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2007 New Car Model Guide: Honda Cars, Trucks, & SUVs


HondaPassenger cars created by Honda amount to a diverse fleet of coupes and sedans plus one racy roadster, with all products promoting safety, value and fuel economy. Honda's 2007 car collection includes multiple hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), a new five-door subcompact hatchback car called Fit and a spin-off from the rakish Civic Si hatchback coupe with a four-door Civic Si Sedan. Honda's vehicles for 2007 provide exceptional standard safety equipment such as curtain-style side air bags and ABS (anti-lock brake system).

Honda Accord Series
2007 Honda Accord

Honda's mid-size coupes and sedans for 2007 present two powertrain choices and multiple trims including the new Accord Special Edition V6 packing popular features. Accord's base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with drive-by-wire throttle climbs to 166 hp. More juice flows from the upgraded engine, a 3.0-liter V6 with i-VTEC (intelligent variable value timing and lift electronic control) management and output of 240 hp. Accord Special Edition V6 stocks 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, steering wheel audio controls, a six-disc CD changer and an alarm system. New paint shades include Moroccan Red Pearl and Cool Blue Metallic.

Honda Accord V6 Hybrid
2007 Honda Accord V6 Hybrid

Honda's high-tech gas-electric treatment for the Accord V6 sedan employs Honda's power control unit called Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) to manage all energy produced by the gasoline-based V6 engine and an electric motor, then apply it in a frugal manner to turn the front wheels. Honda's 3.0-liter V6 with i-VTEC valve controls adds variable cylinder management (VCM) to trim the number of cylinders firing when a power boost is not required. Output for the six-pack rises to 253 hp but the plant scores fuel economy figures more like a modest four-cylinder engine.

Honda Civic Series
2007 Honda Civic

Honda's compact-class four-door sedans and two-door coupes feature slick aerodynamic packages and a spacious five-seat cabin. Safety content includes frontal air bags for front seats plus front torso side air bags, and curtain-style air bags tucked into roof rails above side windows for front and back seats. Civic's 1.8-liter four-in-line i-VTEC engine with drive-by-wire throttle produces 140 hp for 40 mpg fuel economy. A five-speed manual transmission is standard but a five-speed electronic automatic is available. Honda casts the Civic in trim designations of entry-level DX, uplevel LX and loaded EX.

Honda Civic SI Coupe
2007 Honda Civic SI Coupe

This one's a rakish hatchback coupe with sporty manners and a strong engine on tap. Unique exterior styling encompasses a wing topping the rear deck and aero cladding on the nose and tail. The cockpit carries sport bucket seats with big side bolsters and bold red fabric stitching. Powertrain is a 2.0-liter i-VTEC four-pack pushed to 197 hp with a close-ratio six-speed manual shifter and helical-type limited slip differential. Si rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels capped by 215/45 tires.

Honda Civic SI Sedan
2007 Honda Civic SI Sedan

Honda's rakish hatchback coupe, enriched by sporty drive manners plus a high-tech engine, spins off a new four-door dubbed Si Sedan. Based on the Civic platform, Si the four-door wears unique body parts and aero cladding added to the prow and tail. The cockpit contains sport bucket seats with big side bolsters. Powertrain is a 2.0-liter Honda i-VTEC four-pack spiked to 197 hp with a close-ratio six-speed manual shifter and limited slip differential. Look for 17-inch alloy wheels and four-piston brake calipers aboard the new Si Sedan.

Honda Hybrid
2007 Honda Hybrid

This variation of the Civic sedan is a HEV that achieves fuel economy ratings up to 51 mpg with the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). Primary power comes from a 1.3-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder gasoline-powered engine netting 115 hp. Secondary power is delivered by a 14-kilowatt electric motor tied to a nickel-metal hydride battery. Honda's efficient IMA power control unit regulates the electric charge from the battery, then uses electricity generated through vehicle braking and decelerating to recharge the unit so it never needs to be plugged in for recharging like an electric vehicle.

Honda Insight
2007 Honda Insight

In a daring design for a two-seat coupe, Insight is the most fuel-efficient production vehicle in America. It achieves fuel economy ratings above 60 mpg with a manual five-speed transmission or up to 57 mpg with a CVT. Insight's slick shell features a prominent nose, windswept windshield, flat side panels with skirts covering rear wheelwells and flanks tapering to a blunt tail. It's an inventive concept with body weight pared through a lightweight aluminum frame and, to maximize the fuel efficiency, both a modest three-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor aboard but working together.

Honda FIT
2007 Honda FIT

Derived from Honda's global urban car called Jazz, the new five-door Fit lands in North America as a small-scale city car with big cabin space plus an economical powertrain. Fit's cabin contains the flexible "Magic Seat" where seatbacks fold flat or seat bottoms flip upright to vary the arrangement of seats and cargo space. Honda's new car stocks lots of safety gear -- including curtain-style air bags, ABS and electronic brake distribution (EBD). The engine for Fit is a 1.5-liter Honda VTEC four-pack with 109 hp through a five-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic shifter.

Honda S2000
2007 Honda S200

Honda's two-seat roadster, in classic format with a front-mounted engine directing all power to the rear wheels, uses a rigid monocoque chassis, four-wheel double wishbone suspension, precise rack and pinion steering system, disc brakes with anti-lock controls and a race-type six-speed gearbox. A high-tech 2.2-liter aluminum four-cylinder engine with drive-by-wire throttle reaches 237 hp. S2000's platform -- a monocoque structure that Honda calls the X-Bone frame -- has a central tunnel which functions as the car's backbone, with X-type bracing to create uncommon torsional strength.