2004 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Cross-country Gas Miser

2004 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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Hybrid Sedan (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid 5-speed Manual)

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Cross-country Gas Miser
By P. Arthur Smith on


2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


I recently took an 8,850
mile business trip. I carried about
200 pounds of luggage, and up to 300
pounds of boxed materials. I weigh
about 210. I averaged 46.5 MPG, and
had two tanks through at over 60 MPG.
About 2/3 of the trip was on the
freeway, and 1/3 in crowded two-lane
traffic. There was absolutely no
drama in the drive. I dodged
aggressive drivers and dead animals.
I drove in desert heat, Rocky Mountain
cold and driving Okla-Texas rain. No
problem. It is a lightweight and I
had to constantly pay attention to
keep it from jittering around. The
acceleration is good and it maintains
freeway speed. The Honda dealership is
providing r

Best Features

1) High Mileage!! 2) Predictable handling. 3) Social invisibility. I am in business. I don't want a car that attracts attention. 4) The cruise control holds well uphill and down.

Worst Features

1) The seats are a bit too stiff, and the upholstery kept pulling my trousers up where I didn't want them. I would like better seating. 2) The battery pack is probalby too small for my driving needs. It ran out of boost going over both the Rockies and the Sierras.
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