CIVIC-MINDED

If you asked an automotive engineer to name the world’s finest small car, more than likely he or she would answer the Honda Civic, and with good reason. Honda is now raising the bar with the introduction of the newest member of the Civic family. The 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Electric ($19,990 plus options) has a 1.3-liter engine that is coupled with an electric motor to create 85 horsepower. As this Civic gets 51 miles to the gallon on the highway, you’ll have the SUV and sports-car crowds beat when the gas bill comes in. Honda quality and great mileage. Need we say more? For more, log on to www.insideautomotive.com.