After a 2013 refresh, model-year 2014 is not starting quietly for Honda's compact car. An updated coupe joined the Civic lineup this year, and both body styles got a host of new features . But wait, there's more. Honda announced Tuesday that the Civic hybrid's fuel economy is improved for 2014.
The model now gets an EPA-estimated 44/47/45 city/highway/combined mpg rating, up from the 2013 version's 44/44/44 rating. The hybrid's powertrain carries over this year, a 90-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission.
The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid goes on sale at dealerships Wednesday, starting at $25,425, only slightly higher than the outgoing hybrid sedan's base price ($25,150); all prices include a $790 destination fee.