The entire redesigned ninth-generation Honda Civic lineup will become more fuel efficient with two models—the all-new 2012 Honda Civic HF and the Civic Hybrid—each delivering fuel economy estimates of more than 40 mpg (5.9 L/100km) on the highway.
The Civic HF model will be the most fuel-efficient gasoline-only powered Civic in the lineup when it launches this spring. Equipped with a 140 hp (104 kW), 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, the Civic HF is targeted to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy of 41 mpg (5.74 L/100km) on the highway. The 2012 Civic Hybrid, which will be outfitted for the first time with a lithium-ion battery and a larger 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated city/highway combined fuel economy of 45 mpg (5.23 L/100km), an improvement of 4 mpg compared to the current Civic Hybrid.
Both the Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models will be equipped with aerodynamic components for improved efficiency and Honda ECO Assist technology, which can enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback to promote more efficient individual driving styles.
In addition to the Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models, the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic GX Natural Gas models are also estimated to achieve improved fuel economy compared to the current models. The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39 mpg (6 L/100km) on the highway, an improvement of 3 mpg when compared to the current model. The Civic Natural Gas vehicle is anticipated to earn a 7% improvement in fuel economy compared to the current model. The Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Natural Gas models will all be equipped with the Honda ECO Assist technology.
Along with improved fuel economy, the new Civic lineup also delivers more performance, particularly with the Civic Si. The Civic Si sedan and coupe models will be equipped with a larger, more powerful 2.4-liter engine as well as a new 6-speed manual transmission. The new engine is anticipated to deliver 200 hp (149 kW) with 170 lb-ft (230 N·m) of torque. Even with the larger engine and a 22% increase in torque, Civic Si is targeted to achieve an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 31 mpg (7.6 L/.100km); an increase of 2 mpg when compared to the current model.
More details will be available closer to launch.