Honda Civic Tourer prices announced, goes on sale next month, first deliveries in February 2014
Darren Moss
25 November 2013

The new Honda Civic Tourer will cost from £20,265 when it goes on sale next month.

The car will be available with either a 150bhp 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine developing 128lb ft of torque, or a 118bhp i-DTEC diesel unit developing 221lb ft.

The 1.6-litre diesel returns up to 74.3mpg on a combined cycle, emits 99g/km of CO2 and has a range of 817 miles. The 1.8-litre petrol, meanwhile, returns up to 45.6mpg and emits 149g/km of CO2. Honda says it expects the Civic Tourer to account for one in every four Civic sales.

Four trim levels are available, starting with entry-level S trim which equips the standard car with Bluetooth, a DAB radio and 16-inch alloy wheels. 

The SE Plus trim, available from £21,950, grants extras including rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels. SR trim adds the Civic Tourer's automatic adaptive damper system, front heated seats and satellite navigation. Prices for SR trim start at £24,350.

Top-spec EX Plus trim includes headlight washers and a keyless entry and ignition system alongside ambient lighting and bi-HID headlights. 

Honda is also offering two upgrade packages full of safety technology. From SE spec upwards, the £780 driver assistance safety pack includes active city braking, a forward collision warning system, lane departure warning and a blind spot monitor. 

For top-spec cars, automatic cruise control and an accident-avoiding braking system can be added at extra cost.

The entry-level Civic Tourer 1.8 i-VTEC in standard S specification costs £20,265, rising to £26,250 for the same engine in top-spec EX Plus trim.

Meanwhile diesel engine options start from £21,375 for the 1.6 i-DTEC in standard trim, rising to £27,460 for EX Plus specification.

The Civic Tourer will be available to order from December, with the first deliveries expected in February 2014. The car will look to compete with the Skoda Octavia estate in the UK.

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25 November 2013
The full colour front end of the dark blue car looks sooo much nicer than the red one.


25 November 2013
So much more interesting than the new Golf estate

25 November 2013
[quote=xanderbrown]So much more interesting than the new Golf estate[/quote] 'Interesting' is one word that describes it, 'eyesore' is another. 'Ugliest car on sale' is four for the price of one!

25 November 2013
I tried thinking of an uglier normal car you can buy today, but couldn't think of any. My neighbour recently got a new shape Civic. My initial instinct was to be nice... I tried thinking like I do when I meet a friend's new minging girlfriend. "It must be reliable and well engineered." "A sensible, rational choice." Then I remembered it has torsion beam rear suspension. Then I got an eyeful of that stupid split rear window meaning you can't see properly out of the back. Then I looked inside and saw the dash which looked more like a mad manga machine than a set of dials letting you see your speed and revs. Then I lost respect for the guy. Such a shame. I wonder if anyone can think of any normal car (not motorshow concept or £1m supercar etc) that looks worse?

25 November 2013
[quote=winniethewoo]I tried thinking of an uglier normal car you can buy today, but couldn't think of any. My neighbour recently got a new shape Civic. My initial instinct was to be nice... I tried thinking like I do when I meet a friend's new minging girlfriend. "It must be reliable and well engineered." "A sensible, rational choice." Then I remembered it has torsion beam rear suspension. Then I got an eyeful of that stupid split rear window meaning you can't see properly out of the back. Then I looked inside and saw the dash which looked more like a mad manga machine than a set of dials letting you see your speed and revs. Then I lost respect for the guy. Such a shame.[/quote] But maybe it suits him just fine. Are your tastes and opinions necessarily superior to his?

25 November 2013
Yeah, right, that's exactly what I said. Where is the rolls eyes icon?

25 November 2013
[quote=xanderbrown]So much more interesting than the new Golf estate[/quote] Interesting maybe, cohesive design debatable, desireable doubtful... can't one buy a cohesive and spacious BMW 316d SE Touring for £26k? Honda... you can do better, you should do better... and your limited choice of colours and trim shades does you no favours at all... "I am out"

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25 November 2013
... making a different car to avoid all the criticisms of jellymould copying, and instead taking flak for ugliness! If you think the BMW 3 series or Golf is the prettiest thing for your driveway, then clearly the Civic is not for you (and probably me, I admit - I fancy the new Leon ST instead). But I hope this Brit-built wagon does well - should tickle some fleet managers with that 1.6D engine!

25 November 2013
Hopefully Honda will take a leaf out of Peugeot's book and go back to a previous model for inspiration. Their new 308 is a modern take on 306. Honda could do worse than start here Honda_Civic_(fifth_generation)

26 November 2013
There's something about the Japanese and their uncanny knack of coming up with the most hideous looking cars if left to their own devices without resorting to copying the designs of their German counterparts.

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