The All New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
The new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid brings an exciting new vehicle to the Honda lineup. It includes the latest version of the Honda Integrated Motor Assist hybrid drive train. In addition, it has the best EPA-estimated fuel economy of any sedan in the United States. Its fuel economy is 44 mpg* city, highway, and combined.
The 2012 model has received a face lift with sleeker styling including the front grill, headlights, taillights, wheels, and side mirrors. The Civic Hybrid is in either cloth or leather seats and can also be equipped with a navigation system.
For the 2012 model, the Honda Civic Hybrid uses a 1.5-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine which incorporates friction-reducing technologies for greater efficiency. It has a lighter, more powerful electric motor that produces up to 23 horsepower and a combined horsepower of 110. When the driver accelerates, either the engine or the electric engine and the motor propel the car. While cruising, either engine can propel the vehicle. The gasoline engine deactivates when the driver brakes and the electric motor acts as a generator to restore power to the battery pack. When the brake pedal is released, the engine starts up again.
The Civic Hybrid has a high-class interior with many different standard and optional features. The interior has the most frequently referenced information close to the driver’s line of sight. The new Intelligent Multi-Information Display is in the upper tier and has the ability to show audio system information such as album artwork or personal wallpaper backgrounds. It also includes an Eco Guide screen that gives the driver feedback on driving style and how it affects fuel efficiency. The blue/green Eco Assist indicators are located to the side of the speedometer and help increase the driver’s awareness of ways to drive more efficiently. The Civic Hybrid comes standard with a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers. When equipped with the navigation system, it also includes XM Radio. The navigation system is Honda’s own satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and includes a 6.5-inch touch screen. The system includes a 16 GB flash memory database for a faster response time and has FM traffic. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is also offered with the Civic Hybrid, allowing drivers to make and receive phone calls. It also supports audio streaming with compatible devices.
The Civic Hybrid is not only convenient and fun to drive, it is also safe. It includes many safety features such as Brake Assist, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, Motion Adaptive EPS system, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags.
The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid has arrived.
* Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel-economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.