Exterior

There's a lot to get excited about in the all-new 2013 Civic Natural Gas. A refreshed version of the classic Civic contour is only a hint of the upgrades in store.

Look for a shiny new Natural Gas badge on the rear and you’ll know the smart driver inside cares about the world outside.

Stylish 15-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels are unique to the Civic Natural Gas. One more way to set yourself apart.

 

Interior

The next-generation Civic Natural Gas has a new intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that gives you the information you need in a fun and personalized way. Keep an eye on your mpg as you drive, switch songs or jump on Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. You can even match the wallpaper to your mental space.

Eco Assist takes efficiency to a new and very happy place. A sophisticated coaching system helps you drive more efficiently. Press the ECON button to give the Civic Natural Gas an extra efficiency boost.

The available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition makes getting from here to there a straightforward affair. For 2012, the navi system includes FM Traffic, a subscription-free service that alerts you to traffic conditions.

The USB Audio Interface lets you bring your personal playlist and play it through the new four-speaker audio system, and it will keep your iPod charged along the way.

 

i-MID System

Nothing says "me" like the wallpaper on your computer. Now you can take the same creative liberties in your Civic Natural Gas. Load an image of your pet, your mom, or even one of your favorite reality show winners.

The new intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) is your go-to for every important tidbit of drive-related information. See current song playing, current mpg—and even turn-by-turn directions if you opt for the available Navigation system.

The Eco Assist system helps you learn to drive more efficiently, rewarding you with your Eco Score at the end of your drive. Who ever said efficiency couldn’t be fun?

The list of advanced i-MID functions is a long one, including Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for hands-free phone calls. The system pairs easily with your compatible phone, and is also ready for Bluetooth® Audio, so you can stream your music too.

Not only is the i-MID helpful and customizable, it’s attractive, thanks to its high-resolution TFT LCD display—the same kind of technology found on LCD monitors and the latest smartphones.

 

Eco Assist

The Civic Natural Gas now has a quick and easy way to boost your efficiency. Just push the ECON button. The engine and other power-using systems will switch into super-efficient mode to maximize your mileage.

If you’re trying to squeeze every mile out of a fuel-up (and who isn’t these days?), keep an eye on the Honda Eco AssistTM feature. Those blue and green bars on either side of the speedometer indicate your level of efficiency as you drive.

Take advantage of all the fuel-saving technology in a new Civic Natural Gas and with an EPA-estimated 38 hwy, you’ll give a neighborly nod to the environment.

 

Performance

The Civic Natural Gas gives you the performance of a 110-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, SOHC i-VTEC engine that has been refined for 2012 with many friction-reducing and airflow improvements. The Civic Natural Gas also features a 5-speed automatic transmission and Drive-By-Wire™ Throttle System.

Weight-saving technologies, improved aerodynamics and engine modifications result in a new Civic Natural Gas with an impressive EPA rating of 27/38/31 miles per gallon (gasoline-gallon equivalent). The recent engine and transmission changes have another upside: an increased range of over 10 percent, up to 190 miles.

 

Safety

To help keep you on course and away from danger, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control helps sense oversteer or understeer, and then adjusts brake pressure at each wheel and/or reduces engine power to help restore driver control.

Standard anti-lock brakes (ABS), with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), help you maintain control during hard braking. Properly inflated tires are crucial for safe operation, so the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts the driver when pressure in any tire becomes significantly low.

The Civic has been engineered to help protect you and your passengers when a frontal collision just cannot be avoided. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.

 

 

Environment

The Civic Natural Gas does not use gasoline, and received an AT-PZEV rating. Imagine driving around knowing that what you’re putting into the air is less harmful than that of many other cars out there.

You might think we'd stop at creating a vehicle that doesn’t use any gasoline and is rated at 38 mpg on the highway. But at Honda we’re always looking for ways to go that extra mile—literally. So the Civic Natural Gas incorporates buzz-worthy technology like Eco Assist and the ECON button so you have every advantage out on the road.

 

Refueling

Talk about mileage: the MPG for the Civic Natural Gas is an impressive 27 city/38 hwy/31 combined. When you do need to refuel, it only takes a few minutes at a fast-fill compressed natural-gas station.