Some color package, and option selections may include, exclude, or require the purchase of additional options and packages. The car was also featured in the music video for the song. The North Shore Blue Pearl color changed to the Aegean Blue Metallic color, the Crystal Black Pearl color has changed to the Jet Black color, and Premium White Pearl has changed to Ivory Pearl. It follows the rises and dips in the road tightly, which is fine as long as the road is smooth. In addition to commercials airing during sporting events, Honda held a marketing competition available to universities throughout the United States. It's similar to the one in the Insight hybrid, and most people we've talked to think it's goofy, even though these days nearly all carmakers use similar interfaces for their hybrid and electric models.
If it's not, well, at the end of our 280-mile freeway run, we were over it. Non-hybrid hatches like Honda Fit and Mazda3 are also worth considering. The front-wheel-drive, 2-seat hatchback features aggressive exterior styling that makes it look fast, even at a stand-still. Underneath, a new lithium-ion battery pack and more powerful electric motor helped to bump up horsepower and torque for 2013. Headlamps cleanly sweep back, like the wings of a soaring hawk with crystal wings. Within a month, Honda has received over 300 orders, over three times its target.
Inside, the instrument panel is busy, with a dominant light-ring changing colors from green to blue to red, depending on how hard you're driving. This competition allowed students to create public relations and social media campaigns for the vehicle. Hope to have this car for a long time. The dashboard is sculpted to be futuristic, but we wish more design time had been spent on being practical rather than cool. If style and performance are your main concerns, there are the Fiat Abarth, Hyundai Veloster or Mini Cooper, which all offer distinct designs and good gas mileage. Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Tax, license, title, insurance fees, destination and handling charges are not included.
Other highlights include an adjustable suspension, high-performance brakes and 17-inch alloy wheels. The other entrant scored pole position of the class but failed to finish the race. Other options available for other trim levels. As is, the seat-like benches are good for storage, especially for laptops, which can be hidden when the non-seatbacks fold down. Please contact your dealer for complete pricing information. Deep lines sweep back and up from the front wheels, creating a sculpted wedge on the side of the car.
Power is provided by a supercharged 1. Honda has managed to take the hybrid feel out of the pedal, while still regenerating energy. Don't get that color, if you want to see the futuristic, aggressively aerodynamic lines of your car. But it's the profile that carries the car. Dull back pain afterward, a problem we rarely have. All exterior and interior images and specifications contained on this website are based on latest product information available at the time of posting and may vary slightly from actual product. The bottom rises only slightly, like a shapely rocker; while the top line climbs under the windows.
This hybrid hatch is stable in the wind, even with its light weight, a benefit of its wind-cutting aerodynamics. One gauge shows battery charge, and another displays the electric motor's power flow: It shows power flowing in from regenerative braking, or outward to help the engine. There's a blind spot caused by the roofline, and visibility in the rearview mirror is restricted, due to the nearly flat roofline. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, and other factors. It also features a rear diffuser, an adjustable wing and a sports twin exhaust system.
A small sharkfin antenna perches dead center on the roof. Their outline makes another wedge, with a graceful curve. A team from won first place in the competition, followed by runners-up and. The tachometer has blue lines at every 100 rpm, amounting to blue-line overkill. When you switch modes, driving along at a steady 65 mph, the engine either slumps or surges.
The brakes feel good: ventilated disc in front, solid in rear. Your monthly payment, down payment, rebate, and vehicle price may vary. The 2011 model has an average frontal crash safety rating 3 out of 5 stars. There's a small glovebox, and door pockets in the driver's door, but a grab handle gets in their way and chops them up. This calculation reflects amounts in U. The refresh has changed a few colors as well. But the suspension doesn't go easy on you.
The tight steering ratio of 12. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages and models. Visibility out the rear window is restricted. The instrument cluster is dominated by the tachometer, with a digital speed readout in the center that sort of floats in 3D. The cup holders are hard to reach, tucked ahead of the shift lever and squeezed under the dash so a 16-ounce cup is hard to fit.
. The rear fenders bulge as if bigger tires were under there, fattening the fleet stance somewhat, but it's still cool. Please consult your selected dealer. Sport maximizes engine performance while Econ maximizes efficiency. At its introduction in 2010, it won the Award.