Honda Offers Some of the Best Cars for the Environment

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has just announced its 2019 best cars for the environment lists, with featured models including:

Read on to find out what it means to be included on that list and how each Honda model stands out.

The ACEEE Selection of Best Fuel-Efficient Cars

As perfectly summed up by ACEEE themselves, “highly efficient powertrains and state-of-the-art technology provide plenty of options for buying a greener, more efficient vehicle”.

To help you decide between them, they put together a list of the most environmentally friendly cars. Each model is given a Green Score based on an Environmental Damage Index (EDX), which reflects how the following factors impact human health:

  • Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Producing and Distribution of Fuel or Electricity
  • Pollution from Vehicle Tailpipes

They put together a list covering the top 12 environmentally-friendly vehicle models available to American consumers in 2019 – the Honda Clarity Electric and Honda Insight both made the grade. They also added a “Greener Choices 2019” list, which covers available fuel-efficient gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles that combine practicality for the everyday driver with strong efficiency scores – the 2019 Civic Hatchback with CVT made the cut.


Here’s how each of those models fared:


clarity electric

  • Honda Clarity Electric: EDX rating of 0.76 and Green Score of 64


  • Honda Insight: EDX rating of 0.79 and Green Score of 63

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Parked

  • Honda Civic Hatchback: EDX rating of 1.12 and Green Score 53



They also put together a Meanest List comprised of cars least friendly to the environment. You’ll find models from Toyota, Jeep, Lexus, Dodge, and Nissan on it, but none from Honda.


Honda Civic Hatchback

The Honda Civic Hatchback is a legendary vehicle that naturally comes out at the front of the segment. Priced at just $21,450 MSRP*, it combines a 174 hp, 162 lb-ft of torque in-line 4-cylinder engine with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to make up to:

  • 31 mpg in the city**
  • 40 mpg on the highway**

Even for a hatchback, cargo space is impressive at up to 25.7 cubic feet as standard or 46.2 with the rear row folded.

Standard models feature amenities such as a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® with Streaming Audio, plus the following Honda Sensing technologies:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Honda Insight

When it comes to the Honda Insight, sums things up best: “numerous strengths — which include a spacious cabin, quick acceleration and excellent value for money — lead us to recommend it heartily against any other hybrid on the market.”

Priced at $22,930 MSRP*, it combines a 1.5L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery to make up to 151 hp and 197 lb-ft of torque combined. Using Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT), it makes up to:

  • 55 mpg in the city**
  • 49 mpg on the highway**

You can use the 3-mode drive system to adjust between ECON, Sport, and EV modes, and you’ll drive with added peace of mind thanks to a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Honda Clarity Electric

The Honda Clarity Electric is ideal for eco-friendly drivers. It features Honda Sensing driver assistance technology as standard, and a 161 hp, 221 lb-ft of torque High-Output Motor and Single-Speed, Direct-Drive Transmission to make:

  • Up to 126 mpge in the city***
  • Up to 103 mpge on the highway***
  • A combined driving-range rating of 89 miles


Clarity Electric Charge

The lithium-ion battery gets a 17% charge in 30 minutes with the 6.6 kW onboard 32-amp charger, or reaches full in:

  • 3.1 hours with the 240V charger
  • 19 hours with the 120V charger

It’s also an impressive sedan in its own right, feeling more like a luxury model than a run-of-the-mill hybrid.

Dash Shot from back seats

Standard features include:

  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Two-Position Memory
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • 180-Watt Premium Audio System with 8 Speakers
  • 8″ Display Audio Touchscreen
  • HondaLink®
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • HD Radio
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic

Check Out Fuel Efficient Hondas by Visiting Your Nearest Showroom

To view efficient gas models or the latest Honda hybrid lineup, simply make tracks to your local Capital Region Honda showroom. To find out more or explore special offers, feel free to contact us today.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options.Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage
will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and
other factors.

***89-mile combined driving range rating. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

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391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
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