National Geographic : 1978 Apr
soyou dort have to. front-seat legroom. Instead, it is neatly tucked away up front, out of everybody's way. Of course, the engine in our Civic CVCC 4-speed Hatchback is sitting pretty when it comes to fuel economy. This model got 42 mpg for highway driving, 36 mpg city, according to EPA estimates. The actual mileage you get will vary depending on the type of driving you do, your driving habits, your car's condition and optional equipment. Mileage estimates are lower for California and high altitude cars. Getting back to roominess. We gave the Civic additional space by giving it front-wheel drive. This means there is no drive shaft to the rear wheels, so the hump running through the passenger compartment is reduced. Sonowwhenyousitina Honda Civic, please don't be surprised that you're not cramped for space. And that you're not sitting sideways. After all, it was a simple matter to make our engine sit that way instead. We make it simple. *Civic 1200 not available in California and high altitude areas. @1978 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Civic, Civic 1200, and CVCC are Honda trademarks.