When the hybrid was first created, many drivers wondered if it would mean efficient, gasoline-only vehicles would be a thing of the past, but the demand for traditional engines hasn’t faded. Honda builds three remarkably efficient cars: the Fit, the Civic, and the Accord; take a look at how their engine specs compare:
Each 2016 Honda Accord LX Sedan has a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, and when equipped with a continuously variable transmission, it earns an EPA-estimated 37 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city.*
Kicking off the 10th generation of the Civic is the first turbocharged engine in the American Honda lineup. This 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder kicks out 174 hp, yet it’s one of the most efficient small cars on the road—2016 Honda Civic EX-T models are rated at an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway and 31 mpg city.*
One of the most efficient hatchbacks on the road, the 2016 Honda Fit LX with CVT features a 130-hp 1.5L 4-cylinder under the hood with 114 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 33 mpg city.*
Though these cars are certainly smaller than the Honda crossovers and the Odyssey minivan, they still have plenty of space in them:
The 2016 Fit, Accord, and Civic all have seating for up to five passengers.
High passenger volumes ensure everyone has enough room to spread out—the Fit LX has 95.7 cubic feet of passenger space, the Civic LX Sedan has 97.8 cubic feet, and the Accord LX Sedan has 103.2 cubic feet.
The Fit’s Magic Seat lets you fold the rear seating down in part or in whole to expand the cargo area—or you can fold the seat up for tall items.
When it comes to features, each new Honda vehicle comes standard with a suite of amenities that includes Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a multi-angle rearview camera, and an in-dash display for tech settings.
If you’re impressed by what these fuel-efficient cars can do for Wisconsin drivers, keep reading: The hybrids are up next.
The Honda brand is known for building some of the most fuel-efficient hybrid cars, with options that have something for nearly any driver. For now, the Honda hybrid lineup consists of two hybrid versions of their already efficient Accord and Civic sedans.
These hybrids set themselves apart from a typical car not only by their engine but by having state-of-the-art standard features. Expect amenities like Smart Entry, Honda LaneWatch, and push-button ignition. Exterior accents and badging on the Accord Hybrid and Civic Hybrid help distinguish them from the rest of the pack as well.
We think the fuel economies of Honda vehicles speak well enough for the cars, but the critics have some kind words to say about each of these vehicles as well.
If you want to find a fuel-efficient car in Central or Northeast Wisconsin, visit a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer near you today. We’ll put you behind the wheel of one of these remarkably efficient cars to help you find out which is right for you.