2 reasons.stoner said:I've seen what appears to be US figures of 63 mpg, but it seems the UK figures are 83 mpg
There is no "California version". California has low sulfur gasoline everywhere, whilst in the rest of the country low sulfur is only available in a few larger markets (such as Ammoco Ultimate at BP in Indianapolis).Madeline said:...whereas the Insight (CVT, California version) is perhaps the best possible car for least pollution.
Huh. They must've stickered it incorrectly, then.Tim Maddux said:You're right about the regular Civics, but Honda Civic Hybrid gets a 10/10 on the EPA score, which is equivalent to the "SULEV II" designation, in Sales Area 7.
Until next year when all gas must be low sulfur.Tim Maddux said:BP/Amoco ran a commercial the other night touting their gas but it appears to be limited to Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
Hmm. Not really a good choice. The A2 doesn't have a rear wiper (4-door hatchback), the rear seat doesn't fold down. You cannot open the hood because it's screwed to the body. There is a so called "inspection-flap"Billy said:In Europe my choice would be the Audi A2 3L (less than 3 Liters of fuel burn per 100 kilometers) It is a 3 cylinder diesel, and all things being equal, can beat the Insight by about 5 mpg. It is not as sleek and good looking, but I sure with they would import them to North America. Billy....
Ah! I was, in fact, confused by the map of sales area 7 on the EPA website. I know California has different emissions requirements than the rest of the country, and some other states (like New York) use the CA rules instead of the national rules. It seemed odd to me, though, that in such a low-production car as the Insight, there would have been a separate subclass for CA, NY, etc. I'd guessed that there was some really small change made in the cars sent to those states, like in the programming.el_vacho said:There is no "California version". California has low sulfur gasoline everywhere, whilst in the rest of the country low sulfur is only available in a few larger markets (such as Ammoco Ultimate at BP in Indianapolis).
A voice in a new TV ad for Honda incorrectly calls the hybrid gasoline- and electric-powered Honda Insight "the most fuel-efficient car in the world."boogetyboogety said:Yes, Diesels are more fuel-efficient than most gasoline cars. The Insight, however, is the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered car available here in the US and perhaps the world.