2011 Honda Civic Hybrid — HybridCars.com

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As soon as the second-generation arrived on the scene in 2003, the Hybrid was cast in its role as in the hybrid world. It’s that the Civic Hybrid is not as fuel-efficient, not quite as comfortable and and not quite as powerful as the Prius. But the Civic, like Rodney deserves more respect it receives.

In fact, it’s the Hybrid’s un-hybrid-like looks and price that makes it a compelling proposition. Prius usually spend at least a thousand more dollars to buy celebrity hybrid than who drive off with a Civic. And yet the 40-mpg in the city and 43-mpg on the places it right next to the Prius as two of the three vehicles average fuel economy in the

The other is the Prius look-alike Honda Insight.

No Significant For 2011

Honda is on the fourth of its integrated engine/motor hybrid The system combines a 1.3 liter 4-cylinder engine with a electric motor to deliver a of 110 hp. The nickel metal hydride pack has a 158 volt output. In to turning the engine off at stops, the can save fuel by de-activating all of its and cruise under electric power alone in some

With the electric motor to the engine’s crankshaft, the engine stops turning when the car is as it does in the Toyota and Ford but it can shut off the fuel supply and which has a similar effect. the engine uses eight plugs to allow greater with the firing order for complete combustion of fuel in the Add an improved battery pack and braking from the previous to produce a hybrid with Technology Partial Zero status.

In August of this Honda issued a “technical bulletin” for model years through 2008 Civic Addressing an issue that cause batteries to wear out than expected, Honda owners to bring vehicles dealerships to fix a software flaw. owners experienced disappointing after receiving the fix.

years 2009 and 2010 not included in the software update.

The Civic Hybrid looks identical to the conventional gas-powered which was redesigned—to rave the 2006 model. Honda has few changes to that winning

Check out that windshield. It up from the hood with degrees of rake. That’s than any Honda ever more even than uber-sports-car, the Acura NSX.

accompanies that bold with abbreviated front and overhangs and fenders that to the tires with a 50-millimeter says Honda, than on a 5 Series car from BMW. are virtually over the front and the large front doors it easy to get in and out of the car. Motor commented. “When the latest-generation first hit the market, many surprised by its unusual styling. But the looks have proven a hit buyers and…Honda decided not to with success.”


The sloped windshield produces an deep dashboard, and designers that real estate to try different. They came up a two-tier dash with and lower gauge pods. The top in line with the driver’s above the steering wheel, a digital speedometer, fuel and engine temperature readout.

In the tier behind the three-spoke wheel is the tachometer, fuel readout, and a hybrid gauge—showing how the hybrid batteries are being (via regenerative breaking) or used to assist the gas engine. An indicator flashes when the engine has completely shut to prevent burning fuel the vehicle is at a stop.

In the dark, the gauges glow an shade of blue, prompting to dismiss the two-level dash as a Wars” solution. Frankly, it’s time for a certain to shove over; a new group, new tastes and expectations is here. To them, the Civic Hybrid is not just with cool but also with useful

The audio system accepts MP3 and WMA XM Satellite radio and Bluetooth phone connectivity is part of an navigation system.

While the Hybrid scores high for style, finish and ergonomics, the doesn’t rank as well for space and comfort in the back The rear-seat legroom was cut by 1.4 inches the 2006 redesign, making it when loaded with adults. The Honda Civic has 10.4 cubic feet for space.

To make room for the system’s battery pack, has eliminated the rear folding on the Civic Hybrid. As a result, of long objects cannot be between the trunk and the back And, USA Today noted, hinges on the trunk lid swing and in, swiping cargo room and pinching your luggage. of rivals use hinges that fit in the around the trunk opening, the luggage compartment.”

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Standard equipment is on par with the Civic’s top EX trim level. The comes with: power outside mirrors and locks remote keyless entry; climate control; tilt-telescoping wheel with controls for and cruise control and a 100-watt six-speaker sound system.

equips every Civic anti-lock disk brakes brake-force distribution, electronic and traction control and a full of airbags, including curtain-style The Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure weaves the end’s major structural and elements into a web of components absorbs the energy created by a collision and directs it away the cockpit.

On The Road

The Civic doesn’t stray too far from its cousins. It is relatively nimble and up nicely for confident maneuvers at speeds. While it certainly win any stop-light drags, once up to it’s a solid, smooth on city streets and on the highway as

In a world where economy are often just driving this hybrid is actually fun to it’s peppy, agile and and you might even find looking for places to go with it.

There’s more. The ride is but comfortable without being with less road and wind whistle than for the compact-car class. It is, simply, a car. USA Today commented, gasoline Civics, the hybrid car had a sturdy, tight feel, as if it modeled after a sport

It didn’t have the slip-slidey you can get when trying to push a briskly through corners. the Civic was more fun to drive in the end of the scale.”


For 2011, the Hybrid has a suggested retail of $23,950, up $150 from A leather-trimmed interior package includes heated front adds $1,200 as does the package. Combine the leather and package and the sticker price is

In comparison, the Toyota Prius the most popular 2010 with fuel economy at 50 miles per gallon in combined driving, starts at $23,800 and satellite radio and Bluetooth. The IV with leather trim a considerable jump to $26,600 and a system that includes a camera (not available on the Hybrid) retails for $2,380.

Even though the price between the Civic Hybrid and Prius tips the scale the Prius with its better economy, the Civic Hybrid satisfy shoppers who value the Civic for its reliability and contemporary but really want a hybrid. if the Prius design is not your cup of and you can live with a compact than a mid-size sedan, the Honda Civic Hybrid is a little respect and consideration.

are Manufacturer Suggested Retail (MSRP) at time of publication and do not destination charges, taxes or

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