Honda has launched the green versions of their Civic: the Hybrid and the Compressed Natural Gas models. Yesterday we learned that they were killing off the Insight and the CR-Z, but these models have both gone on sale over here in the States. Available with a 7″ touchscreen, leather and a CVT, the Hybrid can be optioned out to near Mercedes CLA levels. $30,000 for a Honda Civic is quite a bit. Expected to return 45 MPG on the combined EPA cycle, the Civic Hybrid hits our shores with no manual transmission option, though these days, that is a good thing for efficiency.
The Civic Natural Gas offers 31 miles on the combined cycle to each gasoline gallon equivalent; also nudging $30K, the car comes with six speakers as part of the Leather package, which seems like a small quantity and without mention of the audio system manufacturer, a bit cheap as well, though most prospective buyers are not likely going to be splitting hairs over stereo system specs. Both cars are built in Greensburg, Indiana. For more information, check out the press release after the jump.
-By: Sawyer Sutton
Honda Launches 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas, Enhancing a Diverse Lineup of Fuel Efficient and Alternative Fuel Models
More fuel-efficient 2014 Civic Hybrid goes on-sale nationwide on Feb. 5
2014 Civic Natural Gas, the only factory-produced natural gas-powered vehicle from a major automaker, on-sale in 37 states Feb. 15
Standard enhancements to both models include the 7″ touchscreen Display Audio and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Civic Natural Gas available with leather-trimmed seating for the first time
Honda’s diverse lineup of fuel efficient 2014 Civic models is boosted by the addition of the 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models. The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid has an improved EPA1 rating of 44/47/45 city/highway/combined, up from the 2013 model’s 44/44/44. The 2014 Civic Hybrid will go on-sale tomorrow, Feb. 5, at Honda dealerships nationwide with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $24,6352. The 2014 Civic Natural Gas will be available at Honda dealers in 37 states on February 15 with an MSRP starting at $26,6402 and a combined EPA1 rating of 31 mpg‡.
For 2014, the sophistication and value of the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas are enhanced with a host of new standard features, including new Display Audio with 7-inch touchscreen that allows users to pinch, swipe and tap just like a smartphone to access audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and available navigation features. The touchscreen display is also the interface for the next-generation HondaLink™, an application-based platform that allows a seamless integration between a user’s smartphone and the car, providing access to online and cloud-based content and information both inside and outside the car.
Standard on both models is the Expanded View Driver’s Mirror that, together with the available LaneWatch™ display, enhances the driver’s surrounding view. For additional convenience, Smart Entry with Push Button Start comes standard on the Civic Hybrid, allowing for easy entry and engine starting without turning an ignition key.
New for 2014, the Civic Natural Gas Leather Navi model gains additional premium features such as leather seats, heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a six-speaker audio system. The Civic Natural Gas’ standard interior has also been upgraded with more premium seating materials and door panel trim.
The Civic Hybrid is available in standard, Navi, Leather, and Leather Navi model variations, all with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Civic Natural Gas comes in a standard and Leather Navi trim, both with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Both models are assembled at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana located in Greensburg, IN3. View, build and price a 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas at automobiles.honda.com/civic.
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings1
Civic Hybrid Sedan CVT : $24,635
Civic Hybrid Sedan Navi CVT: $26,135
Civic Hybrid Sedan w/ Leather CVT: $25,835
Civic Hybrid Sedan w/ Leather Navi CVT $27,335
Civic Natural Gas Sedan 5AT : $26,640
Civic Natural Gas Sedan Navi 5AT :$29,290
1Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
2MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
3Using domestic and globally sourced parts.
‡Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE)