Despite being the first and closest rival to the Toyota Prius, Honda’s Civic Hybrid has never been a serious competitor to the car who’s name is synonymous with gasoline-electric transportation. True, it’s never been close enough in the fuel economy race to ever make a threat, but Honda would tell you it was never intended to be a direct rival either. The Prius is a hybrid. The Civic Hybrid is a Civic first and a hybrid second, with everything that that entails. www.autoguide.com Subscribe! www.youtube.com www.youtube.com Twitter twitter.com twitter.com Facebook – facebook.com Google+ – goo.gl Web – www.AutoGuide.com AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos.