10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Honda Civic
#4. The 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Offers Fuel Mileage Boost
If green cred is more important to you than drag strip performance, the Honda Civic Hybrid is right up your alley. The Honda Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system combines the output of an electric motor with a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine in order to provide 110 horsepower of motivation. The battery-powered electric motor can either function as the sole Civic power source up to speeds of 35-mph, or it can work in conjunction with the gasoline engine in order to improve efficiency.
The IMA system works together with a continuously-variable automatic transmission and returns fuel mileage that is rated at 40-mpg in stop and go driving and 43-mpg on the highway, making the Civic Hybrid the least thirsty model in the lineup.