2012 Honda Civic HF Offers Over 40 MPG
With gas prices skyrocketing and a new band of electric and hybrids storming the auto market, it’s hard to believe just a short time ago, EPA ratings of 30 mpg or more were considered in the highest ranks for fuel efficiency. People have said that today, 40 is the new 30. We at Rensselaer Honda (located at 770 Hoosick Rd. Troy, NY 12180) have to agree. And, apparently Honda does too, as they’ll prove with the launch of their 2012 Civic HF.
Even before news of Honda’s new 40-plus-mpg Civic, the company has long been lauded for its compact fuel-efficient Civic sedans and coups. The 2012 Civic HF, however, will satisfy consumers’ budget-minded performance-driven sweet spot even more. Compared to the current 2011 model which is rated at 36-mpg highway with a 1.8-liter engine and automatic transmission, the 2012 Honda Civic HR is expected to receive an EPA rating of 41 mpg-highway.
And, if that’s not good enough to meet your discriminating standards for fuel economy; Honda is also releasing a new Honda Civic Hybrid model, estimated to achieve a combined rating of 45 mpg. In comparison, the current 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid carries EPA ratings of 40 mpg-city and 43 mpg-highway for a total combined rating of 41 mpg…the expected rating of the forthcoming Honda Civic HF.
Both the new Honda Civic HF and the new Civic Hybrid will also gain “aerodynamic components for improved efficiency.” At this time, Honda has not elaborated on exactly what those components will be.