GO
Best Cars Blog

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year

Green Car Journal awarded its Green Car of the Year Award to the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The natural gas-powered Civic is the only factory-built car in the United States to run on the alternative fuel, Honda says in a press release. The recipient of the award must be a significant entry in the market and have “newness” and “quantifiable environmental achievement,” Green Car Journal says in a statement. Other contenders ... continue reading»

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric, Honda, Model News, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v, Volkswagen Passat TDI, LA Auto Show

Honda Civic Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

Consumer Reports is not recommending the 2012 Honda Civic LX due to its low test scores. Consumer Reports says, “The new Civic feels insubstantial with a cheap interior. You don’t get much feature content for the $19,405 that our Civic LX automatic costs, either.” The new Civic received low scores in Consumer Reports’ road tests, despite the magazine saying the Civic is a reliable car. Only the Volkswagen Jetta scored worse than the Civic in the magazine’s ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Civic, Model News

Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

It’s a question we get a lot here at U.S. News Cars. Given that hybrids and other green cars often cost more than their gas-only counterparts, does it make financial sense to buy one? The answer depends on which cars you’re comparing. Car Price EPA-Estimated Annual Fuel Costs Better Deal? 2012 Honda Civic Sedan EX $20,505 $1,917 Civic saves $3,545 at dealership; would take over six years to match that in gas savings 2012 ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Gas Prices, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hybrids, Saving Money

« Previous