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2022 Honda Hybrid Buying Guide

Ever since the emissions-reducing CVCC engine was introduced in the Honda Civic back in 1974, Honda engineers have strived to maximize fuel efficiency across the entire lineup of Honda vehicles. Flash-forward to today’s Honda lineup and buyers now have their choice of a variety of fuel-efficient variants, from hydrogen-powered to full electric and hybrid options. Honda has set a global benchmark goal for two-thirds of all its sales to come from electrified models by 2030 — proving the brand’s continued commitment to fuel efficiency.

To help you get a better understanding of the fantastic benefits that come from owning a hybrid or electric vehicle, Honda East Cincinnati has assembled this helpful guide which compares three of the most popular Honda hybrids — the 2021 Accord Hybrid, the 2022 Insight, and the 2022 CR-V Hybrid. Let’s take a closer look.

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

Starting at $27,585 MSRP[1] | 48 City / 48 Highway / 48 Combined MPG[2]

Honda Accord Styling

Key Features

  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • Deceleration selectors
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • LED low-beam headlights with auto-on/off
  • Smart entry with Push-button Start
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

One of the most recognizable members of the portfolio of Honda hybrid and electric vehicles is the Honda Accord Hybrid. Powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid powertrain, the Accord Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine to an electric propulsion motor which combine to deliver a total system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. You’ll enjoy exceptional efficiency without sacrificing on performance thanks to a combined 48 MPG rating[2] for the Accord Hybrid.

Driving a hybrid vehicle no longer has to mean sacrificing on space, power, or capability thanks to the Honda Accord Hybrid. You’ll enjoy responsive performance, cabin space, and cargo space with the Accord Hybrid, helping to expand your possibilities. The Accord Hybrid lineup now comes in four trim levels: Hybrid, EX, EX-L, and Touring.

2022 Honda Insight

Starting at $26,225 MSRP[1] | 55 city / 49 highway MPG[2]

Honda Insight Styling

Key Features

  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Three selectable driving modes – ECON, Sport, and EV
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Honda HD Digital Traffic, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • Available next-generation HondaLink® subscription services and HomeLink® Remote System

The Honda Insight offers drivers 55 city / 49 highway / 52 combined mpg[2]. The Insight offers a sleek sedan design, a departure from the stand out styling that comes with most hybrid cars on the market today. Positioned as a premium compact passenger car above the Civic in the Honda lineup, the Insight offers generous passenger space, power, and fuel efficiency.

Two trims are available on the Honda Insight — EX and Touring – with the EX starting at just $26,225 MSRP[1]. In 1999, the Honda Insight became America’s first hybrid vehicle. Over 20 years later, Honda is aiming to make history again with the Insight by changing drivers’ expectations for what an affordable hybrid vehicle can be.

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Starting at $32,185 MSRP[1] | 40 City / 35 Highway / 38 Combined MPG[2]

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Key Features

  • Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain with 212 horsepower and standard Real Time AWD
  • Customizable drive modes – Econ, Sport, and EV
  • Standard Honda Sensing® driver-assistive safety technologies
  • Hybrid badging and distinctive blue Honda front grille emblem
  • Model-specific instrument panel with display for power/charge status and driver-selectable display for power distribution and regeneration
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) designed to increase awareness by pedestrians
  • Available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration

For the very first time in the storied legacy of the Honda CR-V, this dynamic SUV is now available as a hybrid model. The CR-V has remained the best-selling crossover in America for the past two decades and the CR-V Hybrid is the very first hybrid SUV sold by Honda in the United States. The CR-V Hybrid is powered by a sophisticated dual-motor hybrid powertrain which lets you enjoy a combination of responsive power delivery and unparalleled efficiency.

Driving a hybrid SUV no longer means having to sacrifice on style thanks to the updated look of the Honda CR-V Hybrid. Rugged design cues help the CR-V Hybrid stand out from the ordinary while still placing an emphasis on sleek aerodynamics to boost efficiency. Step inside its comfortable cabin and you’ll find yourself surrounded with innovative tech features including an optional 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration. The standard Honda Sensing® collection of driver-assistive safety technologies helps you stay protected from the unexpected.

Honda Hybrids Compared

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Honda Insight

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Starting MSRP[1] $27,585 MSRP[1] $26,225 MSRP[1] $32,185 MSRP[1]
Powertrain 2.0-liter third-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine, powerful electric propulsion motor, and lithium-ion battery pack 2.0-liter third-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain with Real Time AWD
Horsepower 212 151 212
EV-Only Range[2] Short distances N/A Short distances
City/Highway/Combined MPG[2] 48 / 48 / 48 MPG[2] 55 / 49 / 52 MPG[2] 40 / 35 / 38 MPG[2]
Interior Cargo Volume 16.7 cubic feet 15.1 cubic feet 68.7 cubic feet
Front Legroom 42.3 inches 42.3 inches 41.3 inches
Rear Legroom 40.4 inches 37.4 inches 40.4 inches
Front Headroom 39.5 inches 39.3 inches 40.1 inches
Rear Headroom 37.3 inches 36.9 inches 39.2 inches
Honda Sensing® Standard Standard Standard

With three great hybrid options to choose from in the Honda lineup, deciding which one best suits your needs and lifestyle can be tough. The Accord Hybrid delivers a driving experience similar to that of a traditional sedan, only with the added efficiency of a third-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain. Drivers searching for the versatility of an SUV should opt for the CR-V Hybrid which delivers smooth, seamless electric power delivery without any range anxiety thanks to an assist from a gasoline engine. If you’re searching for the efficiency of a hybrid with the sophisticated styling of a premium compact sedan, the Insight delivers on both fronts.

Benefits of Honda Hybrid Vehicles

Regardless of the Honda hybrid vehicle you choose, you’ll enjoy several benefits that make every drive more rewarding. Listed below are just a few great reasons to consider driving a Honda hybrid vehicle.

Superior Fuel Efficiency

Superior Fuel Efficiency

Perhaps the most obvious and well-known advantage of driving a hybrid is the opportunity to spend less at the pump. Since these vehicles require less gas, especially around-town and in the city, you’ll experience significant savings compared to a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle.

Cleaner Emissions

Cleaner Emissions

Your wallet isn’t the only thing that benefits from driving a hybrid. Hybrids also help the environment since they don’t produce nearly as many carbon emissions as a gasoline-only vehicle. As hybrids continue to grow in popularity, they help improve the quality of the air around us.

Tax Incentives

Tax Incentives

Another perk of hybrid car ownership is the availability of tax credits and incentives from the U.S. government. To reward you for purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle, certain owners may be eligible for up to a $7,500 tax credit through federal tax credit programs[4]. Additional state-level incentives may be available as well[4].

High Resale Value

High Resale Value

As hybrid vehicles have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years, buyers across the country continue to make the switch. Compared to a conventional model, often times the hybrid variant holds its value much better — resulting in a rewarding ownership experience.

Honda East Cincinnati invites you to come experience the sharp style, impressive efficiency, and smooth yet responsive power delivery found on Honda hybrid models in order to help determine which model suits you best.

[1] MSRP includes $1,015.00 (Accord Hybrid / Insight) or $1,225.00 (CR-V Hybrid) destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

[2] Accord Hybrid – 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, EX and EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

Insight – 55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

CR-V Hybrid – 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

[4] The IRS offers a Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit of up to $7,500 on the purchase of qualifying vehicles. This is not tax advice. Consult your own tax advisor for details. The High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) sticker can be applied for through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Once installed, you may use designated HOV lanes, even if you’re driving alone. Stickers valid through January 1, 2024.

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