Honda’s 2015 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas vehicles are joining the already released 2015 Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Si in showrooms in the US. The 2015 Civic Hybrid launches at Honda dealers nationwide on November 5 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $24,735. The 2015 Civic Natural Gas goes on sale at Honda dealers in 37 states beginning on 19 November with an MSRP starting at $26,740.
With an EPA rating of 44/47/45 mpg city/highway/combined (5.3/5/5.2 l/100km) for the Civic Hybrid and an EPA rating of 27/38/31 mpgge (8.7/6.2/7.6 liters-equivalent/100 km) for the Civic Natural Gas, the fuel efficient Civic models were recognized by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) as two of the top ten “greenest vehicles of 2014” in their annual “Green Book Online” ranking of environmentally-responsible vehicles.
The Civic Hybrid is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine coupled with a 17 kW electric motor and a CVT for combined system horsepower of 110 @ 5500 with combined system torque of 127 lb-ft @ 1000-3500. A 20 kW Li-ion battery stores recuperated energy.
The Civic Natural Gas is powered by a 1.8-liter engine delivering 110 hp @ 6500 with 106 lb-ft of torque at 4300, coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The 2015 Civic Hybrid and 2015 Civic Natural Gas both feature a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio to view and control audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information, Next-Generation HondaLink and available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. A rearview camera with dynamic guidelines is standard on all Civics and all 2015 model year Honda vehicles. Smart Entry with Push button Start is standard on the Civic Hybrid. Other standard and available features on both models include the Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, LaneWatch display and automatic climate control.
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, IN.