You can probably hazard a guess that the biggest difference between the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid and the regular 2015 Civic is the hybrid engine under the hood, and that’s true, but it’s not the only difference. If you’re a West Michigan driver shopping around for a small car with a high fuel economy, both the regular and hybrid Civics
are good choices; let’s take a look at what might make the hybrid a better option, though.
A More Efficient Civic
While the Honda Civic is known for its efficiency, one of the surest ways to improve a vehicle’s fuel economy is to give it a hybrid powertrain:
- The 2015 Civic LX with CVT earns an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 39 mpg, and it’s rated at 30 mpg in the city.*
- The 2015 Civic Hybrid, on the other hand, has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 47 highway mpg and 44 city mpg.*
Despite the boosted fuel efficiency, the Civic’s other main trait—its affordability—remains intact. The 2015 Civic Hybrid is priced starting at just $24,735 (MSRP),** and finding a car that is this fuel efficient and this affordable is tough to do.
Examining the Features
One of the first things that drivers will notice that separates the Civic Hybrid from the standard Civic Sedan is that the continuously variable transmission comes standard on the hybrid, helping with its fuel economy. Other standard features on the Hybrid that are not found on the entry-level Civic Sedan LX include:
- Honda LaneWatch
- Next-generation HondaLink telematics
- Smart entry
- Body-colored decklid spoiler
And of course, you can rely on Honda’s trailblazing set of standard features: Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, i-MID touchscreen infotainment system, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora internet radio, SMS texting, and more.
Test Drive a Civic Today
The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid is available now at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you, and if you’re in the market for an affordable new hybrid car, this is the one for you. If you aren’t quite sold on the idea of a hybrid yet, Honda has the highly efficient Civic HF as well as the Civic Natural Gas for two other fuel-conscious models.