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2011 Honda Civic - Review

 

So here's the bottom line on driving a natural-gas vehicle: If you didn't have to refill it, you'd never know it was fueled on anything other than gasoline.

Except for two things, that is: First, you lose up to half of a gasoline car's range, with our natural-gas fueled Honda Civic GX only providing about 180 miles before it needs more fuel (against up to 400 miles for the gasoline Civic).

Second, you also lose about two-thirds of the trunk space offered in a standard Civic sedan, because the high-pressure natural-gas tank is located at the rear of the trunk.

Driving: indistinguishable

Other than that, natural gas may be the easiest alternative fuel to use--if there's a public fueling station nearby.

The performance is indistinguishable from the gasoline equivalent, and from behind the wheel, you'd never know it wasn't the real stuff.

If anything, we thought our GX might be a bit quieter than other Civics we've tested, but we couldn't do a side-by-side comparison to check out our...

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Specs: Select a Trim

4-Door Automatic (7) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
DX Specs $16,605 $15,305 25 36
DX-VP Specs $17,355 $15,993 25 36
EX Specs $20,405 $18,790 25 36
EX-L Specs $21,955 $20,212 25 36
GX Specs $25,490 $24,021 24 36
LX Specs $18,555 $17,093 25 36
LX-S Specs $19,155 $17,643 25 36
4-Door Automatic w/Navi (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
EX Specs $22,405 $20,624 25 36
EX-L Specs $23,955 $22,046 25 36
4-Door Manual (8) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
DX Specs $15,805 $14,571 26 34
DX-VP Specs $16,555 $15,259 26 34
EX Specs $19,605 $18,056 26 34
LX Specs $17,755 $16,359 26 34
LX-S Specs $18,355 $16,910 26 34
Si Specs $22,405 $20,624 21 29
w/Navi Si Specs $24,405 $22,459 21 29
w/Summer Tires Si Specs $22,605 $20,808 21 29
Coupe 2-Door Automatic (4) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
DX Specs $16,405 $15,121 25 36
EX Specs $20,405 $18,790 25 36
EX-L Specs $21,955 $20,212 25 36
LX Specs $18,355 $16,910 25 36
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
EX Specs $22,405 $20,624 25 36
EX-L Specs $23,955 $22,046 25 36
Coupe 2-Door Manual (6) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
DX Specs $15,605 $14,387 26 34
EX Specs $19,605 $18,056 26 34
LX Specs $17,555 $16,176 26 34
Si Specs $22,205 $20,441 21 29
w/Navi Si Specs $24,205 $22,275 21 29
w/Summer Tires Si Specs $22,405 $20,624 21 29
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT Specs $23,950 $22,041 40 43
w/Leather Specs $25,150 $23,142 40 43
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi Specs $25,950 $23,876 40 43
& Leather Specs $27,150 $24,976 40 43
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