If you are looking for something fast that gets up and goes, this is not the car for you. Honda claimed it was the most fuel efficient 5-passenger gasoline-powered production vehicle in the world at the time. As with other Civics, there are some styling differences to the exterior between the North American and the Japanese market models. The new battery is 5 kW more powerful, 9 kg 20 lb lighter and takes up 36% less space. Monitoring is available at a 12 cell sub-pack level, but charging isn't.
It was introduced to the U. Hybrid badging used in the 2006—2011 generation An internal electric motor is added to the air-conditioner, so it can be powered by either the engine, an electric motor, or both. During deceleration, the engine is kept idle. When compared with Insight, a wider tire improves stability at highway speed. Battery capacity is increased from 35 kAh to 100 kAh 4.
The sound system is great, as is the climate control. It has a larger 1. I could have turned around and driven back without filling up. High output valve timing helps the engine to increase its output by 9 percent. The larger engine replaces the 1.
Compare that to what you're driving now. However, there was an error in the calculation of depreciation for the hybrid vehicles. It was the first mainstream vehicle from Honda equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid system and became the second hybrid model of the company after. It rides well both fully loaded and empty and I consistently get mpg numbers in the upper 40s. It generates more torque 46 versus 36 pound-feet than the motor in Insight. I have gotten 644 miles on one tank before, no lies.
It drives and handles just like a normal small car, but gets better than average gas mileage. Archived from on 4 February 2011. Dept of Energy-Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center. The battery storage box is designed for better cooling performance and vibration resistance to enhance long-term reliability. My neighbor has a jetta tdi, now there's a winner; he climbs the mountain every day on his commute and still gets 45 mpg! Body and chassis Related Powertrain 1. When the interior temperature is stable, air conditioning is provided by the battery solely.
Archived from on 21 February 2015. The Dunlop tires improve ride quality and reduce road noise compared with other hybrids like Insight and. Chilton has online repair manuals and other resources for more than 70 years of vehicle makes and models, including Honda Civic Hybrid. The engine can operate at a lean 22:1 air-to-fuel ratio more than 60 percent of the time on a flat road. Overall, though I would love to recommend this car, I simply cannot due to its subpar reliability as an early Hybrid model.
Between Oct-Apr it is between 45-50. A class-action lawsuit filed in 2012 alleged that Honda falsely advertised the fuel economy of the Civic Hybrid and that owners were getting significantly lower mileage. I expect this car to be part of my family for a long time. Hummer's pass me on the highway, and then pass me again and again because they had to stop for gas and I didn't, plus the difference between 70 and 60mph for an 8 hour trip is only about an hour or so. To date there has been no follow up to parties concerned, but shortly after the Honda release a class action was launched in Quebec courts on behalf of Quebec and Canadian owners and lessees. In this analysis it compared hybrids' 5-year cost of ownership to their all-gas counterparts. Archived from on 4 October 2011.
An additional compressor that is powered by the petrol engine also engages if rapid cooling is required. Besides the mileage problem and the fact that I'm totally upside down in it, I guess you could say it's been a fairly good car. During deceleration, the synchro piston disengages the lift-mode rocker arm so that the valves remain at rest, effectively sealing off the cylinder. Of course, the mileage you get will depend on how you drive. The only downside was storage. Nothing is more important than how you drive, rabbit vs turtle, and the difference is amazing.
For a time, the Civic Hybrid was the second-best-selling hybrid electric car in the U. As a result, recovery of energy wasted during braking is improved by 10 percent. Fuel efficiency is further improved by six percent by utilizing: a new front air dam and rear spoiler, along with revised underbody panels, reducing the drag coefficient from 0. It was launched in China in November 2007 and in India in June 2008. A grid charger is a home-made or purchased charger that connects your car to the power-grid. I did a trip from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia on a half tank of gas.