2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Overview
In addition to overhauling standard versions of the Civic, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid also gets the same makeover and this green-leaning compact adds more mpg and sleeker style for 2012.
The Civic Hybrid gets the same exterior additions as the normal Civic, including a new grille, headlights, and taillights which help it to look modern and fresh. Keep in mind that the Civic Hybrid is only available as a sedan.
There have also been changes under the hood which increase efficiency. The 2012 Civic Hybrid is propelled by a 110-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a CVT and a lithium-ion battery powered electric motor that bumps total output to 133-horsepower. For 2012, there has also been added an “ECON” button that when activated pushes the car into a super-efficient mode which is designed to maximize fuel economy.
This new drivetrain not only increases the Civic Hybrid’s power by 23-horsepower over last year’s model, but also offers you more mpg. Fuel economy ratings check in at 44 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway as well making the Civic Hybrid the most fuel efficient car in Honda’s lineup, even over the Insight.
For 2012, the Civic Hybrid also adds a few standard features, including Bluetooth® connectivity and automatic climate control. USB/auxiliary audio inputs, remote keyless entry and trunk release, power windows and locks, and Honda’s new i-MID system round out the standard features list. Options include a navigations system with FM traffic reports and voice recognition, leather upholstery, and satellite radio.
You might be asking yourself, what exactly is an i-MID system? Well, the i-MID is sort of a one-stop-shop for interacting with your Civic Hybrid. It not only shows you the current information about your car, like audio, current fuel economy, or turn-by-turn directions if you opt for the navigation system, but it allows you to customize your vehicle as well from the wallpaper you want on the display to how you want the doors to lock.
Safety features include six airbags, traction control and stability system, antilock brakes, and LATCH child seating in the second row all standard.
With more power, updated technology, and most importantly even more fuel efficiency, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid has been rearmed and this eco warrior is ready to go up against the best the industry has to offer.