Facts about Honda Civic HF Car. The Honda Civic HF is a high fuel efficiency model of the already efficient Honda Civic compact car.
History of Honda Civic HF Car
The original Honda Civic Coupe came out in 1972. That version was a subcompact car. The second generation of the Civic came out in 1979. The third rolled out in 1983. The fourth generation came out in 1988. The fifth generation of the Civic came out in 1992. The sixth generation was released in 1996. The car changed into a compact car in the 2001 model year, with the seventh generation of the car. In 2011, the first Honda Civic HF also came out, based on the Honda Civic sedan design. The eighth generation of the Civic came out in 2006. The ninth generation started production in 2011. The tenth generation of the car came out in the 2016 model year.
Honda has regularly sold 200,000 to 400,000 Honda Civics a year for the past twenty years, though most of these were not the HF configuration.
Honda discontinued the Honda Civic hybrid option in the 2016 model year. It decided to focus on design changes to the main Honda Civic line to raise its fuel efficiency over 40 miles per gallon, a fuel efficiency it is already close to meeting, meeting the fuel efficiency of the Honda Civic HF.
Design of Honda Civic HF Car
The main changes to the Honda Civic HF are the Honda R18 1.8 liter four cylinder engine more efficient than the 1.8 liter, 143 horsepower 4 cylinder engine standard in the Honda Civic coupes and sedans. The Honda Civic HF has a five speed automatic transmission as standard. Other design changes include lower rolling resistance tires and rear deck lid spoiler.
Configuration levels for the Honda Civic sedan are the LX, SE, EX, and EX-L. Consumer Reports likened the standard Honda Civic HF to the Civic LX trim line.
The Honda Civic HF has many of the mid-level trim lines for the Honda Civic, such as MacPherson strut front suspension, multilink rear suspension, brake assist, a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system, stability control, dual stage front airbags, the LATCH system for easy installation of children’s car seats, child proof rear door locks, but not power seats or leather seats. There is no option of a moon roof or advanced climate control.
Performance of Honda Civic HF Car
The Honda Civic hybrid gets around 44 miles per gallon in the city and 47 miles per gallon on the highway. The top selling Honda Civic sedan gets around 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The Honda Civic HF is between these two, getting around 41 miles per gallon.
JD Power and Associates rated the 2015 year as having much better reliability than average.
Rivals of Honda Civic HF Car
Rivals to the Honda Civic HF include the Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, and Honda Fit. In the case of this car, the mainstream models of the car are rivals for it. The Honda Civic HF is around a thousand dollars more than the comparable Honda Civic LX.
Trivia about Honda Civic HF Car
The Honda Civic HF ending comes from the CRX HF, last used in 1991.
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