Over the past two decades, Honda has been a worldwide leader in developing exceptional vehicles that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. If you'd like to know more about the Civic Hybrid, you're not alone. Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions:
Q: What is a hybrid vehicle?
A: A hybrid vehicle combines a gasoline-powered engine with an electric motor to provide increased gas mileage and help lower emissions. Specifically, the Civic Hybrid utilizes the Honda Integrated Motor Assist IMA® technology, which uses a 1.3-liter i-VTEC® engine for primary power, then an ultra-thin electric motor provides added power.
Q: Does it require a special kind of fuel?
A: No, the Civic Hybrid uses regular unleaded gasoline.
Q: Is it true that the Civic Hybrid achieves remarkable fuel efficiency?
A: Absolutely. The Civic Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 40 city/45 hwy miles per gallon* (Actual mileage will vary.)
Q: What kind of warranty does the Civic Hybrid have?
A: The Civic Hybrid comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile limited drivetrain warranty, just like every other Honda. Its IMA battery pack comes with an 8-year/80,000-mile warranty, or a 10-year/150,000-mile warranty in CA, CT, MA, ME, NY, RI or VT.† See your dealer for details.
Q: Will I ever have to plug in the Civic Hybrid?
A: No, never. The battery pack is self-sufficient and recharges itself automatically when decelerating through regenerative braking, as well as when cruising.
Q: Is there a specific maintenance schedule the Civic Hybrid should adhere to?
A: Just like any other Honda Civic, oils and fluids should be changed at scheduled intervals. All 2008 Civic models share the Honda 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups** feature.
Q: Where should I take my Civic Hybrid if it needs repair?
A: You can take your Civic Hybrid to any Honda dealer where you will find technicians who are fully educated in hybrid technology.
Q: Can I accessorize my Civic Hybrid?
A: Of course, it's a Civic.