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While many automotive enthusiasts believe we are in the age of the fully battery-powered electric vehicle, there are still a good number of questions that have to be answered about EV ownership. From the premium many consumers have to pay to buy an EV to a lack of EV charging infrastructure for much of the United States, many American drivers still cannot use an EV as a full-time vehicle due to where they live and their current budget.

However, with all of the press surrounding EVs, there is one enormous segment of the automotive market that is often discounted and forgotten: the hybrid vehicle segment. Hybrid vehicles use a combination of a gas-powered engine and one or more battery electric motors to power your car. More often than not, this results in great fuel economy.

While EVs may still be expensive, used hybrid vehicles are much cheaper than their fully-electric counterparts. Not to mention, with the historically reliable Honda Civic receiving a hybrid model years ago, you can get a used Honda Civic Hybrid for less than $15,000, reports Kelley Blue Book. Here is everything you need to know about the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid and why it should be on your list if you are looking for a reliable and impressive hybrid commuter.

A silver Honda Civic Hybrid driving down a city street, the Honda Civic Hybrid is a fuel-efficient used hybrid sedan
Honda Civic Hybrid | Honda

2015 Honda Civic Hybrid specs and features

The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid is powered by a 110-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine in combination with an electric motor that sends power to the front wheels through an automatic transmission. While the Civic Hybrid’s horsepower ratings may not be the most impressive, fuel economy is the main focus of this fuel-efficient sedan. The good news is the 2015 Civic Hybrid is rated at 44 mpg city/47 mpg highway.

The 2015 Honda Civic also features a spacious interior that can seat five passengers in total. Additionally, according to U.S. News & World Report, this used Honda Civic has a touchscreen entertainment system and Bluetooth integration as a standard feature, which is impressive for a car from 2015. 

The only downside to the used Civic Hybrid is the downgrade in trunk space over the fully gas-powered Honda Civic. The used hybrid car loses around two feet of trunk space compared to the base model Civic. However, with room for five passengers, it is easy to forgive a small amount of rear cargo space sacrificed for a hybrid powertrain.

Should you buy this fuel-efficient used hybrid car?

It is hard to beat the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid for the price. It is an impressive used hybrid vehicle that gives you all the style and usability of a typical Honda Civic but with an even more fuel-efficient powertrain. 

Additionally, according to Kelley Blue Book, “The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan stands out with excellent range that’s better than the same year of the Prius while being more fun to drive.” 

Unless you’re already committed to purchasing another vehicle, take a look at a used Civic Hybrid. After all, it truly is one of the best values on the market today for a hybrid vehicle.

Related: Why the Honda Civic Is a Great Car for the Average American


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