For anyone looking for high mileage and low emissions, there are few better options than Honda’s natural gas-powered Civic. Maryland Honda said the all-new 2012 Civic Natural Gas is one of five models in the new ninth-generation Civic line, but it stands out for its incredibility efficient powertrain.
The Civic Natural Gas builds on the company’s 15-year legacy of offering viable, alternative fuel-powered vehicles by adding popular features and expanding its retail availability,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Inherently clean-burning natural gas has a proven track record as an extremely low-emission, domestically produced transportation fuel. The new Civic Natural Gas makes it even more convenient to tap into this desirable and abundant resource.”
A CNG-version of the same 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine found in the Civic Sedan and Coupe models powers the Civic Natural Gas. Chicago Honda confirmed that a 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. This powertrain yields a city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 27/38/31 miles per gallon. Not only did Honda improve fuel economy, but the vehicle also produces almost zero smog-forming emissions and is the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle certified by the EPA.
For a closer look at this incredible new model, check out the video posted below.