Used Car: 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Review
The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid gets very good fuel economy for a small car, and reviewers liked its roomy cabin but were disappointed by its sluggish acceleration and small trunk.
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The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid is powered by a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Critics reported that the Civic Hybrid feels underpowered, with slow acceleration from a stop. A few also commented that the switch between gas and electric power is rough. The Civic Hybrid comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (automatic). With an EPA-estimated 44/47 mpg city/highway, the 2014 Civic Hybrid earns excellent fuel economy when compared to gas-only small cars, and its fuel economy is pretty typical among rival hybrids. Although critics thought the Civic Hybrid has a pleasant ride, they agreed that it isn't much fun to drive and its regenerative brakes are very touchy.
According to most automotive journalists, the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid's cabin is composed of high-end materials and has attractive styling. They added that its front seats offer long-distance comfort and its back seats are roomy. The 2014 Civic Hybrid comes equipped with a 7-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, push-button start, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Available features include navigation, satellite radio and Honda's LaneWatch passenger-side blind spot camera. A few critics complained that the touch-screen display makes it difficult to adjust audio settings. The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid has 10.7 cubic feet of trunk space, which is less than what nearly every rival has. Additionally, unlike most rivals, its rear seats don't fold down to expand the trunk space.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Toyota Prius c gets better fuel economy and has more cargo capacity than the Civic Hybrid. Reviewers agreed that the Prius c has roomy seats and its interior controls are easy to use.
Auto writers agreed that the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has a peppy turbocharged engine that delivers ample power and quick acceleration. Reviewers were also pleased with its agile handling, sharp steering and smooth automatic transmission.