Introduced in the year 2003 by Toyota Automobile Corp, the Honda Civic Hybrid is a hybridized version of Honda Civic Sedan designed with the objective of becoming more environment friendly.
Voted as the World Green Car of the Year, 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid is a formidable vehicle that delivers excellent fuel economy. Equipped with a refined gasoline-electric power train, the 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid has an EPA city/Highway rating of 49/51mpg. The 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid is a super-ultra-low-emission vehicle that achieved AT-PZEV status. The vehicle features a highly efficient 1.3L, 8-valve, iVTEC, 4-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with a DC brushless IMA electric motor.
2007 Civic Hybrid is equipped with some of the best safety measures available that include 3-point seat belts with pretensioners, active front head restraints, ACE body engineering, Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, dual stage front airbags, front and rear crush zones, front side airbags with passenger side occupant position detection system, LATCH technology for children and a theft-deterrent system. Also available are ergonomically designed interiors fitted with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition, average fuel consumption indicator, XM satellite radio, digital audio card and a CD/CDR/CDRW/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers.
The performance of a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid can be drastically improved if one knows how to optimize fuel economy. Driving habits that improve fuel efficiency in a conventional vehicle also have a similar result in hybrid cars. Maintaining a constant speed and acceleration is vital for improving fuel economy as energy is utilized while accelerating the vehicle and is wasted when it slows down. Another important strategy is to avoid abrupt halting of the vehicle. This is because the electric motor inside a hybrid car utilizes some energy when the vehicle slows down. Less amount of energy would be wasted if the motor is given more time to slow the vehicle.