As promised, the 2014 Honda Civic is about to get a little green update. A hybrid gas-electric version will join the standard 2014 Civic in Honda showrooms nationwide tomorrow and a natural gas-powered model will join the party on February 15th, but only in 37 states.

Both new models will get the updates that Honda applied to the other 2014 Civic models, including a seven-inch touchscreen display audio and expanded view driver's mirror, which are both now standard. Read our review of the 2013 Civic Hybrid here but note that enough has changed with the new model to go from an EPA rating of 44 miles per gallon across the board to 44/47/45 city/highway/combined. The CNG model is rated at 31 mpg in all three categories. The 2014 Civic Hybrid will start at $24,635, while the compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic aims a bit higher, starting at $26,640. More details on these new vehicles is available below.

If you're happy with earlier versions of the CNG Civic, then you'll be happy to know that 2012 MY vehicles at participating Honda dealers still comes with a $3,000 fuel credit that can be used at Clean Energy stations, the largest brand of public compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the US. If you don't have a Clean Energy station in your area, the Civic CNG comes with a $2,000 prepaid debit card to be used at other refueling stations. We've asked Honda for information on which 13 states will not offer the CNG model and will update this post when we get that information.

UPDATE: The 37 states are now available below.

These are the 37 states where the Civic CNG is available: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. That leaves the following 13 states without the Civic CNG: Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming.

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Honda Launches 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas, Enhancing a Diverse Lineup of Fuel Efficient and Alternative Fuel Models

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02/04/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • More fuel-efficient 2014 Civic Hybrid goes on-sale nationwide on Feb. 5
  • 2014 Civic Natural Gas, the only factory-produced natural gas-powered vehicle from a major automaker, on-sale in 37 states Feb. 15
  • Standard enhancements to both models include the 7" touchscreen Display Audio and Expanded View Driver's Mirror
  • Civic Natural Gas available with leather-trimmed seating for the first time
Honda's diverse lineup of fuel efficient 2014 Civic models is boosted by the addition of the 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models. The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid has an improved EPA1 rating of 44/47/45 city/highway/combined, up from the 2013 model's 44/44/44. The 2014 Civic Hybrid will go on-sale tomorrow, Feb. 5, at Honda dealerships nationwide with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $24,6352. The 2014 Civic Natural Gas will be available at Honda dealers in 37 states on February 15 with an MSRP starting at $26,6402 and a combined EPA1 rating of 31 mpg‡.

For 2014, the sophistication and value of the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas are enhanced with a host of new standard features, including new Display Audio with 7-inch touchscreen that allows users to pinch, swipe and tap just like a smartphone to access audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and available navigation features. The touchscreen display is also the interface for the next-generation HondaLink™, an application-based platform that allows a seamless integration between a user's smartphone and the car, providing access to online and cloud-based content and information both inside and outside the car.

Standard on both models is the Expanded View Driver's Mirror that, together with the available LaneWatch™ display, enhances the driver's surrounding view. For additional convenience, Smart Entry with Push Button Start comes standard on the Civic Hybrid, allowing for easy entry and engine starting without turning an ignition key.

New for 2014, the Civic Natural Gas Leather Navi model gains additional premium features such as leather seats, heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a six-speaker audio system. The Civic Natural Gas' standard interior has also been upgraded with more premium seating materials and door panel trim.

The Civic Hybrid is available in standard, Navi, Leather, and Leather Navi model variations, all with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Civic Natural Gas comes in a standard and Leather Navi trim, both with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Both models are assembled at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana located in Greensburg, IN3. View, build and price a 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas at automobiles.honda.com/civic.

TRIM

MSRP2

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings1
(city/highway/combined)

Civic Hybrid Sedan CVT

$24,635

44/47/45

Civic Hybrid Sedan Navi CVT

$26,135

44/47/45

Civic Hybrid Sedan w/ Leather CVT

$25,835

44/47/45

Civic Hybrid Sedan w/ Leather Navi CVT

$27,335

44/47/45

Civic Natural Gas Sedan 5AT

$26,640

27/38/31

Civic Natural Gas Sedan Navi 5AT

$29,290

27/38/31



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      Sushma Gupta
      • 2 Months Ago

      Informative blog for me. Thanks a lot for sharing.

      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why would someone spend $25,000 for a civic hybrid with 45 combined MPG when they can get a much larger, and better equipped Honda Accord with 47 combined MPG for only $4,000 more? If you finance a care for 60 months then that's only about $80/ month in savings and some of savings is lost if you drive enough each month since the Accord has better MPG figures.
        Card13
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Wow, only $4000 more than someone originally planned to spend? Go for it! Hell, just double that price and get a Tesla while you're at it. It's not like America has enough people stretching the budget beyond reasonable means
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Why would you buy X car when for $4k more you can buy the next up bigger Z car. You can make that argument for nearly any automaker. Plus, for some $4,000 more is money they may need elsewhere. Or maybe they don't want the larger car.
        DBrown
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Not everybody wants to finance a car for 60 months. (By the way, could you spare a little pocket change? Say, $4000?)
        travisjb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        much lower operating cost. the cost of a gallon (gasoline equivalent) of CNG is significantly less, look here http://www.cngprices.com/station_map.php to see prices across the country
      Actionable Mango
      • 1 Year Ago
      If my BBQ runs out before the ribs are cooked, can I save the day by hooking it up to the CNG car?
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Actionable Mango
        Your gas grill uses propane which is stored at ~ 200psi. CNG is stored at 3600psi. If you ever try to use CNG for your BBQ, please make a Youtube video of it.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      A hybrid in the states, you dont say? I didnt realize this was 1999 day?
      DaveMart
      • 1 Year Ago
      It says mpg, and natural gas does not come in gallons, so I assumed mpge, ie equalised energy content. I'll to check out how they do the calculations though.
      Luc K
      • 1 Year Ago
      Civic Hybrid seems still overpriced despite great mpg. Larger Accord hybrid gets better mpg with true full mode hybrid system and is only 4,500 more.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luc K
        I'm betting that people looking at hybrids aren't reviewing 0-60 times. Just a hunch though.
        2 wheeled menace
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luc K
        For about $2000 more, you can get a camry hybrid. 2mpg less on the highway and does 0-60 in about 8 seconds. This car does 0-60 in about 11 seconds...
        2 wheeled menace
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luc K
        oops.. i mixed up the highway and city figures, my bad. The civic hybrid does 6mpg better highway ...
      DaveMart
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! That's a heck of a hit to efficiency! I had previously taken CNG efficiency to be around the same as petrol - obviously not.
        CoolWaters
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DaveMart
        So, the hybrid, far better gas mileage and also less expensive to purchase.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @CoolWaters
          however, which is eligible for the HOV lanes?.....
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DaveMart
        The mileage is lower because the energy content is lower. The price per gallon is typically lower, so all of this is accounted for. It's kind of like the opposite of diesel. Diesel has a higher energy content per gallon than gasoline, so you get higher mileage for the same efficiency. But there is also a higher cost per gallon too.
          DaveMart
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          Jesse. Indeed. But how they arrive at their equivalency figures for the mpge escapes me. Surely the simple way to arrive at equivalence would be to take the same amount of natural gas as is contained in a gallon of gasoline, either in kilowatt hours or BTUs.
          Jesse Gurr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          Davemart, From what i have researched a gallon of gasoline is about 115,000 BTU. Looking at my natgas bill, they charge by the "Therm". A Therm is 100,000 BTU. So a gallon of gas is equal to 1.15*Therm of natgas.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DaveMart
        You do understand that they are comparing a CNG car with a hybrid car. NOT the conventional gasoline car.
      zoomy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't believe a Honda article has been on Autoblog for more than one day without idiotic comments from carguy1701 here to pollute the thread.
      DaveMart
      • 1 Year Ago
      They seem to be on about 100 cu feet of natural gas being used in some way in comparison figures, but since that only contains ~82% of the energy in terms of BTUs and kilowatts of a US gallon of gasoline why that is useful for gallon equivalent figures escapes me, since it is not equivalent.
      hahiran
      • 1 Year Ago
      M'eh. Drive one of these hunks of crap and then drive any electric car besides the iMiev and you'll never bother with a CNG car. Slow, bad fuel economy, questionable benefits.
      Rudy Amid
      • 1 Year Ago
      Correction: the Civic NG is 27 MPG CITY. http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/
      Iamazing
      • 1 Year Ago
      I swear the Japanese are blind.
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