Since 1974, when the emissions-reducing CVCC engine was introduced in the Honda Civic, Honda’s engineers have worked tirelessly to maximize fuel efficiency in all of their cars. Today, Honda offers drivers a wide variety of environmentally friendly choices, from hydrogen-powered vehicles to hybrid options. However, it doesn’t end here– Honda has set a global target for two-thirds of all its sales to come from electrified models by 2030. Stay tuned, as the list of alternative fuel vehicles from Honda is sure to expand over the coming years.
The Honda CR-V was redesigned from top to bottom for model-year 2020, and the first-ever Honda CR-V Hybrid was introduced at the same time! 2021 brings a few more innovative changes to the lineup, advancing this legendary SUV’s storied history in exciting ways. The best-selling crossover SUV over the past decade* has been a welcome addition to an already stellar lineup of electrified vehicles.
The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid possesses all of the same, great characteristics as its gasoline-powered sibling, including generous amounts of passenger and cargo space, composed handling, and plenty of standard safety features. What’s different, however, is the 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle engine paired with an electric motor and e-CVT transmission. Additionally, a lithium-ion battery and Honda’s Eco Assist™ System help limit your fuel pump visits and keep you on the road longer.
Also exclusive to CR-V’s hybrid model is the pushbutton gear selector and a 3-mode drive system:
But enough about the technical aspects behind this hybrid SUV—let’s talk numbers. The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid isn’t some one-trick pony that only focuses on efficiency. In fact, the CR-V Hybrid boasts 212 ponies (or horsepower), 232 lb-ft of torque, and standard-equipped Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, all while featuring an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway*. With the perfect balance of power and efficiency, Honda made no concessions when building the 2021 CR-V Hybrid.
Honda has dubbed this car the “no compromise hybrid” because it simply refuses to make sacrifices. From power and efficiency to amenities and safety technologies, the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid does not make any concessions.
The 2021 Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid-electric system, a powertrain that was named to the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines list thanks in part to its ability to operate without the need for a traditional automatic transmission. Accord’s two-motor hybrid system joins a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle engine with 40 percent thermal efficiency to an electric propulsion motor that churns out 232 lb-ft of torque for a best-in-class, total system output of 212 horsepower*. For 2021, throttle response has been improved to offer an even more invigorating, engaging touring experience.
Intelligent engineering is the hallmark of any Honda vehicle and the 2021 Accord Hybrid is proof positive, equipped with technology that promotes both power and efficiency:
Safety remains a top concern on board the Accord Hybrid. 2020 introduced an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that functions whenever the car is operating on electric power only, enhancing driver awareness for both pedestrians and others occupying the road. Taking driver awareness one step further, every 2020 Accord Hybrid model is standard equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite, an intuitive package of safety and driver-assist features.
At the end of the day, this Honda hybrid carries the legendary, award-winning Accord nameplate, which means drivers receive a midsize hybrid sedan with the same combination of performance, refinement, technology, and value as its non-hybrid sibling.
The 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid lets you have it all. As a plug-in hybrid vehicle, Clarity enjoys both the efficiencies of an electric motor and the flexibility of a gas motor so you can rely on fuel to kick in when you need it. An aerodynamic shape, wide stance, decklid spoiler, and LED light treatment define the look of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, while eco-friendly materials and intuitive technologies outfit its sophisticated, spacious interior.
This ultramodern sedan offers the benefits of an electric car with the freedom of a hybrid.
Convenient charging is just another advantage of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, allowing drivers to avoid the gas pump and charge their battery from nearly anywhere. Using either a 240-volt or 120-volt outlet, you can easily power up your Clarity from home or work, not to mention the thousands of charging stations throughout the United States. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid also helps you restore power with an HV driving mode that recharges the battery while cruising and regenerative braking that initiates when the accelerator is lifted.
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a positive impact on the environment, but it can also put more money in your pocket. Your visits to fueling stations will be fewer and farther between, of course, but Clarity owners may also be eligible for certain financial incentives! Many states offer HOV eligibility and charger offers*, while Clarity owners in other states may qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500 through federal tax credit programs*.
Couple all of these aforementioned benefits with comfortable seating for five, 15.5 cubic feet of trunk space, and next-level tech features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Honda Sensing®, and you have a hybrid sedan that impresses at every turn.
The 2019 Honda Clarity Electric sedan is discontinued and 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 2019 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 electric-only miles-per-gallon of gasoline-equivalent are rated 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.
The Honda Insight has always been a trailblazer within the hybrid segment. In fact, Insight was the first, available hybrid car on North American roadways. Consumers have seen four generations of the Honda Insight since 1999 with the first iteration coming in the form of a manual transmission, 2-door liftback. While this hybrid has experienced many changes over the past couple of decades, its core tenants of efficient performance, affordability, and innovative design have made Insight one of America’s top-selling compact hybrid cars.
So how does Insight achieve 151 total system horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque without sacrificing its superior fuel economy? Take a look under the hood of the 2021 Honda Insight:
As beautiful as it is efficient, the 2021 Honda Insight was built with aerodynamics in mind. The grille and engine designs reduce wind loss as well as a front bumper that limits wake. Insight’s flat floor design concept streamlines airflow underneath the vehicle and strakes minimize wake. The Insight’s trunk surface was designed to optimize aerodynamic performance, while the light treatment actually prevents airflow from entering the rear of the car.
The 2021 Honda Insight offers premium looks at an attractive price—and it just happens to be a hybrid. This model blends refined power, styling, and performance for a driving experience you’ll have to see to believe. From its aerodynamic approach to its pioneering powertrain, Honda’s reputation for intelligent engineering remains unblemished for Insight’s 2021 model year.