The Tourer’s dashboard is an ergonomic nightmare. Many drivers will struggle to see the instruments past the steering wheel, and even those who can see them are likely to be confused by the messy layout. What’s more, the brightly coloured displays reflect in the windscreen at night, and every stereo system available is fiddly to use. To cap it all, rear visibility is poor and the driver’s seat doesn’t go low enough for some people.
Honda Civic Tourer space & practicality
Not only is the Civic Tourer’s boot one of the biggest in the class, it’s also a practical, square shape and has a low loading lip and a wide opening. The absence of a spare wheel means there’s also enough underfloor stowage for two overhead locker bags. Storage nets and a dedicated underfloor area for the tonneau cover make living with the Tourer easy. The rear seats fold completely flat, or you can fold up the seatbases, cinema-seat style.
Honda Civic Tourer equipment
Entry-level S trim comes with climate control, 16-inch alloys, a DAB radio and Bluetooth. Our favourite is SE Plus, which adds dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera and automatic lights and wipers. SR cars have sat-nav and heated leather seats, while range-topping EX Plus models get every bell and whistle but are expensive. There are also T grades between some of the trims (S-T for example) that get sat-nav.