BEST BUYS THIS APRIL: THE HONDA CIVIC HYBRID.
If you’re looking for an April buy this season, then the Honda Civic Hybrid is definitely a car to consider. The Honda Civic Hybrid bears no resemblance to any other Civic before it. It’s been completely restyled, made longer, lower and wider.
The hybrid version of Honda’s best-selling car builds on Honda’s legendary fuel efficiency, allowing you to cover more distance between visits to the pumps. At the heart of the Hybrid is the Integrated Motor Assist system, which controls the balance between the 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder gasoline engine and the electric motor. Fuel efficiency is enhanced further by the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and ECON mode, making the 2015 Civic Hybrid a fuel-sipping wonder. But the advancements don’t end under the hood. The Display Audio System* features embedded navigation, audio system control and important vehicle information, all housed on a 7” touch-screen that works just like a tablet. Elsewhere, the proximity key entry system with pushbutton start, Honda LaneWatchTM blind spot display* and multi-angle rearview camera* with dynamic guidelines offer sophisticated convenience. All in all, the Civic Hybrid has benefits that will please drivers while keeping the environment in mind.
The body-colored side mirrors feature an expanded view on the driver’s side, and are heated to keep your view clear in even some of the worst winter conditions. The Civic Hybrid’s stylish, aerodynamic design is sporty and efficient, with exterior features like the rear deck lid spoiler working to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption. Meanwhile, the blue accented grille, clear taillight lenses and LED daytime running lights give the Civic Hybrid a look all its own.
With an impressive array of standard safety features, every Civic Hybrid is designed to help protect you and your passengers. To assist with safe stopping, the 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System* (ABS) helps you maintain control under hard braking conditions, while Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps to optimize braking power based on weight distribution inside the vehicle.
The Hybrid’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC® engine is a working marvel of efficiency. With the Eco Assist™, a simple tool to help you develop efficient driving habits, coaching bars on either side of the speedometer change from blue to green, depending on how efficiently you’re driving. The more they stay green, the better your mile per gallon ratio will be. The Integrated Motor Assist IMA® System manages the balance between the engine and motor, acting as a generator during deceleration and braking. This way, you get more distance from less fuel, so you can go green and just go.
There you have it! You can buy the Honda Civic on www.carfromjapan.com for less than $1000 and make the month of April and the rest of the year a smooth ride.