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There are vehicles which are not destined to have a good innings. Being a representative of this echelon, the Logo has lived a bright production life. Initially, Honda introduced it to the home market, but then moved heaven and earth to promote it in Europe. The move wasn’t a success due to lots of competitors and non-rivalry pricing. Despite this, it would be an omission not review Honda Logo in details.
Dimensions & Performance
Honda Logo has been in production between 1996 & 2001. The model was introduced in two body variations: as 3-door or 5-door hatchback, featuring 3750x1490x1645 mm dimensions (l/h/w) and 155 mm clearance index. The chassis used front MacPherson suspension and rear torsion beam.
During the whole period of existence, Honda supplied the hatch with only one engine option – the D13B. The 1.3-liter gasoline solution produced 66 horsepower at 5000 RPM & 108 nm of torque at 2500 RPM. The Sportic TS & TS trims provided for 91 horsepower at 6300 RPM & 114 nm of torque.
The power was transmitted to the front wheels. Standard 5-speed manual and optional 5-speed automatic CVT transmission were offered for the Logo. The model could accelerate up to 60 mph for 14.2 seconds. The top speed did not exceed 95 mph, whereas combined fuel economy index made up 44.8 mpg.
Design & Equipment
Well-knit exterior makes the 2001 Honda Logo the best choice for city driving. It can fit any parking place and show ideal maneuverability in traffic jams. The cabin doesn’t speak spaciousness, despite a relatively high roofline: head and leg room leaves much to be desired. Thus, 5 adults might feel discomfort during extensive trips.
The boot is estimated for 230 liters of luggage space. Nonetheless, the possibility to fold the backseats allows for a wide choice of storage combinations. Interior layout isn’t rich in storage options but for a tiny glove-box. Upon the whole, the entry-level trimming doesn’t arouse inspiration: the dashboard and panels are made of plastic, the seats lack support, the controls aren’t always easy to reach, and the windshield visibility is restricted.
Honda Logo is shipped in a couple of trims: L & SE. The base L modification comes standard with adjustable headlights, central lock, electric power windows, air conditioning, privacy glass, rear washwipe, radio, engine immobilizer, front airbags, and remote keyless entry. The SE trim adds a rev counter as well as white instrument dials.
On the Move
The other point to disclose in Honda Logo review is driving experience. Being an outdated solution to date, this hatchback can boast neither optimal acoustic comfort nor overall smoothness of the ride. When accelerating, the powertrain humming gets inside the cabin and nearly deafens the passengers.
To add, the choice of chassis components is appropriate for the city travel; soft suspension easily copes with granulation and inconsiderable potholes. At the same time, the car might appear to be a disappointment in the country or off-road conveyance.
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