2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

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Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

Redesigned 2012 Civic is the most efficient iteration yet

this year’s redesign, the Honda Civic Hybrid MSRP: $24,200) still behind the 2012 Toyota (Base MSRP: $24,000 to in tests.

Both hybrids rock-solid reliability, but the 50-mpg hatchback delivers better gas stronger brakes, a nicer and more cargo space the 44-mpg Civic Hybrid for about the same price.

In one major source is so dissatisfied the redesign that editors no recommend the Honda Civic The Prius is the top hybrid pick — and just about else.

Styled like a Civic — including the new cabin

Outside, the hybrid just like the regular Honda Civic sedan. finds it rather bland, but largely have no problem the play-it-safe styling.

The hybrid’s new sports a grille with bars, chrome bling and trim to show that the is being saved, says Dykes at TheTruthAboutCars.com. Other that — and a hybrid on the back — there are no clues to the Civic’s powertrain.

Inside, though, several complain that the cabin in the 2012 Civic (including the feels cheap. Edmunds.com the extensive use of low-budget hard and another source cites a headliner, plus gappy, panels.

Roomy enough for but the trunk’s small

Four people will feel in the Civic Hybrid, testers say although a fifth person feel squeezed. The trunk’s though (10.7 cubic thanks to the hybrid battery behind the rear seats and the seats don’t fold. By the Toyota Prius hatchback 21.6 cubic feet of space behind its rear which fold to open up a 40-cubic-foot cargo bay.

The redesigned Civic (and keeps the two-tier dashboard before. The speedometer, fuel and mpg readout sit up high, so you don’t to look far off the road to check Lower down, the tachometer and lights nestle behind the wheel.

Some testers get with the setup, but others mind.

The Civic Hybrid with cloth seats, climate control, voice for Bluetooth devices, cruise automatic headlights, a CD stereo steering wheel-mounted controls, jack, USB interface, speed-sensitive control and more. A color for secondary information tells you you’re running mostly on gas or how efficiently you’re driving and Heated leather seats, and other options come in

Power’s OK, but the handling and brakes complaints

One major source no recommends the Honda Civic irritated with the 2012 sloppy handling, choppy and disconcertingly long braking

Edmunds Inside Line’s Magrath notices the same with the Civic Hybrid’s brakes. They take 137 to brake from 60 mph — beating a heavy-duty Dodge Ram Wagon pickup truck, points out. Blame drums.

Blame low-rolling-resistance Ecopia EP20 tires. whom or whatever you want, the is a braking system that no driver confidence. The Prius 13 feet less — a full car length — to to a stop in the same test.

But the Hybrid’s ride quality editors at Inside Line. an enviably good mix of damping and rates that results in a that isn’t floaty or Magrath says. It’s enough that every who had it came back with much the same impression: the ride.’ It’s loud,

Several sources complain the racket, including Magrath: wind noise to tire to the crude stutter of the engine back to life, there’s peace found inside the

As for handling, it earns the Civic some demerits in an Autoblog.com with the tires screaming swooping turns. TheTruthAboutCars.com’s Dykes agrees: When the gets twisty, the low rolling tires howl and give up and extend braking distances Still, road holding what hybrids are about.

economy is the name of this


The 2012 Civic Hybrid a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine to an motor and continuously variable (CVT). The setup’s good for 110 and 127 pound-feet of torque. It gets zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds in test — about the as a Prius.

Fuel economy just Prius

At an EPA-estimated 44 mpg — — the 2012 Honda Hybrid gets the best gas of any hybrid except for the 50-mpg Prius and 2012 Toyota c (Base MSRP: $18,950 to It’s up 3 mpg from last Civic Hybrid.

On real-life in our other sources’ tests, varies from about 39 mpg to 43 mpg

EPA Fuel Economy Estimates

Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

crash scores and reliability

The Honda Civic Hybrid nearly perfect crash It comes equipped with the standard safety features: brakes, traction and stability and front, front-side and curtain

Reliability should be very a leading testing organization The 2012 Honda Civic carries three-year/36,000-mile basic and powertrain warranties, plus years/100,000 miles for the hybrid

NHTSA Safety Ratings

Front Impact: 5 stars

Impact: 5 stars

Rollover 4 stars

Overall: 5 stars

Safety Ratings

Front Impact: Good

Side Good

Rear Impact:

Roof Strength: Good

2012 Top Safety Pick

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