2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
The Bottom Line: $24,050
Fuel Economy: 44 city/44 highway (preliminary)
The Civic Hybrid, which has always been a very good car that lacked pizzazz, was fully redesigned for the 2012 model year with a slight bump in fuel economy. Styling and interior design are more an evolution than a radical departure, but the list of standard equipment has gotten longer without a significant price increase. The Civic Hybrid remains a solid commuter choice, but it's not the go-to car for driving excitement.