2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

October 13, 2013

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When searching for used cars most people tend to shy away from expensive hybrids.

But hybrids have been in the market long enough that prices are now within reach to most buyers.

Take for instance the 8th generation Honda Civic Hybrid.

A 2009 model, as shown in the pictures, averages around 12 grand in the used car market. While this isn’t exactly a cheap car to buy it’s still a bargain compared to new hybrid prices.

The 8th generation Civic is quite a radical departure from the previous generation model.

The styling of the exterior and twin-tier dash interior gives this car a sleek and futuristic look. It’s certainly looks much better than the previous generation’s boxy design.

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Even though the 8th generation Civic debuted in 2006 the car looks good to this day. The design looks as fresh as it did when it first rolled off the assembly line.

The quality of the interior is definitely a step above the old generation’s cheap looking interior.

This particular model comes fully loaded with navigation and nicely bolstered leather seats. The two tone interior is exclusive to the hybrid.

It simply looks much better than the previous generation’s interior.

Just like any other Civic the hybrid feels new even after surpassing the 100K mile mark.

Under the hood is a 1.3L 4-cylinder engine producing 110 hp. Gas mileage is rated at 40 mpg in the city.

Compared to the previous generation this generation model has a more sporty ride and the steering gives more feedback to the driver than before.

Now the odd thing is that because the battery pack is located behind the rear seats the car has a more equal weight distribution than the regular Civic.

Because of this equal weight distribution the hybrid model actually performs a little better than the regular model. But don’t expect any sports car performance numbers from the 110 hp engine.

While you can spot a Toyota Prius a mile away the Civic Hybrid looks almost identical to the gas model. The only giveaway is the stylish looking 15 inch alloy wheels and a hybrid badge in the back.

This may or may not be good depending if you want to show off to your neighbors that you’re driving a car that’s on the cutting edge of technology.

The Honda Civic Hybrid may not be the right fit for every budget minded buyer but if you’re in the market for a cheap but sophisticated hybrid this car may be just what you were looking for.

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