Bought the Hybrid Civic over the
Toyota Prius because Honda offered
more standard features (side airbags,
CD player, driver armrest). Plus, the
Civic was more visually pleasing than
the 1st generation Prius. It all comes
down to whether you want the world to
know you're driving a hybrid. Honda
hid the technology in an existing
model; Toyota displayed for all to see.
The Civic Hybrid is a great urban
runabout. It is peppy, nimble, and
surprisingly roomy and quiet for such
a small car. The CVT "shifts" without
the driver noticing. That is great
engineering. And the car feels solid;
again, surprisingly so for such a
Love the continuous fuel economy
track; the guage showing the amount of
gas vs. electric battery power; and
the near-luxurious appointment of the
Fuel economy estimates that reflect
real-world driving conditions. We're
getting 38 MPG city, 44 MPG highway.
That's still superb, but less than the
window-sticker that says 48/47. Also
nees: Power antenna. Rear wiper. Fog
lights. Daytime running lights.
I've driven the car 10,800 miles in the
roughly 90 days since purchasing. The
controls are well designed, heating &
air work very well. There is enough
power to enter fast interstates with no
problem. Pleased with the fit and
finish. Fuel mileage listed is pretty
accurate, but how one drives can make a
significant difference. I like filling
up less often!
Fuel savings. Like setting the desired
temperature and leaving the rest to the
(1) cup holder in rear; (2) put an
accessory power outlet left of the
steering wheel for cell phone use; how
about a power converter and a 110
outlet for emergencies, camping, etc.
I've had this vehicle for 10mths and the
ride drive needs to be improved, it
needs alot more power or alot more gas
saving, for the little power that it has
it is not saving enough gas.
Quality and reliability of vehicle is
great however the exterior design needs
improvement. It is not worth the price I
pay for it - the price should be about
17,000 at the most 17,500.
Power windows, doors, fairly good trunk
space and oil change time intervals
Gas saving, Power train, exterior
design, bigger tires.
This is the gentlest car that I've
driven. There is no excess of shifting
from the transmission. The micro filter
is a lung saver when in heavy traffic,
it eliminates all smells. The air
conditioning can almost compete
with my refrigerator, it is a life
saver in the hot weather months. The
best part of my purchase of this
car is the fact that it saves me time
by not visiting fuel pumps weekly and
by having the car's oil changed. My
time is worth more then money and this
car is saving me time.
This has been one of the best purchases
I've made in a long time. Thank you!
The gentle ride it provides.
The seats are not very comfortable for
long trips for shorter people.