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Honda’s High Fuel Efficiency Civic

Many of today’s car buyers love the idea of getting better fuel economy from their car – and of course there are two main reasons for this. First, the cost factor – the less fuel you use, the lower your running costs will be. And in a world of constantly rising oil prices, that’s an important consideration. Second, of course, is concern for the environment. However, some people aren’t completely convinced that they want to switch to a hybrid just yet.

The Japanese car manufacturer Honda is now offering the hybrid hesitators an alternative – with the introduction of the new honda civic 2012 High Fuel efficiency model.

The HF is one of six models which will be offer in the States. And, unsurprisingly, it’s the most fuel-efficient of the Civic 2012 range – apart from the hybrid versions. It has a 1.8 litre i-VTEC engine and will get 41 miles per gallon (highway). The Civic 2012 Hybrid meanwhile will achieve 45 mpg with its 1.5 litre engine and lithium-ion battery.

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The other models all have improved mileage – and there’s now a way to make sure you’re driving in the most fuel-efficient way possible with the Civic’s ECON button. By choosing this mode, the driver ensures that all the power using systems and the engine switch to super-efficiency mode.

There’s a visual aid to driving more economically, too. Located on either side of the speedometer are blue and green bars which make up the Eco Assist feature. As long as you stay in the green lights, you’re driving in the most economical way possible. If this feature doesn’t appeal, you can switch it off.

So, as with many of the new cars available in 2012, the designers of the ninth generation Civic have focused on providing the most fuel efficiency possible across the entire range. And with 41 mpg to the hybrid’s 45 mpg; you really can choose the type of engine that suits you.

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