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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid

2005  Honda Civic Hybrid
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The Honda Civic offers two fuel-savers this year-the Hybrid and the HX-just as it did last year. They are comfortable, long-lasting and safe, like all Civics, and they save you in the pocketbook in the long run.

Another beneficiary of the Hybrid and HX's fuel efficiency is the environment, and since we all live in what can broadly be termed 'the environment,' we win as well.

Available Models
The 2005 Honda Civic is offered in an array of models. There are coupes and sedans in DX, VP, LX, HX, EX and Special Edition models, plus the Si hatchback and a Hybrid model (other Civic models covered separately).

Interior Features
HX models are offered as two-door coupes, while the Hybrid is a sedan with four full doors. Both seat five.

HX models are rather on the low end in terms of standard features, as they slot in above the entry-level DX model in that regard. Still, they do come with cruise control, power mirrors and door locks and an AM/FM/CD player.

Hybrids have cruise control, power everything, automatic climate control, a trip computer, variable-intermittent wipers and more.

Exterior Features
On the outside, the 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid looks like other Civic models, but it does have a few differentiating features, like a rear spoiler, 185/70SR14 tires and alloy wheels.

The 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid uses a gasoline-electric engine and the HX uses a traditional gasoline engine. However, the two are the only Civics with CVT transmissions.

CVT stands for continuously-variable transmission. In effect, Civic Hybrid and HX models with this setup have a transmission with a near infinite number of shift points. The result is less fuel consumption and fewer emissions.

The Civic HX's engine is a 1.7-liter inline 4-cylinder model. It produces 117 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 110 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. Models with CVT get a fuel rating of 35/40 mpg, while 5-speed manual models get 36/44 mpg.

The Hybrid uses a 1.3-liter gasoline-electric I4 that offers 93 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 116 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. Hybrid models with CVT get 47/48 mpg, while 5-speed manual models get 45/51 mpg.

The 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid uses Honda's innovative Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology. The system's compact nickel-metal hydride battery module is automatically recharged during braking and deceleration. It gives the 2005 Hybrid a range of more than 600 miles.

Safety and Security
Hybrids are also the safest Civics on the road. They have antilock brakes, dual front airbags and front side airbags.

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid - Feature Highlights

The Civic Hybrid's amazing fuel economy remains unchanged for the 2005 model year. The Hybrid CVT ULEV has earned an EPA city/highway rating of 48/47 mpg. By the same measure, the 5-speed manual achieves a city/highway rating of 46/51 mpg. Both models have a range of more than 600 miles. Civic models sold in California and certain northeastern states qualify at Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions (AT-PZEV) vehicles.

Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.3L I4
85 @ 5700
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
CVT: 47 / 48
Man.: 46 / 51

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