OEMs Showcase 'Greener' Models for 2010
For 2010, automakers offer more hybrid models than ever for fleets to add to their selectors.
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Honda Civic Hybrid
The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is powered by a 1.3L i-VTEC engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) gasoline-electric hybrid technology to enhance both fuel economy and performance. Equipped with a continuously variable transmission, the engine produces a combined 110 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and combined 123 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,000-2,500 rpm.
- Fuel tank capacity: 12.3 gallons.
- Fuel economy: 40 mpg city/45 highway.
- Cargo capacity: 10.4 cubic feet.
Ranked the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, the 2010 Prius is quieter and roomier than previous models, and is equipped with advanced standard and available features such as a moonroof with solar panels, four driving modes, Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA), and steering wheel touch controls that display on the instrument panel.
- Fuel tank capacity: 11.9 gallons.
- Fuel economy: 51 mpg city/48 highway.
- Cargo capacity: 21.6 cubic feet.
The 2010 Honda Insight introduces Eco Assist technology designed to help drivers optimize fuel efficiency. With an ECON button to further enhance the efficiency of multiple vehicle systems — throttle control, CVT operation, idle-stop duration, air conditioning, and cruise-control operation (EX only) — drivers can view fuel efficiency results on the Multi-Information Display (MID), with up to five leaves indicating the “greenest” driving performance.
- Fuel tank capacity: 10.6 gallons.
- Fuel economy: 40 mpg city/43 highway.
- Cargo capacity: 15.9 cubic feet.