2008 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Its Competition

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Toyota Prius has been a pioneer in hybrid vehicles.

The current Prius has good interior room and strong fuel economy, along with hatchback utility.

The Volkswagen Jetta diesel that goes on sale in fall 2008 sports fuel economy close to 50 mpg and cleaner emissions than diesels of the past.

The Honda Civic GX uses natural gas, not gasoline, to provide good power and fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid excels in fuel economy and front-seat comfort.
7.8
The 2008 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior.
MSRP From   
$22,600$21,500$13,010$16,700
Gas Mileage   
40 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy48 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
CompactMid-sizeCompactCompact
Style Name   
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan5-Door HB Base (SE)Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual4-Door Sedan GL Manual
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan5 Door Liftback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan GL
Transmission   
CVTCVTManualManual w/OD