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Honda has just unveiled its 9th generation Civic for the 2012 model year, including a very fuel efficient hybrid model. With the standard 1.8-liter models expected to get a 39-mpg highway rating, the hybrid will achieve a 45-mpg average, making it the second most fuel efficient vehicle on the market, second only to the Toyota Prius.

Helping the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motor combo achieve an increase of 4-mpg over the current model is a lithium-ion battery pack – the first use of the more modern batteries in a Honda.

Both the Civic Hybrid and the Civic HF (a special fuel economy model rated at 41-mpg highway) will make use of special aerodynamic pieces, as well as Honda's ECO Assist technology that coaches drivers on how to get maximum fuel economy.

More: 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Revealed With 45-MPG Combined on AutoGuide.com
 

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The Honda media release for the 2012 Civic Hybrid refer to it having 110 HP. What I find confusing is that the increased engine size does't appear to have increased the combined hp rating at all.

What I'm wondering is whether the IMA electric motor has been reduced to that of the Insight or CR-Z (which has 122 HP combined).

If anyone has seen some specs on the new IMA set-up, I would appreciate reading them.

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I have the 2012 Hybrid and no the back seat doesnt fold down. The batteries are behind it so you still have ample trunk space. I consistently get 43 MPG.
 

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Jonette2,
Are you still getting 43MPG. Did you see any issues with battery or performance, Mileage. please let us know. I would like to buy one. or any major issues that you saw over the period.
Thx,
Bond.
 

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Jonette2,
Are you still getting 43MPG. Did you see any issues with battery or performance, Mileage. please let us know. I would like to buy one. or any major issues that you saw over the period.
Thx,
Bond.

Nice to see a person interested in Hybrids floating around these parts. Welcome.
 
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