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Overview

Vehicle type Subcompact, two-seater, front-wheel drive, gasoline-electric hybrid
Standard features Major features:
  • 5-speed manual transmission or continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT)
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Electric power steering
  • Dual air bags (SRS)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Digital instrument panel
  • AM/FM stereo cassette w/clock
  • Power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • Power door locks with keyless entry
  • Anti-theft "immobilizer" system (engine won't start without code transmitted from the key)
  • Automatic climate control with micro-filtration system (air conditioning optional)
  • Electronic instrument display with fuel mileage computer and shift indicator

Other features:

  • Body-colored mirrors & bumpers
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • 2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper/washer
  • Rear window defroster with timer
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Beverage holders
  • Reclining high-back bucket seats
  • Passenger seatback pocket
  • Rear-center net pocket
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Driver's storage compartment
  • Hidden rear storage well
  • Cargo hooks
  • Cargo area light
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Map lights
  • Driver's vanity mirror

Drivetrain

Engine & Motor
Engine type Lean-burn inline 3 cylinder
Fuel system Multiport electronic fuel injection
Ignition system Electronic
Materials Aluminum-alloy head and block
Lightweight magnesium oil pan
Valve train 12 valve SOHC
VTEC-E variable valve timing and lift technology
Bore x stroke 72 mm x 81.5 mm
Displacement 0.995 liter
Compression ratio 5-speed: 10.8:1
CVT: 10.3:1
Tune-up interval 170,000 km (105,000 mi)
Engine weight 56 kg (124 lbs.)
Electric motor 10 kW permanent magnet DC brushless motor
Size 60 mm (2.4") thick
Output 5-Speed Manual CVT Automatic
Horsepower @ RPM / with IMA:
(SAE net))
67 @ 5700 / 73 @ 5700 65 @ 5700 / 71 @ 5700
Torque (lb-ft) / with IMA: 66 @ 4800 / 91 @ 2000 65 @ 4800 / 90 @ 2000
5-Speed Transmission 5-speed manual transaxle
(see also: Gear ratio graph)
1st gear ratio 3.461
2nd gear ratio 1.750
3rd gear ratio 1.096
4th gear ratio 0.857
5th gear ratio 0.710
Reverse gear ratio 3.230
Final drive ratio 3.208
CVT Automatic Transmission Honda Multimatic with "Drive", "Sport" and "Low" modes.
Final drive ratio 5.690

Electrical

IMA battery pack 144 volt NiMH (nickel metal-hydride) battery,
consisting of 120 cells providing 1.2 V each
Rated capacity 6.5 Ah
Alternator DC-DC converter, 75 A / 14.3 V
(Provides power to 12 V accessory battery)

Suspension, Steering, Brakes and Wheels

Suspension & Steering
Front suspension MacPherson strut with aluminum-forged knuckle, aluminum lower arm
Front stabilizer bar 17.3 mm (2/3")
Rear suspension Twist-beam and trailing arms
Steering Rack and pinion with variable electric power assistance
Turning diameter, curb-to-curb 9.57 m (31.4 ft)
Brakes Four wheel anti-lock (ABS)
Front Discs, 231 mm
Rear Drums, 180 mm
Handbrake Mechanical, acting on rear wheels
Wheels & Tires
Wheels 14 x 5.5J
Cast aluminum
Tires Bridgestone Potenza RE92 165/65R14 78S
Treadwear 260 Traction A Temperature B
Tubeless Steel Belted Radial M+S

Body Construction

Type Aluminum monocoque
Materials All structural components and most body panels are extruded or die-cast aluminum
Front fenders & rear fender skirts are a recyclable ABS/nylon composite

Dimensions and Weight

(see also Scale Drawings)
Length 3945 mm (155 1/8")
Height (excluding antenna) 1355 mm (53 1/3")
Wheelbase 2400 mm (94")
Front track 1435 mm (56")
Rear track 1325 mm (52")
Ground clearance 150 mm (5.9")
Headroom 986 mm (38.8")
Legroom 1090 mm (42.9")
Shoulder room 1283 mm (50.5")
Hiproom 1237 mm (48.7")
Passenger volume 1342 liters (47.4 cu ft)
Cargo volume (Honda's figure) 462 liters (16.3 cu ft)
Main cargo area (by EU standards) 139 liters (5 cu ft)
Below-floor storage area 48 liters (1.5 cu ft)
Fuel tank capacity 40 liters (10.6 gal.)
Curb weight
5 speed, without air conditioning 834 kg (1,847 lbs.)
5 speed, with air conditioning 848 kg (1,878 lbs.)
CVT, with air conditioning 893 kg (1,964 lbs.)

Weight distribution (F:R)

fully loaded 57:43 (approx 600 kg front, 450 kg rear)
dry 60:40

Performance

Top speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Acceleration, 0-60mph 12.0 seconds (Honda's estimate) [5-speed]
10.6 seconds (Car & Driver) [5-speed]
Range Over 1125 km (over 700 miles) [5-speed]

Fuel Consumption & Emissions

5-Speed Manual CVT Automatic
Fuel consumption 3.4 l/100km (EUDC)
61 mpg city / 70 mpg highway (EPA)
57 mpg city / 56 mpg highway (EPA)
CO2 emissions 80 g/km 90 g/km
California emission standards compliance ULEV SULEV

 

 
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