Honda Civic Overview

2009 Honda Civic LX-S

The 2009 Honda Civic receives new exterior styling and available technology now includes Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB audio interface. Also for 2009, Vehicle Stability Assist is standard equipment on Civic EX-L. The Honda Civic is available in coupe and sedan versions. Power is provided from a variety of options: normally aspirated 4-cylinder, hybrid, or compressed natural gas engines.

Looks like a Civic, drives a Civic, but at 50 mpg the Civic Hybrid achieves significantly better gas mileage than a regular Civic. Honda’s second generation Civic Hybrid offers improved city fuel economy, and an incredibly better body design. And, despite some complaints over mileage, most Civic Hybrid owners are very happy with the gas mileage of their hybrid Civics.

The first generation Civic hybrid cars could not function on electric power at low speeds. Honda has resolved that problem AND gave the Civic Hybrid a minor boost in power. First generation Civic hybrids had an output of 85 horsepower with fuel economy estimated at 20 – 48 city/30 – 51 highway. The second generation Civic Hybrid now has an output of 93 HP total with fuel economy estimated at 49 city/51 highway. The bottom line is that the Civic Hybrid significantly reduces fuel consumption with a small gain in fuel economy and power over the previous generation Civic Hybrid.


Standard Engine:

$15,190 – $26,850

1.8L I4, 140 hp @ 6300 RPM, Gas/Multi-port fuel injection

1.3L I4, 110 hp @ 6000 rpm, Hybrid – Electric

1.8L I4, 113 hp @ 6300 RPM, CNG/Multi-port fuel injection

Average Consumer Rating: 3.5 stars
Expert Rating: 4.5stars

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Review Honda’s gas-sipper goes upscale
Rating: 4 stars
by Alex Kramer

“The Civic Hybrid is a solid effort and a legitimate contender in the fuel-efficiency race …”

2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid Review Environmentally responsible and good looking, too!
Rating: 4 stars
by Gary Chan

“I like this car. The Civic has a solid body structure, comfortable seats, and sips fuel. The interior colors mesh well together producing a pleasant visual experience for the occupants …”

2007 Honda Civic Hybrid Driving Impressions: 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid Better fuel efficiency…at a price in performance
Rating: 3.5 stars
by Twain Mein

“The Civic hybrid is Honda’s entry level hybrid car. Unlike the Toyota Prius, the electric engine is incremental to the gas one, adding only 20 horsepower to the 4-cylinder’s 93″

Driving Impressions: 2007 Honda Civic Si
Rating: 4 stars
by Tony S.

The Si has a very modern looking interior, with flowing lines and an intelligent design. The instruments are easily visible behind a three spoke steering wheel and the controls are easy to understand and use.”

2009 Honda Civic Photo Gallery 2007 Honda Civic Photo Gallery

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