One year with the Honda Civic Tourer final balance after a year with the especially developed for Europe space miracle. So often does that happen not. Especially not in the wake of globalization of car models that are to be used as possible worldwide in almost unaltered form in the service of cost. And certainly not that it is precisely a Japanese manufacturer, the heart takes to develop specifically for Europe a model.
The combination of the Civic is therefore an Exotic in the portfolio of Honda, the one or sold in Japan in the United States. After a year with the Civic Tourer 1.6-liter diesel engine it can be said that love him is to detail its developers noted positively. Their mission is to study the specific preferences of European customers for station wagons and diesel engines as closely as possible and to work for the best solutions, they have mastered brilliantly.
This show all these chapters relevant entries in the logbook. Hooked has it then rather on issues such as assistance electronics, service or material selection. So areas that have been adopted for the combination of the existing Civic.
The depth of field
The most formative impression for almost 35,000 km through one year in any case of a load space miracle. This is mainly because it can implement the impressive load capacity values into practice. It starts with the cellar compartment under the luggage compartment floor, which is not the same where credit card height, but full-blown Boxes swallows (which may contain anything from family care with Styrian apple juice to champagne annual ration in farm-gate sale). And it ends with the flip-up "Magic Seats" in the 2nd row, which the easy stowage of bulky cargo was due
An also very positive impression left by the diesel engine. Not only the real consumption average over the test distance of 5.6 liters for 100 kilometers ultimately speaks for him (sections ranged even pure 5 liters). Even the fact that he, despite full cast and -load never overwhelmed or distressed and had always excelled with good pulling power, he made a lot of friends. Hardly a lasting impression on the other hand, leaving the possibility of adjusting the hardness of the rear cushion push of a button.
Ambivalent interior was evaluated. When the seats are still mixed reactions depending on your physical stature. Left a twelve-hour period in a drive tester neither permanent damage still bad memories (only the missing Lord pants prop was criticized), so others criticized soft padding and an account of the steeply dipping accelerator lower leg cramps promoting seating position. Common to all, however, was the lament rising over the hair and lint (and this only more difficult hergebenden) seat cover and the non stoppable breeze from the central air vents on the dashboard.
As a rather dark chapter proved in practice the well-intentioned assistance Electronics. From banal things like providing a usable only in good weather pictures reversing camera criticism over a traffic sign recognition after the lottery principle reached to an up shrinks from the reflection in the wet asphalt Collision Warning. And that the Highbeam Assi tends to dazzling of oncoming traffic, has a tendency to use all the electronic alls not well strengthened. Practical tip: do not check the driver assistance package (930 €).
Bottom line, the Honda Civic Tourer is the diesel engine a recommendation for anyone who is looking much variable loading space on this side of the SUV league with manageable size and low consumption. And with a standard fuel consumption of 103 g / km of CO2 it is even for the volatile domestic tax legislation exposed company car users future-proof. Enormous load capacity combined with compact body dimensions, agile, very economical Dieselmotor. Unripe assistant electronics, seat covers as "Lint Magnet".
When ritual final check of the motor-COURIER-endurance test candidates through the ARBÖ professionals, the embossed in the course of the Civic Tourer image of absolute reliability confirmed. The only two complaints in ARBÖ protocol are finally not blame the car. The scratches on the rear bumper paint probably go back on a too generous transmitted Einparkversuch. And the significantly eroded insulating mat in the engine compartment lid is likely to have a raccoon tasted so good, that he has not even hergemacht on the cable.
Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC
Drive: 4-cylinder, diesel, direct injection, 2 overhead camshafts, 4 valves / cylinder, turbocharger, intercooler; Front-wheel drive, 6-speed manual transmission.
Displacement: 1597 cc
HP / kW: 120 HP / 88 kW
maximum torque: 300 Nm at 2000 r / min
Top 195 km / h, 0-100 in 10.5 seconds; Euro. 5
Chassis: Self-supporting body, front MacPherson struts, wishbones, stabilizer, rear beam axle, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, disc brakes (ventilated at the front), rack and pinion steering with electric power steering, ABS, Brake Assist (BA), electronic stability program (ESP).
Dimensions (L x W x H): 4535 x 1770 x 1480 mm
Turning circle: 11.9 m wheelbase: 2595 mm cold braking distance: 36.1 m braking distance warm: 35.5 m
Trunk: 624-1688 l Loading capacity: 450 kg Total weight: 1910 kg Fuel tank capacity: 50 l
Normverbr .: 3,9 l / 100 km 103 g / km CO²
Test consumption: 5.6 l / 100 km
Price: € 27,570
Price test car: € 27,570
Vehicle insurance tax: € 476.16