Honda Airwave was designed for the owners of the small business.
In addition to good driving performance and maximum usage of under-the-hood compartment, Honda Airwave has a lot of inside space.
The front seats in the car are significantly moved forward, that’s why the trunk has received more free space. When the rear seats are folded, the overall length of the formed rear compartment will be 1810 mm. In combination with the presence of the trailer, this machine can carry quite a heavy cargo, which is important when doing business.
The car is classified as a station wagon, being based on the platform of Honda Fit. The same as in the basic model, the fuel tank is located in the middle of the chassis (the type of a small platform that after the appearance of the first model of Fit gained worldwide popularity).
But in contrast to the basic model, the automobile got the increased wheelbase (100 mm more), which immediately affected in a positive sense on passenger and cargo capacity of the cabin.
The Airwave is equipped the largest version of Honda\'s L-series engine family. 1,496 cc 1.5 L VTEC L15A gasoline engine is able to reach the maximum power output of 109 horsepower (81 kW) at 5800 r/min and a maximum torque of 143 Nm (105 lb•ft) at 4800 rpm. The Honda Airwave is available with two forms of a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The \"G\" trim line is equipped with standard CVT, at the same time the \"L\" trim line is featured 7-speed CVT.
This fact provided the possibility for the driver to choose between the smooth and shiftless acceleration of a standard CVT, or the added option of shifting with the help seven computer-controlled \"gears\".
Driving stability and handling, maneuverability and braking performance are the main features carefully thought-out in this model. The presence of EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and ABS, power brake pedal, the Brake Assist system, rear stop signals providing excellent visibility of the braking to other road performers.