I wanted a hybrid that looked like a car, and the Honda Civic is that car. Most people who have ridden in the car cannot believe that it is a hybrid. The performance has been great, and the mileage even better.
The dash give you a great deal of useful information. You can challenge yourself to get better gas mileage.
I think the engine shut off algorithm could be imrpoved to use the gas engine even less. It seems like Toyota may have a better one.