Our cars: IS300h, Civic Tourer, i10 and Qashqai

* Lexus’s boot isn’t huge, but still impresses * The road noise from the Honda disappoints * Our Hyundai i10’s fuel gauge is pessimistic...

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Ed Callow
23 April 2014

Our cars: IS300h, Civic Tourer, i10 and Qashqai

Every day, we take a look at a few of the cars we are living with. Today, it's the turn of the Lexus IS, Honda Civic Tourer, Hyundai i10 and Nissan Qashqai.

Lexus IS

Saloons are generally regarded as less than practical; those narrow boot openings mean they’re far from ideal for the sort of heavy carrying duties that hatches and estates are great for.

Having said that, I took the IS to the recycling centre the other day, complete with three tyres (it’s a long story) and a bag of garden rubbish, all of which slotted into the boot with ease.

With a 450-litre boot capacity (30 litres less than the BMW 3 Series'), it was actually really easy to throw my chunky rubbish in. You just have to be careful not to catch the plastic covers on the boot-lid hinges, which intrude into the boot opening a bit.

By Vicky Parrott
Vicky.Parrott@whatcar.com

Read all of our updates on life with our Lexus IS 300h.

In the car park

Consumer editor Alex Newby is impressed by the Honda Civic Tourer’s boot space, but disappointed with road noise on the motorway.