Honda Airwave Review

Honda Airwave Review

Honda’s Fit platform has been a big success.. I am not sure if everyone knows this, but the Honda Aria and the Honda Fit is basically the same platform, in a sedan and hatchback form respectively. The Aria is basically a Fit with a boot. 

The Fit platform has a Station Wagon form, the Honda Airwave. The car is known as Fit Wagon in Japan. It was launched in April 2005 and ended in 2010. 

The Fit chassis has been extended by quite a bit to convert it into a station wagon. It looks much like a miniature version of the Honda Stream.

The Fit chassis has been extended by quite a bit to convert it into a station wagon. It looks much like a miniature version of the Honda Stream.

A sporty interior, very similar to the Honda Aria and Honda Fit interior. Expected since they come from the same platform.

Seats up.

Seats down. The back can fit a bicycle standing up!

This is a clear view of the back of the wagon. I wonder if it could be converted into an MPV if you added extra seats at the back. Would be a good budget Honda MPV.

Anyway let’s get on to the technical specifications. The figures are very similiar to the Aria/Fit.

Specifications

Engine Code: L15A
Engine Type: 1.5L VTEC 16 Valves SOHC
Engine Capacity: 1496cc
Bore x Stroke: 73.0mm x 89.4mm
Compression Ratio: 10.4:1
Max Horsepower: 110ps/5800rpm
Max Torque: 143Nm/4800rpm
Transmission Type: CVT Auto (with 7 Speed Steer-Shift for a top grade)
Fuel Consumption (Japan 10-15 Mode): 18.0Km/L (FWD)
Exterior Dimensions (L x W x H): 4350mm x 1695mm x 1505mm
Interior Dimensions(L x W x H): 1930mm x 1390mm x 1250mm
Wheelbase / Ground Clearance: 2550mm / 150mm
Track (Front / Rear): 1465mm / 1465mm
Min. Turning Radius: 5.1m (FWD)
Kerb Weight: 1160  1190Kg (FWD)
Tyre Specification: 195/55R15 84V

The Japanese spec Airwave uses the same 1.5 VTEC engine in the Aria VTEC and Fit VTEC.

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