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Honda Civic

  • 2012 Honda Civic HF, Palo Alto, California, October 2011

    Five months ago, we drove the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid--which gave us slightly more than 45 mpg using "Econ" mode. That's the best gas mileage of any Honda Civic in recent memory. So we were eager to test the new-for-2012 Civic HF model, which forgoes the electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack of the Civic Hybrid. Its standard 1.8-liter gasoline engine is paired with the aerodynamic tweaks (a new front fascia and decklid spoiler, among others) and low rolling resistances tires used on the Civic Hybrid, along with unique alloy wheels. Those modifications boost its highway gas mileage...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas Sedan Priced At $26,905, Cleanest Combustion Car Sold

    Honda released the bulk of its 2012 Civic range this spring, but one model lagged behind: the Civic Natural Gas, the all-new version of what had been called the Civic GX. As the new name indicates, the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas runs solely on compressed natural gas. It's the only natural-gas...

  • Renee Zellweger's 1988 Honda CRX [via eBay Motors]
    Five Classic Cars With Modern-Day Gas Mileage

    Ask most people to name a classic or vintage car, and they’ll probably give you a list of V8 powered muscle cars not known for their high gas mileage. But the quest for fuel efficiency isn’t a new concept. In fact, there is a fairly large number of classic cars which when properly...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster  -  First Drive
    Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20,000

    For many people, the purchase of a fuel efficient car is usually made to save money on driving, as the cost of being a car owner rises further and further. That being the case, why buy an expensive car in the first place, potentially taking years longer to pay off the fuel savings? The good news is...

  • 1997 Honda Civic DX
    Honda Civic Joins Mustang, GTO, Cadillac, Gets Its Own Song

    The list of cars that have been celebrated in song is long. Think pink Cadillacs, little Deuce coupes, Pontiac GTO, and many Mustangs, with or without Sally. Now you can add the Honda Civic to that list. The modest and unassuming line of compact hatchbacks and sedans known for their fuel efficiency...

  • 2012 Honda Civic sedan at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Honda Civic Gas Mileage

    With a redesigned range of Civic sedan and coupe models, and no fewer than five separate variants, the new 2012 Honda Civic makes an aggressive effort to position Honda at the forefront of gas mileage. Unlike models from other makers, if you order a standard 2012 Civic with the 1.8-liter engine...

  • 2012 Honda Civic sedan at New York Auto Show, April 2011

    With gas prices topping $4 a gallon and a slew of brand-new models on the market, the compact car class has never been more competitive. For several years, the highest-selling model to actual retail buyers (after you take out rental cars and other fleets) has been the well-known and much-loved Honda Civic--available as both a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. The new ninth-generation Civic launched last month at the 2011 New York Auto Show, and we've already done various short videos showing you around the line. Our latest, below, is the High Gear Media two-minute review of the regular...

  • 2012 Honda Civic HF at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic HF 41-MPG Model: Video Tour, NY Auto Show

    Of the five separate 2012 Honda Civic models featured at last month's New York Auto Show, the Civic HF sedan is probably the most affordable tradeoff between gas mileage and purchase price. Its base price is $19,455. It's EPA-rated at 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, toward the top of the 2012 Civic...

  • 2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic: Video Rundown Of The Complete 5-Car Lineup

    Even in the sixth year of its life, the old 2011 Honda Civic frequently topped the chart in retail sales--meaning individual buyers--in the compact car segment. Now, there's a new 2012 Honda Civic lineup, launched to the world at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago. The version with the highest...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa sedan launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Tell Us: Is 40 MPG Highway Irrelevant, Or Crucial To Save Gas?

    If you've been paying any attention at all, you'll see new-car ads touting the magical "40 mpg highway" number in big print. You'll see a whole lot of car ads, in fact, for vehicles that include the 2011 Ford Fiesta SFE, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (with six-speed manual), 2011 Hyundai Elantra (all...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Sedan
    2012 Honda Civic: What Do You Want To Know About The Redesign?

    The Honda Civic is one of the best-known and best-selling compact cars in the U.S. market. And it's just been entirely redesigned. For all the details, you'll have to wait until Wedneday, April 20, when the full line of 2012 Honda Civic models will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. But we're...

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