2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Overview
A part of the flexible Civic family of compact cars, the 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid takes the tried-and-true formula behind one of the bestselling compact cars of all time and adds on an extra splash of fuel efficiency and green car technology.
The Civic Hybrid is only available as a sedan and comes with a few visual cues that set it apart from normal varieties of Civic, most notably a unique set of 15-inch wheel covers, rear lip spoiler, and hybrid badges.
Under the hood, the 2011 Civic Hybrid is unchanged from last year. A 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine teams up with an electric motor to output 110-horsepower and 123 pounds-feet of torque. Power runs through a continuously variable transmission. The Civic Hybrid’s electric motor aids in acceleration and can power the Civic Hybrid briefly at low speeds. This power system, with other touches like low-rolling-resistance tires, help the Civic Hybrid to achieve fuel economy numbers of 40 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
Inside of the Civic Hybrid, you’ll find seating for five passengers and a layout very similar to normal Civics. It keeps the tiered instrument panel, with the raised digital speedometer up by the windshield, and adds a display that monitors the battery and electric motor. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a USB audio interface for an iPod or flash drive. You can spruce up the Civic Hybrid’s interior even further with options like a navigation system with voice recognition, leather upholstery, and Bluetooth® connectivity.
As far as safety is concerned, the 2011 Civic Hybrid delivers in that area as well. Antilock brakes, front side-impact and side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, and electronic stability control all come standard. The Civic Hybrid also got the highest possible rating in front and side-impact crash tests from the IIHS.
Save money at the pump, and take to the road in style with the 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid.