Deal of the day: Honda Civic Tourer

Save nearly £3000 on a Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus...

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What Car? team
25 April 2016

Deal of the day: Honda Civic Tourer

We’ve driven the Honda Civic Tourer with the 1.6-litre diesel engine and found it both strong and economical. In estate form, the Civic also offers tons of space and practicality.

With a new Civic expected to appear next year, prices of the existing model are falling fast. We’ve found an enticing deal online for a Honda Civic Tourer.

For

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are exceptional on this model, with an official 78.5mpg and 94g/km respectively. It’s also punchy and doesn’t need to be revved hard to maintain a decent pace.

The rear-folding seats are a stroke of genius, as each part of the 60/40 split fold like cinema seats, revealing useful storage space. There’s also a massive boot, especially in the tourer, with a large underfloor storage area.

Previous generation Civics have proven to be durable and reliable, and this version is highly likely to follow suit.

Against

While it’s quiet, the Civic lacks refinement compared with some rivals. There’s a fair amount of road noise and its diesel engine can sound unsophisticated when revved hard.

The Civic;s design feels as though it puts form over function with the sloping windscreen and front pillars can obstruct your view. The dashboard layout feels too busy and the electronic display can reflect on the windscreen at night.

Should I add any options?

Metallic paint options start at £525.

What are its rivals?

The Ford Focus feels more refined and you can expect a better resale value from a VW Golf.

Still, the Golf is more expensive to buy and the Focus isn’t as economical in real-world driving conditions.

The car Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus 5-door

The saving £2993

The list price £22,530

The discount £19,357

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