As the New Year unravels before us we are lucky to find that some of the things remain true and worthy of our trust. So does the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid – it delivers what it promises – taking you any place with superb fuel efficiency. As you probably know, the four-door Hybrid takes advantage of the blend of gasoline and electric power to give you an unbeatable 45 mpg, not only to save your money, but to truly take care of the environment. At a price starting from $23,800, the Hybrid enters the ring to compete with the VW Jetta TDI, the Civic GX running on natural gas, and of course the new Toyota Prius hybrid.
The system used in the 2010 Hybrid boasts 5 various modes to let the electrics and gas engine co-work. Theoretically the Hybrid is capable of running on electric power alone, but you would be surprised to see it for any noticeable time span. The engine is a 93-horsepower 1.3-liter powertrain especially suitable for working together with the hybrid system. It is assisted in its task by a 20-horsepower electric motor.
Some of the expert reviewers have already tried the new 2010 Civic Hybrid on the road. Like all the other Civics, it behaves extremely well in the domain of handling, making relaxed driving a dream. But some of the complaints were that the steering felt somewhat numb and not overly responsive, and that the gasoline engine has to rev at high speeds when the situation calls for it. However cruising around town at moderate speeds is pleasurable, with only electric power engaged at times.
To sum it all up, the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid presents a real and tried way to reduce your fuel expenses, in the same time not showing off your green credentials to everyone. And as a tip for potential buyers, the all new 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan is virtually unchanged from the previous year model, so you may as well save your money on a lightly used model from 2009.