Joining the Civic Coupe and Sedan in the 2012 redesign, the Honda Civic Hybrid is presented with a new wide-looking stance and sharp-angled windshield. On the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, distinct front grille with a blue accent, special 5-spoke alloy wheels and a rear spoiler are worn exclusively on this vehicle design. Sitting on either specially made seat fabrics or optional leather seats, drivers of the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid will notice a two-tier instrument panel with the most frequently referenced information placed highest. One major engineering difference in the 2012 Civic Hybrid over the previous models is the usage of a lithium ion battery. A lighter and more capable battery, a 1.5 liter inline-4 engine combines with a more powerful electric motor to produce 110 horsepower. The same collective horsepower as last year’s car, the 2012 Civic Hybrid accomplishes better fuel mileage through the continuously variable transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 44 miles per gallon on the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid. Automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist as well as a 6-speaker stereo system with MP3 and USB compatibility is standard on all 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid models.