look at a few of the cars that we are living with. Today, it's the turn of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Ford Fiesta ST, Honda Civic Tourer and Lexus IS300h.

Ford Fiesta ST

It's been a slightly eventful week for the Fiesta. First, it took me and my bike on holiday to Suffolk.

The boot was filled with luggage and cycling paraphernalia, then the bike was firmly secured to the tailgate on my bike rack. It was barely noticeable. Aside from some extra whistling on the M25, the Fiesta seemed largely unaffected by the somewhat unaerodynamic encumberance.

There was no dip in performance, and nor did the cycle-shaped rudder cause the car to wander at all at speed. The best news of all was that the Fiesta did the trip up there and back and still managed to average 35.4mpg. Brilliant.

By Euan Doig
Euan.Doig@whatcar.com

Read all of our updates on life with our Ford Fiesta ST.

In the car park

Chief photographer John Bradshaw finds the Grand C4 Picasso’s sat-nav tricky to ‘read’ at a glance.

Associate editor Alex Newby is glad of all the parking aids that come with EX Plus trim on our Honda Civic Tourer.

Deputy road test editor Vicky Parrott is impressed with the automatic wipers on our Lexus IS300h.

Read more about our long-term fleet.

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