10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Honda Civic
#5. Civic GX Offers a Natural Gas Alternative
In addition to the eco-friendly Hybrid model, the Honda Civic can also be ordered in the GX edition, which is powered by natural gas. The same 1.8-liter motor found in the standard Civic produces 113 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque when converted to run on natural gas, and the sedan-only GX is found exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Special aerodynamic enhancements made to the exterior of the four-door Civic GX help it to achieve fuel mileage equivalent to 24-mpg city and 36-mpg highway. The real savings that come with choosing the Civic GX are linked to the lower price of natural gas fuel and the reduced production of greenhouse gases associated with this type of internal combustion engine.