Review of Honda Civic Hybrid
Two-seat insight is an expensive, quirky thing, with the best described performance and handling capabilities to be interesting.
The next Civic Hybrid in 2003 was a big step forward, and the second-generation, gasoline-electric generation launched last year raised the bar again.
Fuel economy has been pegged even further, but so far, the biggest significant difference is in the car’s packaging.
The previous model was a practical but rather boring little car while this one is not only easy on the hip pocket, it also looks pretty good.
Honda continues to offer hybrid technology as part of its regular lineup, rather than as a dedicated model like Toyota’s Prius.
The new Civic Hybrid is bigger and more colorful, with a wider, more spacious cabin, of which many so-called bigger cars will boast.
But what does he like to drive?
Readers may remember that we tested the first Civic Hybrid over a period of several weeks back in 2005.
Honda was good enough to go to the party again with an extended car loan.
The first Civic provided the required 5.2 liters / 100km, while this one was rated at only 4.6 liters / 100km.
We haven’t put this requirement to the test yet, but looking back we reached an average of 6.4 liters / 100km in the previous model.
Looking at the Civic Hybrid looks like any other Civic except the pancake flat alloys equipped with exceptionally low anti-rolling tires.
Perhaps worth pointing out at this point that our test car was completely new with only 25km on the clock.
Therefore, we not only perform the work of checking the economy but also operating it.
Honda confirms the fact that Civic is Australia’s most affordable hybrid car at $ 31,990 (Toyota Prius is $ 37,400).
Is it the same price as the top of the line Sport, making the choice a clear or economic power?
As in the previous model, the hybrid electric train included a 1.3-liter petrol engine paired with an electric motor to jointly develop 85kW of power (formerly 69kW).
Having said this, it’s a bigger car and the weight has increased by 75kg from 1190 to 1265kg _ to offset some power gains.
The engine is again cooperated with the continuously variable CVT automatic transmission.
You also get a few extra features like an air conditioner, six airbags and a six-compartment CD player with MP3 input.
We were also pleased to see the inclusion of cruise control that was missing in the previous model.