we liked the digital instrumentation but it may be an acquired taste for some...
What's It Like to Live With
We would say all round vision is good – but the view through the rear window is split in two by a spoiler which some people may not like. It is easy to park and this model has a reversing camera but you do not get parking sensors as standard.
We liked the digital instrumentation but it may be an acquired taste for some potential owners. The instruments are easy to read and you soon get used to their layout, the rest of the controls are logically laid out. We do not like that the petrol flap release is low down toward the floor level, which is fine if you are getting out to fill up but difficult if someone else fills the car up for you.
The boot is a good size, with the rear seats up it can accommodate 401 litres of luggage, with another 76 litres under the boot floor – with the 60:40 split ‘Magic Seats’ folded flat down this increases to a very useable 1210 litres. This compares to the Volkswagen Golf which can handle 380 litres with the seats up and 1270 litres with the seats down.
The boot lip is fairly low, which makes loading heavy items easy, it was good to see that Honda has placed two grab handles either side of the boot hatch, so both left and right hand owners’ can easily shut the boot.
You do not get a spare wheel as standard and have to make do with a can of tyre weld and a compressor, which means you are stranded if the tyre has come off the rim of the wheel.