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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

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With more and more consumers looking for better fuel efficiency, hybrid cars are taking off in ways that most of us never thought possible. Today, America’s top-selling compact car, the Honda Civic, is offered in a hybrid model with stunning fuel efficiency at 44 miles per gallon. The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is undoubtedly going to continue to be a popular car, thanks to its comfort and efficiency.

Key Features

Of course, the major feature of this car is its hybrid capability. Along with that, though, you’ll also get Bluetooth audio and an enhanced infotainment center with a five-inch LCD monitor for assistance with navigation, music information, and more.

Changes for 2012

While the Civic Hybrid has been around for a few years, in 2012 it saw a major boost in fuel efficiency, as well as refined driving dynamics. You won’t notice any huge changes in 2012, but you will notice that the car drives more smoothly and that it gets better gas mileage, both of which rank higher than aesthetic updates with most drivers.

What We Like

We love getting 44 miles to the gallon, and we like that we can get the efficiency of a hybrid in a classic American favorite like the Civic. The infotainment system is also a huge perk, especially on long drives or when navigating in areas with limited cell reception.

What Concerns Us

Hybrid technology has been around long enough that we are not incredibly concerned that this vehicle will break down or that the battery will die. However, with the rapid advancement in auto technology, we are concerned that it may be left behind by the next big update.

Available Models

Also, called the Civic HF, there is only one model of the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid. The engine specifications for this model include:

  • Engine – 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder and an electric motor
  • Power – 110 PH at 5500 RPM
  • Torque – 127 lb-ft at 1000-3500 RPM
  • Fuel economy (MPG city/highway) – 44/44

Major Recalls

As of yet, there have been no major recalls of any 2012 Honda Civic Hybrids.

Common Issues

The most common issues with the 2012 Civic Hybrid include minor electrical issues and hesitation with the transmission. Some drivers have experienced a loss of power, but this was fixed with software updates, and the problem generally does not return.

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