Get Instant Pricing with Edmunds Price Promise℠
1Look for "Special Offers" on a specific car
2Get your upfront, locked-in price from the dealer
3Go to the dealership to buy your car with no haggle
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M) Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
I bought this car because I commute too many miles a week for a 4.0 v6 to cut it. I drove the car back from Chesapeake VA to the top corner of Pennsylvania and it drove wonderfully. The gas mileage is superb; I get mid-upper 40's in my area (This will vary greatly for anyone looking to buy one based on elevation changes on driving route, habits, ethanol in gas, etc.) during the dead of winter. The comfort is just about the same as my truck, however I'm more into functionality than luxury when it comes to vehicles, so if you need clouds to sit on, this isn't your car. The car has little passing power unless you shift down a few gears, but that's not what it's designed for.
The gas mileage is wonderful. The engine is whisper quiet, however to be fair before this I never owned a car that was newer than 1994. The dash is a very simple, yet effective way of relaying data to the driver. The 5-spd is awesome, shame they got rid of it in later models.
My car is a tad difficult to get into reverse, not sure whether it's because reverse isn't synchronized or it's a pre-existing problem. I would like a firmer clutch pedal, I can push this one with my finger. Better under coating for the body, I live up north so the salt will take its toll if I don't undercoat it myself this spring. I would think that Honda should either make their hybrid lighter to allow the 1.3 liter to be more effective (like the insight), or make the electric motor and engine slightly larger to compensate for the weight to power ratio. But, it's supposed to look like a normal car and be a hybrid, and it does this pretty darn well.
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M) Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
Bought the car used, only 16k...Had the gas tank filled up twice, and both times I averaged 49.6 mpg. It probably would have worse gas mileage if driven harder, but I cannot complain about what I get (is a 5 speed one). It would be nice if would have a little more oomph, but...then no mileage. Nice piece of machinery and technology, I enjoy getting almost 600 miles per tank, happy with the residual value down the road...
Nice and simple interior, slightly more pad than a regular civic, safety features, and NO TIMING belt.
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M) Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
I bought this car for my 65 mile round trip commute. It's awesome on the highway if I drive at a constant speed. Going 80, I'll get about 42 mpg. 65-70 mph and it will be around 45-48 mpg. Be a pain to everyone else (55-60mph) and get 49-52 mpg. Acceleration is horrible, and so is the throttle response when trying to stomp on the accelerator pedal. Overall, this car does what it is intended to, be a great commuter. In addition, it is easy to drive at the limits because the low rolling resistance tires are always screaming at you.
Instantaneous mpg indicator. This gauge makes driving a hybrid like a video game where the highscore is high MPG.
Throttle/acceleration response. I'm a left-foot-braker, and when I use the gas pedal after a stop light, there is about a half second pause before the engine responds.
Since the car reached about 80,000 miles the service engine light comes on at least once a month... It has had a new computer chip, catalytic converter, and transmission clutch box. Now they tell me it needs another catalytic converter $1100. The mechanic told me that Honda has not been able to find a fix for this issue but now it is no longer in warranty. I have had all recommended maintenance which costs between $200-400 each time. I would think that the car would not be falling apart. I have a friend who had to replace the transmission just after 100000.
Can drive HOV
Fix the problem so I can say (like the 2 Buicks, 1 Toyota and 1 Subaru that I owned) "I got 300,000 miles." At this point I think I would settle for 200,000. I take care of my cars. Honda I was expecting better if not as good. Dealership is very nice. Staff is very nice. But I want a fix. That doesn't cost an arm and a leg
The IMA light came on, so I took it to the Dealer to check. The IMA system was not charging, so they had to order a new one for me. The cost of replacement was $5000, which I did not have to pay, as they are warrantied for 10 years. I wanted to know if this is a common problem with The Honda Hybrid, as mine is less than 4 years old.
I have the manual trans. If Honda offered the man trans in new hybrid, I'd buy one. When I drive at speed limit (55 mph), I ave 55-60 mpg. New hybrid can't approach this. Freeway traveling (60-65 mph) ave is 50 mpg. Headwind kills mpg. Snow tires kills mpg. To me, mpg is more important than getting there early. Two recalls for engine computer stuff. Never any problems. Haven't replaced brakes yet. I have them checked at every oil change (3k miles) & so far not worn out. I'm getting nervous. Compared to previous vehicle(Jeep Gr Cher, 20mpg) I paid for hybrid August 2003. Honda should offer man trans for Civic hybrid, same as regular Civic.
1. mpg 2. Reliability 3. Manual Transmission
If Honda was serious about fuel economy, they would offer a Manual Transmission for the Civic hybrid. CVT only is compromise between marketing & fuel economy performance.
My mpg avg for 4000+ miles (B trip odo) is 52! Driving locally @ 60-65mph and normal in-town driving is 53-55 mpg! Only unusual maintenance was recall for fuel computer reboot. I Like my Civic Hybrid 5sp! Total mileage since new is 116xxx and brakes are still about 50+%. I wish Honda still offered the manual tranny, I'd buy a new one with navi option. The only downside is the lack of power, but I didn't buy it for power. You have to plan ahead to pass. Going up long grades can be slow.
I am getting better mileage than what it is rated at. I am at 49MPG combined 90% Highway 10% City. I drive 45 miles each way to work on all on highway in Denver. Today though the best 550 miles with 1/4 tank still left and 90 degrees all week long. I only spent $1500 in gas for 2006 and that is 35000 miles and 3 trips to Oklahoma, 1 Nebraska. In 2005 I had a 1997 Saturn and spent $2900 and no trips, just work and around town and only went 26000 miles and gas was much cheaper then. Everyone who tried to talk me out of the Hybrid now wants one. But if you buy a Hybrid a Civic or Prius is the only way to go.
I love the car, the design, comfort and reliability, but am only getting between 38 - 43 MPG. Not bad, but was expecting a lot better. I have tried to drive conservatively, but still got less than 43 in city driving. Highway seems to do better, but most of my driving is in traffic. So a little disappointed in the fuel efficiency, but overall I am enjoying the car.
It's a Honda! Very reliable and confortable.
Realistic MPG rating. The stated 48/50 is just not true.
$4300!!!! That's the price quoted by the dealership to replace the hybrid battery if it fails after the 80K warranty. 40.4!!!! That's my average MPG since I purchased my hybrid. Not quite 50/49 MPG. Consider the negatives before you buy a hybrid. Go for the standard engine!!!!
The car is excellent other than what I mentioned above. Buy the LE model.
Reduce the cost of the hybrid battery because when all these hybrid owners find out about the future cost, they'll stop recommending them like I have.
I had forgotten just how much fun driving a car could be. I love the performance and the fuel economy makes my gas cost half as much as other cars. I can get 600 miles on one tank of gas. With gas prices skyrocketing the way they are, I am sure glad I decided to by my Honda Civic Hybrid.
My favorite feature is the responsiveness of this car. When I need the power to move, it's there.
The only improvement I would suggest is that they make the seat backs just a little softer.
I have enjoyed my Honda. The fuel economy has been very good. I always would like to see it do better than 35- 45/gal. It drives nice and looks cute on the road. I see a lot of them around. I am looking to trade it in for the latest Honda Civic Hybrid. I love them!
The cd player and the air conditioning.
A bit better mileage on country roads and a higher clearance base.
Great auto for 100 mile r/t to work. Comfortable for 6'2, 230 lb guy. No repairs as of 35,000 miles, except for service. Handles good in wet conditons but poor in snow.
Great on gas mileage, 44 mpg, which as expected is under the EPA's test of 50 mpg.
I like the car a lot. Not a lot of power, but solid. The sticker says 47/48 mpg but I average 38-42 mpg consistently. I can't imagine how these other owners are getting over 50 mpg unless they are driving only downhill and with no wind resistance... I wish I really got 47/48 mpg as it says on the sticker. I really baby the car and am aware how to obtain the best mileage possible, but it just doesn't happen.
Instant mpg display.
More power. Truly the mpg it is advertised to have would be nice. That's why I boought the car in the first place. Feels like a letdown or that Honda is trying to entice people to buy it with these higher than realistically attainable numbers.
having been a chevy diehart most of my life, i simpley got tired waiting on g.m. hybrid. purchased a honda civic hybrid, got the shock of my life. handels great, fun to drive, gets 50 mpg and 100 mph if i want to. a very very solid car, compaired to my priouvis chevys. my corvette has been parked.
gas mileage, 46 to 52. depending how i drive it,rides good,easy to get in and out and iam just happy with this car. a/c and incabin air filter are very good
better shocks,cruse control to active, not good for gas mileage. and road noise, needs dampend perhaps under coating would help
I have had my mt hybrid just about one year and I am highly satisfied. Over the 30K I have driven it, I am averaging 51.4 and have had tanks at 56 or more several times. I never have problems with acceleration as I keep an eye on the battery gauge and love trying to make one tank of gas exceed the next. I strongly recommend changing the air filter even before recommended interval, as a modestly dirty filter will drag down mpg by 10 percent.
Mileage. Tranditional body style.
Cupholders are in a useless spot. MPG indicator "tops" at 120 mpg.
i bought a civic hybrid a couple months ago. the car is great and incredibly comfortable for a compact. although the car is in great need of more power it is great. i would say the only flaw of this car is the 95hp it has under the hood. I hope to purchase an accord hybrid soon.
my favorite feature is the hybrid technology and the great gas mileage
the only improvements i would make to this cat are to the horse power. the car needs more. the other improvfment i would make is more cup holders esp. for the back passengers
I recently took an 8,850 mile business trip. I carried about 200 pounds of luggage, and up to 300 pounds of boxed materials. I weigh about 210. I averaged 46.5 MPG, and had two tanks through at over 60 MPG. About 2/3 of the trip was on the freeway, and 1/3 in crowded two-lane traffic. There was absolutely no drama in the drive. I dodged aggressive drivers and dead animals. I drove in desert heat, Rocky Mountain cold and driving Okla-Texas rain. No problem. It is a lightweight and I had to constantly pay attention to keep it from jittering around. The acceleration is good and it maintains freeway speed. The Honda dealership is providing r
1) High Mileage!! 2) Predictable handling. 3) Social invisibility. I am in business. I don't want a car that attracts attention. 4) The cruise control holds well uphill and down.
1) The seats are a bit too stiff, and the upholstery kept pulling my trousers up where I didn't want them. I would like better seating. 2) The battery pack is probalby too small for my driving needs. It ran out of boost going over both the Rockies and the Sierras.
i drive over 25000 miles a year, so saving an estimated $5,000 over 5 yrs in fuel costs. still getting 48.4 mpg, even though i beat on the car and average about 90mph on the freeway. yeah, im a speedfreak and the 85 horses still perform well at this consistant speed.
gas savings! good looks, huge interior for a compact car. also the battery pack over the rear tires provides extra weight for snow driving, making this more sure footed in the snow than regular front wheel drives.
breaking system, theres something not right, but other honda model owners feel it too. hard to describe it, but dont trust it.
As a New York City native and one keenly aware of our over-dependence on Mideast oil, I turned my attention away from the Accord the dealership was showing me, to the sporty little Civic Hybrid that supposedly got 50 miles per gallon. I was one of the first in New Hampshire to purchase one, and I've been delighted with it. I'm 6 foot 2, and there's maybe 4 or 5 inches of extra headroom. It's a roomy, fast little car, and I get between 43 mpg and 52 mpg depending on the season and whether my snow tires are on or not. Pick-up is great, I love its looks, and it's fun to drive. And I feel good that less of my money is going to Mideast oil sheiks.
Headroom! Lots of it. Peppy and good pick-up from the toll booth or on passing when I really need it. Handles the road well, corners well, and the gas mileage really is super. My best is 52 mpg; I've actually driven NH to NYC round-trip on one tank of gas!
Promote the heck out of this technology as it's a real winner, and get those gas-guzzling SUVs and monster trucks off the road.
I drive a lot and wanted a car that would perform well and be reliable as well as fuel efficient. I am a devotee of Honda since buying a 9 year old Accord in 1995 that a friend of mine is still driving. The Civic Hybrid fits the bill. It's fun to drive (a little slow out of the gate, but passable) and it's even more fun to see it get more than 600 miles to a tank. You can't be that in these times. I will alway be a Honda satisfied customer.
I love that the car shows you how you're doing on gas mileage. The dashboard was distracting at first (too much to watch!) but now, I love it.
They really, really need to find a way to put a sunroof on this car. There's got to be a way to move the antenna to accomplish it. The car would be perfect then.
Absolutely the most economical and fun car to drive. The IMA system smokes some of the fancier cars like the BMW, Jetta, Ford ponies right at the light. I made a trip from NJ to South Carolina (800 miles one way) on 17 gallons of gas. It cost more for the tolls than it did for the fuel!The road pep is surprising. Great sound system as well. Plenty of room for the passengers and the trunk is very roomy.The engine is extremely quiet. Interior cooling and heating are super. BUY this car!
A/C is excellent. Room for gear. seats are comfortable. 5000 mile oil change interval No charging needed Great sound system Good leg room
quiet the road noise.. give the auto stop feature a 1 minute delay it will save the starter motor.
I didn't really choose to buy this car, since I wanted a manual transmission hybrid (the Civic is the only such model), but I am absolutely happy. The performance is decent, certainly no different than standard Civics or similar class cars. However, I probably would have paid more for extra horses because acceleration above 60 mph or when driving with a full car is sluggish. Gas mileage has lived up to my expectations -- 45-55 mpg, which leads me to think any complaints out there are from drivers who accelerate too fast, go over 80 mpg, etc. All other aspects of the car are identical to regular Civics -- a well balanced and economical sedan.
600+ miles per tank of gas! Under ideal driving conditions (flat, 60 mph speed, etc.), I get 65 mpg. Dash lights are stylish, as is the mini- spoiler and antenna. Overall feel of the car is solid for its size.
Major things -- rear suspension a bit loose, wheel design is chunky/ugly, extra horsepower (even if 5 mpg less fuel efficient). Minor things -- extra armrest for passenger, cupholders in back, windows don't shed rain that well, trunk space is a bit smaller than standard C
I waited for and sought out this car, wanting a hybrid and having driven Hondas for 30 years now. Not enough dealers around here carry them. Many people waiting for them. I have always had hatch backs and loved them for carrying stuff. Don't know whether or not a hatchback could get as good mileage.
gas mileage (47.6), smooth and quiet, easy on environment, doesn't use gas when stopping at lights, trains, etc., cute looking, makes me proud to drive it! Has great pick up!
Rear windshield wipers, greater range of colors.
excellent handing. NO mechanical problems. comfortable ride (seating). roomy back seat. good vision (except when it rains, water tends to stay on rear window). Seats are very low, 6way power-seating would be great. NO place for handbag. Beige color I chose is very hard for others to see, daytime running lights are necessary. So nice to get a $2000 tax rebate.
dash readout for m.p.g. quality road- hugging on curves pretty gas mileage
a place for my purse...daytime running lights...back windshield wiper...better intown mileage...6-way power seats in front
We thought we were going to purchase the Toyota Prius, but were not pleased with the dashboard configuration. We then decided on the Honda Civic Hybrid and are extremely pleased. We discuss each morning over who will get to drive it; the one going the most miles wins. We are very pleased with our purchase.
Mileage is terrific. Don't have to look for a gas station except once every 500 or so miles.
Key insert is hidden under the steering wheel. Could be placed with more visibility.
Since I drive 1000+ miles per week for my job, I bought the Hybrid to give my beloved Xterra a break....as well as to improve my gas mileage from 15 to 50 mpg. Though I still love my Nissan, the Hybrid has been everything that I expected and more. In order to keep it at optimum fuel efficiency, I've noticed that I need to check the tire pressure and adjust regularly.
Fuel economy, fit and finish, auto- stop, comfortable ride, flawless shifting.
Availability of a sunroof and fog lamps would be nice.
I read enough about both the civic and prius to make me think it's a toss up. The final factor, availabilty. Two toyota dealers had waiting list of 8 months to a year and a half. Honda dealer two miles from my work hadn't started a list yet and I had the next delivered hybrid. (3 days). I know it was lucky, but i got a hybrid for a few grand less, zero waiting, few hundred under sticker and in time to get the 2003 tax break.
Driven suv's and sut's as of late. Like the tight interior and sport feel inside.
Outside looks better than the nornal civic, but could be alittle flashier.
SO FAR I'VE PUT 6300 MILES ON MY HCH AND NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING SO FAR. MY DRIVE TO WORK IS 25 MILES ONE-WAY WITH A COMBINATION OF HIGHWAY AND CITY DRIVING. I'M AVERAGING ABOUT 46 MPG WITH ABOUT A 2 MPG DROP USING THE AC. HONDA'S QUALITY AND REALIABILITY IS UNMATCHED!
DIGITAL GAUGES. AUTO STOP FEATURE. FUEL ECONOMY AND ULEV.
SUNROOF WOULD BE NICE. TRUCK POPPER ON KEYLESS ENTRY. FOLD DOWN REAR SEATS WHICH WOULD MEAN RELOCATING THE BATTERY.
I bought the hybrid to increase gas mileage. In addition, the Civic Hybrid is the most luxurious car I have owned. The basic price includes all of the items one usually pays extra for. It is perfect. The car easily stops on ice and snow. I get about 51 miles/gallon, or nearly 600 miles per tank (standard transmission. Have gas prices gone up?
Gas mileage, abs brakes, side air bags, sound system, interior design
Even greater gas mileage, perhaps seven or eight hundred miles/tank.
I commute 150 miles to work everyday so recent gas prices drove me to trade- in my Subaru WRX (an awesome car by the way) for the Hybrid. It was the best decision I ever made. The car handles well, fits my family of four and has reduced my gas bill by over half. I average between 47 to 54 miles per gallon (not sure how Consumer Reports rated only 36 mpg). It is of course a Honda so no complaints about the quality. Best of all, you will feel great about taking the first step to encourage technology that works toward breaking the dependence circle on foreign oil.
Gas mileage, handling, interior layout and quality, blue illumination display
So, a change in outlook has taken me from a 15 mpg Durango to the 51 mpg Civic. I just love this little car so far. My new job is about 60 miles away, and I'll be commuting for a couple of months. This will be a great commuter. If I drive it on the freeway at 75 mph, I seem to get about 45 mpg. At a more leisurely pace of 65 and under, it'll pull down an honest (at least according to the digital readout) 52+ mpg.
The fit and finish are great. The auto stop feature (which turns of the engine at stops and starts automatically when you put it into gear) is a great conversation starter. My favorite feature has to be the great gas mileage.
Cup holders for the rear seat passengers, slightly bigger mirrors, more seat adjustment with a bit wider back bolsters. A CD player that doesn't SKIP when you hit a minor bump. Door ajar light, instead of just the beeper. Shifter handle more solid to the stick. (Picky, ain't I?)
I love this car. I bought it before the recent spike in gas prices and I'm glad i did. My other vehicle was 1 2002 Dodge Dakota and with 15mpg it was impractical to use it as my every day car. This vehicle gets in the mid 40's in the winter and improves to over 50 now that the weather has warmed.
Incredibly good gas mileage!
A little more pep in the engine would be useful for merging into highway traffic, but then again the mileage probably wouldn't be so good, and that, after all, is why I bought this car.
We have had our Honda Civic Hybrid since August 2002 and have not had a moment's regret about buying it. We admit to feeling a bit superior these days as we pass many high-priced gas stations without needing to stop!
Ease of driving, parking, and less fear of rising gas prices.
More lumbar support in seats--maybe adjustable for those of us with bad backs.
WE THOUGHT THIS CAR WOULDN'T BE AS COMFORTALBE AS WE HOPED....WE WERE VERY SURPRISED WHEN WE TOOK A LONG TRIP TO CANADA IN IT. THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE CAR IS "I LOVE THE COLOR" (SILVER BLUE) THEN WHEN THEY RIDE IN IT, THEY CAN'T BELIEVE HOW QUIET IT IS! WE HOPE THIS CAR LAST FOR MANY YEARS! WE LOVE IT!
LOOKS, INSIDE AND OUT. AND......OF COURSE THE GAS MILEGE!
WE REALLY CAN'T THINK OF ANY!
After driving my Honda Hybrid for over 30,000 miles and to both coasts of the country, I still love it. Lots of pep and fun to drive. Two friends have already bought thier own after seeing and driving mine. Only draw-back is that it will need snow tires in prolonged winter driving conditions. It also was sluggish going over Vail pass, or any high, long, mountain pass.
For some reason, I can get up to 60 MPG driving localy, in the mountains! Love that.
There is some occational vibrating sound around the dash, so that could be tightened up I guess.
I love my car. It's cute Great on gas and for being a small car it still has lots of room.Love the new colors they come in. Mine is the new lite blue. I just love driving It!!!
Style, Color, Low on Gas Honda did again Great Car For Your Money
Fun to drive, Saves on gas. Easy to drive in rain,goes up hills fast. Gets good milage.
The light on the dash board. The gas metter lights
I am a grad student who drives about 5- 600 miles per week. My 1997 Bravada blew the engine and I needed a car fast. I have had this one a week and it handles Michigan ice and rain like a big car, yet sometimes my mileage is 46 mpg. With escalating gas prices, I just wonder why I didn't do this sooner.
Watching the MPG, how speedy it is.
I miss my sun roof, and thermostat/compass, but can have the outside thermostat and compass put in. Should be standard.
I love this car! It's sporty, saves a lot on gas, and is fun to drive. My other vehicle is a Durango so I refer to the Civic as the "Anti-Durango". I have driven the Hybrid over 15,000 miles in 10 months. I feel comfortable in this car.
Trunk is roomy for a small car. I added an after market sun roof that's cool. The hybrid feature is definitly the best--now if it only could work like the Toyota Prius' does. . .
Even better gas mileage! Using the air conditioning or heater drops the mpg. It's annoying that you can't lock all the doors by hitting the door lock button. A pain & if I loose the fob, the only way to lock it will be to put the key in the door!
Started out at 44-45 mpg; after 5,000 gets avg.of 34.I'm disappointed. I do even mix of city & hiway. Flat out on open hiway gets 45. Low profile body is a disaster. Constant scrapes. Fenders pop out if bumped. Dealer has checked many times and tells me its my driving, and that it "has to be babied". I wish I had bought a Toyota!
Improve mgh. Test in real conditions with traffic. Be truthful in advertising. Pick chassis up off of the road!
This is a fun car to drive. It sacrifices little in performance for a dramatic 500 miles before refueling. It can cruise at 80+ mph with power to accelerate. Engine is very quiet.
500 miles to tank of gas.
A sunroof would be nice.