But neither will you be saving a great deal of money. Although you'd never notice it, on a flat road, this Civic engine would operate at the lean 22:1 air-to-fuel ratio more than 60 percent of the time. Newer models have a chain instead -- more reliable. At that rate, allowing for the time value of money, you will never save enough gas to pay back the premium you paid for the hybrid model. Those familiar with the Insight will recognize the Integrated Motor Assist powertrain used in the Civic hybrid. But the Civic hybrid feels far more normal than the earlier hybrids, thanks to its more refined chassis. Unlike the Prius, however, which is a unique vehicle dedicated to gasoline parsimony, this Civic is pretty much the same seventh-generation small Honda sedan that was introduced as a 2001 model.
We measured 38 mpg during our time with the Civic hybrid, flogging it mercilessly to pass on mountain roads around L. A 2003 in 2017 and I have no complaints. The recall began on July 1, 2015. I purchased it back in november of 2006. But unless you're on a racetrack, you can't flog your Ferrari for long without accumulating a bundle of moving violations. Overall, i've been have been happy with it for the few months of ownership 4 out of 5 stars by bel970 from reno, nv on Wed Aug 20 2008 I love the gas milage, I'm averaging a little over 41 mpg mostly in town driving.
Glad to hear you have carefully kept track of you mileage. I routinely have gotten gas mileage of at least 32-38 mpg. This partially explains why we get less mpg in winter than in summer. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Another major benefit of a block heater is longer battery and starter life and longer engine life before the car starts using oil.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. During coasting and light braking, this motor also serves as a generator to recharge the Civic hybrid's nickel-metal hydride battery located between the rear seat and the trunk. All told, 23,649 trouble-free miles clicked over the odometer during its tenure with us, and it's made us believers of hybrid power. A new front air dam and rear spoiler, along with revised underbody panels, reduce the drag coefficient from 0. If you install one your gas mileage will certainly improve. After all, both companies are adept at building and selling well-designed consumer goods to people who appreciate such things. We willingly pay for these vehicles because we like how they make us feel and look to the rest of the world.
One question: Do you still get to feel virtuous if the saving doesn't hurt? When you do that, the Civic hybrid lopes along very nicely. Unless you are winding the engine out in every gear, however, the Civic hybrid feels slower than these numbers suggest. Parking the car outside in the cold weather we have been experiencing significantly reduces your gas mileage. Idle shutoff, under most circumstances, saves even more. Winter will reduce the mileage winter fuel mixes, cold engines, snow, different traffic etc. Apart from the Accord-size initial price hit, this Civic hybrid is completely painless. And on country two-lane roads at 60 mph, the hybrid cruises serenely and quietly.
Moreover, the Civic's engine is a generation more sophisticated, with a new dual-spark-plug cylinder head that fires the plugs either sequentially or simultaneously to operate in the lean-burn mode more efficiently and more often. She's been around for a long time and she's still kicking. That said, readers of this magazine don't buy vehicles for their economic benefits. The first trip calmed my apprehensions about the decision. Recall Date 2015-05-28 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Recall Date 2018-04-26 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. . People who live in cold climates and have to park outside usually have engine block heaters installed. If you want to flog a car continually, choose an economy special. Run the batteries dry when climbing a long grade, however, and it's taxed. Once every two weeks I drive for 4 hours at 70 mph from college to home and back, and I feel confident I wont break down in the middle of nowhere.
This electricity is stored in a battery consisting of 120 1. And if you want to look and feel virtuous in a vehicle that is perfectly practical, this Civic is for you. Yet, as long as there's juice in the battery pack, the Hybrid accelerates and drives like any ordinary Civic sedan. The Civic Hybrid is one of just three such production vehicles on American highways, along with another Honda, called the. The car is very comfortable to drive considering my commute is 190 miles per day. I have kept up with all the required maintenance on the car. This chassis even delivers decent grip, with 0.