VIDEO: 2013 Honda Civic CNG, Clean But Gutless

September 7, 2012 12:00 AM

VIDEO: 2013 Honda Civic CNG, Clean But Gutless

" 2013 Honda Civic CNG

" It looks like a Honda Civic. It drives like a Honda Civic. It is all things Civic, except for what’s under the hood and inside the trunk. This is the Honda Civic CNG. The CNG stands for what it runs on, compressed natural gas.

Honda performed a few tweaks to the 1.8 liter, four-cylinder engine like special fuel injectors, beefier connecting rods and a stiffer rear suspension for the weight of the tank.

With the mods, you lose 30 horsepower. Zero to 60 with the CNG engine takes close to 11 seconds. It’s slow and it feels like it, especially when you are going up a hill or trying to merge onto the freeway.

And where do you fill up? Well right now the infrastructure is limited. There is a handy app on the navigation screen to help you find a fill station.  There are just 400 CNG stations around the country "

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