Closely resembling a conventional gasoline-powered Honda Civic, the 2014 Civic Hybrid is created to be highly fuel-efficient. Powered largely by a 1.5 liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid also features electric assistance from a permanent magnet motor. A lithium-ion battery rated with a 20-kilowatt output stores electrical power collected through regenerative braking. Collectively, the gasoline/electric powerplant setup on the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid generates 133 horsepower channelled to the front-wheel drive system through a continuously variable transmission. In regards to fuel economy, improvements made for the 2014 model year Civic Hybrid has allowed for greater highway fuel mileage. Increased to 47 miles per gallon, highway travel for the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid has provided an extra mile in for combined travel at 45 miles per gallon. The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid comes loaded with high-end standard features such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, smart key entry, automatic climate control and a 180-watt audio system. Leather seating and a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is also offered for the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid. Offered in many states, the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid PZEV model is designed to comply with state of California’s strict ultra low emission standard.