California Emissions, Body-Color Body-Side Moldings, Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof, Six-Way Power Driver Seat Adjuster
2,384cc (145 cu-in)
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
164 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
159 @ 5,000
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I=2.95; II=1.62; III=1.00; IV=0.68; R=2.14; Final Drive=3.05
Sah-low! I was a bit surprised to experience actual gearchanges, which is different from other hybrid vehicles. A slight delay from a stop if engine is not running.
Pedal has no feedback to speak of, but system seems to be adequate for fade and power.
Skid pad: Zero steering info or feel. Easily approached limit with moderate understeer. With VDC on, it nearly matches VDC off with very little intervention. Slalom: More trustworthy than I ever expected, with good transitional behavior and ample grip -- feels like all the weight is carried low in the car. Will eventually oversteer with VDC off, but not with it on.