Honda’s Fuel-Efficient Sedans

  • 2017 Honda Civic

    Honda has built a reputation for designing some of the most fuel-efficient sedans, giving Albany drivers fuel-sipping cars for decades. Highly efficient cars mean savings with every trip to the pump. The Accord and Civic have long been among the most efficient cars in their respective classes, and the latest models—the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan and the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid—have marked themselves as leaders in technology and fuel economy.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic kicked off the 10th generation for the famous small car, named the 2016 North American Car of the Year* and Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy Award Winner for 2016.** While there’s much to love about the Civic, its engine specs and fuel economy have cemented its place above its competitors:

Honda Civic

Engine Specs: The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine as standard, capable of 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, paired to either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission.

Honda Civic

Performance: Drivers looking to get more out of their Civic have access to a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable transmission.

Honda Civic

Fuel Economy: Both engines are remarkably efficient, with the 2016 Civic LX Sedan with CVT earning an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 31 city mpg*** while the 2016 Civic Sedan EX-T earns 42 highway and 31 city mpg.***

To give you an idea of just what these specs mean, we’ve put them up against some of the Civic’s top competitors.

  • Elantra: You should read our full 2017 Hyundai Elantra review to see the chasm between these two sedans in detail, but when it comes to fuel economy, all it takes is a glance. The Elantra only manages 38 highway and 29 city mpg.
  • Forte: The 2016 Kia Forte lags even further behind than the Elantra, earning just 37 highway and 25 city mpg.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

After a year off from the market, Honda’s most efficient modern sedan is back. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has received some tweaks to the engine for improved fuel economy. With three trim levels and stats like these, we’re confident the Accord Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient sedans you’ll find.

Honda Accord Hybrid Engine

Engine Specs: The Accord Hybrid has a 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor for boosted fuel economy, but it’s also one of the most powerful engines of its kind, with a combined system power of 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque.

Honda Accord Hybrid Performance

Performance: While the Accord Hybrid remains remarkably efficient, it doesn’t compromise on the fun, either. Switch to “Sport” mode to get the most out of the 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque this sedan has to offer.

Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel

Fuel Economy: When it first hit the market, the Accord Hybrid made waves with its fuel economy, and the new model is doing just the same. The 2017 Accord Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated 49 city and 47 highway mpg.****

For some perspective on the efficiency of the Accord Hybrid, see how two competitors compare on fuel economy:

  • Fusion Hybrid: Ford’s midsize hybrid is certainly better than its non-hybrid model, but it only earns 43 city and 41 highway mpg.
  • Camry Hybrid: Toyota’s midsize hybrid fares even worse than the Fusion, managing just 42 city and 38 highway mpg.

Find Your Fuel-Efficient Sedan

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan are two of the most popular vehicles we have at Capital Region Honda Dealers, and we want to show you why. Stop by one of our locations today to get behind the wheel of a Civic or an Accord and discover firsthand how much more they have to offer than their remarkable fuel economy.

*The 2016 Honda Civic is the 2016 North American Car of the Year.
**We’re proud to announce that the 2016 Honda Civic is the Overall Best Buy according to Kelley Blue Book’s For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
***Based on 2016 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.
****Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.
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