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SPORT HYBRID i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode 
Drive)

Your SPORT HYBRID i-MMD vehicle uses both an electric motor and a gasoline engine as propulsion sources, with the electric motor 
receiving electricity from an internal High Voltage battery or internal generator. The High Voltage battery is charged from the generator 
driven by the engine or regenerative braking.

When driving, your vehicle is propelled exclusively by the electric motor, exclusively by the gasoline engine, or by a combination of the two. 
The system selects which propulsion source is most appropriate and automatically switches to it. Under certain circumstances, pressing the 

EV

 button can manually enable EV (driven only on electricity) mode.

Energy efficiency

As with a gasoline-powered vehicle, hybrid vehicle fuel efficiency and driving range is most impacted by your driving style. Aggressive 
acceleration and high-speed driving can easily trigger the system to switch the propulsion source to the gasoline-powered engine.
In addition, heavy climate control system use negatively affects vehicle range and efficiency. Either of these use patterns will more quickly 
reduce the High Voltage battery's state of charge.

Battery types

There are two types of batteries used in this vehicle; a standard 12-volt battery that powers the airbags, the interior and exterior lights, and 
other standard 12-volt systems; and a high voltage battery that is used to power the propulsion motor and recharge the 12-volt battery.

*

 Not available on all models

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SPORT HYBRID i-MMD SYSTEM MAIN COMPONENTS

Gasoline Engine

– Runs the generator and under certain 

conditions, drives the wheels directly.

Generator

– Starts the engine and generates electric power 

when driven by the gasoline engine to supply electricity to 
power the electric motor and/or to charge the High Voltage 
battery.

Electric Motor

– Provides propulsion to drive the wheels in 

conjunction with the gasoline engine in certain conditions, and 
provides electricity to the High Voltage battery through 
regenerative braking.

High Voltage Battery

– Provides electrical storage and serves 

as a power source for the electric motor.
Learning about the High Voltage battery’s characteristics will 
help you get the best handling and maximize the range of your 
electric vehicle. 

(P414)

High Voltage Battery Charge Level Indicator

– Displays 

battery state of charge.
When the indicator:

Displays two or less segments, EV mode is no longer available.

Displays ten segments, battery charge level is full.

High Voltage Battery

Generator & Electric Motor
Gasoline Engine

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Operating 

mode

Electric Vehicle (EV)

Hybrid (HV)

Engine (Direct Drive)

Regeneration

Driving 

Speed

Stopped or driven at low speeds:

Only the electric motor 
provides propulsion to the 
wheels.

Driven in high-load conditions 
(e.g., when accelerating, going 
uphill):

The Electric Motor provides 
propulsion to the wheels.

The gasoline engine drives the 
generator, supplying 
electricity to the electric 
motor for added propulsion 
or to the High Voltage battery 
for charging.

Driven in high-speed, low-load 
conditions:

The gasoline engine provides 
propulsion to the wheels.

The High Voltage battery 
supplies electricity to the 
electric motor for added 
propulsion.

The electric motor provides 
electricity to the High Voltage 
battery through regenerative 
braking.

The accelerator pedal is released 
and the vehicle is decelerating.

The electric motor provides 
electricity to the High Voltage 
battery through regenerative 
braking.

Power Flow 

Monitor

Electric motor

Stopped/Running

Running

Generating/Running

Regenerating

Generator

Stopped

Generating

No Output

Stopped/No Output

Engine

Stopped

Running

Running

Stopped/No Output

High Voltage 

battery

Discharge

Charging/Discharge

Charging/Discharge

Charging

Vehicle 
Speed

Time

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EV Button

EV mode is enabled by pressing the 

EV

 button near the shift 

button.

The 

EV

 mode indicator comes on in the instrument panel when EV 

mode is enabled.

Press the 

EV

 button again to switch back to HV mode.

Some conditions, such as a low High Voltage battery level and a 
high vehicle speed, may keep the system from manually switching 
into EV mode. The beeper sounds and a message appears on the 
driver information interface with the button pressed when EV 
mode is disabled.

Shifts in vehicle, driving or road conditions may automatically 
cancel EV mode and switch back to HV mode.

A message will appear on the driver information interface and EV mode may be canceled automatically when:

The High Voltage battery charge level is low.

Your vehicle speed is too high.

Your vehicle speed is above 25 mph (40 km/h) while the engine is in warming-up operation.

You fully depress the accelerator pedal.

You are driving on hilly road.

2

Driver Information Interface Warning and Information Messages 

(P104)

Press

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Regenerative Energy and Regenerative Braking

When the vehicle is decelerating or descending a hill, the electric motor acts as a generator that 
recovers a portion of the energy that was used to accelerate the vehicle.
The regenerative force that the electric motor applies to the wheels when it is in regenerative 
mode helps to slow the vehicle down in a manner similar to engine braking which is used on 
conventional vehicles. If you want to slow the vehicle down at a faster rate without using the 
brakes, you can use the deceleration paddle selector to increase the resistive force.

When regenerative braking is in 
operation

Motor

High 
Voltage 
Battery

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Auto Engine Stop/Start

Your vehicle's gasoline engine automatically stops running during vehicle operation or restarts while the vehicle is stationary when it is 
appropriate.
In the following cases, however, auto engine stop may not activate.

The vehicle momentarily needs additional power for aggressive acceleration, or driving uphill or at high speed.

The climate control system is in heavy use.

The High Voltage battery temperature is high or low.

The High Voltage battery is too low on charge.

Sounds Unique to the SPORT HYBRID i-MMD System

When you first start driving this vehicle, you will likely hear some unfamiliar sounds, particularly when you turn on the power system, or 
while you are driving or accelerating from a stop. Some of these sounds are unique to this vehicle’s powertrain, fuel, and climate control 
systems; others are similar to sounds generated by conventional automobiles that typically are masked by louder noises absent from a 
vehicle of this design. These sounds are not a cause for concern, and you will soon recognize them as normal and thus be able to detect any 
new or unusual noise should one develop.

After shutting off the engine, you may hear certain noises coming from the vehicle. Here’s the lowdown:

Noise from Under Vehicle:

 This noise is caused by the vacuum pump inside the fuel evaporation leakage check module (ELCM). 

Depending on conditions, the pump will come on for about 

15 minutes

 about 

5 to 10 hours

 after engine shutoff. This noise is just normal 

vehicle operation and doesn’t indicate a vehicle problem.

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Safety Precautions

Do not touch the High Voltage system

Attempting to take a High Voltage system component apart or disconnect one of its wires 
can cause severe electrical shock. Make sure that any maintenance or repairs to the High 
Voltage system are performed by a dealer.

If a crash occurs

Be careful of electric shock hazard.

u

If a severe crash damages your vehicle’s High Voltage system, there is a possibility of 

electrical shock due to exposed High Voltage components or wires. If this happens, do not 
touch any of the High Voltage system components or any of its orange wires.

Avoid contact with High Voltage battery fluid.

u

The High Voltage battery contains a flammable electrolyte that could leak as a result of 

a severe crash. Avoid skin or eye contact with the electrolyte as it is corrosive. If you 
accidentally come into contact with the electrolyte, rinse the exposed skin or flush your 
eyes with copious amounts of water for at least five minutes, and seek medical attention 
immediately.

Use a fire extinguisher for an electrical fire.

u

Attempting to extinguish an electrical fire with even a small quantity of water, from a 

garden hose for instance, can be dangerous.

Anytime the vehicle is damaged in a crash, have it repaired by a dealer.

Emergency Shutdown System for the High Voltage System

If the vehicle is involved in a crash, the emergency shutdown system will activate depending 
on the severity of the impact. When the system activates, the High Voltage system 
automatically shuts down, and the vehicle can no longer move under its own power. To 
return the High Voltage system back to normal operation, consult a dealer.

Honda collects and recycles High Voltage batteries used in its vehicles – consult a dealer for 
more information.

Do not cover the air intake.

If the air intake is obstructed 
during vehicle operation, the High 
Voltage battery can become too 
hot. To protect the battery, the 
system may start to limit the 
battery’s output and cause the 
power system and 12-volt battery 
charging system indicators to come 
on.

Air Intake

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Eco Assist

®

 System 

(P 401)

Ambient Meter

With SPORT mode off, the color 
of the ambient meter changes to 
green to indicate that the vehicle 
is being driven in a fuel efficient 
manner.

ECON Button 

(P 401)

Helps maximize 
fuel economy.

ECON Mode Indicator 

(P 97)

Comes on when the 

ECON

 button is 

pressed.

The message is displayed 

for a few seconds when the 

ECON

 button is pressed.

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Drive Cycle Score/Lifetime Points

Comes on when the power mode is in VEHICLE OFF.

Eco Drive Display

Keep the vehicle icon near the center of the circle.

Drive Cycle Score

Lifetime Points

Fuel economy is:

Worse

Better

Best

Better

Worse

Aggressive 

Deceleration

Moderate 

Deceleration

Slow Acceleration/

Deceleration

Moderate 

Acceleration

Aggressive 

Acceleration

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Safe Driving 

(P 39)

Airbags 

(P 51)

Your vehicle is fitted with airbags to help protect you and 
your passengers during a moderate-to-severe collision.

Child Safety 

(P 66)

All children 12 and younger should be seated in the rear seat.

Smaller children should be properly restrained in a forward-facing child seat.

Infants must be properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

Exhaust Gas Hazard 

(P 79)

Your vehicle emits dangerous exhaust gases that contain carbon 
monoxide. Do not run the engine in confined spaces where carbon 
monoxide gas can accumulate.

Before Driving Checklist 

(P 43)

Before driving, check that the front seats, head restraints, 
steering wheel, and mirrors have been properly adjusted.

Seat Belts 

(P 44)

Fasten your seat belt and sit upright well 
back in the seat.

Check that your passengers are wearing 
their seat belts correctly.

Fasten your lap belt as 

low as possible.

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Instrument Panel 

(P 81)

Indicators 

(P 82)

/Driver Information Interface 

(P 132)

/Gauges 

(P 129)

Speedometer

Fuel Gauge

Driver Information Interface

Immobilizer System Indicator/
Security System Alarm Indicator

Shift Position Indicator/
Transmission System Indicator

Deceleration Paddle 
Selector Indicator

POWER

/

CHARGE

 Gauge

High Voltage Battery 
Charge Level Gauge

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Controls 

(P 155)

Clock 

(P156)

To adjust time

To adjust date

a

Press 

, then select 

Settings

.

b

Select 

System

, then 

Day & Time

.

c

Select 

Set Date & Time

.

d

Select 

Automatic Date & Time

, then 

select 

OFF

.

e

Select 

Set Date

 or 

Set Time

.

f

Adjust the dates, hours and minutes by 
selecting 

/

.

g

Select 

Save

 to set the date or time.

The clock is automatically updated through 
the audio system.

3 4

POWER Button 

(P181)

Press the button to change the vehicle’s 
power mode.

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Turn Signals 

(P 184)

Lights 

(P 185)

Turn Signal Control Lever

Right

Left

Light Control Switches

Low Beam

High Beam

Flashing

Wipers and Washers 

(P 192)

*1:Models with automatic intermittent 

wipers

*2:Models without automatic intermittent 

wipers

Wiper/Washer Control Lever

Adjustment Ring

(

-

: Low Sensitivity

*1

(

-

  : Lower speed, fewer sweeps

*2

(

+

: High Sensitivity

*1

(

+

  : Higher speed, more sweeps

*2

MIST
OFF
AUTO

*1

: Wiper speed varies automatically

INT

*2

: Low speed with intermittent

LO

: Low speed wipe

HI

: High speed wipe

Pull toward 
you to spray 
washer fluid.

AUTO

 should always be turned 

OFF

 before 

the following situations in order to prevent 
severe damage to the wiper system:

Cleaning the windshield

Driving through a car wash

No rain present

Steering Wheel 

(P 196)

To adjust, pull the adjustment lever 
toward you, adjust to the desired 
position, then lock the lever back in place.

Models with automatic intermittent wipers

To lock

To adjust

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Unlocking the Front Doors 
from the Inside 

(P 168)

Pull either front door inner handle to 
unlock and open it at the same time.

Unlocking and opening the driver’s door 
from the inner handle unlocks all the 
other doors.

Trunk 

(P 171)

Press and hold the trunk opener on the 
driver’s door to unlock and open the 
trunk.

Press the trunk release button on the 
remote to unlock and open the trunk.

Press the trunk release button on the 
trunk lid to unlock and open the trunk.

Trunk Opener

Power Door Mirrors 

(P 198)

With the power mode in ON, move the 
selector switch to 

L

 or 

R

.

Push the appropriate edge of the 
adjustment switch to adjust the mirror.

Selector Switch

Adjustment Switch

Power Windows 

(P 177)

With the power mode in ON, open and 
close the power windows.

If the power window lock button is in the 
off position, each passenger’s window 
can be opened and closed with its own 
switch.

If the power window lock button is in the 
on position (indicator on), each 
passenger’s window switch is disabled.

Power Window 
Lock Button

Window Switch

Indicator

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Climate Control System 

(P 216)

Press the 

AUTO

 button to activate the climate control system.

Press the 

 button to turn the system on or off.

Press the 

 button to defrost the windshield.

AUTO

 Button

Floor vents

Dashboard 
vents

Dashboard 
and floor 
vents

Floor and 
defroster 
vents

Models without SYNC button

Temperature Control Dial

 (Recirculation) Button

 (Windshield Defroster) Button

Fan Control Dial

 (ON/OFF) Button

A/C

 (Air Conditioning) Button

MODE

 Control Button

Floor vents

Dashboard 
vents

Dashboard 
and floor 
vents

Floor and 
defroster 
vents

A/C

 (Air Conditioning) Button

Driver’s Side Temperature 
Control Dial

AUTO

 Button

 (ON/OFF) Button

 (Recirculation) Button

MODE

 Control Button

Passenger’s Side Temperature 
Control Dial

SYNC

 (Synchronization) Button

 (Windshield Defroster) Button

Fan Control Button

Models with SYNC button

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Features 

(P 223)

Audio Remote Controls 

(P 227)

VOL

(

+

/

VOL

(

-

 (Volume) Buttons

Press to adjust the volume up/down.

Left Selector Wheel
When selecting the audio mode
Press the 

 (home) button, then roll up 

or down to select 

Audio

 on the driver 

information interface, and then press the 
left selector wheel.

 / 

 

(Seek/Skip) Buttons

Left Selector 

Wheel

VOL

(

+

/

VOL

(

-

 (Volume) Buttons

 (home) Button

FM

AM

SiriusXM

®

USB1

USB2

Bluetooth

®

 Audio

Smartphone Connection 

(Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)

Roll up or down:

 To cycle through the 

audio modes, roll up or down and then 

press the left selector wheel:

 / 

 (Seek/Skip) Buttons

Radio:Press 

 / 

 to change the 

preset station.

iPod, USB device, 

Bluetooth

®

 Audio or 

Smartphone Connection:

Press 

 / 

 to skip to the 

beginning of the next song or 
return to the beginning of the 
current song.

USB device:

Press and hold 

 / 

 to 

change a folder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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