Gasoline misser takes a close look at the 2013 Honda Civic HF
As with most applied innovations at Honda, this one was developed and tested on the race track. While we find the same body design upgrades common to all Civics as introduced to the world at the 2012 SEMA show, the HF utilizes one or two innovations that may not be as evident when viewing the car.
Honda engineering has integrated a trunk downdraft wing, solid under body panels and a dish designed low-flex aluminum mag rim with hard compound low-profile tires. While the HF upgrade to the Civic Sedan does produce an astonishing 41 mpg highway rating, you will be paying forward for the fuel savings at the time of purchase and for years to come. Here’s why…
An entry level Civic Ex-L sports a sticker price of msrp $18165.00. This car offers the same basic features of the Civic lineup and an average mpg of 28/36. Pretty impressive mileage for a car that will seat 4 adults in comfort.
Granted the standard trim Civic Ex-L will not provide the sports-kick of the Civic Si. The 140 hp 1.8 liter SOHC 1-VTEC is designed for many years of trouble free service, while falling a bit short in sports performance. However, for your money you do receive a decent 160 watt stereo system, 1-mid monitor and backup cam and Bluetooth docking capability.