Whether you want to help the environment or you’re looking to save money at the gas pump—or you’re attracted by both benefits—fuel-efficient cars are hot commodities in today’s automotive marketplace.
The 2016 Honda lineup features various fuel-economical vehicles that offer high style, exceptional amenities, and, of course, impressive mpg.
Some of Honda’s most fuel-efficient models include:
Hybrid vehicles changed the game when they hit the market, offering unprecedented fuel economy that blew consumers away and has since prompted many automakers to step up the fuel efficiency in non-hybrid models in order to keep pace.
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.** It offers three drive modes, shifting seamlessly between them as they’re needed to help bolster efficiency: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive. EV Drive is all-electric and is typically employed when the motorist is braking or starting from a stopped position. Hybrid Drive utilizes the car’s 2.0L i-VTEC fuel engine and electric motor to offer extra accelerating power. Engine Drive kicks in as soon as the Accord Hybrid is operating at levels of highway efficiency.
The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid features the innovative Integrated Motor Assist IMA system, which mates a 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cylinder gas-powered engine with an electric motor. The electric motor kicks in to assist the gas engine whenever extra power is needed and can also power the car on its own in certain conditions. Combined, the motor and engine can generate 110 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 44 city mpg and 47 highway mpg.**
The subcompact 2016 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid that comes equipped with a close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox. A three-mode drive system features Normal Mode, Sport Mode, and ECON Mode to give the driver a premium balance between efficiency and performance. An SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine generates 130 hp and up to 140 lb-ft of torque, and CR-Z models with DVT achieve fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.*
Technology offerings are robust on each hybrid vehicle, and a broad array of safety and style amenities make these eye-catching cars as attractive and high-tech as they are efficient.