One exception to this is the auto-idle stop feature which shuts off the engine at a stop, and refires it when the brake pedal is released. The front seats proved comfortable and supportive, if slightly firm, over the course of the trip. For more information see GreenCarJournal. . There is also a new front subframe produced from hydroformed elements for increased strength and rigidity. Unlike the 5-door Civic, it also features multi-link double wishbone rear suspension.
Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. Safety All the cars within the Civic range, including the Civic Hybrid, will be among the safest cars in the class. When we topped up the tank before leaving San Francisco, it didn't occur to us that we would reach Huntington Beach before needing to refuel again, but that's exactly what happened. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. The gas engine is good for 110hp and 123 pound-feet of torque, and the electric motor can add up to 20hp and 76 pound-feet. A chin spoiler and an under cover reduce air turbulence around the engine, rear wheels and rear bumper, while a lip spoiler on the boot lid cleans up the airflow behind the vehicle. The front seats have been completely redesigned with a wider and more supportive seat construction and the driving position has been optimised in relation to the steering wheel and vehicle controls.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. It also drives, sounds and behaves just like a conventional petrol-engined car. Energy-absorbing collapsible bonnet supports, wiper arms and wing mounts are designed to allow substantial deformation in an impact. The combination of a miserly hybrid power configuration and a welcome dose of interior tech make the Civic Hybrid a formidable rival to its only real competition, the Toyota Prius. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. The whole experience is more in line with what you'd expect from a bigger or pricier vehicle.
In terms of braking, the Civic Hybrid has anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. As a hybrid vehicle, this Civic's brakes are also regenerative, which critics find takes some getting used to. The redesign of the Civic line for 2006 seemed to take some cues from the futuristic shape of the Prius, notably in the extreme rake of the windshield, but the latest Civics have been as well-received as earlier versions and are comfortable inside. Hybrid is the combination of a petrol engine with an electric motor. The newly-designed unit provides a wider range between the maximum and minimum gear ratios to enhance acceleration and minimise engine rpm at high speeds.
The sedan and coupe both have a 1. Listen through a 350-watt system with a subwoofer coupe only. The efficiency gains might not make up the difference in price over a normal ownership period, but the eco-friendly performance and real-world advantages of hybrid ownership, like carpool access and tax breaks, can help swing the deal in the hybrid's favor. Once considered the Civic's only weak point, exterior styling is now one of the car's most appealing attributes. Special rubber floating mounts minimise the level of road and engine noise and vibration transferred to the passenger compartment.
The integrated electric motor assists the engine by giving it a boost during acceleration to improve fuel economy. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Use for comparison purposes only. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available.
Even when extended fully forward, the armrest still provides enough clearance for the cupholder to accommodate a large-size beverage cup. Under the hood When it comes to the performance of a hybrid, considerations like acceleration times and lateral g's are secondary to the goals of efficiency and conservation. The optional voice-controlled navigation system is the highlight of the cabin tech in the Civic Bluetooth cell phone integration is unfortunately not available , and we continue to enjoy using it. A five-speed manual is standard. This reduces emissions dramatically, while improving fuel economy.
The relatively small diameter steering wheel is adjustable for rake and reach and features audio controls on the left hand side. We also played a few tracks off our , with similar ease. We were surprised that the rear seats didn't fold down for trunk access at all, but otherwise the interior is a nice no-nonsense environment. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. When the temperature is stable it runs off the motor alone, for both improved comfort and fuel savings. The odometer will also display average fuel economy for Trip A and Trip B. And both Si editions come standard with an electronic stability program for added control in emergency maneuvers.