Although my Civic Hybrid does not get
quite to mileage advertised, it
consistently gives me mileage in the
40's and in the high 40's in highway
driving. It is solid and has an
excellent safety rating--which is one
reason I chose it over the Toyota Prius.
Its design is not pretentious, which I
Convenience of controls, front wheel
drive, comfortable for four adults, and
surprisingly roomy trunk space.
The design should permit the rear seats
to fold down.
As we pass the gas stations we laugh.
Our Honda Hybrid gets 45 MPG and rides
like a dream. It is fun to drive
also. We really get a kick out of
listening to the engine stop at stop
lights. If you have a hybrid you know
what I mean. Tee Hee
I get 47mpg highway, 39 city. It took
a little getting used to driving a
hybrid at first. The engine 'autostop'
was a shocker. Who would ever think of
an engine shutting off while stopped in
traffic? And when entering a highway,
going uphill was also a bit tough. In
order to get more power, you shift into
2 for a few seconds, then just shift
back into 1. (This is with an
automatic civic sedan.) A few things I
miss from my 2002 Honda Civic EX are
the color. . I also gained
alloy wheels, side impact airbags. In
short, I love my honda hybrid!
Riding express lanes (alone) to work,
and of course, the gas mileage and
A few things I miss from my 2002 Honda
Civic EX are the navy blue color and
sunroof. However, I gained
alloy wheels, side impact airbags.
The most interesting thing about
driving this vehicle is that you really
don;t notice anything different about
it. It handles like any other Honda
Civic. Now, that bwing said, it is a
little unnerving at first, when the
engine shuts down at a light, but the
car is so quiet that you normally don;t
even notice that, or the fact that the
engine starts again when you take your
foot off the brake.
I had an SUV prior to this, and only
filling the tank once a month is a
The great 40pgm+ gas mileage, and it
still feeling like you are driving a
CAR, not a toy.