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 2017 Honda Accord 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.
In the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, the engineers and designers at Honda have further improved on their flagship sedan, and Tri-State drivers like what they see. This year, the Accord Hybrid outperforms its conventional competitors no matter which statistics and specifications are being compared. The Accord Hybrid was, of course, engineered to perform with less fuel, and it gets an EPA-estimated 48 mpg in combined city/highway settings.1 Even more impressive is the Accord Hybrid’s drivetrain; this sedan powers past other sedans with 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque.
The engineers at Honda have demonstrated their continued dedication to accessible safety by including the Honda Sensing safety suite on all 2017 Accord Hybrid models. This package includes a Forward Collision Warning, a Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Accord Hybrid’s cabin is also loaded with advanced convenience technology. Available accessories like wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto can be equipped alongside standard connectivity features such as HondaLink.
It’s a sports car. It’s a hybrid. It’s a hybrid sports car, and it’s one of the most fun vehicles we’ve had the pleasure of offering our drivers. The 2016 Honda CR-Z comes with one of the best suites of standard features, with a cabin that is upholstered to remind you that this vehicle is just as comfortable on the track as it is on the commute.
But where it really shines is its engine. You see, the CR-Z’s small size helps it live up to the hybrid fuel efficiency drivers expect, but the hybrid engine actually delivers a speedy torque response at low RPMs that helps with its sporty feel. Put simply, the hybrid and the sports car should’ve come together a long time ago.
Not only is the CR-Z a joy to drive, with three different driving modes and a speed-boosting S+ button, but it’s fuel efficient too. The 2016 Honda CR-Z with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg.2 With numbers like that, you don’t need an excuse to go joyriding.
For decades the Civic has been one of the world’s most fuel efficient compact cars, and now that hybrids are becoming more popular, of course the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the most impressively efficient cars in its class, earning an EPA-estimated 47 highway mpg.3 Those are great numbers by all hybrid standards, let alone the compact car world.
But this Civic is more than just its fuel economy. Drivers can get some of the world’s best features without needing to upgrade, including Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Pandora internet radio, SMS texting, and more.
Whether you want the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid for its efficiency, for its style, or for its suite of impressive features, there’s no bad reason to drive home this incredible car.
Hydrogen-powered cars are just starting to appear on the market, and naturally, Honda is one of the first manufacturers to explore what these vehicles can do. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, now available in select markets, combines sleek style and substance in a futuristic package.
To some, hydrogen-powered cars may still seem like a pipe dream, but the Clarity Fuel Cell is nothing if not road-ready. This zero-emissions vehicle can be fully charged at a hydrogen station in just three to five minutes, and from there you’ll be able to travel an EPA-estimated 366 miles before refueling.4
The technology that comes equipped in the cabin more than lives up to the standard set by the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell’s advanced drivetrain. Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto come as standard features in this model, and Clarity drivers can also expect to encounter an innovative Heads-Up Display that transforms the windshield into an information hub.