2013 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Toyota Prius

2013 Honda Civic HybridThe competition between hybrid and eco-friendly cars is a numbers game, and it’s important to know those stats when you’re about to choose one. That’s why here at Fisher Honda in Boulder, the most trusted provider of new Honda models in the Denver area, we always make sure that the best cars on the market are easy to discern, even if they are competitively equipped. Today we’ll be looking at two different hybrids, the new 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid, available now at Fisher Honda, and its leading competitor: the 2013 Toyota Prius V Three.

It’s a Close Call

At first blush, the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid and the Toyota Prius V Three are very similar cars indeed. They both come equipped with basic creature comforts like satellite radio for limitless entertainment and a built-in backup camera to help better visualize your obstacles while driving in reverse. Each model even comes with a built-in electronic parking assist feature, making parallel parking a breeze. The Civic does stand alone, however, with its standard anti-theft stereo to help quell any worries you may have regarding break-ins.

The Big Numbers

In today’s economy, the biggest question is: how far can your car go on one tank of gas? Toyota’s offer is impressive, at 42 mpg combined fuel economy, but the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid has an EPA estimated 44 mpg* both in the city and out on the highway. This, coupled with the fact that the Civic Hybrid has a larger fuel tank capacity (13.2 gallons over the Prius’ 11.9) means you’ll be able to go further for longer thanks to its impeccable design. Speaking of design, there’s not a single inch of wasted space, as the Civic is a considerably lighter car, weighing in a full 400 lbs less than the Prius.

Check It Out!

A written description can only paint a basic picture about what to expect in a hybrid. If you’re more into a hands-on demonstration, feel free to schedule a test drive of the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid at Fisher Honda today! We’re here to help the great cities of Denver and Boulder find a great deal on a reliable and well-built vehicle.

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.