This is a nice car! Roomy, comfortable. Great ergonomics, except for the lack of automatic headlights. Sluggish pickup, but that's the price for great gas mileage. Once it gets going, it's fine in traffic. XM radio is a treat, but the audio quality could be better. With my "No more blood for oil" bumper sticker, I'm having fun driving in front of Hummers. And with the safety features, I don't have to be intimidated by them. Handling is good. It's a tight ride. I expect typical Honda dependability. Trunk is big enough for most uses. Bottom line: Gets me where I'm going in comfort and safety, for about half the gas as my last car.
Automatic headlights. More powerful electric motor.
I have about 5000 miles on my Civic hybrid already and I am averaging 55MPG according to my calculations, and 53MPG according to the on board computer. I drive mainly highway miles with a little city. Car is grear, fun to drive, and handles great, and being able to drive 600 miles on one tank is awesome. Much better handling than the Prius, although I think it has a little better pick-up.
We traded our Honda CR-V for a Civic hybrid to help offset the price of gas and so far so good. We have probably saved at least 2 fill-ups per month and have been averaging about 45 mpg, which sure beats the CR-V perfomance by more than double.
The dashboard is easy to read and the backlit blue LED makes it very easy to read. Love the design much better then the competitor hybrid model. Looks more like a regular car.
Better looking tire rims. The hybrid rims alhtough nice and functional, does look a little strange. A more sporty lookiing rear spoiler would also look better. Honda should make more cars this fun to drive.
I needed a fuel efficient vehicle that would hold up over time. I drive approx. 125 miles per day, mostly on the highway. So far, this is a wise choice. It meets the family's needs and mine especially when I fuel once a week now instead of every other day!
Decrease road noise. Option for heated seats without leather, do not put fabric on the center console, lights on visor. Add compass to the outside temp gauge on the console.