Honda Hybrid Buying Guide

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 including both 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 the most popular Honda hybrids — the Accord Hybrid and the CR-V Hybrid. Let’s take a closer look.

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid

Starting at $32,990 MSRP[1] | 51 city / 44 highway / 48 Combined MPG[2]

Honda Accord Hybrid

Key Features

  • Two-motor hybrid powertrain featuring a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine and electric motor (204 combined system horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque)
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT) with Deceleration Selectors and 4-Mode Drive System with Sport, ECON, and Individual Modes
  • 12.3-inch Color Touch-Screen with Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Available Honda-first Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and more on Google Play
  • Optional 12-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with Centerpoint surround-sound technology
  • Available leather-trimmed upholstery

One of the most recognizable members of the portfolio of Honda hybrid and electric vehicles is the Honda Accord Hybrid. Powered by the fourth 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 204 horsepower and 247 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: Sport Hybrid, EX-L Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid.

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Starting at $34,245 MSRP[1] | 43 city / 36 highway / 40 Combined MPG[2]

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Key Features

  • Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain with 204 horsepower and available Real Time AWD™
  • 4-Mode Drive System including Snow, Sport, and ECON Modes
  • Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Compatibility
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Available Bose Premium Sound System with 12 Speakers, including Subwoofer
  • Optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

Perfect for drivers searching for a blend of versatility and efficiency, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is the ultimate solution. 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. Every 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 9-inch touchscreen 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

2023 Honda Hybrids Compared

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Starting MSRP1 $32,990 MSRP1 $34,245 MSRP1
Powertrain 2.0-liter fourth-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain 2.0-liter fourth-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain with Real Time AWD™
Horsepower 204 204
EV-Only Range2 Short Distances Short Distances
City/Highway/Combined MPG2 51 / 44 / 48 MPG2 43 / 36 / 40 MPG2
Interior Cargo Volume 16.7 cubic feet 76.5 cubic feet
Front Legroom 42.3 inches 41.3 inches
Rear Legroom 40.8 inches 41.0 inches
Front Headroom 39.5 inches 38.2 inches
Rear Headroom 37.3 inches 38.2 inches
Honda Sensing® Standard Standard

With two 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.

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.

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 $1,095.00 (Accord Hybrid) or $1,295.00 (CR-V Hybrid) destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

[2]2. Accord Hybrid – 51 city/44 highway/48 combined mpg rating for EX-L. 46 city/41 highway/44 combined mpg rating for Sport, Sport-L and Touring. Based on 2023 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.

CR-V Hybrid – 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX and EX-L. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX and EX-L. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for 2WD Sport. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport and Sport Touring. Based on 2023 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.

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