Review 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT

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Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

Review: 2004 Honda Hybrid CVT

DRIVING DOWN THE WITH CAREY RUSS

futurists are predicting that the future belongs to electricity, hydrogen fuel cells that power. Perhaps. But the most optimistic observers expect commercial use of fuel before 2010. Until expect to see more internal hybrid vehicles. These power from an electric with power from a or diesel engine.

The batteries provide power for the motor are during the vehicle’s operation by the motor as a generator. This with a major problem of vehicles. There is no need to a hybrid vehicle into an power source for a lengthy — it recharges itself.

got a head start in the hybrid when it introduced the two-seat with the «Integrated Motor (IMA) system in 1999. The was and is an impressive little vehicle, but is its major drawback. It is strictly a with limited luggage So Honda took the lessons with the Insight and applied to its ever-popular Civic sedan to the Civic Hybrid last

As a four-door sedan, the Civic is fully capable of fulfilling the transportation needs as any other sedan. I tested a 2003 Hybrid almost a year ago and it to be as functional, practical, and well-made as any Civic, and even more

But Honda never stops and the Civic Hybrid has some revisions for its second year. All sedans have freshened and interior styling, and enhanced dampening. The Hybrid’s electric develops more torque, and sold in California and the Northeast minor modifications that them «Advanced Technology Zero- Emissions Vehicle» status. I’ve been a new Civic Hybrid for the past and after 250 miles still had a tank of gas left. There are few necessary with this

It’s as refined and comfortable as any Civic, and has more than performance for its intended market.

The 2004 Civic sedan’s is subtle. On all, the front and bumpers, headlights, and grille all been slightly changed for a look. The headlights are lower and pointed, with a similarity to of the latest Accord, and the hood and fenders are slightly reshaped. All models share a new front fascia that features intake openings and small chin spoilers for a sporty


All `04 Civic sedans have horizontal grilles, but the Hybrid’s bar is It also has unique badging and alloy wheels.

COMFORT: As there are minor but useful to the Civic sedan’s interior. As it’s plain but comfortable and and built to a high standard quality synthetic materials. The is a fully-equipped model, with of the features of the premium EX. A new center with an armrest and storage, convenience, while adjustable rear headrests enhance comfort and safety.

Additional sound dampening a more refined driving to all Civic models. The front seats provide good and comfort; the driver’s seat now is height-adjustable. Like all other Civic sedans, the Hybrid’s holds five real and features a flat rear for better rear-seat passenger The Hybrid is little different any other Civic sedan until you put the key (a proven-technology key, no transponder device) in the ignition and the light up to reveal the IMA gauge to the of the central speedometer.

Also, of the battery pack in the trunk, the seat back does not The battery pack is small to have a minimal impact on space.

SAFETY: The Civic scores well in collision and has the full modern complement of features. The battery pack and tank are well-protected.

ROADABILITY: On the the Hybrid feels little from any other Civic It uses the same MacPherson double- wishbone rear as other Civics, but with firmer spring and shock Unlike other Civics, the uses an electric power system similar to those in the Honda Insight and S2000, and the NSX. Light alloy are standard, for lower weight and efficiency. They are shod fuel-efficient low rolling resistance not sticky sport rubber. performance» in a hybrid context efficiency, not speed, and there is the EX sedan to cater to the sport

The Hybrid fulfills its mission with the comfort and refinement have made Honda a

PERFORMANCE: As far as most people notice, the only difference the regular ULEV Civic and the AT- PZEV version is a 1.3-gallon in fuel tank size. the Hybrid can easily go over 40 on each gallon of regular this is not a significant difference even at «only» 40 mpg, is about 450 miles. Honda’s Motor Assist» hybrid system is simple and efficient, a 1.34-liter gasoline engine a thin DC motor-generator unit.

more complex hybrid it never operates as a purely vehicle. Think of the motor as an turbocharger. Like a turbo, it extra torque when and feels like a low-pressure in operation. The motor produces torque this year, 46 versus the previous 36 lb-ft at rpm.

An electric motor produces torque as soon as it starts which gives the Civic excellent low-speed acceleration, useful in city traffic. The 85 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 87 lb-ft of at 3300 rpm are augmented by the electric for maximum outputs of 93 hp at 5700 rpm and 105 at 3000 rpm. The Hybrid can than hold its own around or on the highway. The continuously-variable transmission to the smooth electric feel of the as, like all CVTs, it has no distinct ratios or changes.

The batteries are by regenerative braking while which also significantly stopping ability.

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CONCLUSIONS: improvements make the 2004 Civic more refined and efficient.

SPECIFICATIONS

2004 Honda Hybrid CVT

Base Price $

Price As Tested $ 21,140

Type single overhead cam aluminum

alloy inline Motor Type 144-volt magnet DC

Engine Size liters / 82 cu. in.

Horsepower (gas/electric/hybrid) 85 @ rpm / 13.4 @ 4000 rpm / 93 @ 5700 rpm

(lb-ft) (gas/electric/hybrid) 87 @ 3300 rpm / 46 @ rpm /105 @ 3000 rpm

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