2009 Honda Civic Hybrid
There are 18 user reviews for the CVT AT-PZEV trim shown below
- Gas Milage, Styling, Service Ease, Stealth Hybrid
- Driving Position (hard to get right), Power, Auto Locks, Wheels
Purchased As New
2008 / 24,500 in 9 months, per computer averaged 44.6 for last 12,500
55% non highway. The car has been great so far, however, just a few things to keep in mind, it is not a sports car. The solid feeling of construction is about 90% there, do not feel it when closing driver door, trunk lid or hood. However surprisingly solid during normal driving conditions. Very surprised with handling in winter driving, handled the snow quite well. I have noticed that many speak of gas mileage not meeting expectation, well, my experience over the seasons have shown that really cold days effect quite a bit, different gas mixtures make difference, and how high the fan is (whether air conditioning or heat), rainy day, or warm sunny dry. Overall, this vehicle has delivered what I expected, a economical car for driving 96 miles round trip each day to work. As you can see by the average mileage since middle of January the numbers are good, and I do not drive to get best mileage, 70 to 73 mph highway and a bit above speed limit on secondary roads....read morehide
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- sleek appearance, good fuel economy, nice interior, easy ride, comfortable on long trips
- a bit pricey, but no other cons
Purchased As New
This was my first car, and my parents were keen on getting a hybrid--not just for the great mileage, but to "go green". My cousin bought the Prius about a month before I started shopping around for cars, so I test-drove her car. I HATED the feel of the Prius. Seating felt awkward, I could not get used to the bar across the back windshield, and it was ugly in appearance. However, it did get better gas mileage than my Civic Hybrid does.
I LOVE my Hybird. I am a college student who frequently commutes home(150 miles one-way) on the weekends. Usually, I'm pretty good about setting the car on cruise at about 70-75mph. At this speed, I average about 44-46 mpg (Highest ever was 49.7 mpg). But then, every now and then, I do get fed up and start speeding, weaving through traffic, and pretty much slamming on the accelerator. At those times, my average mpg drops as low as 38 mpg. My average mpg is also low(around 38-40 mpg) on local roads(city driving), but as I predominantly use my car on the freeway, I do get very good gas mileage. The mileage actually seems to be getting better as I drive more. Either I'm getting used to maximizing the power of the hybrid, or the engine is becoming more efficient. (perhaps a combination of both?)
I love the fact that this car looks like a normal car. I also love connecting my iPod via the USB port and being able to control the songs with the controls on my steering wheel. Sound quality is decent. Steering is very smooth. I just wish the seats had automatic control instead of manual control. I really like the digital speedometer. Because it's in my natural line of vision, I'm better at not overly speeding.
Many times, I have given my friends rides home. One thing that is amazing is the back row. Usually, everyone hates the middle seat because of the raised flooring. In this car, however, the back floor is all one level. It makes everyone a lot more comfortable. Although the back seat can't fold down since the hybrid battery is placed there, the trunk is still pretty spacious.
My parents bought me this car to help the environment, but I am more excited about how rarely I go to the gas station(I'm sure it makes my parents secretly happy as well). In addition, although I am an under 25 driver, because it is a hybird with a whole load of safety features, my insurance rate is actually a lot lower than that of most others my age. Another great feature is the 100,000 Mile Extended Service Interval For Tune-Up. Most cars definitely need to go in much more frequently. My parents couldn't believe the sales associate when he said I didn't need to go in for a tune up for 100,000 miles. That's a lot of money saved. There's also a great warranty.
Overall, a great car. Would definitely buy again. Definitely recommend it over the Prius....read morehide
21 out of 60 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great fuel economy, looks of a 3-series BMW, nice dash and room for 5
- Auto stop can perform a little sluggish at times, stereo is a weak
Purchased As New
I love this car and would buy another one. Liked the way it drove and the comfort levels as well as the price over the Prius. I average 45-48 mpg's (mostly highway) and the automated mpg calculator is on the low side. I've noticed better milleage when I do the math. I can seat 3 adults and 2 kids and the trunk is plenty spacious. The steering wheel controls and climate control are nice features too....read morehide
16 out of 73 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Interior very nice handles well
- MPG around 33-34 with a light foot combined on hwy/city
Purchased As New
I have 2009 that has been in the shop three times under 6000 miles,once for a failure of the tire pressure sensor, twice for IMA battery failures. The car is currently experiencing the same type of behavior as before the last IMA failures. Honda states they are having battery problems. In addition, Honda customer service states the MPG is actually normal for winter driving for Missouri. Dealer failed to inform us of this when we purchased vehicle. I find this to be an unethical deceptive practice by Honda. Car is not the quality we expected from Honda.My Japanese friends are ashamed....read morehide
123 out of 148 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great fuel economy, very comfortable ride, good stereo, great dashboard
I have had my 2009 hybrid for 2 weeks and am getting 43-44 mpg. With a little self control an the use of the cruise control I think I can get better than the 45 mpg rating on the car. Cruise control makes a big difference to the economy. Also driving in the mid 60s instead of 70 makes a big difference. I would recommend this car to anyone who has to commute to work. I drive 65 miles one way....read morehide
43 out of 155 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great mileage, good handling, comfortable seats, roomy, well-built, quality interior materials
- Rear seat does not fold forward, transmission slip on acceleration, emergency brake
Overall, I'm very happy with this car. It handles well, is comfortable, and certainly lives up to its promise, gas-mileage-wise. My only gripes would be (as shown in the cons, above) the slipping of the variable transmission on acceleration (accompanied by engine roar), the fact that the rear seat does not fold forward to allow for more trunk space, and the emergency brake lever (for someone 5' - 11" tall) is in an uncomfortable place for my right leg. But otherwise, it's a great car! I've had mine for just over 2 years, and have had zero problems with it (except for a few recalls for minor issues)....read morehide
39 out of 150 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Excellent MPGs, decent stock stereo, and a very smooth ride.
- none yet.
I just bought my 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid last week and am already averaging 40-42 mpg (mostly city driving). The salesman told me that it would take about a month to see some major results but I am already seeing them with under 200 miles on the car! I didn't get the leather and built in navigation because it was too expensive, but the car in itself was a great deal. Go with a Civic Hybrid and forgo the 2 year wait list for a Prius! Plus Toyota jacking up the price so it won't be a better deal and the MPGs are very competitive....read morehide
49 out of 176 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- good fuel economy, good leg and shoulder room, good ride
- needs better sound insulation!!
I bought a new 2007 civic hybrid in April of 2006. I've driven it in one New York north country winter and two summers. It's a great car. Handles well in all conditions even heavy snow (with four studded snow tires). Plenty of power for the interstate and also for mountain roads. I've average about 44 mpg in the summer with mixed driving in the mountains, city, etc. In winter with snow tires and in snow storms, I have never gotten less than 37 mpg. I have had no problems with the car at all. The only problem is road noise with snow tires and summer tires. Plan to play the radio LOUD!...read morehide
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