2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Video Road Test and Review

The Honda Civic Hybrid is a fuel efficient gas/electric version of the popular Japanese economy car with a unique color matching grill and a more aerodynamic shape.  Powered by a 1.5 Liter single cam i-VTEC four cylinder internal combustion engine and an electric motor being fed electrons from a lithium-ion battery pack, and generates a combined total of 110 HP and 127 lb-ft of torque being channeled through a continuously variable transmission that gets and estimated 44 MPG in the city as well as 44 MPG on the highway.  Honda offers the hybrid starting at $24,050 with a few creature comforts like a USB input for digital audio devices as well as Bluetooth hands free connectivity.

The Civic Hybrid with Leather is little better dressed thanks to the cow hide covering the seats as well as the steering wheel for $25,250 while colder climates can take advantage of the heated front buckets and power side mirrors.  For only $25,550 Honda offers the Civic Hybrid with Satellite Linked Navigation and Voice Recognition displayed on a large easy to read color screen right next to the Intelligent Multi-Information Display, as well as XM Satellite radio and FM Traffic that was designed to keep drivers in motion.  The top of the line Hybrid with Leather and Honda Satellite Linked Navigation gets the best of both worlds, starting at $26,750.

A list of fuel efficient vehicles similar to the Civic Hybrid includes the Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Chevrolet Cruze Eco.

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