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Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

2012 Honda Civic

BY MIKE SUTTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY URBANO

While the standard, Honda Civic goes the road with almost no the iconic small car has become comfortable, more advanced, and to live with as it matures. it did with its conventionally powered Honda has made a significant of  improvements to the Civic hybrid for Also as with the nonhybrid Honda has taken a careful and the changes amount to something of revolution.

Most significant for the third-gen hybrid’s internal-combustion now displaces 1.5 liters and produces 90 and 97 pound-feet of torque, three ponies but eight more than the previous car’s four. Sandwiched between the and a continuously variable automatic mission is a strong er electric that adds 23 horsepower and 78 to the mix; the lighter and more battery pack behind the seatback now uses lithium-ion instead of nickel-metal hydride. horsepower stays at 110, but climbs four pound-feet to

Honda claims the electric can now propel the vehicle on its own up to 43 mph, yet in than 600 miles of mixed we never felt the car move the gas engine running. Hitting the button on the dash makes up for somewhat by relaxing the throttle, the electrical systems for maximum and coercing you to putt around you’re half dead.

With a fully charged and 27 fewer pounds to lug around the previous Civic hybrid we the new car reaches 60 mph in 10.1 seconds and the quarter-mile in 17.7still leisurely but by 0.7 and 0.6 second, respectively.

As expected, the hybrid is not a very dynamic with 15-inch wheels low-rolling-resistance tires that grip to just 0.77 g and a startling 196 feet to pass stopping from 70 mph. The CVT a sportier “S” mode holds the revs higher for throttle response, but it also the coarse droning of the engine load. In addition, the grabby brakes are difficult to modulate, the electric steering makes for corrections at highway speeds, and the of gas and electric power is less smooth at times.

Like all Civic sedans, the new boasts a more spacious with three more of elbowroom up front and nearly two of additional legroom in back. with its large greenhouse, the feels airy, and the various plastics look better before.

Niggles include front with too much permanent support and an array of minuscule buttons seemingly designed to be by  tiny elfin fingers.

The redesign of the already-futuristic-looking Civic over to the hybrid, with changes including a different aluminum wheels, headlights blue accents, and LED taillights.

at $24,820, the premium for the hybrid is $3500 more than a equipped Civic EX sedan. Our tester rang in at $27,520 leather seating and navigation. Toyota Prius money and more than Honda’s own hybrid.

And while the newest hybrid has slightly narrowed the gap with the Toyota, the Prius’s combined EPA number is still distance off.  And the continued refinements to conventional powertrains over the past few the Civic hybrid finds in a precarious position, achieving the relative simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the C-segment fuel sipper nor the EPA numbers of  that pesky

Specifications

Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

VEHICLE TYPE: front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4 door

PRICE AS TESTED: $27,520

PRICE: $24,820

ENGINE SOHC 8-valve 1.5-liter 90 hp, 97 lb-ft; AC electric motor, 23 hp, 78 combined system, 110 hp

TRANSMISSION: variable automatic

Zero to 110 61.2 sec

Rolling start, 560 mph: sec

Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)
Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)
Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)
Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)
Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)
Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

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