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

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Common Problems

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

Review 1 of 40

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good reliable allrounder
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic to drive, has never caused me any problems unlike other cars i have had of a similar age.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good roomy car. just perfect
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I like it very much
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great performance and economy and, to date (!), Has been very reliable. You can't beat a honda!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Comfortable, quiet, usually reliable - required software update to ensure reliable starting.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great drive, reliable and comfortable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fun drive - but with blind spots
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good,reliable and easy to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent car apart from squeak from clutch.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not as good as hoped.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
Cannot fault the reliability of the car hopefully it will continue
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reliable and very functional, safe in bad weather - very satisified
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A comfortable, reliable car which suits my needs.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Stylish, quirky, comfortable, reliable and practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Exactly what i expected it to be.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good, practical family car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The most reliable car i have ever owned, i've only had to replace tyres & a couple of bulbs in 9 years.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Petrol, 0

Year

2009

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Cvt

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not had any problems since I bought the car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Cvt

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never missed a beat very reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Hybrid, Cvt

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
NO PROBLEMS
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Ideal run around. Good for running cost and parking
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good comfortable reliable drive
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a utility. I didn't realise it lacked power but it is easy to drive and economical.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It gets me from a to b in comfort,at a reasonable cost to run.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Love it to bits
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Useless in snow. Mpg not as expected at all.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

HYBRID SALOON

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Awesome
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Ride quality not good, too stiff The rear seats is unconfortable Road noise
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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