2010 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Its Competition

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Angular Front Exterior View
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The clean-diesel Volkswagen Jetta TDI delivers real-world highway fuel economy in the 40s (usually far in excess of its EPA ratings), with cleaner emissions than diesels of the past.

It's a sportier choice for highway driving.

The Civic Hybrid's stablemate, the Honda Civic GX, runs on natural gas rather than gasoline.

Though it has a rather short range, it offers good power and fuel economy, and it's actually the cleanest Civic on the road.

Plus, aside from the fueling process, you'd never know from behind the wheel that it's not a gas-engine car.

Finally, the Civic Hybrid's main rival is probably the all-new Toyota Prius, the hybrid vehicle pioneer that's now in its third generation.

The latest Prius has excellent interior room and even better fuel economy, along with hatchback utility, but its plus is the same as its minus: Everyone will know you're driving a hybrid.

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8.6
The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is a very livable way to save fuel without shouting your green credentials to the world.
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The 2010 Toyota Prius ups the ante in the hybrid world with 51-mpg city fuel economy and a finer style.
MSRP From   
$23,800$21,400N/AN/A
Gas Mileage   
40 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I4N/AN/A
EPA Class   
CompactMid-sizeN/AN/A
Style Name   
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT5-Door HB I (GS)N/AN/A
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AN/A
Passenger Capacity   
55N/AN/A
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan5 Door LiftbackN/AN/A
Transmission   
CVTCVTN/AN/A