One question: Do you still get to feel virtuous if the saving doesn't hurt? With the 5-speed transmission it's fun to drive, and really quiet. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. I have no issues merging into high speed traffic when I need to. I really love it and it was one of the best purchases I have made. In other words, you won't be roughing it while you save fuel in this Civic. If you are looking for something fast that gets up and goes, this is not the car for you.
Jackrabbit starts and constant braking will give you worse mileage than smoother driving habits in any car. The stock Bridgestone B381 tires lasted 70,000 miles, but performed poorly in rain and especially snow. As long as the electronics hold-up this car will be a joy to drive. If you want to flog a car continually, choose an economy special. I highly recommend this vehicle! Honda's hybrid vehicles have just as much style and much more technology than any desktop computer, yet Honda hasn't done much to spread the word.
Honda is one of two or three companies that can make a promise of hybrid economy and regular-car performance and make it happen. As a result, ride quality and road noise are vastly improved in the Civic. Either way, that's about the same combined mileage as for the Toyota Prius, the only other gasoline-electric hybrid four-door sedan on the market. I replaced them with Michelins. A thin electric motor, sandwiched between the gasoline engine and the five-speed transmission, provides up to 13 horsepower to boost the Civic's performance when necessary. Apart from the Accord-size initial price hit, this Civic hybrid is completely painless. After 130,000 miles I haven't had to do anything but maintenance.
Although you'd never notice it, on a flat road, this Civic engine would operate at the lean 22:1 air-to-fuel ratio more than 60 percent of the time. Most important, you want to obey the shift indicator lights, which will hector you to stay in top gear as much as possible. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. But the Civic hybrid feels far more normal than the earlier hybrids, thanks to its more refined chassis. My neighbor has a jetta tdi, now there's a winner; he climbs the mountain every day on his commute and still gets 45 mpg! It will lug down to 1300 rpm in top gear before the engine starts to rebel. Overall, though I would love to recommend this car, I simply cannot due to its subpar reliability as an early Hybrid model. The Civic hybrid also exhibits excellent straight-line stability, with none of the Insight's eagerness to be deflected from its path by side winds and worn roads.
I've saved lots on needing less maintenance - still with the original brake pads and rotors thanks to regenerative braking. Compare that to what you're driving now. This time around, the electric side of the equation is more efficient, too. It has never gotten worse in thousands of miles of use, so I have just lived with it. Think of 600-plus miles in every tank and all the time you won't waste at Arco.
Although total capacity is down slightly from the Insight's 6. Fuel isn't all this sweetheart saves. I could fit into parking spots I never considered before. Its pretty good about not getting door dings. And if you want to look and feel virtuous in a vehicle that is perfectly practical, this Civic is for you. I did a trip from Atlanta, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia on a half tank of gas. Of course, the mileage you get will depend on how you drive.
I drove hard up a 12-mile mountain pass, and every time I was momentarily slowed by traffic, the Civic would quickly charge the batteries. But anti-lock brakes and Electronic Brake Distribution? This electricity is stored in a battery consisting of 120 1. It is comfortable, nimble, and surprisingly powerful for such a small car. It rides well both fully loaded and empty and I consistently get mpg numbers in the upper 40s. At that rate, allowing for the time value of money, you will never save enough gas to pay back the premium you paid for the hybrid model. Hummer's pass me on the highway, and then pass me again and again because they had to stop for gas and I didn't, plus the difference between 70 and 60mph for an 8 hour trip is only about an hour or so.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. I have already had 2 doors hit my car and all it left was a surface scuff and no actual indentation. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557990997333 ; listingsSearchManager. Even on the long uphill road, there was always enough juice for passing. All you really need to know about the Honda Civic Hybrid is that it drives just like any other Civic while it gets 50 mpg.
During coasting and light braking, this motor also serves as a generator to recharge the Civic hybrid's nickel-metal hydride battery located between the rear seat and the trunk. I could have turned around and driven back without filling up. The car gets its best gas mileage in May-Sep, getting 55 mpg easy. This Civic removes all those vices and is in fact a real car. Either way, top speed is 107 mph. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The hybrid battery is still going strong, too.