The consumer reviews don't lie. This truly is a great car. I would suggest not getting the hybrid because the regular car on the econ mode can get 45 mpg.
I use to own a VW Passat and am indescribably happy to get rid of it for my new Civic. I will never stray from Honda or Toyota ever again. The Civic is fun to drive, has a lot of nice features (pandora interface, econ mode, back up camera, ect), and is reliable.
I rented a 2012 Honda Civic when I was in Boston and was really impressed with it. I ended up buying the 2013 version since it's more refined.
There is a reason you see so many Honda vehicles on the road...because they make a solid car that won't leave you stranded.