2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Honda Civic and HF
29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, 33 mpg combined (HF)
28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, 32 mpg combined (1.8 auto)
Neither interested in the hybrid Civic, nor wish to fill up with an unfamiliar fuel? The Civic and Civic HF might be your cars of choice, then. The latter is a higher-economy version of the regular car, using a few aerodynamic tweaks and some low rolling resistance tires to offer an extra few mpg on the highway and an extra mpg in the city too.
Neither is a fireball to drive--though select a Civic with the larger 2.4-liter and the performance/economy curve shifts towards the former--but each is a relatively inexpensive way of getting into a popular, reliable gas-sipper.
Honda has updated the Civic for the 2013 model year, improving the styling, and giving it a much-needed boost on interior quality. Fuel efficiency remains the same, however.
2012 Honda Civic EXEnlarge Photo