Drivers and competing manufacturers alike have long looked toward Honda to lead the way into a sustainable future. In addition to offering a wide variety of traditionally powered automobiles with excellent gas mileage, today Honda offers a full line of hybrid and alternative-fuel automobiles that are smart options for drivers in the Tri-State area. Whether your interests tend more toward the exceptionally well-balanced 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid or the hydrogen-powered 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, you’ll find that Honda’s offerings aren’t bound by the limitations that have often plagued alternative vehicles. These vehicles’ futuristic drivetrains are complemented by the high-end technology and safety features that motorists have come to expect from Honda.
What if you could take the 2018 North American Car of the Year and make it more efficient? Enter the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. Honda is calling this model the “no-compromise hybrid” because it simply refuses to make sacrifices from power and efficiency to standard features and safety technologies the 2018 Accord Hybrid does not make any concessions.
It’s all about teamwork under the hood as the Honda Accord Hybrid manages a lithium-ion battery, in-line 4-cylinder engine, and AC synchronous permanent magnet electric motor to produce 212 total system horsepower at 6200 rpm.* Needless to say, quick acceleration will never be an issue.
Intelligent engineering is a hallmark of every Honda vehicle and the 2018 Accord Hybrid is proof positive, equipped with technology that promotes both power and efficiency. A 3-mode driving system works in conjunction with the Eco Assist System making real-time adjustments to the performance of the engine, continuously variable transmission (E-CVT), cruise control, and climate control system in order to improve fuel economy. When it’s all said and done, the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid achieves a remarkable, EPA-estimated 47 mpg across the board: city, highway, and combined.*
At the end of the day, this Honda hybrid still bares the legendary Accord name, which means high-quality craftsmanship, reliable performance, and outstanding value retention. As it was previously mentioned, the 2018 Accord Hybrid refuses to compromise, so even the base model includes features like deceleration selectors, auto high-beam headlights, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, best-in-class trunk space*, and the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technologies.
Honda’s newest addition to its hybrid lineup is the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, available in all 50 states. It joins the Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Electric (both have limited availability) to complete Honda’s first vehicle series to offer multiple alternative fuel options. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offers drivers a premium-equipped sedan that doesn’t compromise performance or comfort for driving range–it contains it all.
With a 47-mile EPA rated all-electric range,* it has the highest range of any plug-in hybrid sedan on the market. The all-electric range is perfect for daily commutes, while the hybrid powertrain is optimal for long-distance travel– capable of an EPA rated 340-mile range with combined gas-electric.
The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offers premium standard features for drivers to utilize. Safety features take the form of driver-assistive technologies, which includes the Honda Sensing® suite, LED exterior lighting, and more. Entertainment and convenience is offered through an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Smart Entry with push-button start, and a wealth of other features. Opting for the Touring trim adds even more premium features.
The Honda Clarity Electric sedan may only be currently available for lease to drivers in California and Oregon, but it offers a view of what Honda is capable of, as well as their overall vision of vehicles to come.
This all-electric model can be fully charged in just over three hours at 240 volts, and it can reach an 80 percent charge with a DC fast charging system in a mere 30 minutes. The Clarity Electric has an EPA range of 89 miles on a full charge, which is more than enough for many drivers to complete their daily commute, and then some. Full EPA fuel economy ratings are estimated at 126 city, 103 highway, and 114 combined MPGe.*
Not to be mistaken for its Clarity siblings (Plug-In Hybrid and Fuel Cell), the electric model features an unforgettable light signature with LED headlights and LED taillights, a low profile, and an exclusive 18-inch wheel design. However, its cabin offers the same characteristics found on board the other Clarity models when it comes to comfort, safety, interior space, and entertainment tech. This means features like the Honda Sensing® suite, Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated leather seats all come standard equipped.
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With their ground-breaking Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda is inaugurating the next generation of sustainable automobiles. Available in select markets, the hydrogen-powered Clarity allows drivers to experience the freedom of the road like never before. The 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.* Many once thought that cars with non-traditional fuel sources would limit drivers’ capabilities on the road, but the Clarity Fuel Cell is putting an end to that myth once and for all.
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is equipped with ultra-light, aerodynamic frames and advanced technology inside the cabin. Notable features on board the Clarity Fuel Cell include a Head-Up Display that projects important information straight onto your windshield, as well as an ionized-air purifier known as the Plasmacluster.
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The sleek, sedan design of the 2019 Insight Hybrid is aimed for universal appeal, situating itself as a premium compact passenger car above the Civic within Honda’s lineup. In addition to offering an outstanding, EPA-estimated 55 city, 49 highway, and 52 combined mpg,* Insight delivers class-leading passenger space and power.
Standard and available premium features come in the form of leather seating, an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Honda LaneWatch™, the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, and much more.
The 1999 Honda Insight became America’s first hybrid vehicle–10 years later, the 2019 Honda Insight is looking to make history again by redefining what drivers can expect from affordable hybrid cars.
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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 Ashland 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 the Tri-State area, giving drivers like you access to fuel-efficient powertrains in a wide variety of vehicles—even a sports car.