Honda Civic Hatchback Review
I just lately changed job & need to commute further and park at a train station.
Concerned about if the STI would get tampered with at the train stop, I make a decision to downgrade & get a cheap car with excellent gas mileage, great cargo space & good stability.
After reading through a lot of on-line reviews (such as other subcompacts) and looking at some photos of the Honda Fit EV, I made the decision to purchase it without having test driving.
With the expectations of the car taking me from A to B with no fanfare, I am completely surprised by how excellent the car is. By the way, I just purchased the car for only 3 days.
I can't wait to inform people today how good this small subcompact is. I truly like the Aegean Blue Metallic & the exterior style is simply sleek and modern. Internal is roomy with reasonable fit and finish. Excellent fit & finish is the trademark of Honda. Seats are relatively comfortable, but may not be excellent for extremely long road trip.
Cargo space is amazing for a car this size. The magic seats is purely "magic". Gas usage (approx. 38 mpg city/highway mixed) is amazing compared to 21 mpg I acquired from the Subaru WRX STI. Efficiency wise, I am not comparing it to the STI.
Executing so would be unfair. Totally two diverse cars for different purposes. On its way from the STI though, the Fit was fairly good in the handling division. It is nimble & easy to control. Steering wheel is light for simple maneuver.
Parking is effortless as it is little and it has a backup camera to assist. I am not heading to cry about the loud engine noise throughout acceleration that a lot of people complained. For more information visit Carsmind.
Keep in mind it is a 1.5 liter small engine. No comparing to the STI's 2.5L turbo charged engine generating 305 horse power. Even with its small & modest engine, it was amazingly quite quick starting from a stop light & merging into highway traffic.
Displacement (cc) 1798
Fuel type Petrol
Maximum Power (KW @ rpm) 104 @ 6500
Maximum power (PS @ rpm) 142@6500
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm) 174@4300
Fuel Economy and Emissions*
Urban Cycle (l/100km) 8.7
Urban Cycle (mpg) 32.5
Extra urban (l/100km) 5
Extra urban (mpg) 56.5
Combined (l/100km) 6.4
Combined (mpg) 44.1
Combined CO2 (g/km) 150
Acceleration 0-62 mph (secs) 10.9
Maximum speed (mph) 130