2015 Honda Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas Released Last Week

hondaThe new 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid launched last week across the United States, and the 2015 Honda Natural Gas is slated to go on sale November 19th in 37 states.

According to Hybrid Cars, the base version (which is referred to as the Civic Hybrid Sedan CVT) carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $24,735, and the Civic Natural Gas is about $26,740.

Both the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Honda Natural Gas boast seven-inch touch-screen displays that control audio, media, vehicle information, phonebook, a navigation system, and Next-Generation HondaLink. Additionally, the vehicles feature a rearview camera and the Civic Hybrid has Smart Entry with push-button start.

The vehicles were both lauded by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). They both ranked in the top ten greenest vehicles of 2014 in the ACEEE’s Green Book Online, which ranks “environmentally responsible” vehicles. Hybrid vehicles are typically between 20% and 35% more fuel-efficient than traditional gas-powered vehicles.

Furthermore, the vehicles were recognized by Kelley Blue Book in its list of 10 Best Green Cars.

The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid base model gets 44/47/45 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined), and the 2015 Honda Civic Natural Gas base model gets 27/38/31 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined).

The main benefit of driving a hybrid car is two-fold. Of course, the fuel economy is unrivaled by traditional gas-only vehicles because hybrids do not burn gasoline all of the time. This means that hybrids also release fewer harmful emissions into the environment.

One of the anxieties that plague hybrid owners is hybrid battery replacement, since the battery packs usually do not outlast the lifetime of the car — most owners are looking at replacement between six and 10 years after the original purchase of the vehicle. The battery warranty for the 2015 models varies by state, but with all of the advancements in hybrid battery technology over the years and more and more options for replacement, hybrid battery failure is not as much an issue as it used to be.

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