2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
There are 33 user reviews for the CVT AT-PZEV w/ Navigation System trim shown below
- Comfortable, reliable and inconspicuous
- Mileage NOT AS Advertised 37 MPG
Purchased As Used
The only way you will get over 50 in my car is to get up to 55mph and then set the cruise, then reset the MPG computer. If you live in NJ, like I do, you will surely die in the fast lane and even get ugly looks in the slow lane at that speed! I drove this car from NJ to Seattle last summer and I got 38 MPG on the way. I drove 65-70 (the speed limit) and did very few stops at all. I am glad I did not go out and buy this car new and spend all that money on it. I am glad I have the Honda warranty, and I like having a hybrid that does not look like a GEEK car (Prius). The Civic Hybrid looks like a normal car, gets a little bit better mileage, but it is no world beater like they try to advertise. I am 6'1" and it is fine. Does not carry a heavy load very well. You WILL NEVER GET GOOD MILEAGE WITH MORE THAN 1 PERSON IN THE CAR. I don't care what these other people say about high and low 50mpgs, they only got that by driving VERY SLOW like a grandma and if they had the trunk full, it is not possible to get over 45 even just on downhill with the wind. Honda should be ashamed for advertised 49/51 on this car, but it is still pretty good, reliable transportation that is environmentally savvy....read morehide
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- plenty pep, reasonably good ride
- glare on dash at night, very low to the ground on entry.
Can be dificult to enter becuase the car is so low to the ground. Needs a larger and taller door.
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- Helps curb greenhouse gas emissions relative to other cars
- No rear window wiper.
Daily roundtrip commute is 60 miles. Gets 40.5 miles per gallon combined city/highway with 90% on the highway during this commute. I recently did a 200 mile round trip with virtually no city driving and at 65 mph using the cruise control nearly the entire way (had to slow down and stop for brief bridge toll) and it did 49.5 mpg. If you're familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area, the commute was from the mid-Peninsula along 280 north and then across the Bay Bridge, up 80 to Sacramento, and then back again. Up and down a bit but also a fair amount of level driving....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy
- A bit of rough ride since it's not like an accord and may need more power with climbs...
I just love it coz I owned one with Navigation. It really helped me a lot.
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- Excewllent gas mileage - here's the secret...
- vehicle control slightly affected by wind
I purchased the vehicle in February, 2006. I'm a very high-mileage driver, with over 19,500 miles to date. Complaints: minimal. The car sways a bit in high wind conditions. Also, the windshield is insanely expense to replace - $850.00. Be sure to have a low deductable for potential repairs. I found out the hard (expense) way.
I'm getting 46 mpg highway, up to 50 mpg on the freeway. The secret is NOT to use cruise control. Stay at 63 mpg. That's the perfect speed for maximum mpg on the Civic.
You will achieve 42 mpg in the city, if you stay at 28 mpg, assuming you can maintain that speed.
FYI - A close friend bought a Prius at the same time. We get exactly the same mpg on the highway. But, he gets 45 mpg in the city. The important difference between the two cars is the safety features and crash test results. The Civic is significantly safer than the Prius. The Civic's daylight headlights and turn signals on the mirrors are important. The crash test results were notably better with the Civic, too. All in all, I'm very happy with the Civic Hybrid. Also, the HOV sticker is great for those on the freeways in California. I hope this helps....read morehide
17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- 38-43 "real-life" mpg, excellent handling, responsive, and quiet!
- Trunk adequate but a bit small, no rear cup holders
I expected to buy the 2006 Prius, but after test driving each I found the Civic handled much better and didn't have as much cabin noise as the Prius. Another huge plus: Civic Hybrid comes with everything standard - Toyota makes you buy expensive packages to get any of their bells-and-whistles. Added bonus: Honda has the best built-in Navigation system out there - ask anyone who uses it. The only dissapointments I've had are difficulty fitting multiple large suitcases in the trunk, and the fact the engine "auto-stop" feature (when stoped at a light) doesn't always kick-in. The manual explains some of the reasons this doesn't always happen, but there are still some times I can't figure why it doesn't shut down. That's minor, though, in light of the excellent "green rating" and my overall satisfaction - I HIGHLY recommend this car!...read morehide
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Excellent fuel economy, excellent dependability, low maintenance costs
- No sun roof, no indicator to remind of lights left on
I own a 2003 Honda Civi Hybrid. I get 50 miles to the gallon in city and nearly 60 miles to the gallon on long trips. It is environmentally friendly, easy on the pocketbook, rarely thirsty for a drink of gasoline and one of the best purchases I have ever made. My only complaints are that it does not have a sunroof and the battery rapidly drains of energy when I accidentally leave my lights on. I sorely wish there was an alarm to warn me of lights left on or, better yet, like my '86 Subaru, turned the lights out automatically when the key was removed from the ignition....read morehide
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- qualified for Calif. HOV exemption, stylish, good fuel economy
- Seat uncomfortable for long commutes, parking brake lever hits side of knee
This is the perfect car for my situation. Mileage is good, and most of all it is exempt for the HOV lane which saves me 30-45 minutes each direction. I have owned this 2006 HCH for 1 year and have put on 37,000 miles (never out of state). Only have changed oil when it tells me to. It will be my first of many Hondas...read morehide
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- voice activated navigation is amazing.
- factory sunroof would be nice, but it takes the mileage down.
of course you arent going to get the mileage posted, what car ever does. I am learning to drive the hybrid to maximize my mpg. the car certainly has power when you need it. I am very happy with my purchase. the car handles well, it actually turns off when you stop, and quickly turns back on when you release the brake. you can barely hear the car. the air conditioning is wonderful....read morehide
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- Gas mileage, and resale value.
- No amenities at all and not the most comfortable ride.
Overall a good value. Never makes you sorry you bought the car. Honda has excellent quality in their cars and this one is no exception.
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