For drivers looking to save money at the gas pump and desiring to make less of a negative impact on the environment when they’re behind the wheel, Honda offers an exceptional lineup of fuel-efficient cars. These attractive, feature-rich models will help you go green and save some green at the same time.
Some of the most fuel-efficient models on Honda’s roster include:
Beneath the hood of the 2016 Accord is an i-VTEC V6 engine that produces up to 278 hp and up to 252 lb-ft of torque.
The Accord offers performance-related features that include continuously variable transmission and Eco Assist, both of which help boost the car’s impressive fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.*
Under the hood of the Honda Civic are two different engine options. The 2016 Civic LX and EX models are powered by a 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that delivers 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. The Civic EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims feature a 1.5L turbocharged DOHC engine that produces 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque; these Civic models achieve fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 31 city mpg and 42 highway mpg.*
The Honda Fit models are powered by a DOHC i-VTEC direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that delivers 130 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. Fit performance features include the ECON button, which regulates the car’s fuel-consumption systems to boost efficiency.
In terms of fuel economy, the Fit LX with CVT achieves an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.*
Fuel efficiency for the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid is an impressive EPA-estimated 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.**
The Accord Hybrid shifts smoothly between three efficiency-boosting driving modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive. The all-electric EV Drive is generally implemented when the driver is braking or starts from a stopped position. The car’s 2.0L i-VTEC fuel engine and electric motor are employed when Hybrid Drive is functioning, providing added acceleration power. Engine Drive is activated when the car is operating at highway efficiency levels.
The pioneering Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system is implemented onboard the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid, pairing a 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cylinder gas-powered engine with an electric motor. The electric motor is activated to assist the gas engine when added power is needed, and the motor can also power the car alone under certain conditions.
The motor and engine combined can produce 110 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque onboard the Civic Hybrid. The car achieves fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 44 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.**
The 2016 Honda CR-Z is a subcompact car and the only hybrid that features a close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox. The CR-Z offers a three-mode drive system with Normal Mode, Sport Mode, and ECON Mode, offering the driver an ideal balance between performance and efficiency.
Onboard the CR-Z is an SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 130 hp and up to 140 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy achieved is up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.*