New England drivers have always loved what Honda vehicles can do, and this year, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is raising the bar once again. By pairing a high-powered electric motor with a 4 cylinder engine block, Honda has managed to create a vehicle that offers exceptional performance and fuel efficiency at the same time. These two power sources work together to provide the Accord with 212 hp and 232 ft-lbs. of torque. Even in sedans with traditional engines, you’ll rarely see power like this! Accord drivers will get 49 mpg when driving in the city, and 47 mpg on the open highway.1
The 2017 Accord Hybrid’s technological superiority isn’t confined to its drivetrain. Like many of Honda’s vehicles, the Accord Hybrid comes standard with the Honda Sensing safety suite, putting computer-powered driver assistance technologies like Collision Mitigation Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control in the palm of your hand.
When we tell drivers about the 2016 Honda CR-Z, the hybrid sports car, we often get some strange looks. The idea of a sports car having a hybrid powertrain seems unusual to many New Englanders, but Honda engineers have found an excellent way to make it work.
Under the hood of each CR-Z is a 1.5L 16-valve i-VTEC hybrid engine capable of 130 hp and as much as 140 lb-ft of torque (127 lb-ft on CVT models). That’s plenty to propel the little two-seater forward, yet it’s also easy on the budget with an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 36 city mpg for 37 mpg combined city/highway on CVT models.2
If you need to pass another car, merge onto the highway, or just want to show off what your little roadster can do, press the S+ button for a boost of speed and show everyone that hybrids can be fun to drive.
In the cabin, Honda’s unique vehicle fully embraces the style that sports cars have made famous, giving you an exciting two-seat design with the latest in luxury and technology available within arm’s reach, including features like HondaLink telematics, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, an available 360-watt seven-speaker stereo system, and available navigation with voice recognition.
The 2015 Honda Civic is the latest vehicle in one of the longest-running small car lines, a line known for its affordability and fuel efficiency. And if you’re looking for an efficient, economical small car, Honda’s hybrid take on the Civic is going to be an excellent choice.
The 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine brings you the power you expect from a dependable Honda sedan while offering up the fuel economy drivers demand from a hybrid. The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated 47 mpg on the highway and 44 mpg in the city.3
Not only do you get that remarkable fuel economy, you’ll find the same great features of the standard Honda Civic, including Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Honda’s LaneWatch technology, and the Next Generation HondaLink.
The Civic Hybrid is an excellent choice for the daily commuter, the stay-at-home parent, or the kid you’re sending off to college who needs to save their gas money for pizza. In fact, we can’t think of a driver who isn’t a great fit for the Civic Hybrid.
With their all-new Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda is inaugurating the next generation of sustainable automobiles. Now available in select markets, the hydrogen-powered Clarity allows drivers to experience the freedom of the road like never before. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell can be charged to 100% in just three to five minutes, and once you’re done charging, you’ll be able to drive up to an EPA-estimated 366 miles without producing any dangerous emissions.4 Many once thought that cars with non-traditional fuel sources would limit drivers’ capabilities on the road, but the Clarity Fuel Cell is ending that rumor for good.
The all-new Clarity Fuel Cell is equipped with ultra-light, aerodynamic frames, and advanced technology features. Included in this latter set is a heads-up display that projects important information straight to your windshield, as well as an ionized-air purifier known as the Plasmacluster.
Honda has a reputation for developing some of the most efficient vehicles of the past 40 years, so of course they were one of the first automakers to develop a hybrid hatchback and bring it to the drivers of New England in 1999.
Most drivers have accepted the reality that fuel prices are likely never going to drop back down to what they were even a few years ago, and that means many people are shopping around for hybrids. The Honda hybrid car lineup is one of the most interesting and diverse in New England, giving drivers like you access to fuel-efficient powertrains in a wide variety of vehicles—even a sports car.