2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Responsive steering
  • Impressive gas mileage

The Bad

  • No folding rear seat
  • Non-linear braking performance
  • Split instrument panel

Notable Features of the 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

  • Electronic stability control standard
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The current Civic Hybrid debuted for the 2006 model year and uses gasoline-electric hybrid technology to reach fuel economy ratings of 40/43 mpg city/highway. The Civic Hybrid's main competition is the more fuel-efficient Toyota Prius.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
The Civic Hybrid sedan looks as futuristic as the gas-powered models. The front roof pillars are practically over the front wheels, and the large front doors make it easy to get in and out of the car. Exterior features include:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels fitted with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Hybrid badges and turn-signal indicators in the side mirror housings

Interior
There's room for five in the Civic Hybrid, which has two-tone cloth seating surfaces or optional leather seating surfaces. The Civic Hybrid has an interesting-looking instrument cluster that's similar to the regular Civic's. It features a digital speedometer positioned near the base of the windshield and a large tachometer in its own housing that sits in front of the steering wheel. There's also a battery meter and a charge/assist gauge that monitors the electric portion of the powertrain. Interior features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Stereo with CD player and USB audio interface that works with MP3 players and flash drives
  • Optional navigation system with voice recognition
  • Bluetooth lim...
Vehicle Overview

The current Civic Hybrid debuted for the 2006 model year and uses gasoline-electric hybrid technology to reach fuel economy ratings of 40/43 mpg city/highway. The Civic Hybrid's main competition is the more fuel-efficient Toyota Prius.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
The Civic Hybrid sedan looks as futuristic as the gas-powered models. The front roof pillars are practically over the front wheels, and the large front doors make it easy to get in and out of the car. Exterior features include:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels fitted with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Hybrid badges and turn-signal indicators in the side mirror housings

Interior
There's room for five in the Civic Hybrid, which has two-tone cloth seating surfaces or optional leather seating surfaces. The Civic Hybrid has an interesting-looking instrument cluster that's similar to the regular Civic's. It features a digital speedometer positioned near the base of the windshield and a large tachometer in its own housing that sits in front of the steering wheel. There's also a battery meter and a charge/assist gauge that monitors the electric portion of the powertrain. Interior features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Stereo with CD player and USB audio interface that works with MP3 players and flash drives
  • Optional navigation system with voice recognition
  • Bluetooth limited to navigation-equipped vehicles

Under the Hood
The Civic Hybrid features a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine teamed with an electric motor mounted between the engine and the continuously variable automatic transmission. The electric motor kicks in to help acceleration and can power the Civic Hybrid for brief periods at low speeds. Mechanical features include:

  • 110 horsepower and 123 pounds-feet of torque
  • CVT
  • MacPherson strut front suspension and compact multilink double-wishbone rear suspension

Safety
Honda's electronic stability system is standard on the Civic Hybrid. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, the Civic received the highest overall rating of Good. Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(3.2)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(3.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

nice car, herky jerky

by around town, northern virginia from Fairfax Virginia on July 23, 2013

We have had the honda hybrid civic 2011 since we bought it new in 2011. Our car has automatic transmission, no navigation and no bluetooth. (We use a Garmin GPS and a Jabra Freeway for those functions... Read full review

(5.0)

Great car

by Commuter from Washington DC. on February 22, 2013

I am pretty confused with the other posts I have been reading, my Civic Hybrid I have 1 problem and it was fixed quickly at no cost to me as it was under warranty. My average Gas Mileage is 40.5 city, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Honda
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Civic Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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