That number on the dash display was always either 6.5L or 6.8L. But I had to fill it up after 140 Kilometers of Autobahn before I gave it back, and I only managed to cram in 7 liters until it was full again.Foot down, dials go dark blue, but the car doesn't accelerate at all? What was the fuel consumption at the end of the test drive? 6.5 seems a lot for such a car. My heavy diesel gets better than that.
Hrrrm Hrrrm...That number on the dash display was always either 6.5L or 6.8L. But I had to fill it up after 140 Kilometers of Autobahn before I gave it back, and I only managed to cram in 7 liters until it was full again.
So it actually was more frugal then the display said. But that's probably because I resigned to stay at 120km/h to protect my ears.
The car isn't crap, it's just that I'm not the right person for a city-mom runabout like this. By a long shot.
Its part of the fly wheel assembly I think, so I guess the engine cannot be switched off completely unless they use some kind of coupling between the crank and flywheel. The motor really is only there to give some extra twist when setting off or accelerating from low revs where honda engines traditionally have no torque to speak of. I.e. you dont have to wring its neck to get moving!If I recall correctly, the IMA system (integrated motor assist I believe) that Honda uses on their hybrids can't run the car on electric power alone.
Wait a moment... 290 HP and it needs 11-13 sec. to 60? How much does it weigh? 3 tons?
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/11/2011-dodge-durango-first-drive.html[...]the Crew AWD's curb weight is nearly 5,000 pounds
And for comparison sake: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/car/10q4/2011_mercedes-benz_gl350_bluetec_4matic-short_take_road_testStrapping our test gear to the rear-wheel-drive V-6, we recorded the same 8.4 seconds to 60 as we did with the Jeep Grand Cherokee despite the Dodge?s additional 183 pounds.
Acceleration to 60 mph is the same, at 8.6 seconds, but this truck trailed the long-termer by 0.2 second in the quarter-mile and by a full second to 100 mph. Chalk that up to the 157 extra pounds carried by this example.