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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
just bought this baby for 11k with 101k miles, looks new, runs great. 41 mpg so far avg(first week) im still learning how to drive more efficently and its fun! i was looking at the FT-86 but decided to wait and got this in the meantime. i thought i would be disappointed but once i saw it in the metal and sat inside that all changed. great for adventures and wallets(30$ to fill up and first tank i got 460miles).
I would like it if i had more control over the assist and charging features.
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I have 116,000 on this car I bought in late 2005. It gets 50-52 MPG mostly freeway. I have had not a trouble with it, great car!
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Purchased in KC for $11,000 with 76K miles. Traded in a 2006 Mercedes E350 for this gem. I have only owned the car for one week, but I love that I am averaging over 45mpg on my 70+ mile commute to work. Snappy handling and decent highway pickup make for a fun drive. Acceleration from a stand-still will not break your neck, but it is adequate.
MPG, MPG, MPG! Cool blue display, instant MPG feedback, overall interior styling, auto-stop at traffic lights.
None thus far, but I will be re-posting in about 6 months with an update!
I find myself looking for reasons to drive somewhere, simply because driving this car is so fun. This is my first Honda and it has been a treat. I wish the hybrid still was able to have fold down seats in back but that is currently where the batteries are located. I have had to relearn how to drive because if I drive normally, I won't get near the high MPG I bought this car for. If I watch what I'm doing, it's ok. Drove a 150 mile trip, mostly freeway and got 47 MPG. In city, I get a solid 40 MPG. Car is really jerky in the 7-9 mph range. It feels like it can't decide whether to shut the engine off or not.
Digital dash, maintenance minder so I don't have to remember when to take the car in, good gas mileage.
Find a new location for batteries so we can fold down rear seats, need faster and smoother acceleration and low speed driving.
I have put 57,150 on this car and it has met all are expectations. Its handles like a sports car but give us the gas mileage. On all highway trips we get 55 mpg (75 MPH) and with a mix we average 43 mpg per tank. We have kept it dealer maintained getting all services as prescribed in the maintenance chart. If you drive a hybrid you have to learn to drive different then what you do a normal car to maximize the technology. Winter time the mpg only went down 1 mpg with winter tires. The only thing I wish they would re-design is the emergency brake which hits my knee (59). I would also prefer the 5 speed over the automatic if they made them anymore.
Handling, design looks, comfort on long trips except the emergency brake.
The only thing I wish they would re- design is the emergency brake which hits my knee (59). I would also prefer the 5 speed over the automatic if they made them anymore. 2 door coupe version
I am traveling salesmen. I drive 40K miles per year. So, I figured I would help mother earth and my pocket book. Bought a used HCH hybrid. Great car I thought. When I purchased this car, I was getting 47+ MPG. I have owned for 8 months, and then all the sudden my MPG goes to 36 MPG. I take to dealer and they tell me it is the heat. Well I have driven this car 26K miles in the past 8 months. I told them it was funny that it worked fine, and then all the sudden crappie MPG. They said that the heat or a bad battery was the problem. Ask them is their a test for the battery? Answer No! Seems funny they can tell me the IMA is fine, but they can not tell me the battery has a bad cell.
The blue light dash is cool.
Fix the battery and heat problems that so many people have been complaining about. What I can understand is that Congress or someone can't make you fix a problem that just about all the hch drivers are having with this car at some point in the life of the car. If I knew who to contact, I'd file
We are typically getting 48 mpg during the summer, with air conditioning on, and about 45 in the winter in Rochester NY. On top of that, while not peppy, the car can work into traffic without fear, and we've used it on vacation with two other people and luggage in the car. My only complaint is when it drops gear while climbing hills on cruise and revs too high. Built very solid, best door thud of any car we've owned, and has been no trouble at all, aside from one recall notice, covered while in for an oil change. Also, oil is changed by indicator, not by miles, which for us is about 10 months. Shopping now for another Civic, a coupe this time.
routine 48 MPG, plethora of information on dash, speedometer on the dash.
A little bigger gas engine would be nice, maybe half way back to the original 1800 cc, More color choices.
Best investment I have ever made. With today's gas prices, I feel smart.
Digital speedometer and mpg monitors. Ergonomics of car is very friendly.
Need to have lock for glove compartment and center console.
I bought this car off a private party mainly because of the carpool lane stickers it had. We live in CA, and these are like gold; the state hasn't issued anymore for this year so if you buy new you aren't guaranteed a sticker. Anyway, we also got the car for it's fuel efficiency; we average about 38-40 mpg in combined city/highway driving. The Prius gets better mileage due to its increased reliance on the electric motor, but I think the Honda looks better and is actually quite fun to drive. We added an Eclipse navigation w/upgraded stereo receiver that rocks. We also tinted the windows to keep it cooler in the summer (and it looks cool too!) For a small car, has a decent amount of room.
Carpool lane access, fuel economy, reliability, styling
Leather interior option
Very disappointed with 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid fuel efficiency. During past winter (2006-07) only got 22-26 mpg! Drove only for short commutes. The HCH gets nowhere near the estimated EPA MPG when used for short commutes, especially during the winter. The brakes slip very slightly when car is stopping.
When stopped at intersections, it is sometimes difficult to see pedestrians because of the design of the windshield. Add light to see ignition key socket.
I can tell you that the hybrid gets excellent mileage if you slow down just a little. I drove a 625 mile trip and on the way there I drove 78 miles per hour and got 37 mpg and on the way back I dropped my speed to 68 and got 42 MPG. I love to drive this car in traffic, it gets around smoothly. Only complaint I have is the parking brake lever hits my leg when driving. I am over 6 feet tall and that lever gets annoying, but if you were shorter it would be fine.
The auto start feature that shuts off the engine at stop lights or just stopped will shut off the engine and when you let off the brake the engine automatically starts up and you go.
Not much to improve other than that emergency brake lever. The door unlock when you shut off vehicle only unlocks drivers door, I went through the manual and there is no way to set it up to unlock all the doors.
I do not miss my 5 speed manual Accord. This automatic keeps me busy, watching all the readouts, trying to maximize my fuel efficiency, while reducing global warming. Driving has almost become like land surfing, using the topography to propel as much as possible before applying the pedal. It's surprising how many times the hare and the turtle (Hybrid) end up in the same place at the same time. I save my brakes, am less likely to get into a serious accident not to mention less pollution in the atmosphere and the obvious saving the ever increasing dollars at the pump.
The auto stop engine shut-off when you come to a stop (traffic light or railroad crossing etc.)
Since the tire pressure is important to your fuel economy I wish the car would come equipped with a tire pressure gauge on the dash. The windows could use a darker tint to give more protection in the summer heat and help keep a cooler interior to aide the air conditioning start up efficiency.
I have had no problems - it is comfortable, completely reliable in hot and cold weather, and very fun to drive -- trying to get the highest mpg is a fun challenge (when I'm not in a hurry).
mpg gauges, sirius satellite radio plug-in, engine stopping when car is stopped, battery charge during braking
I would like to be able to set a max rpm limit during cruise control mode, so that the rpm would not go sky high going up hills (car would slow down a bit, but thats ok). I would like a "best efficiency acceleration button" to accelerate the car from a standstill to cruise speed.
Originally bought this as a commute car, never owned a Civic before. I absolutely LOVE this car. Everything about it is perfect. I am not given to hyperbole but I rated it "10" in every category because it really is outstanding. Design, performance, reliability - everything is top notch. If you are considering a hybrid, look at Honda. Drives like a normal car, looks sleek and I can get 50+mpg on the highway if I am easy on the gas pedal. Honda really hit it out of the park on this one.
The display is easy to read and I like the toggle between engine temp and real-time gas mileage meter.
We purchased this car (our first Honda) this year because of rising gas prices and Honda's claim of 50mpg. It now turns out that the realistic mpg is closer to 35 (city & highway). The service department at the dealership says this is about what we should expect.
I purchased this vehicle for my daughter. Both she and I love the car, it is fun and cheap to drive. It has the best features for a HY! Compared to her Mercedes Benz SUV, the HY is cheaper and more fun to drive.
The interior dash design and blue illumination display is easy on the eyes and the heads up speedo is quick and easy to see for a young driver. The gas mileage is around 39 city and 44 Hwy, gets better as the car is broke in.
Add Bluetooth technology to the car and it will be the total package for a teenage and young adult driver!
A defect free car right off the showroom floor. You WILL get the EPA rated mileage in warm weather if the car is driven properly. Cold weather decreases mileage significantly. Our Civic hybrid is fun to drive, and I liked getting 512 miles on 9.39 gallons of 87 octane (our first tank of gas.....on a new, tight engine).
The dash layout.......it's very easy to read. The fit and finish of the car is unsurpassed.
The Civic hybrid needs front seat lumbar support. The rear seatback should fold down. It needs rear cupholders and lighted vanity mirrors.
I would recommend reviewing the Civic Hybrid after 6 months or so. I reviewed shortly after purchase and have a few additional comments now that I have had some time with the car. Still a great car and glad I made the purchase. Fairly comfortable on long trips but as in any car, the sitting gets a little rough. Cruise is fairly steady but deviates about one mile/hr over/under the set speed as the engine has to catch up and back off. The audio w/ navi is not really XM ready. It still needs a tuner and a couple other parts. With installation, the dealer wanted $700. Otherwise, this car is one of the best buys. Get the Navi for sure. It is excellent, especially with voice recognition.
Navi with phone book, excellent economy (avg 44 on long trips, even better in the city). Continuous monitoring of fuel efficiency. Transmission is like an airplane engine taking off when accelerating hard. No shifting, just steady power!
Voice recognition sometimes hears something totally different than the command given. Center armrest needs to be a little higher to be used as something other than a console cover, unless the driver has unusually long arms!
I absolutely could not be happier with this purchase. Bought the car sight unseen since Hybrids are in short supply (and having never owned a Honda before). Much roomier than I had expected and fit/finish of interior and exterior are phenomenal! Quality materials used throughout cabin. Love the split-level dash; very easy to read at a glance and keep an eye on my instantaneous MPGs. The new Civic body style is beautiful. I probably would not have purchased a Civic hybrid if they were still producing the last generation model. In the warmer months I averaged 48-55 MPG, but now that the weather has cooled, I get around 42- 46 MPG. Not bad anyway you look at it, and double the MPG of my old car!
Obviously stellar MPG is a big one here. Also, the interior has got to be one of the coolest on the market at any price point. Forward-sliding center armrest is a nice touch and plenty of storage pockets/bins throughout. Love the sleek exterior design. Side-view mirror mounted turn signals rock.
I'd like to have the option of a moonroof (I'd be willing to sacrifice a couple tenths of a MPG for one). Nav system should come standard on the Hybrid model. Honda needs to reposition the rear battery pack to allow for a fold down/pass thru rear seat. CVT transmission could be silkier in operation.
Cruise control is very helpful in sub-urban and urban driving as well as utilizing cruise control on the Highway. The car automatically charges and alternately expends electrical energy in the cruise control mode increasing the MPG that a tank of gas delivers. In fact the less hands on driving that I perform and the more driving the car performs in cruise control, the better the car performs.
Cruise Control. The instrument panel is also helpful in providing feedback of driver impact on MPG based on driver skill. The more one adopts reasonable driving skills to a trip, the better the per tank MPG.
Driver seat could have electric controls to operate positions and the exterior mirrors for Civics destined for New England should be heated
I love my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid! I am thrilled with the gas mileage and I get the reliability of Honda, plus I've gone "green"! This car is fun to drive, zipping around town, or scooting out into traffic- it is a pleasure. On trips and highway travel, the economy, performance and spacious interior are great. The two-tier dash gives it a bigger car "feel" and makes everything easy to see. The seats are comfortable and the cloth fabric has the feel of suede-very nice! The backseat and trunk are quite roomy and climate control is more than adequate. The sound system is fantastic and I have XM Radio to boot! It is fun to drive, comfortable to be in and great to look at, a sharp little car!
I wanted a hybrid and I did my research for six months before my purchase. I love driving a "green" vehicle- it is better for the environment and it suits my needs. It truly is fun to drive, it is responsive and due to its mpg calculations- I have learned to drive more gas "friendly".
The angle of the headrest is a little off so I have to have it raised which creates a blind spot over my left shoulder. Lights on the vanity mirrors and a little heavier quality sun visor. I miss my electric adjustable drivers seat from my 2000 Accord V6...
The 2006 civic hybrid has exceeded all my expectations. I average between 46 and 51 mpg. I took the car on a 2500 mile trip to the west coast from Denver and was surprised that it was more comfortable than I thought. I started the trip around 69 mph and soon was cruising at 75 plus mph on the interstates. My worst mileage was from san diego to green river Utah ( all uphill) mileage was about 37 mpg for that segment. The gas engine does really rev up climbing grades in cruise control, but it goes along fine. Probably if you had 4 people on board, you would some more horsepower (I was alone) For what it is , I give it a high rating and like its look much more than the prius.
Add some lumbar adjustability to the drivers seat.
The only thing I didn't like were the beige cloth seats -- they show the dirt. If the civic hybrid would have come in a hatchback, I would have purchased it instead of the sedan.
The fact that it is a hybrid; I also like the longer length of the car and the revised dash board.
Make a hatchback (then you could compete with the Prius!) Use darker colors for seat covers.
I get between 48 and 51 MPG. This car has been smartly engineered.
Interior noise on the highway.
The 06 Civic Hybrid gets great mileage with a slight adjustment in driving style. I average 49.6 MPG combined with about 75% highway miles with 13K miles on the car. Driven at higher speeds, mileage drops slightly, about 45 MPG when driving at 70MPH or above. Comfortable, well built, and no maintenance issues so far. Styling is good and comfort is reasonable. The seats can be a bit hard on very long trips. Lots of extras included in the standard model make it a good value. Sips fuel, looks good, fun to drive, great handling for an ecomomy car. Overall, this is the best car I have ever owned. Plus, it is easy on the environment with very low emissions. Overall, I am extremely pleased
I like the two tier instrument panel with tilt and telescoping steering wheel. It allows you to adjust the wheel so all readouts are visable at all times. No more ducking down while driving to see your speed or tank level. Digital readouts with blue illumination are futuristic and easy to read.
Fold down back seat would be nice. Tire pressure readout from cabin would also be helpful.
purchased the car because it handled and drove better than the prius. the honda quality is very evident and the gas mileage has been an average of 48mpg. I'm 6'3" and the leg room and head room is better on the civic than most full size cars. Owning and driving a hybrid has never been so comfortable and affordable. There really is no excuse not to own a hybrid now. The only real complaint is how much the dealer wants to get you for XM radio.
leg room, head room, and 48 mpg
make XM or Siruis standard. XM ready means nothing if you still need to come up with another 600 bucks.
What a great car. It's a safe, practical 4-door mid-sized sedan with incredible fuel economy. The only time you know it's a hybrid is when the engine shuts down at red-lights and at the pump. It's roomy, fun to drive, and of the most cutting-edge technology available for $20k (counting tax credit). It'll teach you to drive all over again. I no longer see how fast I can get somewhere, I see how efficiently I can do it. Sounds goofy, but it is a fun game to play. Don't listen to Consumer Reports when they say the best they could get was 38 mpg. The engine gets better with break- in. My tanks are so far 37.6 (incl. del from Japan), 41.8, 42.1, 44.4 & I'm confident it'll get better. Go try it!
Interior: I fit perfectly. My knees were jammed into the dash of the Prius. Fuel Economy: GreenHybrid.com has a Real Mileage Database where owners enter their actual mileage. Avg for the Civic is 47mpg. The Prius' is 48 mpg. Safety: IIHS.org Best Pick Gold Medal Winner Feeling: It's my Zen Pod:)
Road Noise: could use some sound deadening. Lumbar adjustability would be nice. Sunroof, heated seats, wagon or hatchback, more electric-only mode appearances, plug-in option, better cruise control... This is all wishful thinking. It's the perfect car. It does it all with minimal enviromental impact
I bought the hybrid to save on gas because I commute 41 miles each way on the L.A. freeways. I have been pleased with the mileage (about 43-44 mpg) plus in California I have received my exemption stickers that allow me to use the carpool lanes alone. This saves me over 30 minutes each way daily. My auto insurance also dropped significantly. Probably owing more to the change in cars (previous car - Subaru WRX). While the car is definitely not built for the fun factor that the WRX was, it is comfortable (except on potholes), has major safety features and great ergonomics.
Carpool exemption in California! retained power after ignition off.
better rear suspension. The potholes make it feel like the back end of the car is breaking.
I recently purchased a the Civic Hybrid for the fuel savings and HOV lane useage. So far the car has averaged 52 MPG. I commute between Eastern Suffolk County (Long Island) and Queens NY, so its a mixed bag of Highway and city driving. Car is excellent and handling is great. Highly recommended!
Dash layout, CVT Transmission is flawless, Engine is so quite, I can't hear it.
in the short time of owwnership aug 1 of 2006 we have driven 3,000 miles the vehicle has exceeded my expectaions in all aspects. Acceleration is suprising good fuel economy trip to maine was approx 55 mpg. mileage varies with the amount of foot pedal pressure on the gas pedal. vehicle was rommy and comfortable, handling was excellent. i would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone.
rommy and very good acceleration for small car
Got 41 mpg on first tank of gas. I suspect that will go up slightly as car gets broken in. I don't know why some people complain about not getting 50 mpg. Those estimates are under ideal situations. You never can replicate those conditions exactly. Interior quality is very good, car is quiet , low road noise. Generous legroom and headroom (I'm 6'2"). Acceleration from standstill isn't great, but once it gets going it does well. Going up on hills is fine, because the battery assists the motor. Overall I'm happy
MP3 plug, side curtain airbags, nice blue instrument illumination
Headlights are too low on hood. Doesn't illuminate a very far distance on dark roads.
Been a Honda owner in the past (kept both for over 7 years), so expected quality. But did not expect how much I love the car - inside and out. The dash is not only fun, but user friendly, simple and elegant. A whole lot of fun to see real-time mpg. The only adjustment I've had to make is not being able to see the front of the car (for parking) and the headrest - but I've gotten used to both. The regenerative brakes and electric assist on the steering I've come to really, really like. Handling is great. The engine shut-down at lights worried me that when it started up again, there would be some sort of jolt or noise - it's nearly seamless. The best part is I drive more safely.
I like my Civic Hybrid fine. I miss some of the features on my old vehicle (Sienna Minivan) such as a mute button on the steering wheel and the really comfy seats. I would say it is fun to drive and a great conversation piece. I still go to the gas station ever week I just don't spend near as much.
Accessory plug for MP3s
Cup holders in the back and better floor mats.
I have over 1,500 miles and I am now getting 50 to 53 MPG. I am also not using the air conditioner. The first several tanks of gas averaged 42 MPG while breaking in. During the recent heat wave my mileage dropped to 37 MPG because the "auto stop" would not function most of the time. I also used the air conditioner constantly. I stopped in at my Honda service desk and was told as soon as the heat improved my car would resume "auto stop". This was true. I still love my hybrid anyway.
Price, safety, gas savings,comfort, drive/ride, design.
I am concerned that the auto stop function does not work around 100 degree heat temperatures. I may be moving to Arizona.
I am breaking in and drive all city miles. I am averaging 42 MPG. I do not have to take my eyes off the road to see the large split digital speedometer. The leg/head room is great. The telescoping steering wheel gives even more room. Roomy for its size. Climate control is a plus. Backing up and parking is challenging because the aerodynamic design makes it impossible to see the front and back of the car. I would like to see backup and front cameras. The high windshield wipers are also obscuring the front bumper view. The drive/ride is great and the car is fun to drive. It hugs the road. Safety is a great plus as well. Many handy compartments. Trunk is nice height for unloading groceries.
Price, safety, side air bags, gas/emissions savings, fun, comfortable ride/suspension, locking gas tank latch, remote trunk opener, security system, split digital speedomoter, radio controls on steering wheel, gauges for average MPG use and needed oil change, storage compartments, heated mirrors.
Greater visibility to park and back up or the availabilty of reasonable front and back up cameras. A larger rear view mirror to eliminate usual blind spots. Vehicle Stability Control. Tire pressure monitor. Lower the windshield wipers. Fold down back seats in the hybrid. Eliminate antenna.
I own a 2004 Prius and now own the 2006 civic hybrid. Great car and every bit as nice as the Prius. I currently have 1,800 on the vehicle and am averaging 51 mpg on mixed highway and city driving. I don't know how people can be getting way lower than that. I do not drive like a grandma, just sensibly. Don't expect to get 50 mpg driving 85 mph on the expressway or flooring it off the light. Great car, compares very well with the Prius. If you are seriously considering hybrids, this car is a good choice. I have two kids and we can all get in with no problem. You can definitely be a hybrid only family and take trips with no problem.
Quietness, handling, looks
Make all the doors unlock on the automatic unlock feature. The driver's door only? C'mon.
Fun, beautiful, sporty, saving tons of money on gas. Best car ever owned. Achieving 50mpg consistently. Much better looking than the Prius.
exterior looks and nice dash
aluminum wheels too conservative looking - make sportier.
The only concern I had before buying my Hybrid was the horsepower. But needless to say I have no complaints, I am able to get on the freeway & keep up with traffic with no problem. Since I've only had my Civic for a few weeks & have only filled up once my mileage was 38.6 mpg. I think once I break the car in that will go up. I constantly catch other drivers staring at the car, perhaps with jealousy!!
(Lack of) Gas consumption
The only thing I would change would be to add cupholders in the back seat & having the arm rest lock into place.
Solitude npr on the radio on the back roads for the morning commute. Its jazz, cruise control and meditation for the freeway. As for the orange barrels and the Emerald green berm it has to a chieftans cd to calm the sea of glistening red tail lights ahead. Then at the end of my day I start my commute home only this time wide awake it be comes a game watching all the gauges maximize speeds, timing lights, taming curves, using hills, and choosing alternatives. No crissis here just a middlelaged man driven to hybrid instead of hemi in the slow lane.
The Gauges. The stop engine feature when the brake pedal is depressed. The driving position with seat adjustments and the height of the left arm rest. The quality of the materials used on the interior.
More cargo space, why not fold down split rear seats. Make a manual available. Improve the look of the rear end of the car to look a little more like the 2 door civic & 16" wheels. The visor mirrors should have illumination.
I have only had this car for a week and have less than 200 miles on the odometer. Currently the car is delivering 43 mpg, slightly better than I expected for a vehicle that is not broken in. The construction appears to be very solid and this is the quietest car that I have ever owned and I've owned a lot of cars from the top of the line to junkers. The car hanles very well although the suspension is a little stiff for a non-performance auto. I am 6'2" tall and have more than enough room to be comfortable. The auto engine shutdown takes a little getting used to but overall it's unobtrusive. So far, I am very pleased with this purchase.
Exceptionally good gas mileage. Solid construction.
A method to shut down the auto engine stop function in creeping stop and go traffic.
I bought my 2006 civic recently and I think it's great. It sips gas, it's zippy and I enjoy the small refinements Honda has made since my 2003 30th anniversary edition Civic. I never get tired of watching the engine tach go to zero when I come to a stop, and I have had no problems with any of my previous Civics, so I'm expecting the same with this one. The only thing I'd like to see is the GPS package available in Canada - it's not even an option, which is too bad cause I would have gotten one for sure.
Great mileage reliable quiet decent factory stereo good climate control FUN TO DRIVE!
GPS package for Canada. Heavier interior door handles - the current ones are a little plasticky. Different wheel rim - not a fan of the current ones.
I love this car! I am getting about 50 MPG driving hilly rural Northern AZ. I will say I have slowed down and try not to exceed 58 MPH. I am learning to drive all over again and find that getting a higher MPG has become a fun challenge. The car is beautiful.
Exterior design, wide trunk and great fuel economy.
I travel 80 miles a day to work and this car gets very good gas mileage of 40 to 48 mpg. I am also able to use the car pool lane which is great advantage and time saver.
body styling, gas mileage.
seat height adjustment
I originally purchased the vehicle strictly for use in the car pool lane for my 56 mile each way drive from LAX to ONT airports. The 112 roundtrip miles per day I thought would be painful at best. However, the acceleration, performance and sports car handling is makes the drive exciting and fun. I have blue tooth technology for hands free conversation and an iPod connection that allows me to set the mood for the morning and evening commute. I'm extremely satisfied with the car. Oh yes, the gas mileage is great too.
Now that I've driven my Civic hybrid for four months, I am even more sold than when I gave my opinion just after I bought it. This is a great little car. For my last four tanks of gas I have averaged a shade under 55mpg. My best mileage was 57.04. It is good fun to try to squeeze out every last mpg. Am I smug? You bet. It feels good to be doing the right thing.
Mileage. Mileage. Mileage.
Build more of them; make the battery smaller and longer lasting.
I have driven Zip Car share vehicles since 2000, and so I knew well my options. The Prius was a perfectly nice car to drive, but I couldn't avoid noticing that it is dangerous to backup without making a sound, and the car is narrow and without great crash performance. The Civic Hybrid, on the other hand, is just like a regular Civic, only the gas engine can stay below 1500 RPM without lugging, a truly impressive feeling when you are averaging over 47 MPG in stop and go traffic. I would not reccommend it for anyone who mostly drives on the highway, but then, that is not what any hybrid does well, unless you can plug it in to a cheaper and/or cleaner energy source.
My favorites are its instantaneous MPG gauge, as well as its computed average display. I was a fairly efficient driver before I bought it, but now I know exactly how to brake to maximize the recovered energy to the battery, as well as the timing of acceleration and coasting. Good sound system too.
I had to visit the Civic Hybrid Owners Forum in order to learn all of the cars functions and how to work with them. They should have a more rigorous owners manual. It is a basically easy car to drive, but if you like to know how every function interacts with your commands, you have to learn it.
My previous car was a 2005 Honda Accord 2.4l 4cyl. A beautiful car. I must admit a degree of trepidation in the purchase of my first Hybrid. All my fears were allayed. This is a perfect mix of economy, comfort and performance... in that order. Straight out of the box I got 50mpg without even trying in the worst bumper to bumper traffic on earth. I have a 60 mile round trip to work. With a mix of city and clogged higway travel. Just love those gauges. It really does "teach" you how to drive for economy. I like the way it looks like a standard Civic.
Fuel economy, dash layout and color (blue), easy and fun to drive. Quick when it has to be...efficient when it doesn't!
Extra battery and mains recharge option...for extended electric operation - a plug-in Hybrid.
After driving off the lot, stopped at the first stop sign and the car died. Then I realized (ding!) that's reality- the gas engine is off! I am so impressed that the technology is real. Gets an easy 45mpg without effort in city, max city/hwy after a week is 48. Car is quiet- comfortable, great stereo (hydrid has 6 speakers) and seats don't look cheap. doors are so light you have to remember not to slam them. Convenience of cruise and stereo controls on steering lets you keep eyes on the road. This car looks great from the outside but impressive looks within don't stop. Wife just bought a Scion TC a few months ago, now wants to trade it in as her 28mpg is now not good enough.
Console 0-100 MPH real time electronic gauge. You can see the MPG # change as you change your driving habits. I coast more now. Gauge challenges me to stay over 50 mpg. Great dashboard lighing-comforable blue hue. Powerful AC and auto climate control
Fold down back seat, shorter roof top antenna. Bluetooth, coin holder, 2 cupholders for back seats. A fold down arm rest that the EX has would be a real nice addition
Call me a critic but the gas mileage is not what the dealer promise. I've now driven 4000 miles and am averaging 41.5 mpg since purchase. Dealer sold both the Prius and Civic...assured me that the Prius would average 45 mpg but the Honda would get more than that. I purchased the Civic, but should have purchased the Prius!!! Dealer said the car still isn't broken in, yea right!!! Car styling is good, but the wind noise is loud. The console is cool, but the seats are not very comfortable.
The dash is cool and the outside temperature gauge is a nice feature. The Mp3 compatability is also great. Radio sounds average.
Instruct your sales reps to be honest about the gas mileage...you may lose some sales, but the people who do purchase won't feel lied to!!!!
I have driven all of the hybrids and the civic is by far the best on overall performance, comfort, style and overall combination. I am planning on buying another one for my wife when we trade hers in.
I like this car more now that I've driven about 2000 miles. I've figured out that driving 55mph saves 15% more gas(that's 40cents/gal). It may enrage other drivers but on top of the high mileage with this car, it makes sense to drive 55. Have gotten a few key gouges on my car. I don't think people like the special treatment hybrid owners get.
Double the gas mileage with regular gas, not premium gas. Driving 55mph on the freeway gives 15% boost in MPG. In all, this car costs about 25% the price of a high performance car to operate, just in gas. Add regenerative breaking which saves on the break system: pads, rotors, calipers etc.
Add solar panels, extra batteries, natural gas option, 110V/60hz recharge plug-in, lithium ion battery option...in short, make it more fuel efficient.
This is one great car. I previously drove a 2000 Accord V6 coupe. My Civic Hybrid is quiter, more solid and refined than my V6 Accord. It looks great, handles well and is fun in its own geeky way. Driving this car is relaxing in that you focus on getting the best MPG possible, rather than racing from point a to b. Of course, it takes a bit longer to get to work driving 70 rather than 85 (which is how I drove the Accord), but that will change when the carpool stickers arrive (California thing).
The quiet interior. External temperature gauge. But above all...the great gas mileage! I'm getting 48MPG on my 100 mile a day commute, doing 70MPH...including up some steep grades!
An adjustment lever for the driver seat's lumbar support. Move the parking brake a bit inward...my leg leans against it (not a deal-breaker at all). Rear seat armrest.
The Civic hybrid is suprisingly powerful when acceleration onto the highway. I expected to have to make a trade-off here from the gasoline powered model, but no so. The new Civic sedan is much bigger inside than my 1998 Civic. Dash design is really easy to see with all indicators and gages just above the steering wheel. While I haven't averaged the 51 mpg advertised, I am getting right at 47 mpg. I absolutely love my new car.
I loved that the Honda Civic Hybrid comes with a "no choices" outfitting that includes automatic transmission, power everything, built-in XM1 and satellite radio, etc. at the base price. I got all the features I would choose to "add on", but without add-on cost. This made shopping really easy.
If only sliced bread could be so advanced. The car knows what to do and when to do it. My last fill up I got 50.86 MPG. From the begining I got a min. of 45MPG to 48 MPG depending on weather, road conditions. I drive a combination of roads and speeds. My morning commute is 42 miles of highway which is either moving 70-80 or total stop and go. During the day it's city and short hwy exposure. I still get great mileage.
Fun to drive!
Lights on vanity mirrors, there's plenty of electricty. Heated sideview mirrors... again NP on the juice. Auto unlock all doors when in park. E85 potential?
Wonderful car - well equipped even when compared to BMW/Lexuses and the mileage can't be beat. Not for drag racing but acceleration for passing quite adequate. Keep your BMW 850i or Lexus LS400 in the garage for special occasions - be a patriot and drive a Civic to work/errands.
Smooth hybrid powertrain
Road noise a bit high compared to luxury cars (costing 2-3 x as much). Power seats would be nice.
A substantial upgrade from my '03 Civic Hybrid passed to my daughter. Redesign mostly positive: feels MUCH roomier for 6' driver, much sportier look/feel, and seemingly better pick-up than the '03. Fuel mileage still a work in progress - so far around 40. One MAJOR redesign FLAW is the dash/front end. You can't see past the windshield up front for parking, and passgr side of dash will just collect dust. More importantly, if you drive in DARK areas (rural, coastal, etc) at night, there is a glare on the driver's windshield from the dual layer display - VERY distracting. I do a lot of driving under those conditions, and this could be a MAJOR ISSUE for me! NOT an issue if not completely dark
New sportier look/feel, more driver room, presumed eventual milage, trunk a tad bigger than '03.
Better protective "hood" over top speedometer to prevent windshield glare in dark. Less steep engine hood. Back wiper, fold down back seat, less passenger dash surface, better PRICE!
The Civic Hybrid has lots of features that add to the fun of driving this car. It seems to be very well designed to give it a sportscar feel. The interior is very well thought out. It has enough pep to pass and merge into interstate traffic quite well. We have only gotten 43 miles on the first tank of gas. If it doesn't get the 49/51 miles advertised, we will see if the dealer can make it happen.
The dash and the liquid blue displays of what the car is doing is super cool. The radio adjustments on the steering wheel is great also. Its also a very quiet ride.
Its hard to imagine improvements, but it would be nice for us old folks if it was a bit higher off the ground.
This car is great. If you just sacrifice beating every car off the line from a stop light it will do massive amounts for fuel mileage. As my car has gotten broken in and I have "learned" how to drive it I am now getting 52 MPG! Also driving at about 60-63 MPH (and using cruise control) I have found gives you the best mix of both fuel efficiency and speed. Drives great and is super comfortable. Also I can't wait to claim it on my taxes next year.
Steering wheel audio controls are great. Great looking and handling car. Like the dash colors and information center plus the 2 tier dash. Awesome stock stereo.
Fold down rear seats. Wish the musiclink would display ipod songs and info on the radio read out.
The Civic hybrid is so much fun to drive and still is very environmentally friendly. The car is packed with features, very roomy and loaded with safety equipment.
Being able to play my Apple iPod and satellite radio. I almost forgot, I really like the height-adjustable driver seat.
The only suggestion I would have would be to have leather interior.
This is my 2nd HCH, the first was an '04. This gets about 5mpg better mileage than the '04 (I am getting 53 mpg). I have no complaints. It is super.
My favorite feature is the constant mpg meter. Shows you at each moment what mpg you are getting and you can learn to adjust accordingly and get better mileage.
I traded my 2004 Civic (another great car) for a 2006 hybrid Civic last month. This car is fantastic! The 50 mpg can't be beat, the interior design is extremely well planned. All gauges and controls are conveniently located so the driver's attention remains on the road. The shift between the gas and electric motors is smooth. The car is quiet, which adds to enjoyment of the sound system. And 50 mpg! Not to mention lower emissions, and a nice surprise at the insurance office. Because of the safety innovations on the 2006 Civic, my insurance rates went down 10%. Wow.
The comfort features are very nice for a car in this price range.
We have had this car about 6 weeks and we love it. We are getting 54 MPG highway driving at 60 - 65 MPH and 40 MPG in stop and go traffic. The styling is great and it is a fun car to drive.
Although the futuristic dashboard gets some getting used to, we love the blue colors and the large displays.
More color choices and a delay feature for the autostop. It is annoying when the engine shuts off when you have a 2-3 second stop, especially in a traffic jam where you inch along one car length at a time.
I have driven Honda Hybrids since 2002 - never had a service call or a problem - amazing comfort, mileage, and it looks like a regular car -- get comments all the time from people in parking lots. Love this car (and the 2002 I still have)
looks like a regular car -- gas mileage is phenomenal! Leaves all the big guys behind on hills.
Sunroof would be nice
I just turned 2500 miles on mt 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. I have had no problem acheiving over 50 MPG city driving now that the weather has turned warm. Just got back from a 700 mile highway trip. I drove mainly interstate highways. Kept the speed at 65MPH or under for part of the trip and got 48 MPG returning I drove at 70-75 MPH and got 54MPG. I ran the AC when the weather turned hot and watched my MPG fall significantly. Looks like 36-38MPG is to be expected when running the AC.
The entire car is well thought out and built.
Love to see a rear wiper and a 6 disc CD changer be made standard.
First honda. Very pleased with design and interior, excellent futuristic looks. Interior nice but coming from an Audi A6 nothing special. MPG not high as expected. Avg is 36.2 perhaps its colder weather and New Engand hills and I have yet to see my car run totally electric while under 35mph. Nicks already in body because I can't see rear end or hood. I enjoy driving this car but I miss a powerful engine, Can't say I'll be driving another honda car after this.
Style, one of the best looking new cars for under 25K. The wrap around centered look of the interior gauges.
better test mpg before listing. perhaps sensors that let you know if your backing too close to something. Mentioning that the car isn't really XM ready.
Fuel mileage for 2 months about 47 mpg. 42 mpg if drive like an like a teenager. Drive a mix of in town and rural roads. Interstate running 70 about 45 mpg. Seats get a little uncomfortable after an hour or two.
Quiet ride, interior and exterior design, radio is decent, radio controls on steering wheel
Trip MPG is off about 4 to 5 mpg on average. Problem with the transmission down shifting on the slightest inclines which effects fuel mileage. Getting this car to run on electric only below 30 mph. Door locks should unlock when car goes into park. Happy with the car but definitely room for impr.
This is a wonderful little car. It has a much higher quality feel than previous civics and seats four adults very comfortably. Just don't purchase the car expecting to get the EPA mileage estimate... no cars get EPA under normal driving. Real world driving will yield low 40's for this car and around 30 for the standard Civic. With a little effort you can learn to achieve 50 and beyond on a regular basis with this car.
Interior layout/dashboard. Many reviewers don't like the nontraditional layout, but it functions wonderfully.
It would be nice to have fold down rear seats.
Comfort and performance comparable to other automatics in this class. Average gas mileage 48 mpg after 3300 miles. Cold starts and high speed driving bring mileage down towards 40 mpg. Medium speeds and warm weather can bring mpg average over 50 if you use a gentle touch on accelerator. High speed braking a little squirrely due mainly I think to high pressure tires which create a touchier ride than regular honda civic. Rides very nicely at high speed if you want to sacrifice a little fuel economy to get there. Overall happy with the car.
mpg computer very accurate. cool blue lighting at night. good sound system for cd player/radio. Plenty of room. golf clubs fit in trunk no problem. Very quiet even with engine running. auto shutdown feature when stopped.
High pressure tires make me nervous about emergency braking in bad weather.
I did most of my research via the web and by the time I walked into the showrooms my decision was narrowed down to the Toyota Prius and the Honda Civic hybrid. Honestly, they are both great products. I felt I could not lose with either one. However, when I reviewed all of the features, cost, availability, etc. I felt like the Civic was the best choice for myself. I have had the car for a week, and am extremely pleased with it. I am currently getting between 37 and 40 MPG. I expect to do better once the engine is properly broken in, the weather warms up (I am in the Chicago area), and I switch over to a good synthetic oil. Overall, this is an excellent car. Highly recommended.
Excellent gas mileage, outstanding design and construction, telescoping steering wheel, federal tax credit, std. safety features, dashboard design.
Better choice of colors, dome light (s), better/louder horn, rear window wiper.
I like this car a lot. I'm currently getting 42mpg overall calculated from mileage and number of gallons to fill up. The car calculates mileage at 40mpg (Probably doesn't take into account the engine stops?). I'm used to a big fast car, so I listen to Led Zeppelin's How The West Was Won to compensate for the small car. It seems to get plenty of torque starting and over 55mph. Around 30-55mph the power is lacking. Someone said I can get better gas mileage if I turn off the engine while going down hill (affraid to try, don't want to mess up the engine). If money is not an object, I would recommend the Lincoln Town Car and convert it to natural gas. The Civic is half the price though.
Gas mileage, Dash/Console, Stereo has lots of power and sound quality, 1/8th" aux input, Stereo volume automatically boosts when you go past 35mph. Bright lights are very bright, has plenty of power, good looking car, breaks stay on while on a hill prevents rolling until you hit the gas(very cool)
Have the option to add another battery or two with plug into 110vAC power with a chip upgrade so we can run completely on electricity and then do normal hybrid mode when the batteries partially deplete. Build other energy options into the car IE engine that runs on Natural Gas, Propane and Ethenol
I LOVE my hybrid, but there are a few issues. First of all I do a ton of highway driving (at least an hour a day) and I only get about 40.1 miles to the gallon. Secondly, sitting in the drivers seat you can't see the hood, so it is really hard to judge distance (like where the parking block is). Finally the lighting is weird. I can't make the dome lights come on when I open the door, which is a mild issue when getting in at night, or taking stuff out at night. Also the headlights have such a small range sometimes I feel uneasy. Otherwise I am so pleased with my car!
I love the fact that it doesn't idle. It is so cool to freak people out with the "auto stop". It just kills itself when you come to a stop and starts again when you take the foot off your brake.
Make the headlights have a broader range!
Bought Honda Civic because liked design (wife liked the blue gauges especially). Friends say it seems like a regular size car unlike past Civics. I'm not an aggressive driver but car has all the acceleration I need. It's got good space and easy access
The instant mpg, cumulative mpg for trip and assist gauge make it easy to determine how to drive for max mpg. Drives much more sporty than my minivan.
Wish there were more choice of colors. Beige interior turned off my wife leaving only 2 choices
Second month driving new hybrid. Wanted to do my part in less fuel consumption and have had Hondas for years. Am really pleased thus far with all aspects. Fuel economy continues to improve with miles added. Not worried about resale but rest of my cars has sold well!
Comfort and fuel savings!
Just bought this car, it is an excellent car. Very logical design to the interior, I love the dash layout with the MPH, Fuel, and Instant MPH gauges right below the windshield
Dash layout, fuel economy, interior size
HATE THE RIMS that come standard with this car, and there are no options to change them other than purchasing aftermarket rims.
This is a fantastic car! This car has exceeded my expectations. I'm currently getting 47 mpg with 60% highway, 20% gridlock, and 20% boulevard stop & go traffic. (I use the instant MPG gage to get best mileage)
Exterior design, dash design, build quality, outside temp display, price, "Auto Stop" (shuts enigne off at long traffic lights, fast food lines, ATM driv-ups), 8 airbags, crashworthy, mirror turn signal indicators. Not wasting gas, less pollution of earth and lessining dependancy on forign oil!
Moving the parking brake, better Navigation screen
one of the best cars i have ever owned. the gas mileage is excellent. wormanship is top notch. would like more comfort in seating and more cup holders.could be smoother sifting from auto stop.
mileage is the one major factor in this car purchase.
more seating comfort and cupholders
Drive it gently and hold your speed down to never more than 65 on any roadway including interstates (hard to do) and you will see mileage in the 60's and occasionally even slightly over 70. Honda, you did a wonderful job with this vehicle - but many are complaining about low mileage because they drive it like an Acura TL. I like to call my new driving style "Priest in a Funeral" - or PIF for short. I'm a happy camper. Design flaws? 1. Emergency brake handle placement 2. Sun visors that won't slide when moved to the side. 3. Gas overflow that spills directly on the left rear tire
1. Standard 1/8 audio-in jack 2. Tilt / telescope wheel with lots of movement in all directions. 3. Turn signal lamps in the outside mirrors. 4. Terrific gas mileage - always at or about 50 - just as promised - frequently higher.
MOVE THAT E-BRAKE and while you're at it get RID of the whole dang center console so us LONG LEGGED GUYS will have somewhere to put our RIGHT LEG. Give us HEAVY DUTY SUN VISORS that SLIDE TO THE REAR. You think sun in your left eye is a good thing? I think it's a RECALL WAITING TO HAPPEN !!!
Excellent car. Honda got it right with their redesign! Great normal Honda quality, ride, performance, etc.
Gas Mileage, exterior car design, ride, interior room, good standard audio system
Standard XM Radio should be included A more serious sound to the horn
Recently purchased this vehicle, getting accustomed to the layout of the controls, Just by chance, I noticed that you are in electric mode at 1200 rpm, and 34-35 mph. You bump in and out of it, but I guess a lot is dependent on grade incline, accessories running etc. Can't complain about anything really, it's too new. I'm over 230 miles and still not at half a tank yet. The car really achieves economy, and is easier on the environment, as it turns of the engine at a stop. I Expect to achieve even better fuel economy after a couple of oil changes. Great handling, smart design, overall I'm quite satisfied. Hat's off to Honda Motors.It's nice to drive "past" a gas station for a change. Buy One.
Regenerative Braking. I thought they had figured out a way to utilize the heat throwoff from the brake pads but it's using the "electric motor" as a brake by taking advantage of a natural condition in motors known as counter - EMF.The motor also turns into a generator to charge batteries.
I bought my 2006 Civic Hybrid in early January and have put about 1000 miles on it to date over about 60% city (30- 40mph) and 40% rural highway (70+mph). I have averaged 44.6 MPG so far, but this would be higher without the highway mileage. After I learned how to use the IMA for optimal mileage, those 35-40 mph arterial streets really bump up the average. The CVT takes a little getting used to, but seems to be a good system. I actually like the dashboard arrangement-- the placement of the gauges makes sense to me. The seats are not the most comfortable, but my last car had cushy leather so it's probably just me. Headroom and legroom are no prob for me (I'm 6'3"). So far, fun car.
Auto stop at long red lights, great mileage, fewer pollutants, dashboard layout, telescoping steering wheel, plenty of power if you really stand on the CVT, exterior design. It's fun to watch the instant mileage to the point that it's distracting, so good thing it's close to the windshield!
Get rid of the roof antenna (no room for kayak!), would like pass-through trunk, better sound system (I suppose it's not that bad), cushier seats. More power in electric motor (a la Prius) especially from a stop and up hills- that seems to be where the worst mileage occurs.
In the low 30's (cold N.E.) I am getting 45 mpg on my first 4 fill ups!! At 60 mph I get 52+ mpg in relatively flat terrain. I love my 8 gallon fillups after travelling 380 miles. I love the handling, climate control and all the air bags. Go Honda!!!!!
MILES PER GALLON is number one. Excellent brakes - love letting go of the accelerator and feeling the car slow down (a - electic motor becomes a generator to charge battery AND b - saves on the brake pads).
Get more at dealerships to you can take them for a test drive! I would have bought sooner if I had a chance to drive one.
I love this car, but... There have been two things about it that have me concerned about down the road. One, the fuel economy has been in the low 30's! This is even driving at an avg of 30 to 40 mph. I know they are suppose to get better after the break in, but I have never had a car that got 45% below the sticker ECONOMY! Two, the check engine light comes on randomly, and when I take it in to the dealer, no one knows what the engine error code means. I felt sorry for the dealer. They called Honda repeatedly over two days and no one at the factory knew anything about the '06s. So, they just clear the error. Unfortunately, the lemmon law doesn't protect against poor mileage or performance.
Interior fit and finish is great. Styling is nicer than the other Hybrid in this class.
Honda needs to send out the service manuals to the dealer service departments BEFORE they even consider selling the car! How is it possible that the people who design and build a car don't know what the service engine codes mean? Give better support to your dealers! Recalculate the EPA MPG rating!
This is the first hybrid vehicle I've ever owned. I was contemplating purchasing the non-hybrid Civic with navigation, but after driving the hybrid I was sold on it. So far I'm averaging about 43 MPG doing only city driving, I'm anxious to do a highway trip to see what kind of mileage I get. This is my second Honda vehicle and Ive been impressed with the quality for the price. The hybrid has been fun to drive and I only have fill up every third week rather than weekly doing the same amount of miles.
The dash layout is great. I like the radio and cruise controls on the steering wheel. Very few blind spots. The MPG is probably my favorite feature.
I'd like to see a 5-6 CD changer, a rear window wiper and a seat height adjustment for the passenger seat.
I have only owned my Civic Hybrid for abaout a week. I am very impressed with the comfort and the ride that it gives for a compact car. The drive is smooth and the interior room is quite surprising. The layout of the instrument panel is effortless when driving. The stereo/sound system is above average. The visual appeal of the car is very pleasing...it is simply fun to drive! I have been extremely impressed with the mileage so far...averaging 45.25 mpg on my first tank and I anticipate this to go up as the engine is broken-in. I am in my care on average of about 3-4 hours a day. I couldn't be more pleased.
Interior layout, visual appeal and of course the mileage.
It is impossible to see the front hood of the vehicle which in turn makes it difficult to judge distance from objects when parking.
I took delivery two weeks ago on my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid after a two month wait. The car was worth the wait and then some. Compared to my spartan 5-speed 1995 Saturn with 225K miles on it, this is the automotive equivalent of man discovering fire. In my first 950 miles of daily commuting and business use I have averaged a very respectable 47.2 mpg. The car is solid and responsive and has the feel of a more expensive car. Compared to some of the outrageous sticker prices on cars today, I feel like I've found a rare bottle of wine in the $5.00 bin. I'm looking forward to driving this car for years to come.
Buying a low emission, fuel efficient car is the right thing to do for the planet, in spite of what articles in the Wall Street Journal might say. I do not view this well made, technologically superior car as an "expensive gadget".
Not being able to fold down the back seats limits the luggage capacity, but this is a monor quibble. I am curious how long the storage battery will last and how much it will cost to replace.
This car performs very good for the size of the motor. This car has a nice ride for its size.
design-workmanship-ease of starting
even more mileage
I traded in a 2003 Accord for the Civic Hybrid because of mileage and safety. I had a Civic as my starter car 25 years ago and how it has changed! Very comfortable (leather would have been OK but I guess treehuggers don't want animal skins). Rides great and I am having fun learning gas saving techniques. So far 44 mpg. Handles great, nice suspension, I still giggle when the engine just shuts off at a stop.
SAFETY, SAFETY, and mileage
Leather (see above), exterior color choice although I like my Magnetic Pearl
My 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid has proven to be a comfortable fuel saving purchase. Im 62, 210 lbs, 44 years young. I drive 20K miles/year, mostly to work and back. Drivers seat is supportive, all gauges and buttons have the perfect feel to them. In fact the entire interior of the car is spot on. Fit, Feel and finish of interior pieces is terrific. Steering wheel controls for radio/cruse control seem backwards. Cruise is on right, radio on left. Be careful about the XM Ready radio. Not as ready as buyer might think. Cost to purchase and install needed components are very high. Exterior fit and finish is some of best I've seen. Body panels line up perfect. Paint is smooth.
Very comfortable car to drive, in town or on highway. Supportive comfortable seats. Informative instrument panel, dash is simular to my '04 Vette.
Software update: IMA kick in more often and in a higher degree. Fuel saving functions reduced when battery at 50%, should be able to use more of the battery's power. Steering wheel radio/cruse control buttons switch around. Ugly wheels.
This auto gets great mileage but nowhere where what the window sticker states. Even consumer reports couldn't come close in their testing. With that said, I am averaging 45 mpg (combined city/hwy/rural). The money saved goes towards the purchase of the car. I have owned Honda before and had no trouble whatsoever. I anticipate the same with this one. This Civic looks sporty and drives as such. Honda did good with the restyling both inside and out. I highly recommend this vehicle. Its nice not having to worry about getting gas until I have driven at least 550 miles.
interior, dash, instrumentation, exterior styling, auto stop feature at stop signs and red lights or even in traffic, and excellant gas mileage
rear window wiper is needed, extra cup holders, pulldown rear arm-rest, wider center console arm-rest, different style control knobs for the a/c & radio (they are too similar, and placed too close together. I sometimes grab the a/c temp knob instead of radio volumn knob
I have had this car for a little over a week. My wife has had a civic hybrid for over 2 1/2 years. Never had a problem so I decided to trade in my crv. I have 1000 miles on it so far. My mileage has been pretty consistent 50 /51 mpg. I don't do a lot of city driving. so I will have to wait and see. It is a very quite smooth runing car.
mpg , and the interior design
hatchback would be nice
Well, I upgraded to the HCH II from a Jeep Wrangler, so this is like driving a Lexus for me. But, based upon my memory of my previous Coupe, this car blows all others away. Honda really got it right this time. The new Civic feels more like the Accord sans the leather seats. I opted out of the Navi because the dealers in the Los Angeles area are charging $1500+ markups. The $650 TomTom does the job.
Instantaneous response to how my actions affect fuel economy. The zero fuel glides are wonderful. Learn how to use them as often as possible.
Rear window wiper would have been nice. When parking, it is tough to judge how close I am in the front because of the angle of the stubby nose. Will have to adjust.
My wife and I purchased an 05 Civic Hybrid. The 06 is a whole different car. Everything that could have been improved on the 05 was addressed. The only thing remaining is more power but that may be the price of the great mileage. We're getting 44 mpg now in the very cold weather.
The instrument display is terrific.
More power, after that, more power.
I was looking for a vehicle that got better mileage than my truck (not that hard to find) and I found the civic hybrid. I did some research on them and found that it would be the best deal for me with the long distances I travel. I was spending about 150 buck a week with my truck on gas and the the prices went up. this car is unbeatable if you're looking for good mileage (40-45mpg hwy and about the same in the hills that i've been traveling in) less than 70 bucks to go from fl to ct
MPG!!! auxillary port for ipod, the split display is nice
Trunk space is the only thing that isn't what i'd like it to be and the lack of misc. storage for the driver. and only 2 drink holders in the whole car. the 04 accord has 8!! where did they go on the civic?
This car is much better than the '05 model or the Prius, I feel. It's more comfortable, and the interior design is very functional yet very cool-looking. There's tons of storage, the steering is very quick with no dead zone, the forward view is very good considering its steep angle, and the controls are laid out very well. The exterior, identical to the sedan's, is surprisingly sleek and sporty-looking, except the rear end which is more like a traditional Civic. Acceleration is good at all speeds. I get 39-42 mpg on the highway at 80 mph, 42-48 mpg at 30-60 mph, and 35-39 mpg in bad traffic with acceleration followed by sudden braking all the time. My last tank was 41 mpg over 427 miles.
Interior comfort and design, exterior design, steering, acceleration, view, stereo, MPG below 60 mph
Highway mileage is low compared to a Prius or TDI; good mileage at any speed depends heavily on keeping a very light foot when cruising (but fast acceleration is fine until cruising speed is reached); body panels are thin and flimsy; trunk space is small; radio antenna is bad
I've owned numerous Civics, including two CR-Vs over the past 18 years, so I highly respect Honda reliability and engineering. Honda has never let me down. For the past year I drove a MINI Cooper S, but realized it was too small/rough/had reliability/issues (but, oh, so fun). So, after researching the 06 Civics, I took an HCH w/NAVI for a test drive. Love at first sight/first drive. You won't believe the improvement Honda has made in the Civic's quietness, and handling. The cockpit is the most ergonomic I've experienced. The driving experience is Zen like because this HCH is smooth, and stopping at red lights is a "rest period" with the Auto-Stop. Best car I've had in 35 years of ownership.
49 mpg by second tank; smooth/quiet ride; ergonomic cockpit and steering wheel; two-toned interior; Auto-Stop; Opal Blue Silver Metallic color; forward design; more than adequate power; new Five Star (highest ever) safety rating by IIHS; solid door thunk; stubby antenna; NAVI system is topnotch!
Include XM as a standard feature rather than an extra pricey option; auto headlights; folding back seat
I am 71 yrs young and have owned and driven (56yrs) more than a fair share of all type German,Japanese and Detroit vehicle to include during my military career 130 MPH jaunts on the Autobahn. To date my new 06 HCH is proving to be the best driving experience I've had. Notwithstanding 48+ mpg, room for my 6'3 219 lbs frame, next generation instrumentation, a Bose like sound system, seat bag peace of mind, CVT, I also find excuses to drive this car as often as possible. I have to pay attention to the Virgina beltway speed limits, 75 mph seems like 55 mpg.
MPG, handling, green friendly, engine turn off at full stops, ease of backparking, egronomics and CVT.
Include factory installed XM tuner hardware. Make daylight running lights switch automatically to night operation. Add fog lights,rear window wiper and a high intensity left rear tail light. Leather seats.
I had been looking into this car for a while now and when I was emailed that they had arrived at the dealers I went to the dealership right away. The cabin is really quiet, which I love, and very comfortable. The displays aver very futuristic. It has 110 HP which is enough for regular driving in the city and highway. I've owned it for about a week and a half and my avg gas with this car is around 40mpg, not bad considering I drove and Acura RSX Type S that gave me half of that. The car is stylish and I love how it turns the engine off every time I stop at a red light or stop sign to save me gas. I dont regret trading in my Acura for this one. This one is a keeper.
Futuristic panels, very roomy, MPG!!, remote trunk opener, quiteness of the cabin.
The front window could have been lower to see better when parking. Better rims maybe. Could be a bit cheaper.
One of the first HCH cars sold in the Raleigh, NC area. So far, my highway mileage has been between 45-53 mpg; city 35-42 mpg (my commute is 99% freeway). Seating is quite comfortable and the cabin is fairly quiet. Engine noise is most pronounced during hard acceleration and there is some wind noise around the side mirrors. Acceleration is adequate and the CVT (transmission) is wonderfully smooth. Overall, much improved over the 2005 model. Me likey! A lot!
Mileage is actually close to EPA estimates of 50/50. Comfortable driver's seat adjusts vertically and steering wheel telescopes and adjusts vertically as well.
Still missing the folding rear seat, resulting in reduced trunk space. No body-side moulding. Rear seating for 3 hobbits versus 3 adults. 2 adults would be very comfortable.
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