Fuel-Efficient Sedans from Honda
- Civic Trims: The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan is available in five trim levels—LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring—to give drivers access to a wide range of amenities at competitive prices.
- Engine Specs: The standard 2016 Civic has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque while EX-T and higher trims have a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.
- Fuel Economy: Each of the Civic’s engines is efficient despite outclassing competitors on power; 2016 Civic LX Sedans earn an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 31 city mpg with a CVT,* and 2016 Civic EX-T Sedans earn 42 highway and 31 city mpg.*
- Efficiency-Boosting Features: Smart engineering is just part of the reason the Civic is one of the most fuel-efficient sedans in its class. The available continuously variable transmission (CVT) is constantly optimizing gear ratios and the Eco Assist feature trains drivers to be more conscious of their fuel consumption.
- Edmunds on the 2016 Honda Civic: “You might think of the 2016 Honda Civic as a small, relatively inexpensive car for buyers on a budget, but this little Honda is so much more than that. This new Civic has daring looks, turbocharged power and a spacious, technology-rich interior for you and your friends or even a few kids.”
Already one of the most efficient sedans on the market, Honda looked at the Civic and aimed to boost its fuel specs higher. The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid is based off of the ninth generation Civic, augmenting its 4-cylinder with an electric motor and fuel-efficient tech for improved efficiency.
- Civic Hybrid Trims: This Civic has just the one trim with available leather and navigation technology packages for customization—the base trim is already equipped with advanced safety and connectivity features.
- Engine Specs: The hybrid powertrain on this Civic features a combined system power of 110 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a continuously variable transmission.
- Fuel Economy: 2015 Civic Hybrid models earn an EPA-estimated 47 mpg on the highway and 44 mpg in the city.**
- Efficiency-Boosting Features: Where do we begin? Aerodynamic enhancements cut down on wind resistance, the CVT helps with engine performance, and classic hybrid features like regenerative braking help to squeeze energy out of every drop of fuel.
- Car and Driver on the 2015 Civic Hybrid: “[It’s] faster and more fuel efficient, [the] hybrid system has learned a few new tricks, [and it’s] quieter and more refined than the previous generation.”
- 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Trims: The new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has three trims to give drivers even more variety. The standard Hybrid trim is efficient and well-appointed, the EX-L adds on luxury features and upgrades the technology, and the Touring makes this a truly top-of-the-line sedan.
- Engine Specs: Under the hood is a combination 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor that work together for a combined 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque.
- Fuel Economy: The original Accord Hybrid shook up the market with its fuel economy, and the new model is even more efficient, with 2017 Accord Hybrids earning an EPA-estimated 49 city and 47 highway mpg.***
- Efficiency-Boosting Features: Like the Civic, the Accord Hybrid has the features drivers expect of a hybrid car, including regenerative braking and idle stop, with an electronic CVT engineered for maximum efficiency.
- Green Car Reports on the Accord Hybrid: “The hybrid Accord has stronger all-electric running than some other hybrid mid-size sedans, and that’s to its credit. Attentive drivers can keep the car in electric mode longer, while the rest will simply notice the smooth, quiet operation without focusing on which pieces of the powertrain are involved at any given moment.”
We’re listing the 2016 Honda CR-Z under our fuel-efficient sedans even though it’s technically a two-door, two-seater. This unique vehicle has made quite an impression, showing drivers that they can have a fun sports car and an efficient hybrid without taking up two spots in the garage.
- 2016 CR-Z Trims: The LX, EX, and EX-L Navi trims give drivers a wide variety of tech features and comfort amenities to choose from. We think you’ll be surprised by all of the gadgets on the LX trim, let alone the upper levels.
- Engine Specs: CR-Z models feature a 1.5L hybrid engine, and when paired with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, it’s capable of 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque—plenty of pep for a two-seater.
- Fuel Economy: 2016 Honda CR-Z models equipped with the available CVT earn an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39 mpg on the highway and 36 mpg in the city.*
- Efficiency-Boosting Features: The CR-Z has multiple driving modes to optimize the engine for your needs at a given time, and if you want a break from the efficiency to show off its sporty nature, give the S+ button a press for a boost of speed.
- Kelly Blue Book on the CR-Z: “Because the CR-Z doesn’t look or perform like a boring economy car, you can satisfy your need to be green without sacrificing your love of driving.”
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
***Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.