Review Honda FR-V 2.2 i-CTDi New car

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Honda FR-V

Review of the new Honda FR-V 2.2



(7.3 out of 10)

REVIEW 12 фев 2008

Honda’s FR-V is at its when fitted with a i-CTDi diesel engine. Enright explains why


talk about torque. is a concept not wholly understood by who profess to know a great about cars. Put simply, is a force that tends to or turn things. You generate any time you apply a force a spanner.

Tightening your nuts is a good example. In a the engine converts the horsepower it into torque by turning the shaft. There are actually a of reasons why diesel engines so much torque, but the big reasons are length, turbocharger boost, and effective cylinder pressure.

The end result is that if you choose a Honda FR-V over its counterparts, you’ll end up with a car feels stronger and more to drive.

This engine has proved enormously popular in the line up and it’s not difficult to see To date there has been no diesel engine developed for class of car; all the more when you pause to consider this one develops a hefty The man in charge of the turbo diesel project that produced impressive unit was Honda’s Chief Engineer Kenichi

He’s the same man who created the concept that ultimately led the up a slight … end in this of the market, so Honda are putting a lot of in his engineering genius to pull through.

Honda FR-V

This engine has already itself in the Accord’s compact saloon market sector also taking pride of in the Civic and the CR-V. More and thicker window glass to isolate the diesel grumble and genuinely tricky to aurally it from a petrol engine at cruising speeds. You’ll it’s a diesel when you put foot down. The 340Nm of mean that it’s the torquey Honda engine available.

Not even the 3.2-litre V6 in the old NSX could match it.

The FR-V’s is the best in this class

Mid acceleration is very crisp and motorway speeds see the engine at a very restrained gait. The to 60mph will detain you for 9.9 seconds. Emissions are another where the Honda excels, with the tough Euro IV

The figure of 167g/km is excellent that the FR-V is such a vehicle.

The latest FR-V from a series of tweaks to freshen-up its styling. The difference is but more observant buyers may the revised lights and the dark finish on the grille. Inside, the trim is axed in favour of metal finish. With seats abreast, you’re mindful of the fact that is a wide car when threading it city streets but break out the measure and a different story

Despite its seating layout, the is in fact a tad narrower than like the Ford Focus and is exactly the same width of as a Scenic, itself hardly a Honda make great of the fact that with a overall length, the car is easy to and indeed it is, the wheel at each design giving it a beautifully turning circle.

Handling doesn’t feel as composed as some of the better in this class, the stiff and short wheelbase having a time resolving high-frequency and jolts from the road The brakes and gearchange are up to the usual standard.

As far as accommodation goes, the is a tight squeeze if you attempt to fit six in it but it can cope at a pinch, so as to speak. The rear seats all fold and also fold flat the floor with one swift per seat which makes the a boon for those that to pursue a few kid-free lifestyle at the weekends. If you do want four baggage, you’ll need to sit abreast at the front.

To do this you’ll need to the middle seat back a to clear shoulder room and to the centre passenger’s knees foul the gear lever. the centre front seat back, it’s impossible to the centre rear seat so this becomes the seat has to be used. Unfortunately this means that if the car is full of you’ll have to either bags to access/exit the car or clamber them. Other scenarios far better.

Kids will sitting up front and the usual as to which child gets to with mum or dad can often be silenced. also the huge benefit of able to communicate easily all occupants without having to use a Putting five passengers and a in some MPVs results in the passenger being relegated to seats in the luggage bay, to clamber over your to effect an exit.

Not so in the FR-V.

Although the FR-V perfect in its packaging, it is nevertheless the car of its ilk. What’s more, the engine fitted is undoubtedly the satisfying powerplant in the FR-V It may not be the obvious choice, but Honda’s 2.2 i-CTDi might just be the intelligent.

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