Honda Civic Hybrid

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

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  • (4.6) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,384$13,664
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 44
  • Engine: 90-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Our Take on the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Though it isn't clear at a glance, the 2012 Honda Civic has been redesigned for the first time since 2006, and it now achieves highway mileage close to 40 mpg. A longtime best-seller, the Civic counts among its competitors several high-quality, high-mileage compacts such as the 2011 Chevrol... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Higher mpg costs more
  • Body roll, especially in Si model
  • Main transmissions are five-speeds
  • Some cabin materials
  • Drum rear brakes on lower trims

Notable Features

  • Full redesign for 2012
  • Coupe or sedan body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • Performance Si version
  • Efficient HF version
  • Hybrid version

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews Expert Reviews

If you're shopping for a hybrid based only on the efficiency of its powertrain, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid falls short. Honda has redesigned the entire Civic lineup for 2012, including its hybrid model, which I detail below. For a review of the standard Civic lineup, go here. For the high-powered Si model, go here. Rated at 44 mpg combined, the Civic Hybrid falls well short of the leader ... Read full review for the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 14 reviews

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My second HCH....BETTER than the first!!

by Civic owner twice around from San Antonio, TX on April 7, 2012

I owned a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid, bought it 2 years old with 28,000 miles on it. My gas mileage would stay around 39-43 mpgs per tank. (I always calculate the mpg's when I fill up.) In december of 20... Read Full Review

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


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.


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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