Which Honda has the Best MPG?
The gas mileage that a vehicle gets can greatly contribute to its value. Those that get the most miles per gallon can save you a substantial amount of money in fuel expenses in the long term, and Honda has many vehicles with great fuel economies. Keep reading to learn about the currently available Honda models and see how well each performs in terms of its fuel economy. If you see something you like, give us a call at (513) 829-7300.
Though the Honda Clarity’s final production year was 2021, it continues to be available for lease in the new year. This midsize sedan can be found as a plug-in hybrid or a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The former contains a 181-horsepower electric motor and a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack paired with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. With this combination, it has a 47-mile all-electric range and gets 110 mpg-equivalent. The hydrogen fuel cell version has a 174-horsepower electric motor and has a 360-mile EPA range rating.
The Honda Insight is a hybrid electric vehicle that entered the market in 1999 as a two-door, two-passenger liftback. Today, it’s available as a four-door, five-passenger sedan available in two trims: EX and Touring. Both trim levels feature a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor and electronic continuously variable transmission. The EX gets an impressive EPA-estimated 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. The Touring model, being slightly heavier, compromises just a bit on the fuel economy but still gets 51 and 45 mpg, respectively.
Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid
The Accord is a midsize four-door sedan and has been one of Honda’s best-selling vehicles for decades. Under the hood of the non-Hybrid Accord, you get a standard 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. There’s an available upgrade to a 2-liter engine that generates 252 and 273, respectively. Depending on your trim level, the 1.5-liter engine gets you 29 to 30 mpg in the city and 35 to 38 mpg on the highway. In comparison, the 2-liter engine gets 22 and 32 mpg, respectively.
A hybrid model of the Accord has been in production since the early 2000s. Today, the Accord Hybrid is among the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. The 2022 model gets an EPA-estimated 48 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway, while the 2021 model gets 48 and 48, respectively.
Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid
The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV that has been in production since the mid to late 1990s. Available in five trims, the CR-V has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a continuously variable transmission. All trim levels get pretty solid EPA-estimated gas mileage. With two-wheel drive, you get 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel drive gets 27 and 32 mpg, respectively.
The CR-V Hybrid combines a 2-liter Atkinson-cycle with an electric motor and an electric continuously variable transmission. With this combination, both the 2022 and the 2021 models of the vehicle get an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
The Honda HR-V is the subcompact of the CR-V, available only as a non-hybrid model. You can get the HR-V in front- or all-wheel drive at all four trim levels, plus a four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. With front-wheel drive, you get an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive gets you 27 and 31 mpg, respectively.
Categorized as a compact car, the Civic is one of Honda’s most popular lines of vehicles. The 2022 sedan model comes standard with a 2-liter four-
cylinder engine that generates 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. The upgrade option gets you a 1.5-liter engine that produces 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. If you elect for the hatchback with the Sport or Sport Touring trim, you can choose to have a six-speed manual transmission. Otherwise, you get a continuously variable transmission.
Each of the Civic sedan’s four trim levels gets different gas mileage. On the high end is the EX, which gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. Next are the LX and the Touring, with 31/40 mpg and 31/38 mpg, respectively. Then comes the sport, with 30/37 mpg.
As for the hatchback models, the manual-transmission Sport gets 26/36 mpg and the Sport Touring gets 28/37 mpg. With the continuously variable transmission, it’s 31/39 mpg for the EX-L, 30/38 mpg for the LX, 30/37 mpg for the Sport Touring, and 29/37 mpg for the Sport.
Honda Civic Si
Based on the regular Honda Civic, the Si (which stands for “sport injection”) is a performance-oriented sedan that offers more power and speed. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, which pairs exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. In terms of gas mileage, it sacrifices some efficiency in favor of performance. In the city, it gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg, while highway driving amounts to 37 mpg.
The Pilot is Honda’s largest SUV offering. At each of its trim levels, you have the choice between front- or all-wheel-drive. With a V-6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, the front-wheel drive gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, while the all-wheel drive gets 19 mpg and 26 mpg, respectively.
The Passport, slightly smaller than the Pilot, boasts the same V-6 engine as the Pilot and is likewise available in both front- and all-wheel drive. With front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 20 and 25 mpg on city and highway driving, respectively. The all-wheel drive gets 19/24 mpg.
Considered one of the best-driving minivans on the market, the Odyssey has a V-6 engine that generates 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. With a 10-speed automatic transmission, it gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway at all trim levels.
The Ridgeline is Honda’s unibody pickup truck. It has a 3.5-liter V-6 that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission in all-wheel drive. At all trim levels, this gets you 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway according to EPA estimates.
Knowing the fuel economies of the various Honda models, you can make a more informed decision about the vehicle you want to purchase. You can contact us today or stop by in person to learn more about the best Honda for you.