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  • (3.8) 4 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $5,290–$12,382
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 41
  • Engine: 93-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (gas hybrid)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews

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

 

Consumer Reviews

(3.8)

Average based on 4 reviews

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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

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2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Civic Hybrid Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Civic Hybrid Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Civic Hybrid Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Civic Hybrid Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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