• Apr 25th 2011 at 7:44AM
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The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is officially rated at 44/44/44 city/highway/combined, but the folks over at Hybrid Cars have squeezed 68.7 mpg out of their test unit.

By using some hypermiling techniques on a ten-mile course consisting of country lanes, some light highway motoring and with a handful of stoplights along the route, Hybrid Cars achieved what it calls the "upper limit" of what any 2012 Civic Hybrid driver should expect in terms of fuel economy. At an impressive 68.7 mpg, the Civic Hybrid is certainly a fuel-sipping vehicle if driven using some gas-saving techniques, but the real fuel economy tests will come when everyday Joes slot in behind the wheel and pilot Honda's hybrid sedan under more "normal" driving conditions. Until then, let's just say that the fuel economy rating of the 2012 Civic Hybrid slightly improves upon the 40/43/41 numbers sported by the 2011 model.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Check out the new Chevy Volt - it gets up to 60mpg - however if your daily travel is less than 35 miles a day - you'll NEVER USE A DROP OF GAS. The best part? It's AMERICAN MADE BITCHES! Muah ha ha ha haaa - suck on that TOYOTA! lol (if you get offended off this - well..um...too bad?)
        mmrgregoire
        • 4 Years Ago
        None of the electronics, including the battery, are made in the US. AND making one electric car battery creates more polution than a comporable combustion engine economy vehicle will in its lifetime.
      Mike123
      • 4 Years Ago
      I gave the guy at the gas pump $100 yesterday to fill up my 2011 Cadillac Escalade. The pump stopped at $100 and 7/8 of a tank. I'll pay the extra $ to ride around comfortably in my SUV, while you spend 45K on a car the size of my truck to get an extra few mpg.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike123
        Ha. It costs a little over $200 to fill my Excursion. I'd take $100 any day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes "Bkin 1953"....I remember when deisel was 13 cents a gallon and gas was double that..!!!! Amazing how the left-over crap from maufacturing gasoline can now be more than gas.....You figure.......Oh that's right, we're americans and not suppose to know what the hell is going on.......as the Statue of Liberty says, " send us your huddled masses and your crap" well we got them and most don't know sh*t so they just shut-up..........very sad
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great when all cars Http://www.hybridcarplace.com get that kind of mileage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      CUTE CAR!!!
      harleydavid105
      • 4 Years Ago
      I get 45-50mpg on my Harley. Way more fun and American made.
        bloodties
        • 4 Years Ago
        @harleydavid105
        What you failed to mention is that most harley,s use high octane which is atleast 30cents more thanregular,PLus the fact your tires wear in 10,000 miles .So where is the saving mister ego drivin harley rider
          vlady1000
          • 4 Years Ago
          @bloodties
          But then he never has to fix many other components (No A/C, no power seats, windows, locks, etc). No front end alignments, tie rods, etc. No broken glass, etc. A bike is much simplier to maintain, no inteior to maintain or repair...... And one can of wax goes much further........
          harleydavid105
          • 4 Years Ago
          @bloodties
          I get 15,000 to 16,000 miles on the rear tire and 20,000 miles on the front. And I only have to buy 1 at a time.
      stripedbass7
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda Set 19 World records in 2004 With their Diesel accord........... approx. 100 mpg. Google that Vw.
      Richard
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love my Prius. I can get 67 MPG just reasonably cruising (without hypermiling) at 68 MPH. I'd rather spend that excessive weekly gas money I'm saving on something else, like a Roth IRA. I can't afford to turn that $400 a month, that I'm saving, into carbon dioxide. If you can, good for you !
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Richard
        Better save all the money you're not paying for gas to help the cost of replacing your batteries when they wear out. You'll need it.
        vlady1000
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Richard
        Save $400/mo!!! you must be driving at least 70,000miles/year to get that. Nothing worse than somebody bragging they are doing the rifght thing when driving a zillion miles per year. Hate to tell you, but I do not even spend $250/mo in gas for a Vette and my Truck together (I drive both depending on the day). Try moving closer to work if you really want to save gas!!!
      hoop
      • 4 Years Ago
      60 MPG with old technology....??? Hybrids are a recycle joke. I had a 94 civic VX that rusted itself into the ground, but on the last trip I took in it before heading to the junkyard.....couldnt get it inspected anymore due to frame rust.... it still got 60MPG in a 300 mile loop to Albany NY involving both 2 lane and interstate highway. It had over 300K miles on it and never had the valve cover off of the VTEC engine. Car was around 9 grand new and was light with no extra batteries or high tech wizbang. seated 5 in a pinch, 4 comfortably, had AC and was basic straightforward transportation.... but got 55-60 all day long - 15 years ago!!!!! Better MPG could be achieved if the insurance companies would allow the excess weight of their cost savers be removed. Weight =less MPG.... If I could find another one of those I would buy it in a heartbeat....
      wongtpa
      • 4 Years Ago
      Soon, the price of gas and food will be so high, it will consume every penny we have. Obama is to blame along with democrats who have stifiled domestic drilling for generations!
        tp101056
        • 4 Years Ago
        @wongtpa
        wongtpa has been watching Fox so long his brain has turned to mush!
        Frankie
        • 4 Years Ago
        @wongtpa
        If anyone is to blame, it's the republicans. Get an education.
      koos458
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hybirds are a waste of money. My 2000 Saturn gets 38 Hwy and 25 in town.
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