2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
There are 53 user reviews for the CVT AT-PZEV w/ Navigation System trim shown below
- Fuel Economy, Nav system, fit and finish, satellite radio, comfort and room
- Pick-up but that's to be expected
Purchased As New
I bought this car to go green..not environment green but money in my pocket green. I love the satellite radio system although it could use a little more top-end volume. The navigation system is fantastic and the car is really comfortable even for long trips. the gauges are numerous and easy to read and the interior and exterior are very attractive. I have owned several Hondas and the quality and finish are always great.
I drive in the worse conditions for fuel economy and I still get great mileage. I usually drive in the type of stop-and-go where you go 20 feet, stop, and do it all over again. Once I break out of the city I drive about 75 mph. All of that combined and I still get over 40 MPG. Sometimes it is as high as 44-46 on a tank even with that kind of driving. On a road trip through the mountains with just myself in the car I used two tanks of gas in highway driving and averaged 55 miles per gallon for the trip. For comfort, quality, fuel economy and great satellite radio and naviagation, this car can't be beat....read morehide
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great MPG Great Design
- Little rough on long trips
Purchased As New
Great car! I had a 2004 Civic LX and it was great no problems at all with it. Was looking into a newer car and just couldn't resit from buying a hybrid form Honda. Yes the gas milage gets better as you drive more I have 20,000 miles in the first 9 months and the milage get better and better. Im tired of hearing about the prius you can spot one a mile away and with the civic hybrid has very little to differ with regular Civic. I average about 46 MPG now and the best i got was 56 MPG....read morehide
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- fuel economy, same as regular model in looks, size and comfort
- needs getting used to.
The fuel efficiency is unbelievable. This is definitely the transportation for the future. Small, light and cheapest to maintain. The whole world will consume only half of its fuel needs! Hybrid users should spread the good news.
I was getting better mileage than advertised by adjusting driving style a bit. Great underpromise.
Pretty safe car too....read morehide
8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Appearance, fuel economy and technology package
- Comfort on long trips, no bluetooth, no fold down rear seat
I am very satisfied with the car. I bought it for fuel economy and it has delivered solidly. I have driven 6000 miles over a 3 month period and averaged 44 mpg. My best mpg on a full tank was 46 and my worst was 39. I have friends that can get 50 mpg but you do need to change driving habits to get that. The electronics are great. Voice activated navigation, AC and audio. I like the design of the car too, both inside and out. Not as obvious as some other hybrids which I like.
My gripes are a little minor. The drivers position can become uncomfortable after long stints in the car, say hour or so. They should improve the seats. I am surprised there is no bluetooth given all the other electronic goodies in the car. Finally no fold down rear seat with pass through which is because of the battery configuration.
But overall a great commuter car. Bright and cheerful and performance is just fine. I will certainly consider the next version of this when I change it in a few years. The icing on the cake is the savings in fuel and insurance. I have driven 6000 miles and saved $1100 in fuel over the SUV that it repalced. Also my insurance is down about $400 a year....read morehide
6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, comfortable seats, roomy for it's class, stylish especially versus Prius
- Slightly stiff ride, lag in take off from dead stop, sound system
I am very pleased with the complete package of the Civic Hybrid. Other than the styling of the Civic Hybrid, the first thing that I really liked was the comfortable seats. The car is spacious with plenty of head and leg room as a driver. After riding in the back of an 02' Civic sedan, this car has lots of leg and head room. Though you can't put the back seats down, due to the battery, the truck is great. With some highway and some in town driving, I average 41mpg. The Prius may be able to get slightly better mpg, but it is butt ugly. The only change I have made since owning my Civic, is to upgrade the speakers. The stock speakers are a joke! I've had my Civic for about 5 months now and wouldn't give the car up. If you can find a Civic Hybrid, I would suggest to anyone to get one....read morehide
10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
When necessary I will duplicate with another like model.
I am extremely happy with this purchase and the only disappointment I have is lack of rear window wipers; and oversight. We purchased this automobile two years ago thinking we would be making a wise
economical "step-down" from my Jeep Cherokee. This has definitely been a "step-up"....read morehide
8 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great Fuel Economy, Looks good, Pretty Comfortable, Nav System and XM are nice
- Don't like Headrests, Voice Activation sometimes doesn't recognize properly
It takes some getting used to in order to get the best gas mileage. If you are more interested in stomping the accelerator and quick stops than getting good gas mileage, you'll get mid to high 30's. If you are interested in developing decent driving habits and being more relaxed on the road, you'll achieve EPA estimates or beyond.
I started out with decent driving habits and was getting about EPA estimates of 40/45. I currently have about 5500 miles on it, and achieve 47+ mpg throughout my normal driving routes (30-40% city). I fully expect to achieve 50+ mpg by the time I've honed my style and my car is fully broken in (gas mileage improves for the first 12k-15k miles).
I do not drive like a grandma/grandpa on a Sunday afternoon - I generally drive 5-7 mph over the speed limit, however, I do it in an intelligent manner. Spending 15-20 minutes reading over some tips from hyper-milers (available online all over the place) and fitting some of the less insane habits (some habits are extreme and others are entirely unsafe) into your routine will do wonders. If I don't have to, I do not accelerate fast; I use hills to my advantage, gain speed going downhill, allow speed to drop going uphill; and I anticipate traffic behavior well ahead - I won't accelerate into stopped traffic ahead, I coast into it.
Before I purchased my car, I read a lot of reviews and saw a few that were getting poor gas mileage. Those people complaining are the ones that refuse to alter bad habits or live in some incredibly hilly/mountainous region. Simply using moderate acceleration and cruise control will easily get EPA estimates.
In short: if you have poor driving habits and are completely unwilling to change, then don't bother. If you are actually interested in a great car with good MPG, Civic Hybrid is a great choice....read morehide
15 out of 23 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- On trips from ORL to WPB and back, usually w/o A/C I have gottern over 50 mpg.
- The voice activated Nav. System has a habit of misinterpreting commands.
I just love the car. It is comfortable, fun to drive, and really cute! Of all the cars I have owned, this one tops the list.
11 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Just as expected, a high milage vehicle
- Wish the batteries didn't take up the trunk space
I had a 2006 Honda Civic and got very resonable milage, around 30 city and 38 hwy. My Hybrid gets what they list which is 40 city and 45 hwy. I do mostly Highway driving at the speed limit here which is 75mph and I still get 45mph. I do miss the power of my 2006 civic, but I'm not going to the gas pump as often...read morehide
20 out of 51 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Awesome -- SF Bay Area to San Diego & back on 2 tanks! 48 mpg Yahoo
- It sits 'low' so you must be careful not to scrape front end on curbs/parking lot bumps.
We're very pleased with it. We wish it came in all the standard colors as the other Hondas and with a leather seat option. Stereo is so so. We keep our cars for a long time and drive them like mad, so we like a few more comforts.
18 out of 46 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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