2005 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Value for money & fun to drive

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid - Consumer Review

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Value for money & fun to drive
By ramvem on


2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


The Civic Hybrid is quite a remarkable
car. I switched from a Mercedes to this
one because I wanted a low operating
cost vehicle. I was driving an 87
Mercedes 190E (ancestor of C230). The
interior room of the Civic is pretty
much the same as was in my 190. Seats
are firm and comfortable. The car is
very quiet, and also a lot of fun to
drive. Its got a good amount of low end
kick from the electric motor, and since
the gas engine is very small its also
very smooth & quiet. Gas mileage is in
the upper 40s so far. Audio is not that

Best Features

Very good low end torque. Supportive and comfortable seats. Driving position and placement of steering wheel, gears, audio and guagues are all really first class. No wonder they say Honda's have Honda correct ergonomics.

Worst Features

Audio is not good. Cassette is not offered (available but its black and doesn't match silver trim). Civic Hybrid does not have a fold down rear seat because they put the battery pack behind the rear seat in the trunk. However, they could at least offer a pass-through arm rest of something for skis.
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