Fuel-Efficient Cars in Central and Northeast Wisconsin

  • 2017 Honda Fit

    One of the most frequent questions our sales team members at Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers hear is “Where are your fuel-efficient cars?” Some dealerships might be able to point to a small chunk of their new vehicle inventory, but it’s not that easy at a Honda dealership. Honda has built some of the most efficient cars on the road today, and vehicles like the Civic, the Fit, and the Accord are easy on the budget on their own—not even counting the diverse selection of hybrid cars in the Honda lineup.

    We’re proud of just how efficient every vehicle in our Honda lineup is, including large family vehicles like the Odyssey minivan and the Pilot SUV, but we want to focus on the most efficient of an already efficient brand: the cars and the hybrids.

Fuel-Efficient Gasoline Engines

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:

Accord 2.4L 4 Cylinder Engine

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.*

Civic 1.8L 4 Cylinder Engine

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.*

Honda Fit 1.5L 4 Cylinder Engine

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:

Honda Civic Seating

The 2016 Fit, Accord, and Civic all have seating for up to five passengers.

Honda Accord Seating

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.

Honda Fit Seating

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.

Upgrading to a Hybrid

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.

  • Inside and out, the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid has been built for elegance and efficiency, and it’s earned one of the best fuel economy ratings of any modern car, with an EPA-estimated 50 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.**
  • The Civic’s already remarkable reputation for fuel efficiency is boosted with the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid that delivers an EPA-estimated 47 mpg on the highway and 44 mpg in the city.**
  • 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.


    Critics Weigh In on Fuel-Efficient Honda Cars

    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.

Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan
Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan
  • Kelley Blue Book on the 2016 Honda Accord: “Honda’s Accord has been a class leader for as long as just about anyone remembers and even though the competition has had a number of refreshes, the current car has soldiered on atop the heap.”
  • Edmunds on the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid: “With its strong electric motor and gasoline engine working together, the 2015 Accord Hybrid accelerates briskly for a nonluxury-brand hybrid. The CVT also works very well and allows the powertrain to quickly respond to your gas pedal inputs.”
  • Left Lane News on the 2016 Honda Civic: “The 2016 Honda Civic is a genuinely good car that is now leading the compact sedan class. Stylish, agile and peppy (at least in 1.5L guise), with several new tech features to boot, the Civic is the total package.”
  • AutoTrader on the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid: “Still, the Civic Hybrid presents a strong choice for shoppers interested in a frugal new car. Not only does it combine traditional Civic durability and reliability, but it also offers excellent fuel economy.”
  • Car and Driver on the 2016 Honda Fit: “nobody has yet matched the Fit’s incredible versatility at this price, and placed it atop a chassis that offers a modicum of fun.”

Find a Fuel-Efficient Car Today

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.

*Based on 2016 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.
**Based on 2015 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.

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Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
3285 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54904 United States
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers 43.9760815, -88.5833631.