Honda Civic Hybrid Provides More Than Just Fuel Efficiency

Starting price has increased $2,000 from last year, with the base Civic Hybrid now carrying a manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $22,400.

Published: 06-Jan-2006

Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles aren't just stingy with fuel and emissions. They're stylish statements on America's roads and they're even listed on some of the "what's hot" lists for 2006.

So the 2006 model year is the perfect time for Honda to debut its new, more stylish, more powerful and, notably, more fuel-thrifty Civic Hybrid.

One of only four cars with gasoline-electric hybrid power sold in the United States, the 2006 Civic Hybrid also is quieter and a bit larger inside than its predecessor and comes for the first time with six standard airbags.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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