Honda Civic Hybrid
From Honda press: The Civic represents an extreme transformation of design and dynamics while establishing new segment standards with clean and efficient i-VTEC engine technologies and advanced standard safety equipment like side curtain airbags and the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure.
The most noticeable features of the Civic include its expressive exterior styling, a high-tech and spacious interior, and fun-to-drive performance. The Civic further rewards drivers and passengers with as many as seven ways to listen to audio entertainment - including XM® Satellite Radio, MP3/auxillary input jack and WMA support and an accessory iPod® adapter that connects the popular music player to the Civic's audio controls.
The Civic Hybrid provides clean and efficient technology to deliver the highest fuel economy of any 2007 Civic and most environmentally-responsible gasoline powered Civic ever. A new generation of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist® (IMA®) technology helps the Civic Hybrid achieve an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy of 49/51 miles per gallon.
The Civic Hybrid is equipped with Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) equipment in all 50 states and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard equipment. The Civic Hybrid can deactivate all four of its cylinders and operate using only the electric motor in certain low-speed cruising situations. Power is provided by a 1.3-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and a 20 horsepower electric motor, producing a combined 110-horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 123 lb-ft. torque @ 1000-2500 rpm. Compared to a 2007 Civic Sedan with an automatic transmission, the Civic Hybrid provides a city fuel economy increase of approximately 63 percent and a highway fuel economy increase of approximately twenty-seven percent. These impressive statistics have garnered from the 2006 World Car of the Year award jury, "The Greenest Car."