2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

In the past few years, the hybrid industry has received more and more manufacturers to contribute with their own models.

The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid is the latest addition to the eco-friendly selection suite that comes with several visual and performance improvements. Honda has made significant changes to the 2013 lineup of the Civic family. Their hybrid version received the most attention because of fuel efficiency, capable of delivering up to 40% more miles per gallon.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Sedan Base Price: $24,360
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gals (50 L) MPG: 44 city / 44 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 179.4 in. (455.6 cm) Wheel Base: 105.1 in. (266.9 cm)
Height: 56.3 in. (143 cm) Width: 69 in. (175.3 cm)
Curb Weight: 2868 lbs (1300 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 10.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 SOHC i-VTEC Displacement: 1497 cc
Horsepower: 110 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 127 lb-ft @ 1000-3500 rpm Transmission: CVT*
Voltage Range: 108V-172V Battery: 144V (Li-Ion)
Horsepower: 23 HP @ 1546-3000 Torque: 78 lb-ft @ 500-1546

Engine

The Civic Hybrid has a 1.5 liter, 110 HP gas engine and an electric motor for improved fuel efficiency.

Its estimated EPA rating averages 44 mpg in city, highway and combined. For improved fuel efficiency the manufacturers developed a new Continuously Variable Transmission.
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Performance

The Civics' performance on the road is comparable to the other gas models from the series. Its ride and feel are similar to the rest of the Civic line, Honda chose to avoid to rework the car completely.

Exterior

The exterior of the new Civic has been redesigned starting with a new front bumper with chrome accents and honeycomb grill accompanied by extended corner lights.

Additional chrome elements have been added to the rear as well as reflector treatments integrated in the rear bumper. The car itself looks taller than previous models due to changes to the body.

Interior

The inside has been improved for the 2013 model featuring a well finished and soft-touch materials which are now standard for the series. Honda also gave its customers the ability to choose between leather and cloth interior as well as the option for completely black theme.

Additionally, the car comes equipped with a color central display and extended connectivity and features a navigation system.

The addition of high quality materials to the interior and its redesign of the exterior make it significantly superior when compared to previous models. All these additions and improvements make the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid an option worth looking at for the ones that are interested to get a fuel efficient car.
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