The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is a great commuter car. It's durable with easily-replaced parts, comes with a lot of neat features as part of the base package, and gets great gas mileage even without modifying your driving style. When I first started driving it, I averaged 41 mpg, a little under the 44 mpg the vehicle's advertised at- however, by monitoring the fuel-usage display on the dashboard as I drove, I quickly learned to modify my driving to be more efficient. I've gotten up to 56 mpg.
Cautionary note: be aware that the life of the lithium-ion battery pack is only about 100,000 miles. If you have your car for longer, you'll eventually need to replace it, which will run several thousand dollars if it's not under warranty.
I am in love with my Honda Civic Hybrid. Not only is the gas mileage great, but it has a smooth ride and all the amenities that I was looking for! I would definitely recommend this car to everyone!
Fuel-efficient commuter car
2012 Honda Civic HybridJim K - Decatur, GA09/30/2016
The 2012 Civic Hybrid is factory-rated at 41 mpg, and that's exactly what I'm getting after five months of use. Handling is much tighter than my Camry. Road noise is not bad for a subcompact. Seats are not very comfortable; driver's seat feels off level, headrests are awkwardly angled, backseat has minimal legroom. Not a lot of horsepower, but hey, it's a hybrid. Braking is excellent. Styling is nicer in newer models, but it's still a good-looking car.
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