This vehicle has surpassed all my
expectations, drove it from OH to
COlorada last summer in Temps over 100
4 adults and averaged 48 MPG.
Getting better than 50 mpg around OH.
Corners great, and accelaration is good
when needed. Excellent leg room for
four adults. CVT transmission is
great, never feel any shifting.
Mileage, roominess, handling, safety
features size of trunk.
I wish they would make the top of dash
a lighter color, when parked in sun it
creates a large heat sink that is hard
to cool down.
The Honda civic hybrid fule fact for my
civic is city and highway combined
37mpg. I have driven the car less than
200 miles and probably very close to 50-
50 city vrs. highway miles. It takes a
bit of getting use to the hybird
technology as the car shuts down at
most stops. The Civic is remarkably
quiet. also it has a great standard
packsage, A.C., cruse control, CD am fm
sterio. Some folks may like the lighted
dash information stystem that includes
a tac, odomitor, battery status and
other things. I find it a bit
distracting with all the flashing and
It is a great car for those that have
concerned about consumption and
Basicly non smog producing
Probably 45 highway and 40 in the city
Pleanty of room. I cant get my
surfboard in it though.
The dash need work there is to much
going on there.
the more mpg the better.
Surf rack :)
HCH is peppy & responsive. CVT is much
smoother than regular auto transm.
Handles well on curves & highway. Brakes
are right there. Actual mileage lower
than expected (37-40 mpg, mixed suburban
driving). Bumps on steering wheel (@10 &
2 o'clock), plus its thickness & wide
ribbing, interfere with hand
placement for small-to-average woman's
hand. Even with seat cranked up, rear
visibility is poor (I'm 5'-5"). Seat is
uncomfortable on long trips. Passenger
wiper's sweep into driver's visual field
has effect of narrowing view & is
disturbing; transm. stick's chrome plate
reflects sun glare into driver's eyes- a
driving hazard. Exterior finish
Lack of hesitation & resistance when
accelerating, compared to regular auto
transm. With hard acceleration it may
resist some, but then it adjusts and
takes off--zoom. Quiet- little engine
noise. Relative to conventional cars,
gas mileage is superior. Good sound
system; quick, intense heat.
Better lumbar support, softer seat;
bigger rearview mirror. Improve Auto
Stop (to turn engine off again after
creeping forward in stopped traffic).
Let AC run when AS is on. Improve form,
function of steering wheel & wipers.
Console wastes space-- more storage
within driver's reach.
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
Availability of a sunroof and fog lamps
would be nice.
This car is advertised at 47/48 mpg. I
have had the car for 9 months now and
have 8,000 miles on it, and still only
get 39 mpg. I am very very disappointed
in this performance. The dealer says
it's because there are lots of hills in
this area and I drive it too fast. I
think the advertised mpg should NOT be
based on performance on flat terrain at
slow speeds. So I am not at all happy
with the car's performance in this area.
It handles very well.
Improved gas mileage or more honesty in