"Highly Recommended"4.5 starson by mcintoshusa
Pros: Great Gas miliage
Cons: No cup holders in the back seat
Summary: We bought the 2006 Civic Hybrid and love it. It is actualy a small gas engine with an electric motor to assist (kick in) when you need extra power. By having the small gas engine we are able to get great gas miliage. It has plenty of get up and go too. Test drive one and you will see.
We have tested the gas miliage. After months of owning it we have learned that it averages 46 MPG in the city. The engine actualy turns off when you stop at a red light and INSTANTLY turns back on when you take your foot off the brake. No hesitation. You would never know the engine was off if you have your radio turned up. Pretty cool.
We have tested the miliage on the highway on 5 trips so far. We have discovered that the MPG is relate to our speed (go figure). At a constant 65 MPH set on cruise we consistantly get 51-55 MPG. We drove back roads once and at only a constant 55 MPG (6 hr trip) we got 61 MPG. Then we drove the interstate at a constant 70 MPH and got 46 MPG.
Therefore we believe that the rating of 51 MPG highway was tested at driving a constant 65 MPG.
Needles to say we are very happy. The Civic has plenty of leg, head and elbow room. We average 46 MPH city and 51 MPH highway.
I recommnd you test drive a 2006 hybrid. It has plenty of power. It of course is not a race car, but it has plenty of get up and go to merge into traffic and GREAT gas milliage. Our last trip was a total 12 hr round trip and we spent $25.00 on gas. Yeah we are loving it!