2010 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

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Although the Civic Hybrid's interior space is a little tighter than the Prius and its 1.3L, 4-cylinder engine feels a bit sluggish, drivers and expert reviewers take to this model's sporty, "un-hybrid" appearance and modest price. The Civic Hybrid delivers an average 42 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Though a little smaller and less powerful than the Prius, the Civic Hybrid wins kudos from drivers on Hybridcars.com and experts at Car And Driver for its sporty, "un-hybrid" appearance and modest price. Honda Civic Hybrid reviews by consumers at Edmunds.com give the Civic Hybrid a 9.3 out of 10 for overall performance, which is on par with the award-winning non-hybrid Honda Civic.

The 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder Civic Hybrid delivers an average 42 mpg in combined city/highway driving, although some owners report getting even higher fuel efficiency over time. Like other hybrids, the Honda Civic Hybrid has an advanced computer system that helps you track your fuel efficiency and rewards you with colored lights when you're driving efficiently. The biggest beef among drivers is the pitiful cargo space (just over 10 cubic feet), rear seats that don't fold down, and the tight fit for passengers.

Bottom line: If styling is a priority, you love the Honda brand, and you can sacrifice some power and storage to gain fuel efficiency, this hybrid car may be for you.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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