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 :)
This is an exceptional automobile.
Honda has always been a dependable
car. It has great handling and lots of
take off power for a four cylinder
car. 50000 miles and still not a
problem with it at all. remember
routine maintaince is important to a
long live of the honda.
the cruise control system is a favorite
of mine. i like being able to increase
the speed by one touch of the accel
I would like to see the electric lock
being placed on the passenger side door
as well as the driver door. it is a
pain to walk around to unlock the
entire car instead of using the
passenger side to open all doors.
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.