The Honda Civic Hybrid achieves is rate dat 46 miles per gallon (mpg) in city driving and 51 mpg highway driving.
COURTESY HONDAAt the heart of every hybrid is the tandem of an internal-combustion engine (powered by gasoline) and an electric motor (powered by batteries). In conventional vehicles, automakers size gas engines to provide enough power for peak acceleration, but that level of power isn't needed most of the time. The addition of an electric motor allows for a smaller gas engine that uses less fuel and can run more often at its peak efficiency.
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