A retractable cargo cover is standard. Instrument panel meters illuminate with a three-dimensional blue color theme resulting in a multi-layered appearance. A mid-ship console behind the front seats optimizes cargo space, and a hard-shell separator can be closed to create additional hidden storage. Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering enhances steering performance and improves efficiency. I really like the rubbler mats that came with the car for ease of cleaning after a long trip as well as delivering Mobile Meals for my church.
The pick-up is much more responsive and the features on my new radio really make driving a snap. So happy I bought it. It can also reduce the air conditioning's overall load on the engine and modify the cruise control to operate more efficiently. There are no other changes for 2012. Econ maximizes fuel economy, while Sport makes the acceleration more responsive and decreases the power-steering assist for a sportier feel. .
Sport-Tuned Chassis The front MacPherson strut and rear H-shaped torsion beam suspension are tuned to provide a sporty driving experience. I say this to let you know the trunk held luggage and golf clubs for three travelers. It competes with small, efficient cars like the Mini Cooper. A side profile with a deeply inset beltline adds a dynamic element, while the short wheelbase and large, wide front grille accent the vehicle's athletic look. Backing visibility is not the greatest but just takes some getting used to.
The voice recognition feature is capable of inputting numbers, street names and cities, in addition to more than 600 commands. The navigation system database includes more than 7-million points of interest and integrates the audio system. A high-tech appearance and intuitive controls define the interior. Premium sport-oriented seats are designed to provide firm lateral support along with everyday driving comfort. Set against textured black materials and aluminum-style trim accents, the upper portion of the dashboard extends toward the driver to provide a wraparound cockpit environment. It has plenty of get-up-and-go when I want it too. When starting on steep inclines from a stop with the manual transmission, hill start assist temporarily prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards during the moment between releasing the brake, depressing the throttle and releasing the clutch.
Seats are comfy and the interior extras make it like a luxury ride. Not only does it look great but the gas mileage is excellent. My friends drive luxery cars but all said they would love to try a Honda next time. The low vehicle height and placement of the battery and other hybrid components beneath the rear cargo area further contribute to a low center of gravity and responsive, sporty handling. There is plenty of cargo space but no space for more than two people which means I mostly get to keep it to myself! The milage on the road is very good and I had not even owned it a week before several friends of mine and I took it on the road to New Mexico for a week of golf and relaxation. It competes with small, efficient cars like the Mini Cooper.
The gasoline engine can automatically turn off during vehicle stops to improve efficiency. There are no other changes for 2012. . . . .
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