Honda Civic Hybrid News

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

    Honda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show. But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda executive vice-president John Mendel revealed that both models would be discontinued in a business update briefing for media yesterday. DON'T MISS: Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity (Jul 2014) The Civic Hybrid, first released for the 2003 model year, was the company's second...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

    While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker's two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic Hybrid, a compact four-door sedan, and the Honda CR-Z two-seat sport hatchback are still in the lineup--but their 2014 sales...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

    Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and...

  • 2014 Honda Civic
    Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

    The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is...

  • 2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    CA's Favorite Cars: Honda Civic For Retail Buyers, Prius Hybrid Overall

    California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and languages, its record of social and technological innovation, and its varied climates--a five-hour drive takes you from ocean...

  • 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]
    2014 Honda Hybrid Cars: Ultimate Guide

    Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers four to U.S. consumers. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to...

  • 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

    Automaker Honda used to be the darling of Consumer Reports, with its models perpetually scoring better than average in CR testing. The 2012 Honda Civic dampened the publication’s enthusiasm for the Honda brand; it was the first Honda Civic we can recall that wasn’t recommended by CR, thanks largely to a redesign rushed to market to cut costs. Now comes word from Consumer Reports that earlier Honda Civic Hybrid models, previously deemed reliable, may suffer from premature high-voltage battery pack failures. As Autoguide explains, the April issue of Consumer Reports contains a look...

  • Honda Details Future Small-Car Hybrid System; We Drive It

    Honda was technically the first name in hybrids in the U.S. market—with the original 1999 Honda Insight two-seat hatchback. But in recent years Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) ‘mild hybrid’ system has been overshadowed, and outperformed, by Toyota’s Hybrid...

  • 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Six High-Mileage Hybrids That Will Keep You Invisible

    Hybrid cars may not be universally popular, but most can appreciate the thinking behind them. After all, who actually likes paying high prices for gas? Even so, some may prefer the benefits of hybrid technology without the image that occasionally comes with it. We've picked six hybrid cars that...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
    Making The Transition To A Hybrid Car? Here’s What To Expect

    Over the past decade, hybrid electric cars have gone from being niche market vehicles for movie stars and green thinkers to everyday vehicles that can save you big money on your gas bill. In fact, with more hybrid cars to choose from than ever before, there’s never a better time to make the...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    2013 Honda Civic Hybrid Will Be Made In U.S., Not Japan

    Thanks to the spiraling costs associated with building cars in Japan and shipping them to the U.S., Honda has announced that the 2013 Civic Hybrid will be made in the U.S. Currently made in Japan and shipped to customers in North America, the U.S. version of the four-door compact hybrid sedan will...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Wins Round In Long-Running Hybrid Gas-Mileage Lawsuit

    The long-running saga of Heather Peters versus Honda Motor Company has apparently come to an end after a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge overturned a previously awarded small claims judgement in Peters’ favor. Peters had been successful in pursuing her case against Honda, with a lesser court...

  • 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid

    Now in its third generation, the Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the stalwarts of the compact hybrid class, having been around in one form or another since its introduction to the U.S. in 2002. Here we're looking at the popular 2006-2011 model, as one of our Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. While not as overtly green, nor as economical as the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius we looked at yesterday, the Civic Hybrid is well worth considering if you're in the market for a used green car. History The first generation of Civic Hybrid was first launched in 2001 in the Japanese market, but only reached U.S...

  • 2011 Honda Insight
    Honda Starts Hybrid Battery Pack Rare Earth Metal Recycling

    Over the past few decades, demand for rare earth metals, has dramatically increased. So called because they are difficult to find in large deposits and often difficult to mine, rare earth metals are used in everything from electronics devices to hybrid and electric car battery packs. Now increased...

  • 2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012
    Friday 13th? Five Green Automakers Who Have All The Bad Luck

    Have you noticed today’s date? Unless you’re of Italian or Spanish descent (those nations consider Tuesday the 13th and Thursday the 17th bad luck), you might consider today to be an inherently unlucky. But before you cross yourself, reach for the four-leaf clover, or hide under the...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Class Action OK, Says Attorneys General

    When 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid owner Heather Peters took Honda to Small Claims Court for what she said was misleading and unachievable gas mileage claims, the world looked on with interest. Not everyone thought Peters would win. But when she did -- to the tune of nearly $10,000 in damages --...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    California Extends Deadline On Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case

    When it comes to gas mileage figures, we're always told "your mileage may vary". It's when that mileage varies outside of reasonable expectations that people start to take issue, and that's exactly what happened when 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid owner Heather Peters was unable to match Honda's 50 mpg...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Hammer It, How High Is Gas Mileage?

    Honda has managed to raise the gas mileage ratings on all of its new 2012 Civic models, including the 2012 Civic Hybrid, which is rated at a combined 44 mpg. In a road test over several days last May, we managed to get a real-world 45.3 mpg over a route that was about two-thirds highway, one-thirds...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

    If you buy a new car but can’t get anywhere near the gas mileage the automaker says you should, can you sue them for misleading you? For Heather Peters -- former attorney and owner of a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid -- the answer is a resounding yes. At the Torrance Small Claims Court in California yesterday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Douglas Carnaham ruled that Honda had misled Peters into believing her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid could achieve a gas mileage of 50 mpg. In reality, Peters claimed her car “never got more than 41 or 42 [mpg] even on its very best...

  • 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Civic Hybrid Gas-Mileage Case: What Factors Are At Play?

    At the start of January, we told you about the owner of a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid who was taking the Japanese automaker to the small claims court. Heather Peters, alongside other owners who are filing similar class-action lawsuits against Honda, all claim that their Honda Civic Hybrids cannot...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case Heads To Small Claims Court

    When you buy a new car, you’ll probably use manufacturers’ own gas mileage estimates alongside the official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy database to help you choose which car will be best for you. Any of these gas mileage figures -- whether official or not -- can...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Extends Warranties On 2006-11 Civic Hybrids Due To Gas Leak

    Honda has just announced that it will be giving some 80,000 owners of its 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid an extended warranty after concerns that small cracks may form in the car’s gas tank. “The potential fuel leakage is very small from the top area of the tank where the fuel filler...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

    Though always overshadowed by the more distinctive Toyota Prius, the hybrid model of the Honda Civic compact sedan has been a longstanding competitor in the field of high-mileage hybrid cars. First launched as a 2003 model, the Honda Civic Hybrid has been entirely redesigned for the 2012 model...

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    Loss Of California HOV-Lane 'Prius Perk' Slows All Traffic, Study Says

    Many California drivers silently cheered on July 1, when the yellow stickers on 85,000 hybrid cars expired--meaning their drivers were no longer allowed to travel solo in the carpool lane. According to a new study released Monday at the University of California-Berkeley, though the loss of the...