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
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
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 Insight

2012 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight combines practicality, affordability and the best fuel economy for under $20,000.
42 MPG Hybrid $18300 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
2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Fuel efficiency, full-hybrid system, and a sleek design.
42 MPG Hybrid $24000 Now
2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic

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