The 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid, a 4-door 5-passenger sedan, uses a gasoline/electric hybrid engine to maximize fuel economy with a 1.3L four-cylinder engine that generates 110 hp paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Honda Hybrid performance tops the Civic lineup with fuel economy of 40 mpg city/45 mpg hwy and 42 mpg combined. Hybrid models are equipped similarly to the Honda Civic EX and have automatic climate control. They can also be equipped with an optional navigation system, leather seats and heated seats. Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and stability control. Civic Hybrids have a slower acceleration time than other models and only around 10 cubic feet of truck space, due to the space taken up by the hardware of its gasoline/electric power train.Read more Read less
For 2009, Honda's popular Civic gets a slight facelift with a bigger grille, a new front bumper, and a 3-part lower air intake. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity has been added to models equipped with navigation. Civic EX, EX-L and Si models feature new alloy wheel designs, and new materials and patterns now cover the seats and interior door panels. The Civic sedan adds 2 new models, including the DX-VP (Value Package) and LX-S, and Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) has been added to all sedans and the Hybrid. Several exterior colors have been shuffled across the Civic lineup, and the Mugen Si model has been discontinued.
Standout styling; plenty of green choices with Hybrid and natural-gas GX; safety features
Honda has built a longstanding reputation with the Civic, positioning it as one of the sportiest, most practical, most fun-to-drive small cars. The 2009 Civic emphasizes styling and safety at a very competitive price.