INTRO: A new generation of Honda Civic Hybrid sedan arrives for 2012 bringing even better fuel economy than its predecessor while bearing the much-sought-after traits of its conventionally powered 5-passenger sibling.
FEATURES: A customizable intelligent Multi-Information Display puts fuel consumption, energy flow and audio system information at driver's eye level. Push the dashboard-mounted green ECON button and the engine and other energy consuming systems go into high efficiency mode for added fuel savings.
PERFORMANCE: The Civic Hybrid combines a 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a high-output electric motor to supply additional torque. Together they send 110 horsepower to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is $24,050. A rang-topping model equipped with navigation and leather starts at $26,750. The Civic Hybrid is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: Long on features and short on fuel consumption, the 2012 Civic Hybrid raises the bar on getting more while using less.