2012 Civic

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by Mendel Leisk, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    I've seen it indicate this a handful of times, but the engine is still along for the ride. EV mode is way stronger and now happens up to 50mph even up small hills.
     
  2. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

  3. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    regen is also very strong if you take you foot off the acceleration and conditions are right it will aggressively pull you down to 7mph, like downshifting and engine braking on an MT vehicle
     
  4. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Another expected benefit of Lithium -- much higher sustained charge rates. :thumbs_up:

    Does it still have SAHM?
     
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Kacey, I'm curious about the supply of HCHIII: were any others delivered to your dealership? Or was this a long time reserved single delivery? Seems right now like it's going to be a niche car, very limitted, at least up here.

    And thanks for the info.
     
  6. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    There's nothing special about this unit, its serial number is well below 1000. I had an order in with Honda for February's order, it got pushed back to 10 June 2011, and then cancelled in July.

    As soon as we found out our order and all the other June 10th HCH3s that weren't marked a certain way in the ordering system. We scrambled to get me an HCH, which is why I'm driving a white fully loaded model rather than a blue base unit.
     
  7. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    The car was processed into Honda's retail system by the Original dealership on 30 June 2011, and sold to me on 30 July 2011. Based on what little I know about the Japan sourced vehicles that would mean my car was built in Mid-May.
     
  8. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    I think we're learning each other, 55.something mpg on the way in to work today.

    Hill start assist now only works when the direction the car will roll is opposite the direction you've put the transmission in.
     
  9. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Depends a lot on the type of driving, but that sounds like Prius territory. ;)

    And unless they've jimmied with it, in-dash mileage readings from Honda are accurate, even underestimating.
     
  10. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Does it still have SAHM?
     
  11. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    only on the highway, ~54mph up, below that is some weird P&G of the gas to EV and charge battery and repeat, is what I'm seeing so far.

    I got the parts I need to remove the splashguards today, so come Monday I'll start my first tank and the drag devices should be off too
     
  12. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    This car doesn't like reversing up moderate grades, the HCHII would complain but do as asked, the HCH3 requires a generous helping of go-pedal to get backed into my ridiculous driveway, and still rolls just as the II did when go-pedal application ceases.

    But I do like that the hill start assist doesn't fight you anymore if headed downhill in drive and I release the brakes, they drop out just as quickly as a conventional car, none of this .25-2sec hold the HCHII would do. But if I'm headed uphill the binders stay on long enough for me to reach the accelerator before letting go.
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The most fuel efficient automobile at the 2011 Midwest Automobile Media Associations (MAMA) Fall Rally is…

    Drum roll please…

    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

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    104.7 mpgUS and the aFCD’s on Honda’s is usually 2 mpg’s under what they actually achieved!​

    The lens flare was kind of cool so I cropped around it to show it off :)

    Wayne
     
  14. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Well, that is damn impressive, if you ask me! Was it a long hill you went down or what? Any re-cal's in that time?H
     
  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Which trim and transmission was that Civic? Was it the Hf?

    Edit: I looked at the image file's name. HCH-III. Nice.
     
  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Herm:

    A RT loop of rolling hills (my favorite) with some Western Chicago Suburb traffic to meander around too.

    Andrew, the 2012 Civic Hybrid and it was the fully load trim with the CVT. The Honda Press Fleet handlers here in Chicago are delivering it for a week starting tomorrow :) The thing I thought was most noteworthy is how much quieter it was than the HF we drove a few weeks back. We will have a full run down on its capabilities real soon.

    Wayne
     
  17. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    I assume this means no more November conflict with the LA press event?
     
  18. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    That's a mighty impressive showing for the HCH-III!!! Did you have any issues with gliding the way Kacey does in his?
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Rich:

    Not at all. It looks like I may be flying out of LAX to Korea for a drive event immediately following the LA Auto Show Press Event's last night but this is very preliminary? I will let you know as soon as I know as it would be great to have you along on one of our "adventure" drives. A Rt. 66 one at that!

    Sean, not even a hint of issue although I was forcing it vs. allowing the HCH-III to do what it wanted. With just under 6-miles of distance behind the windscreen, I did not even come close to experiencing what it has to offer according to the Honda magician's design.

    Wayne
     
  20. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    Sounds good!
     

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