Very quiet as well as comfortable ride. Suspension is soft and smooth. It also depends on the amount of pressure you inflate your tires to.I like that you can have real time tire pressure monitoring on board. This really comes in handy. As for hill climbing, I'm assuming you're talking about power here. The hybrids are powerful indeed. They do come with a "sports mode" which is impressive.There is instant torque from the start thanks to the directly coupled electric motor which gives zero lag. That said, I have a family of 4 and to give you a practical example, I have zero issues when going to Maracas with a fully loaded car of passengers as well as stuff in the trunk...The best part is going downhill. Because of the regenerative braking, my battery is fully charged and ready to go on full electric on exiting Maracas. I'm unsure about that "groan" you're speaking about..I don't recall anything of that sort. Hope this helps. Any more clarification, don't hesitate to ask.
Kimmy2019 wrote:I would like some reviews, I'm looking to purchase one. What about road noise, smoothness of the ride, hill taking ability, servicing, that groan when braking?
Please be honest.