2009 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Its Competition

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

The new Volkswagen Jetta TDI sports real-world highway fuel economy in the 40s, with cleaner emissions than diesels of the past, and it’s a much more settled choice for highway driving.

The Honda Civic GX uses natural gas, not gasoline, to provide good power and fuel economy; its range is rather short, but it’s even more economical to run than a hybrid if you have access.

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; an all-new Prius is expected very soon, as a 2010 model.

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring2008 Toyota Prius
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2004 Honda Civic 2-door Coupe EX Auto Side Exterior View2004 Honda Civic Classic
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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Quick Specs
The 2009 Honda Civic is a very livable fuel-economy champ.
The 2008 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
40 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy48 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Style Name   
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan5-Door HB Base (SE)Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual4-Door Sedan GL Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan5 Door Liftback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan GL
CVTCVTManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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