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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid 2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion xB
     
Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Hybrid Sedan
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Hybrid Sedan
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Hybrid Sedan with Leather
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Hybrid Sedan with Navigation
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) Hybrid Sedan with Navigation and Leather
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $23,650 $14,750 $15,750
Invoice $21,767 $14,236 $14,962
Avg. Paid $10,682 $8,928 $9,677

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.8 8.7
Performance 7.2 8.2 7.8
Interior 7.9 9.1 7.6
Operating Cost 8.7 8.4 8.0
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.0
Reliability 3.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding fuel economy ratings
  • Class-leading safety scores
  • Many standard features
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Plenty of standard tech and safety features
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Slow acceleration
  • Limited cargo space
  • Lackluster performance
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low-for-the-class gas mileage
  • Noticeable body lean in corners

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.3L/82 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 40 City / 45 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 98.4 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 177.3 161.6 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 60.0 64.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2877 2489 3020

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Chrome Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.9 90.8 100.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.7 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 39.0 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 51.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 51.3 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.4 21.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.3L/82 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 110 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 1000 - 2500 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission CVT Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 40 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 45 33 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.3 10.6 14.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard