The Honda Hybrid Car Lineup is One of the Most Diverse in New England
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.
When you know you want a hybrid but don’t know what kind you want, visit a New England Honda Dealer for some of the best variety; we’ll help you choose.
An Affordable Entry to the Hybrid World—2014 Honda Insight
Since the moment drivers started thinking about hybrid cars, Honda was there. The 2014 Honda Insight is just the latest in a long line of dependable, fuel-efficient, and easily affordable hybrids, and the latest version gives drivers plenty of excellent features and an incredible mount of space thanks to its hatchback design. It’s great for the young professional, the family looking to save on fuel bills, and everyone in between.
Honda’s engineered a 1.3L i-VTEC four-cylinder hybrid engine rated at 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque to save you even more on fuel than competing hybrid models while still maintaining a low-level entry price.
So, what can you expect to get out of the Insight? How does an EPA-estimated 44 highway mpg on all 2014 Insight models* sound to you? Integrated Motor Assist is just one of Honda’s many technologies that lets you get the most out of your hybrid engine without compromising acceleration or response time.
Just pop the hatch, load up the kids’ cargo, and head off on your errands without worrying what your fuel bills will be every month.
A Fuel-Efficient City Car—2014 Honda Civic Hybrid
The 2014 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 efficiency, Honda’s hybrid take on the Civic is going to be an excellent choice.
Not only do you get the same great features of the Civic—Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Honda’s LaneWatch technology, and the Next Generation HondaLink—but the hybrid powertrain under the hood boosts the Civic’s efficiency to even greater levels.
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 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated 47 mpg on the highway and 44 mpg in the city.* It’s excellent 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. We can’t think of a driver who isn’t a great fit for the Civic Hybrid.
Perfect for the Family on the Go—Honda Accord Hybrid Sedans
The Honda Accord has two different hybrid models available: the standard hybrid sedan and the Accord Plug-in.
The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is just what it sounds like, a hybrid car that you can charge to get an extra boost of efficiency or drive in electric-only mode for a short period of time to conserve fuel. It’s great if you’ll be using it for lots of short, midday errands. The 2014 Accord Hybrid, on the other hand, is a traditional hybrid design that would be more preferable to families that need to frequently make longer trips.
No matter which of these Accords you choose, you can trust two things:
- Honda has your back when it comes to features, giving each of these sedans some of the best modern technology currently available in automobiles.
- You have a fuel efficient powertrain on your hands. These are Honda hybrid cars, after all.
Drivers of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid can enjoy an EPA-estimated 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway* thanks to the 2.0L four-cylinder hybrid engine (with 141 hp and 122 lb-ft of torque).
If you opt for the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, we have to use MPGe to give you an idea on efficiency; after all, the Accord Plug-in doesn’t use fuel all the time, so we need to estimate a bit. According to the EPA, the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid earns 115 MPGe when operating with its fully-charged battery and 47 city mpg when not fully charged.**
The Accord’s mid-size sedan status makes it an excellent, spacious choice for a new family car, and these fuel efficient hybrid options mark it as a smart investment for drivers of any kind looking to get the most for every drop of gasoline.
The Hybrid Sports Car—2014 Honda CR-Z
When we tell drivers about the 2014 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 drivers, 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 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 of the driver’s seat.
And the best part of all? While your typical sports car is a gas guzzler, Honda’s hybrid engine saves you money at the pump. The 2014 CR-Z with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 36 mpg in the city,* giving you plenty of reasons to just cruise around. If you want to show off a bit and unleash the full power of Honda’s engine, just press the S+ button for a boost of speed; who said hybrid cars can’t be fun to drive?
We’re confident that if you’re shopping for a hybrid, you’ll find it here at New England Honda Dealers. Stop by one of our locations today and let us put you behind the wheel of one of these fine models so you can experience it firsthand.
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors.
**115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.