This was a problem with the Honda Accord 30 years ago. So well built it was almost silent. Honda actually reengineered it to generate some noise. We had one and could walk away from it forgetting it was running.My blind friend HATES them; can't hear them when they want to turn into his path.
I'll look for it later, but I know my Toyota and Honda hybrids both announce their electrically propelled smugness.Interesting, not aware of it with my Sweeties Tesla 3.
In fairness, it could be one of the dozens of touchscreen options that car has what we never look at.
If that were the case, I dont think ’mandated’ applies.
According to Consumer Reports the current Prius hybrid has the shortest break even point of 5-6 yrs compared to its similar sized Corolla.I'll look for it later, but I know my Toyota and Honda hybrids both announce their electrically propelled smugness.
It's easy to hear when pulling into a garage with the windows down.
It's inaudible from inside with the windows up, and it only powers up when in motion.
It was a good car and worked well for how it was used, but I much prefer driving the new Honda Insight. It's drives like a car, not an appliance.According to Consumer Reports the Prius hybrid has the shortest break even point of 5-6 yrs compared to its similar sized Corolla.
I think it looks like any late model sedan. It doesn't scream HYBRID! like the some, especially the 4th gen Prius. The steering and suspension work well, and as far as the driving experience, the only disconcerting aspect is the CVT-ish transmission, but that's to be expected.The 2020 Honda insight looks like a combination of a Chrysler 200 and a Tesla Model S ?
Since I've never driven one or read anything about it, I have no opinion on anything other than the outward appearance.
I'm referring to how it feels to drive it, not just the response. Drive something with a CVT. You'll definitely notice a difference, and some people really dislike it.Well, I would think the throttle response will greatly improve with electric, which is good also for offroading.