Honda Civic Hybrid Models and Civic Hybrid History

Indirectly succeeding the Insight (the first hybrid gasoline/electric production car introduced in the North American market), Honda took a different path, Instead of creating a distinct product around their Integrated Motor Assist system, Honda chose to install the hybrid drive technology into the four-door version of the Civic. Introduced for 2003, the Honda Civic Hybrid combined a 1.3-liter VTEC engine four-cylinder engine coupled to a brushless permanent magnet electric motor.

The Integrated Motor Assist technology can be mated to a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. Collectively generating 93 horsepower, the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid achieves an average fuel economy of 48 miles per gallon. Other unique components of the hybrid powered Civic is a 144-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack, regenerative braking, low rolling resistance tires and electric power steering.

Aesthetically similar to the conventional Civic sedan, the first-generation Civic Hybrid could be distinguished by its front grille. All-new for 2006, the Civic Hybrid boasted a more power electric motor and a higher capacity battery. Overall horsepower of the 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid was increased to 110 horsepower.

Capable of traveling at distances greater than 40 miles on a single gallon of fuel, the Honda Civic Hybrid received a revised front end and standard electronic stability control for 2009. A third-generation model of the Civic Hybrid was introduced for 2012 with a lighter, smaller lithium-ion battery replaced the nickel-metal hydride power pack.

Automatic climate control, six-speaker stereo system and Bluetooth connectivity was standard equipment on the 2012 Civic Hybrid. Since 2013, the Honda Civic Hybrid has been produced in the United States.

New and Used Civic Hybrid Prices, Honda Civic Hybrid Model Years and History

The best-selling Honda Civic Hybrid merges the iconic design and trademark style of the Civic with an eco-friendly and fuel efficient hybrid.
Introduced to the United States in 2002, the 2014 model year version of the Honda Civic Hybrid provides up to 45 miles per gallon in average fuel economy.
Refreshed for 2013, the Honda Civic Hybrid offers drivers premium options as standard features, while maintaining a fuel mileage focused power output.
Celebrating 10 years of being sold in North America, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is completely revamped with new styling and a more efficient gasoline/electric powertrain.
The longest-running hybrid powertrain vehicle in the Honda stable, their super fuel efficient 2011 Civic Hybrid promises above 40 miles per every gallon packaged with the reliability and respect commonly bestowed on Honda.
The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is a compact hybrid sedan which seats up to five passengers and boasts an EPA estimated fuel-economy rating of 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.
Famous for its gasoline/electric engine, the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid offers fuel economy and safety, but it's a good ride too.
A four-door hybrid sedan, the 2008 Honda Civic hybrid with EPA estimated fuel economy of 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.
The 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid is an impressive and very fuel-efficient five-passenger hybrid sedan which is capable of 49 mpg in the city and a jaw-dropping 51 mpg on the highway.
A five-passenger hybrid sedan, the all-new 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid will keep you between fill-ups for some time thanks to a fuel economy rating of 49 mpg in the city and 51 mpg on the highway.
The 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid is a brand-new compact hybrid sedan with seating for five passengers and a fuel economy rating of 49 mpg in the city and an astonishing 51 mpg on the highway.