As long as it is a Japanese brand, you know spare parts will never be a problem. If you are looking for a good compact wagon, you can buy the Honda Airwave as comfortably as you would buy a Toyota or Nissan wagon. Let us look at the Honda Airwave in detail.
This compact 5-door wagon is also called Honda Partner. It was in production for five years only, since 2005 to 2010. Today, you can buy yours online from companies like BEFORWARD. While many people would go for the Toyota Caldina as opposed to the Airwave, there are many beneficial features with this vehicle, as you will see below.
This is a large wagon, so the interior is spacious and comfortable. However, considering that this vehicle is derived from Fit Aria, City and Jazz, which are all small car platforms, you will actually have a bigger benefit when buying because it will not be as expensive as many vehicles of its size. It may appear big on the outside, but it is actually an improvement of smaller car platforms.
Honda enthusiasts will have to choose between all time 4WD, compact and lightweight. Also, incorporating the renowned Honda G-force control know-how, the Airwave can withstand 55km/h collision from the side, 50km/h from the rear and 55km/h from the front. It has antilock brake system with electronic brake force distribution for boosting the pedal pressure. The brakes lights are LED, clearly visible even in fog making it safe.
The Airwave performance
Honda Airwave has a VTEC engine with a capacity of 1.5 liters and gives an average fuel economy of 18 km/liter – not bad at all for a vehicle its size. The maximum torque from this engine is 143N-m while the overall output is 81kW. The 7-speed gearbox will deliver speed and the vehicle gives a smooth acceleration from start to the high rev stage.
What will you get in the interior? There is power steering for maneuvering even in the smallest of spaces. Then there is the power window option. The Airwave wagons will come with a lighter or darker interior to meet the needs of different buyers. Then for entertainment, there is TV and GPS navigation, and both of them are offered on the same screen.
The sky roof gives you warmth and more light. However, it is fitted with privacy glass to cut out the glaring sun. The front seats are made with the comfort of the lumbar region in mind. The rear seats are at a comfortable height and have extra thick cushions for more comfort.
On the dashboard, you will get 5 independent instruments like the fuel gauge, speed mode indicator (which is 7 speed by the way), speedometer, temperature gauge and tachometer.
The interior is creatively done, but the exterior is smartly done. We have already looked at the skylight with privacy glass but we did not say how it extends from the windscreen to the roof. It makes for great aesthetics. The way the bumper of this car curves smoothly around the edges of the vehicle makes it seem as if it is just an extension of the car. It complements the slightly aggressive look of the front grill, which is plated with chrome for visual effect.
Today, the used version of this car, since production already ceased a long time ago is available in 8 colors. You can choose what you fancy most.