Manufacturer Year Class Fuel Type City EPA MPG Highway EPA MPG
Honda 2008 Small Cars Gasoline - Hybrid 40 45
The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid won’t break any speed or acceleration records but that’s not the point is it? This car has the best fuel economy in it’s class. It may not have the power but don’t worry it is all Honda from top to bottom providing the styling, handling and functionality people expect from their cars.

This car uses a hybrid powertrain which Honda calls Integrated Motor Assist “IMA”. It has a 1.3L 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine that generates 110 horsepower and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that this hybrid is married to.

This hybrid is ready to deliver substantial savings at the pump, though like all manufactures their ratings are a bit hopeful.

The Civic Hybrid is different than the Toyota Prius as it saves more gas on the highway than the city. It does use the stop and go system that shuts down the gasoline engine when at a complete stop however the electric motor can't move the car by itself – when you release the brake pedal and press the gas, the engine comes back on immediately.

On the highway or while accelerating, the IMA technology is entirely operational, providing electric assistance to help fuel economy.