Automotive advancements are constantly evolving to keep pace with the changing priorities of consumers. Many drivers in Detroit today are not only looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle, they’re concerned about the impact their vehicle will potentially have on the environment. Ever staying on the pulse of what customers care about most, Honda offers exceptional hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles that enable drivers to go green twice—with money savings in their pocketbooks and in terms of eco-consciousness, too.
Behind the wheel of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, drivers won’t have to settle in any way. The Accord Hybrid delivers superb fuel economy, impressive power, refined style, and state-of-the-art technology. Anyone who says “you can’t have it all” has clearly never driven this exceptional hybrid sedan.
Among its many assets, the 2017 Accord Hybrid boasts the auto industry’s very first two-motor hybrid system, which employs one motor to accelerate the car from a full stop and a second motor to fire up the engine and charge the first motor.
In total, the Accord Hybrid’s system output—combining power from the car’s in-line 4-cylinder engine and its motors—is an outstanding 212 hp. The Accord Hybrid’s fuel efficiency is the unequivocal star of the show. This impressive sedan delivers an EPA-estimated 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.1
It sounds strange, we know, but once you get a feel for the 2016 Honda CR-Z, we think you’ll agree that it just makes sense to combine a hybrid and a sports car. That access to low-RPM torque thanks to the electric motor of the hybrid engine combines with the often small size of sports cars to give you both an agile and sporty feel and a fuel-efficient car, all in one.
The 1.5L i-VTEC engine is rated at 130 hp—plenty for a stunning little two-seater like this—and it delivers one of the best fuel economies in its class. The 2016 CR-Z with CVT is rated at an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg.2 You won’t need any excuse to go cruising when you’re driving a CR-Z.
One of our favorite features about this unique car is that it gives you three different driving modes to choose from—a fuel-conscious mode, a sporty performance mode, and a middle ground—as well as the S+ button that gives you an extra boost of power when you need it…or if you just want it.
Honda’s reputation for efficiency has been built on the backs of vehicles like the 2015 Honda Civic, and we’re proud to say that if you were eying the standard gas-driven Civic, there’s a hybrid model available now. The Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class, and it brings with it the incredible standard features of the regular Civic, including Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, and more.
Of course, when it comes to high-tech amenities, it’s tough to beat the Civic Hybrid’s engine. A 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine powers this fuel-efficient compact, giving the 2015 Civic Hybrid an EPA-estimated 47 highway mpg and 44 city mpg.3 It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home parent, a daily commuter, or a college student trying to scrape together money for pizza, you’ll notice those savings with every trip to the pump.
The newly-released 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell is a stunning five-passenger car that represents the next generation of zero-emission vehicles from Honda, boasting an EPA-estimated driving range of 366 miles.4 Further exploring the alternative fuel segment, electric and plug-in hybrid models are scheduled to follow in the not-too-distant future.
The Clarity Fuel Cell creates electricity by combining hydrogen from an onboard fuel tank and oxygen from the air outside, converting them into power to operate the electric drive motor.
Make no mistake; the Clarity Fuel Cell is not an experimental automobile. It is a certified car that will be produced on an assembly line and fully meets global safety standards, featuring hydrogen fuel tanks that are securely mounted in the car’s subframe. The bottom line: Honda engineers have created a safe vehicle drivers can take out on the road with total confidence—just like they could with any other Honda vehicle.