Honda

Honda took an early leadership role on hybrids, but hit a few bumps on the hybrid highway, especially after discontinuing the Honda Accord Hybrid and Honda Insight in 2006. The Accord Hybrid over-emphasized power instead of fuel economy, and the Insight was impractical as a two-seater. But the company is back on track. Starting in 2009, Honda roars back with the second-generation Honda Insight—a more practical four-door hybrid vehicle aimed at great fuel economy and absolute affordability. The company is following a well-defined fuel efficiency strategy: hybrids for small cars—and diesel engines for larger vehicles. And the company continues to innovate. Honda leases a handful of Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen-powered hybrids in California and sells the Civic GX, the only mass-produced car running on compressed natural gas. It also offers one of the most compelling small cars on the road, the Honda Fit. Honda consistently earns high praise from environmentalists. David Friedman, research director of Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles Program, said, “Honda is in a class of its own when it comes to producing clean cars and trucks.” See our list of Honda models and read the latest news about Honda’s fuel efficient models.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid emphasized power over efficiency. Honda's experiment failed, and the vehicle was discontinued in 2007.
MPG Hybrid $ Discontinued
Honda FCX Clarity

Honda FCX Clarity

A limited number of southern Californians will have the opportunity to lease a Honda FCX Clarity in the next few years. This is the first time a customer can obtain a fuel cell car directly from a retail dealer.
74 MPG Hydrogen $ Now
2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic

The best-selling compact is affordable, and gets good mileage.
30 MPG Small Car $15500 Now
2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Fuel efficiency, full-hybrid system, and a sleek design.
42 MPG Hybrid $24000 Now
2011 Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit

The Fit has a smart, but playful appearance, and a deceivingly large and versatile five-passenger interior.
31 MPG Small Car $14600 Now
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

Honda claims that the 2012 Civic Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient sedan on U.S. roads.
44 MPG Hybrid $24000 Now
2012 Honda Insight

2012 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight combines practicality, affordability and the best fuel economy for under $20,000.
42 MPG Hybrid $18300 Now
2012 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

2012 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Can a hybrid compact car be sporty and speedy? Honda tries.
37 MPG Hybrid $20000 Now
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

The Civic Natural Gas boasts the cleanest internal combustion engine on Earth.
31 MPG Natural Gas $26300 Now
2013 Honda CR-Z Overview

2013 Honda CR-Z Overview

The 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid was refreshed for 2013 with mildly improved power, mpg, interior, exterior styling and features upgrades.
37 MPG Hybird $19975 Now
2013 Honda Insight Overview

2013 Honda Insight Overview

The 2013 Honda Insight hybrid carries forward with no changes following a refresh in 2012.
42 MPG Hybrid $18600 Now
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Overview

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Overview

Available on a limited basis in California, New York and Canada, Honda is testing the plug-in hybrid waters with its new Accord PHEV.
46 MPG $39780 Now
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid – First Drive

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid – First Drive

47 MPG Hybrid $29945
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

Honda's new full hybrid Accord sets a new benchmark in fuel efficiency, power, and technology among mid-sized hybrid sedans.
47 MPG Hybrid $29945 Now
2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

Honda's Civic Hybrid is again mildly refreshed, more efficient and may be under-appreciated as an evolved vehicle from a world-class maker.
45 MPG Hybrid $24635 Now