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Old 12-26-2017, 04:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Rounded rear bumper is the only style cue it shares with its predecessors. I did notice that final rear area looks kinda small, so it probably has a good cd.


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Old 06-23-2018, 04:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
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Test drive of 2019 Civic hybrid Insight:

He describes it as a 50 MPG Civic, without looking like a "spaceship," [Gen1?] or being in your face [Prius?], although he mentions that it has four hybrid badges, but that is the only way to distinguish it.

Right, because eighteen years later they gave up on the aerodynamics they managed with the original Insight.

He said twice that you should pay extra for the less-efficient EX or Touring models because they have features that makes the Civic Insight "easier to live with."

They could probably make a long list of features that my Civic does not have, but the only one that matters to me is:

1. Not running.

Well, back to work!
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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FWIW, we don't know what the drag numbers are on this car, since Honda stopped publishing those some years ago. In their press material for the 2016 Civic, they claimed "12% reduction in drag" from the 2015 model, but didn't specify trim, coupe or sedan, or what. I expect that probably references the sedan, and I would bet this Insight is slightly better than the regular Civic. But, again, their press kit doesn't give us any numbers--the only drag coefficient quoted in there is the first gen Insight!

It would be interesting to get one of these, a 2010, and a 2000 in a rolling-road tunnel.


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