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Honda Civic Tourer estate (2014-2017) - Reliability & safety

The Honda Civic Tourer comes with tried and tested technology, plus a range of safety systems

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

Honda has a great reputation for making reliable, solidly built cars and the Civic Tourer has proved to be no exception. It’s very safe, too, with plenty of technology as standard and an impressive Euro NCAP crash-test score.

Honda Civic Tourer reliability

Hondas are reliable cars and the gearbox and engines used in the Civic Tourer have already been proven in other models. The automatically adjustable active suspension on the more expensive versions of the Tourer has a fail-safe mode in case it malfunctions, which is unlikely. The car feels well made – all switches, buttons and fittings are solid to touch – but it isn’t a patch on the Volkswagen Golf estate for overall perceived quality.

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In our 2015 Driver Power survey, the Civic came a respectable 41st out of 200 cars, scoring highly for running costs, practicality and reliability. As a manufacturer, Honda slipped from 13th to 18th out of 32 manufacturers but its highest finish as a manufacturer was for reliability, coming fourth in that category.

Safety

The Civic achieved a five-star rating when it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP and has plenty of safety technology, including an active city braking system, braking assistance, hill-start assistance, electronic brake-force distribution for more controlled emergency braking and a tyre-deflation warning system.

In addition to all the usual optional extras, there are two driver assistance packs to choose from, including safety systems such as forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, collision mitigation braking and automatic cruise control.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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