Official pricing of the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas variant is a base MSRP of $26,155. The vehicle will be available for test drives at 200 dealerships throughout the US, in 38 states total. There will also be vehicles coming to Canadian dealers.
Honda proudly continues to make their Civic models available with Compressed Natural Gas Option at dealers like Honda of Frontenac in St Louis, MO.
CNG Civic is powered by a modified version of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine found in regular Civic models, matted to a five-speed automatic.
There are a number of benefits to driving a Natural Gas vehicle. One of the top reasons is cost - natural gas clocks in around 30% less than gasoline. It also produces hardly any smog-forming emissions. Civic CNG is rated at 27 mpg city, 38 mph highway, with a combined total of 31 mpg. In some states, including California, CNG vehicles can travel in carpool lanes, regardless of the number of occupants.
According to the Japanese business magazine Nikkei, "the decision to sell the natural gas Civic throughout the United States is in response to increased interest in green cars and fuel efficient cars."1