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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid test drive

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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid AT-PZEV badge

AT-PZEV emission ratings means the Civic Hybrid's exhaust is cleaner than the air in some major cities.

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Compared to the standard 2008 Civic, here’s how the hybrid’s environmental impact tallies up, according to fueleconomy.gov:

  • Petroleum Oil Consumption: 8.2 barrels of crude annually—compared to 11.8 barrels for the regular Civic.
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions:4.4 tons/year, while the regular Civic will total 6.3 tons/year (driving an average of 15,000 miles per year).
  • EPA Air Pollution Score: on a scale of 1 to 10 (best), scores in at an 9, compared to a 6 for the regular version.

Details & Specs

Technical Features: 110hp 1.3-liter SOHC 8-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), idle stop feature, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), front disc brakes, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), brake assist

Safety Features: driver’s and front passenger’s dual-stage air bags (SRS), driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), 3-point seat belts, tire pressure monitoring system, remote entry system with trunk opener, security system, LATCH system for child seats

Interior Features: Honda Navigation system with voice recognition, 160-watt AM/FM/CD Audio system with 6 speakers, steering wheel audio controls, automatic climate control system, power windows and door locks, 12-volt power outlets, cruise control, maintenance minder system

Exterior Features: 15 x 6-inch alloy wheels, P195/65R15 89S all-season tires

Page One: Initial Impressions, Look & Feel, Fuel-ability and Conclusion

Photos from the 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid test drive week

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