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If you are looking for a vehicle that is ahead of the game in design and technology and can save you thousands of dollars a year in gas expenses then Larry H. Miller Downtown Honda of Spokane is just the place for you. We carry top-of-the-line Honda Hybrids including the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid, the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid, the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 CR-Z Sport Hybrid. Whether you are in Spokane or traveling from Lewiston, Tri-Cities, Moses Lake or Spokane Valley, our professionally trained sales representatives are here to give you the attention and information on the Honda Hybrid you need. 
  

  1. Larry H. Miller Downtown Honda Spokane

    1208 W. 3rd Avenue
    Spokane, WA 99201

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2015 Honda Civic Hybrid


Vehicle Overview

Far beyond a light tweaking, the 2015 Civic sedan has new sheet metal, chassis tuning, interior upgrades and many more standard features. The underlying front-end structure was redesigned to address future crash-test methods.

The Civic comes in coupe and sedan body styles; regular gas, hybrid and compressed-natural-gas versions; and a performance-oriented variant, the Civic Si. The Civic's many competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra.


ExteriorThe Civic sedan gets a redesigned, chrome-accented grille and lower front bumper and a taller, sculpted hood. There's more chrome in back, with a strip of it running the width of the trunk lid. The taillights now extend onto the trunk lid. The bumper is revised and now has a diffuser panel.

The Civic coupe's exterior styling carries over unchanged, but all Civic models across the line get restyled wheels.


Interior
Interior upgrades include new headliner material, soft-touch surfaces on the dashboard and upper portion of the doors, and new trim textures. In response to complaints about the hodgepodge of textures in older models, Honda has unified the materials and graining. The seat fabric has been improved, and an all-black color scheme is newly available. Now the underside of the trunk lid is covered - rather than exposed sheet metal - in all versions.

Honda took steps to quiet the cabin, with a thicker windshield and front side windows, and soundproofing material in the dashboard, floor, doors and rear deck.

Honda has eliminated the base Civic DX sedan, making the LX the lowest trim level. All Civics now have a standard backup camera, a claim other compacts can't make. Other standards across the 2015 Civic range include Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming,  Honda's i-MID display screen, iPod connectivity, Pandora internet radio compatibility, steering-wheel audio controls, an outside temperature gauge and a sliding center armrest. 


Under the Hood
The changes for 2015 aren't under the hood so much as the body. Extensive front and rear suspension changes, from bushings to spring and stabilizer bar firmness, aim to reduce body roll and improve ride quality. The electric power steering has a quicker ratio and less friction. The front brake discs are larger on automatic-equipped LX, EX and EX-L trim levels.

The 2015 model employs a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Civic Hybrid employs a 1.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motor with a continuously variable automatic transmission for 110 hp total. The sporty Civic Si has a 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed manual. The Civic Natural Gas, which is now available in 37 states, has a modified version of the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and five-speed automatic. All Civics are front-wheel drive.


Safety
The most extensive engineering changes for 2015 include a redesigned front-end structure to comply with new small-overlap frontal crash tests being phased in by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Civic was already a top scorer before this test. 


The Civic's new SmartVent front-seat side-impact airbags are designed to prevent excessive force. Also standard are side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. The Civic now also offers forward collision warning and lane departure warning as options - or standard on the Civic Hybrid.




2015 Honda Accord Hybrid


Vehicle Overview

Honda fully redesigned the Accord last year, improving the sedan's interior, adding the latest technology features and increasing fuel economy on four-cylinder models. But the real tweet-tastic gain in fuel economy comes out this year. Here we have the new 2015 Accord Hybrid model, and it's promising a nice, round 50 mpg in the city. 

The Accord Hybrid has an all-new hybrid system that's capable of accelerating the car using pure electric power. The new model is also very much unlike the original 2005-'07 Accord Hybrid, which accelerated quickly but had such down-to-earth fuel economy numbers that few people bought it.

You can expect the new hybrid to be much more popular. The key is the new powertrain that pairs a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with two electric motors (one for motivation and one for recharging) and stores its electrons in a trunk-mounted lithium-ion battery pack. The combination is good for a combined 196 horsepower and an EPA-combined city and highway estimate of 47 mpg. More than just the numbers, though, we've been impressed with the way the Accord Hybrid drives. Acceleration, refinement and handling are all very good. You know, just as you'd expect from an Accord.

This new Accord joins a small group of hybrid family sedans this year. The Accord Hybrid competitors include the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Kia Optima Hybrid, though these cars can't match the Accord overall package of fuel economy and refinement. If you're shopping for a hybrid sedan this year, the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid comes out on top and deserves high consideration.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan is available in three trim levels: EX, EX-L and Touring. 

The EX comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, keyless ignition/entry, an 8-inch video display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot display, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar) and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB audio interface and Pandora functionality.

The EX-L adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, forward collision and lane-departure warning systems, a more sophisticated rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver memory settings, heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat and a premium seven-speaker sound system with a touchscreen display, satellite radio and smartphone app integration (HondaLink).

The range-topping Touring has the above equipment and tops it off with LED headlights, adaptive cruise control and a navigation system with voice recognition.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. Together, they send a total of 196 hp and 226 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

According to the EPA, you can expect fuel economy to be 47 mpg in combined driving (50 mpg city/45 mpg highway)*, which is excellent for a hybrid.

Safety

The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid comes with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, blind-spot monitoring (LaneWatch) and a rearview camera as standard. Lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems come with the EX-L and Touring trim levels.

The LaneWatch blind-spot system instantly switches the 8-inch screen's display to a low and wide view of the passenger side of the car when the right turn signal is engaged. A camera in the right side mirror provides the confidence-inspiring view, and acclimating to catching the view in the center-dash display is quick and natural.

In government crash testing of the regular Accord sedan, the car received five out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for side-impact safety. Similarly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the regular Accord sedan the best possible rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. In the Institute's new "small-overlap" frontal-offset test, the sedan received a top "Good" rating. This is particularly noteworthy, as many vehicles in this class have scored poorly in this relatively new test.

Interior Design and Special Features

With a few exceptions, the materials in the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid have a high-quality look and feel. The overall cockpit design is elegant, and the cabin's tight construction gives the impression of an entry-level luxury car. The dash design embraces the spirit of legibility with an effective three-tier layout. At the top is the crisp-looking 8-inch display that offers varying levels of information and, depending on the trim level, audio and navigation interfaces. Meanwhile, the main instrument displays provide enough information without being cluttered and overwhelming.

Both front and rear occupants will find plenty of legroom and shoulder room -- the sedan's backseat is arguably best-in-class with its combination of space and comfort. We're also fond of the clear outward visibility afforded by the Accord's design. 

Compared with the standard Accord, the hybrid's trunk space takes a hit due to the packaging of the battery pack. As such, the Hybrid's checks in at 12.7 cubic feet, or 3 fewer cubes than the non-hybrid Accord sedan. Still, that's on par with the trunks of other midsize hybrid sedans.

Driving Impressions

Pleasingly, the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid drives, well, like an Accord. It is peppy, stable and responsive around turns and pretty comfortable and quiet. Braking is smooth and without the slow-speed grabbiness some hybrids and EVs exhibit as a side effect of the switch from regenerative to mechanical braking. 

The car's hybrid powertrain is fairly quiet except under hard acceleration. And Honda's powertrain engineers have done a masterful job of integrating the gas engine and electric propulsion systems: The interaction among the parts is seamless. Even the engine idle-stop (also called auto stop-start) operates with nary a stutter or shudder.

Disclaimers: *50 city/45 highway/47 combined mpg rating. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.


       
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