2009 Honda Civic Hybrid
The new 2009 Civic Hybrid is really superb - dynamic styling, sleek appearance, comfortable interior, easy quiet ride and great gas mileage!
The new advanced model of Honda Company - 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, a carryover from 2008 model, is a sporty 4-door sedan that offers a fresh look and comfortable seating for five passengers. New advanced technological features on the 2009 Civic Hybrid include USB Audio Interface and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition.
The 2009 Civic Hybrid is available in 4 trims, which range from the standart CVT AT-PZEV, CVT AT-PZEV with Leather, CVT AT-PZEV with Navigation System and CVT AT-PZEV with Leather & Navigation System.
Honda's revolutionary hybrid cars are extremely fuel economic since each of this 4 different trims models have been tested to offer a mileage benefits of 40 mpg (64 km) in the cities and a mileage of 45 mpg (72 km) on the national highways. Each trim differs from one another in: number of cylinders that are used in the engine, traction control and ABS.
Engine and Performance
The 2009 Civic Hybrid comes with Honda's hybrid technology Integrated Motor Assist System that includes a 1.3-liter 8-valve SOHC i-VTEC Inline four-cylinder gasoline engine. The engine is mated to a lightweight, high-output 15 kilowatt electric motor to generate a combined 110 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. A standard continuously variable transmission is smooth. The Civic Hybrid qualifies as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle. An idle-stop automatically shuts off the gasoline engine when the car is stopped. This helps in keeping the air clean.
Body and Styling
The 2009 Civic Hybrid gets an updated and refreshed look with a new six-sided grille, long windshield, front bumper, unique hybrid badging, sharp handling from its fully-independent McPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension. Standard convenience facilities include heated front seats with leather; reclining front seatbacks; leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel; air conditioning with air-filtration system; heated side mirrors; power windows with auto-up/down; 15-inch lightweight alloy wheels; all-season tires; spare tire; map lights; two-tier instrument panel; cruise control; front beverage holders; center console with sliding armrest and storage compartment; map lights; 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers; USB audio interface; speed-sensitive volume control; MP3/windows media audio playback capability; and MP3/auxiliary input jack. Noteworthy hybrid features available on the 2009 Civic Hybrid include the handy average fuel consumption indicator; digital fuel-mileage indicators; low-fuel and low-oil pressure indicators.
Cutting-edge standard safety gadgets offered on the 2009 Civic Hybrid include anti-lock braking system with brake assist and electronic brake distribution; battery placement; daytime running lights; emergency trunk release; side-impact door beams; front seatbelts with automatic-tensioners and load limiters; vehicle stability assist with traction control; tire pressure monitoring system; immobilizer theft-deterrent system; dual-stage dual-threshold front airbags; front side airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection system; side curtain airbags; outboard lower anchors and tethers for children; 3-point seatbelts with front seat automatic tensioning system for all seats; and active head restraints.
Indeed, it is awesome green car!