Last post on Sep 01, 2008 at 2:20 PM
You are in the Honda Civic Hybrid
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Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#19 of 48 HCH, stop producing?
Jul 23, 2007 (12:37 am)
I like HC and was almost going to make the purchase, but just heard that Honda is going to stop producing HCH. Does it mean that it will be much wiser to switch to Prius?
Thanks for telling.
#20 of 48 non-stop producing
Jul 24, 2007 (11:59 am)
Honda will keep making the Civic Hybrid for years. You probably heard that the ACCORD hybrid will go bye-bye next year, which is true.
#22 of 48 Looking at the Prius as well
Jul 30, 2007 (6:36 am)
I was actually looking at the Rav4 and test drove the Prius first, and loved it. So now I am thinking of getting the Touring package #6. I did not consider the Civic Hybrid because I had a 1998 Civic right now and a bit tired of driving the Civic. Decisions.
#23 of 48 airconditioning
Sep 21, 2007 (1:19 pm)
Is it true that the civic hybrid doesnt run ac while at stop and the prius does? this is an important deciding factor where I live.
#24 of 48 Re: airconditioning [joseph42s]
Sep 22, 2007 (7:58 am)
The Prius A/C runs off the high voltage battery, so will work whenever the car is on (even when stopped at a light with the engine shut off). It's a very nice A/C system, in that it uses a variable speed compressor, which is a lot more efficient than running the compressor at full speed all the time.
I can't comment on how the Civic Hybrid system works. Perhaps over on the Civic Hybrid forum.
#25 of 48 Re: airconditioning [joseph42s]
Sep 23, 2007 (2:25 pm)
The current Civic Hybrid runs the AC while stopped. But I believe this was not the case with the earlier version.
#26 of 48 Re: airconditioning [46jimbo]
Sep 28, 2007 (6:30 am)
That is correct. My 2002 would shut off the air at stop lights when the engine stopped. My 2006 continues to cool even after the engine stops.
I really like this as now I don't lift my foot off the break to get the engine to run so I can have A/C. Nice improvement.
#27 of 48 Re: HCH vs Toyota Prius [jdmcmah]
Sep 28, 2007 (6:36 am)
We looked at both the HCH and the Prius prior to purchasing our 2006 HCH. We traded in a 2002 HCH.
One of the major things that really kept me with the Honda is the resell value. As one dealer said, Honda does very little leasing of the HCH therefore their resale value is higher than the Prius that has a lot of leases.
I don't know if that has an effect, but it made since and when I researched it, it seemed as though that was true.
Plus we were so happy with our 2002 HCH that we stuck with the 2006. I really liked the color we got. It is the Magnetic Pearl with the dark blue interior. We had the interior protection done on it and it is very easy to keep looking good.
#28 of 48 Re: HCH vs Toyota Prius [jdmcmah]
Feb 26, 2008 (5:50 pm)
I've been torn between the two for a while myself. Here is my analysis:
The Prius has better acceleration (0-60 in 9.8s for the Prius vs. 11.7s for the HCH according to Consumer Reports).
The Prius is more fuel efficient (44 mpg overall for the Prius vs. 37 mpg overall for the HCH - again according to Consumer Reports).
Stability Control is not available on the HCH, but it optional on the non-base Prius models.
Prius has many more optionals available than the HCH does.
The HCH is a cleaner car according to the EPA SmartWay Ranking because the Prius produces slightly more pollution (http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/Index.do).
Auxilary input for I-Pod and Cruise Control are standard for the HCH, but not for the base model of the Prius.
There is still a $1100 federal tax credit for the HCH, there is no longer a federal tax credit for the Prius.
I hope this helps you with your decision even though it hasn't helped me with mine yet...