The quest for technology is increasing with every passing day and it has affected every walk of life. With a strong focus on fuel efficiency in the vehicle industry, this has resulted in the creation of hybrid technology gaining rapid popularity. Almost all the big automotive brands have introduced some ‘best models of hybrid cars’. Some manufacturers have hybrid versions of their popular models. Honda Civic hybrid is an example of them.
The new 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid is ready for sale making your decision a little more difficult. In 2014, Honda decided to update all its coupes and special models with the release of the popular Civic hybrid.
Exterior and Interior
The exterior of the 2014 Honda Civic hybrid showcases the changes that were added to the sedans last year. The front end of the car is more aggressive and appealing that features chrome accents, dashing, triangle fog lamps and revised headlamps for smart visibility. Being a hybrid version, this also gets unique wheels and new, neat and distinctive blue accents. The side mirrors of the car gets two small cameras that you can’t actually see, but this will enable the LaneWatch system.
Inside the car, Honda fitted some new pretty awesome features to improve ride quality, comfort, convenience and feel of the car. The car has leather upholstery, and expanded view of the driver mirror for better view of the car’s back area, a new 7 inch touchscreen display audio system with Honda Link capability, automatic climate control, Coin tray, driver’s seat with manual height adjustment, 160 watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 speakers.
Head room (front/rear)
39.0 inches/37.1 inches
56.6 inches/53.3 inches
10.7 cubic foot
Powertrain and Performance
At the heart of the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid is Integrated Motor Assist IMA System plus 1.5 liter engine and a small electric motor fitted between the engine and the transmission. The Powertrain of the hybrid Civic is able to generate 110 horsepower and 127 lb ft of torque. The fuel economy of the car is improved this year for a better driving experience. The only transmission available for the hybrid is a fuel economy maximizing CVT. The Fuel economy is 44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 45 mpg combined.
The entire lineup of the 2014 Honda Civic including hybrid is equipped with class leading safety measures, including front side airbags, side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, stability control, rearview camera and mirror mounted cameras for LaneWatch.
Pricing and Availability
Honda offered its 2014 Civic Hybrids for sale now that comes with a price tag from $24,635 to $27,335.
The new Honda Civic Hybrid 2014 has to compete against Toyota Prius C priced at $19,000 with EPA ratings of 53 mpg city and Ford C-Max hybrid that marks $25,000 as base price and fuel economy of 47 mpg highway. The C-Max has a hatchback style, but is pretty much like the Civic Hybrid.
- Upgraded exterior
- A bunch of new and great safety technology
- Improved fuel economy
- Improved interior features and styling
- High price compared to competitors
- The fuel economy could be better more
- Some older buyers love to have old style
- Competitors have better cargo area
Honda’s Civic is one of the most selling names in the Sedan market, however, in 2012 it lost some of its appeal and power, but with the arrival of new 2014 Civic hybrid it seems that the car will once again gain its lost position. The competitive edge of the car is its increased fuel economy however, some competitors have better features that make it hard for the Civic hybrid to stand out in the crowd.