Honda Civic Hybrid saloon owner reviews

"Honda's Civic IMA offers a petrol-electric hybrid engine and low fuel consumption. It's good around town, but is equally as impressive on the motorway."

Carbuyer Rating

1.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

43%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 16reviews
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  • 3reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Brakes (3 cases)
  • Other (2 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Es, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good reliable allrounder

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Ctdi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic to drive, has never caused me any problems unlike other cars i have had of a similar age.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good roomy car. just perfect

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE I-DSI, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I like it very much

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

CTDi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great performance and economy and, to date (!), Has been very reliable. You can't beat a honda!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative,

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Comfortable, quiet, usually reliable - required software update to ensure reliable starting.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.2cdi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great drive, reliable and comfortable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fun drive - but with blind spots

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se executive, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good,reliable and easy to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent car apart from squeak from clutch.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Apart from the battery failing, this car has been great. Back seats fold down so i can use it like a hatch, but with an enormous, secure boot when i need it. A full 5-seater with comfortable seats, good air-con and good visibility all-round, even for rear passengers, unlike the newer versions with their rising waistlines and sloping roof. Happy to buy a newer version of the same car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Not as good as hoped.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheap to run but expensive to service.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Cannot fault the reliability of the car hopefully it will continue
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Since the model was re chipped the fuelconsumption dropped from the 60's mpg to the 40's mpg but that was before I bought the car and I was aware of the change but we liked the car hence the purchase. I have had one spare part fitted(door seal)which was expensive but even more to have fitted until I complained which was then reduced. Running cost are par for the course I suppose.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable and very functional, safe in bad weather - very satisified

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Executive, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A comfortable, reliable car which suits my needs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Stylish, quirky, comfortable, reliable and practical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES Leather, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Exactly what i expected it to be.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love driving it - it is reliable and comfortable with excellent handling in cold conditions. My only quibble is the lack of a heated front windscreen.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Rattles and is far too hard a drive . Also no spare wheel living in a rural area with lots of potholes ie tyres get wrecked and cant be repaired hence the blow up kit is useless . Bad blind spots

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good, practical family car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The most reliable car i have ever owned, i've only had to replace tyres & a couple of bulbs in 9 years.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Petrol, 0

Year of registration

2009

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Cvt

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Not had any problems since I bought the car
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Thought the hybrid would be far better on mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Cvt

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Never missed a beat very reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not as fuel efficient as previous model which was manual.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Cvt

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
NO PROBLEMS
Running Cost

1 out of 5

A HYBRID 1-4 I THINK THE MPG IS DISGUSTING WHEN THE BROCHURES STATE 55-61-65

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Ideal run around. Good for running cost and parking

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good comfortable reliable drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Classic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
It's a utility. I didn't realise it lacked power but it is easy to drive and economical.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
It gets me from a to b in comfort,at a reasonable cost to run.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Pleased with the quality of the car . Honda u.k technical dept excellent service they seem to be the only people with the knowledge of ima system . I would like to but you in the picture i am 76 years young and like to under stand how a system works, with the help of the technical center and plenty of homework i am there

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Love it to bits

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Does what it says on the tin. Other than a slightly harsh ride, no complaints about the car. Not so impressed with the honda main dealer i use; definitely wouldn't buy another car from them.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

0, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Useless in snow. Mpg not as expected at all.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

HYBRID SALOON

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
The Honda Civic Hybrid is the worst ever car I've ever owned. The shape, style & hybrid power (less pollution) is what attracted me to this car. I would've purchased a Prius but it isn't a saloon & is very unappealing shape/ style. The Civic Hybrid is poorly designed in so many areas. It's a rust bucket, the rear wheel arches rust, the boot area rusts and lets in water (this is common with Honda) the engine bay rusts. The seam sealant/ panel bonding that honda used is inferior quality and comes apart under regular usage from vibrations. The rain gets in the boot area and inner cavities somehow, especially rear quarter panel and wheel arches. The wheel arch lip is a 'J' type lip edge not 'L' type lip edge, the J type edge is a trap for mud/water etc & is impossible to clean the crevice that is the 'J' type lip/ wheel arch edge, the space is like 5 or 6mm so you cant even run your fingers in the gap to remove mud. Honda (despite corrosion warranty 10 years ) doesn't cover anything under warranty unless you've had every service done at Honda main dealer (and I've read even with FHSH they make the customer pay a big portion of the repair cost) The IMA battery fails and the CVT transmission too (very dangerous when car doesn't accelerate due to bad IMA battery and also due to bad CVT – (CVT starting clutch problem, spline and belt/ other problems). The IMA battery replacement is way overpriced for what it is e.g NiMH 'D' cells – the Honda price is £3,000 or more, and from what Ive read online the internal cells aren't even new battery cells. They should sell brand new cell/sticks, so people can replace the faulty sticks in their IMA battery unit. It's not a complicated operation. The engines on this model are very noisy (like internal components break) and have several design flaws, they suffer piston slap and timing chain tensioner problems... in my opinion all of these Civic Hybrids (2006-2011) should be recalled and repaired free of charge. In my experience, Honda treat their customers very badly and deny any responsibility. Their customer relations personnel are downright rude and patronise the customer.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

type r, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Awesome

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

VTi-S, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Ride quality not good, too stiff The rear seats is unconfortable Road noise

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

LSi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol,

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Have had "honda's" for the past 20 years and have found them to be very reliable. The only down side i have with my present car, is that i find the ride a bit to hard, also no back wiper. Looking forward to seing the new civic that is due out next year.

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