2007 Honda Civic Hybrid
There are 21 user reviews for the CVT AT-PZEV w/ Navigation System trim shown below
- Hybrid Cars are a fantastic idea
I just purchased a car within the past 6 months and I really wanted to buy a Hybrid but could not afford it. That is a shame becasue many people are in my same situation and would love to help with our polution problems but these hybrids are just out of my price range. That should be the number one thing to change - make these cars accessable to everyone, not just the walthy or the working class. Retired people can certainly help but need to be able to afford the car to begin with....read morehide
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- green car and like the side mirrors light signals
- slow to get on ramp,mild shaking of the car when engine stop during stopping
My husband and I just changed our 06 civic hybrid to Prius last week. We both love the prius. We have the civic for 15 months.
The civic had less gas milage than we expected, it was around 35-38mpg in city driving. My husband is 5'11, the civic is a bit snug for him, his head kept bumping on the roof. Sometimes the transmittion does not seem responding when hitting on the gas.
Also, the trade in value is less than the prius with the same price we paid....read morehide
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- great interior, large front passenger seating, smooth ride
- hybrid gas milage is deceiving but good for the most part, driving it takes getting used to
The Honda hybrid technology is not as good as Toyota's, but the Hybrid Civic looks so much better than the Prius. The actual milage difference is only 10 miles on the street. The engine does not have very much power, but a V6 hybrid defeats the purpose. I think it is a great buy because Honda has upped production on this car and they are now willing to negotiate on the price....read morehide
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- Interior, quality, ergonomics, navigation and controls.
- Braking is weird, bumpy roads means a lot of noise.
Unlike the other imposters on this board, I own this model. Mine is Alabaster Silver, purchased from Brown Honda on Feb 19 2007. Note that unlike other Civics, Hybrids are made in Japan. My VIN begins JMHA... You get the idea. Workmanship is excellent, paint is beautiful.
First things first, mileage: I drive almost all city stop-and-go and my first tank mileage is 35.8 mpg. Not great, not bad. You have to drive gently to get the best mileage. That means even starts and progressive braking. If you want performance, get the SI Civic.
The brakes were the first thing I noticed. When you are slowing for a traffic light, you are in fact recharging the battery if you are not stopping suddenly. Brake pressure is higher than I am used to in either a Honda or a BMW. My stops are taking a little longer than I expected.
Second downer is the booming noise that fills the cabin on bumpy roads. The tires are very stiff and the ride can be a little harsh, again comparing with other Hondas and BMWs.
The good points: Visibility and instrument display are incredibly useful. Controls are good. Navigation system is great, and voice operations is good. Sound system is very average sound wise, not like Acura or SI Civic, but XM is good.
Heating is okay but it takes a while to heat up everything. Haven't tried the air conditioning.
That's it for now.
Oh, the Hybrid and CVT thing are no big deal. You get used to it very quickly. And, I still haven't had to put gas in!...read morehide
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- great gas mileage I average 46mpg, very comfortable
This has been a wonderful comuting vehicle. I use to spend 450.00 a month on gas with my truck. I now spend 90.00. I've read some of the other reviews and are baffled at there gas mileage averages that some owners are getting .I think these people think the civic is a sports car . My only complaint would be I can't haul anything but that's not why I bought this vehicle. I would recommend the Civic to anyone who wants a comfortable and fuel efficent car....read morehide
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- Excellent gas mileage, and I've driven over 21,500 miles to date!
- Heater takes a cople of minutes to really kick in
First off, I've driven over 21,500 miles so far. Mechanically, I have not had a single problem. On average, my gas mileage is 47 mpg highway, and 42 city driving. Although I paid the MSRP, I'm getting my money's worth is gas savings. Plus, as a CXalifornia driver, I can use the carpool lanes. That's a tremendous time saver, as you know.
FYI - I strongly recommend this car over the Toyta Prius. My primary reason is that the Civic scored higher in the national car tests. Also, the daytime running lights and tunr signal lights on the mirror are great passive safety features....read morehide
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- good looking body , same as reg civic
- not as good as reg civic !!
I should buy the reg civic insteed of hybird civic ,or prius I would be happier. Based on my average of 31 mpg over 8000 miles, I am not happy with this car. I paid too much to justify a lack of the promised mpg. And i should do more reserach before purched that compact hybird civic .....ahhh.....
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- Great mileage
- Bad shocks/suspension car bottoms on bumps with passengers
The car is a good car. Great Navigation system. Car lacks acceleration. The ride and handling is great on highways but on back roads where the road is uneven and rough the car has serious problems with the suspension bottoming out on the rubber stops which is clearly felt by the passengers. The front seats have good back support and are generally comfortable with the exception of being a little too narrow. The hybrid also does not come with leather seats. The gas mileage is somewhat complex. If driven gingerly with the engine RPM kept around 2000, the car gets 45-50mpg on the highway. If you beat on the accelerator because of the lack of power or are in highway traffic that demands constant acceleration and deceleration, the car averages between 34-37mpg. The car takes some getting used to in city traffic because the engine shuts off below 6mph when the brake is applied. If the car is at an uphill stop and the brake is not applied strong enough, the car will roll backwards. Upon hard braking, the car can be somewhat awkward and you hear a funny solenoid or mechanical switch kick in under the dashboard....read morehide
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- it is honda
- not enough power, engine clanks when it switches from the electric motor
i took it for a test drive and this thing has almost no power at all when i push the gas down from 35mph, i mean no passing power at all! also it is hard to get in and out from the back seat because of that pocket space at the doors! it is too expensive, same price with this beautiful CR-V!
i guess i am going to buy TCH!...read morehide
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- gets about 42 miles per gallon
- does not get 50 miles per gallon as advertised
When contacting Honda about the difference in mileage estimates, I was told, mileage depends on whether you have air conditioning on, tire pressure and driving conditions, yet their commercial states very specifically the car gets 50 miles per gallon. I would like to see that happen. The best I got so far is about 42....read morehide
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