Primary Navigation Mobile

Honda Civic Hybrid Saloon review

2006 - 2010 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £16,766 - £21,510
Used prices £1,635 - £5,417
Road tax cost £10
Insurance group 16
Get an insurance quote with Mustard logo
Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 671 miles
View full specs for a specific version

Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Good fuel economy, excellent build quality, futuristic interior design, roomy


Dull styling compared to hatch, sluggish performance, engine noisy when pushed

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


It may look like simply a saloon version of the Civic hatchback we’re all familiar with, but in fact this is a very special Honda. It’s actually a hybrid so, like the Toyota Prius, it uses an electric motor along with a conventional petrol engine. The electric motor assists the engine by giving it a boost during acceleration to improve economy – it also runs the car at idle to reduce emissions.

The clever bit is when you brake or coast, the energy is captured to charge the battery for the electric motor. That means you get the power of a 1.6-litre engine, with the fuel consumption of a 1.1-litre. It works up to a point, but the car does feel underpowered and needs to be revved hard to get decent performance – which sees fuel economy rapidly drop.