The Civic Tourer looks expensive next to rival estates, especially as a diesel, but at least the engine offers excellent fuel economy and CO2 emission figures. The Civic should also hold its value pretty well, although servicing costs are comparatively high.
Honda Civic Tourer quality & reliability
The upper part of the dashboard is dense and soft to the touch, but the plastics around knee level feel hard and a little flimsier than you might expect. Build quality generally seems solid enough, though. Honda has an enviable reliability record, so the Civic Tourer is unlikely to go wrong.
Honda Civic Tourer safety & security
Every model has stability control, six airbags and active anti-whiplash front head restraints. There are two optional safety packs. The first features a collision-avoidance system, blind spot monitoring and systems that’ll warn you if you wander out of your lane or get too close to the vehicle in front. Top-spec cars are available with another pack that includes all of the above, plus adaptive cruise control. An immobiliser, alarm and remote central locking are fitted to all versions.