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  • 2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged

    Ask Honda fans what's wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they'll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it's not frugal enough. Those after performance will tell you it isn't fast enough. Fixing the former probably requires a little too much work for most, but thanks to HPD Street Performance you can at least give the CR-Z some of the pep it's always lacked. HPD stands for Honda Performance Development, and central to the new raft of options is a supercharger kit that lifts power from the stock 130 hp to 197 horses. To ensure it's up to the rigors of road use...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid  -  First Drive, December 2014
    2014 Acura RLX Hybrid: 3 Motors, AWD--Most Sophisticated Hybrid Yet?

    Several manufacturers now offer gas-saving hybrid versions of their vehicles but it's surprisingly rare to find two companies who have gone about it in the same way. The early pioneers, Toyota and Honda, fielded completely different systems at launch--and well over a decade down the line Honda has...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers. Yet sales have been...

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    Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

    The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest gas mileage of any EPA-rated non-plugin. It also took International Engine of the Year in 2000, and won that competition's...

  • 2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan
    2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

    The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car's gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model's 44 mpg...

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    5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

    61 mpg. That's the figure everyone will want to know, so that's the one I'm starting with. 61 mpg is what I've managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

    Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and May, looking specifically at the listed mileage on the cars. DON'T MISS: 2014 Honda Hybrid Cars: Ultimate Guide Specifically, the site split out hybrids with 150,000 miles or more listed, to see what percentage of the total number for sale were at that level--which it suggests is a proxy for lasting a...

  • 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    Californians: Buy Honda Civic Natural Gas, Get $1,000 Off--But, Hurry

    Do you live in California? Have you been mulling over the purchase of a natural-gas vehicle? If so, Honda wants you to know that its 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas model is eligible for an immediate $1,000 purchase credit--but you'll need to act swiftly. DON'T MISS: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas...

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    Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

    One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In Japan, the four major electric-car makers have now joined together to form a new company whose goal is to build a single...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

    Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn't done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius. Its first two-seat Insight wasn't close enough to the mainstream--and the first Honda Accord Hybrid in 2004 didn't post gas-mileage...

  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013
    Hyundai-Kia Topples Honda For UCS 'Greenest Automaker' Title

    Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it's held since 1998 to an upstart: Hyundai-Kia. The latest award, detailed in a report that's now been issued six times by the Union of...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

    It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers will now have to wait until June to get their cars--following an original April 14 release date. There's no solid reason...

  • 2014 Honda Civic

    The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is unrecognizable from its first-generation counterpart. Now, you get a choice of ways to be green, by either selecting a regular, gasoline engine, or picking a hybrid or natural gas version. We've collated a selection of articles on the Civic and its various models, to bring you our ultimate guide. Click...

  • Honda Fit used in ZipCar's ONE>WAY car-sharing service
    Drive A Honda Fit With ZipCar's New One>Way Car Sharing Service

    Want to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit subcompact without the high-pressure environment of a dealership test drive? You could do worse than to sign up for ZipCar's new ONE>WAY car-sharing service, which will use the new Fit exclusively when the model makes its debut. ONE>WAY could be the most...

  • Honda Concept B hybrid hatchback (Photo: Indian Autos Blog)
    Honda Previews Hybrid 'Concept B' Hatch At Beijing Auto Show

    It's a sign of how important the Chinese car market is becoming, that major automakers seem to show as many new concept vehicles in Beijing as they do at more traditional auto show venues. The latest to emerge from the Chinese show's halls is Honda's Concept B, previewing a hatchback due on the...

  • 2016 Honda HR-V
    2015 Honda HR-V: First Details On New Compact Crossover

    Honda has announced the first official details of its new HR-V small crossover--previously known as the Vezel in overseas markets. Based on the latest generation Honda Fit, the HR-V is set to rival cars like Nissan's Juke and MINI's Countryman in the compact crossover market. Arriving this winter...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    Honda Accord Hybrid Remains In Tight Supply; Buyers On Waiting Lists

    The Insight may be Honda's flagship hybrid model, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from putting it out of its misery recently, with no replacement on the horizon. Luckily, another Honda hybrid is doing rather better--with demand actually outstripping current supply. According to Wards...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: Quick Gas Mileage Drive Of All-New Hatchback

    If you're looking for a small hatchback that delivers high gas mileage and almost unparalleled flexibility, the all-new 2015 Honda Fit should probably be at the top of your list. The new Fit has become a more important car for Honda now that it's built in Mexico, and that's reflected in many of the...

  • Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

    The Honda Smart Home represents about 2000 square feet of energy efficient living

  • 2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    CA's Favorite Cars: Honda Civic For Retail Buyers, Prius Hybrid Overall

    California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and languages, its record of social and technological innovation, and its varied climates--a five-hour drive takes you from ocean...

  • 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]
    2014 Honda Hybrid Cars: Ultimate Guide

    Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers four to U.S. consumers. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to...

  • 2001 Honda Insight
    Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

    If you've been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a major automaker. But what if you want to buy your own early Insight? What do you need to look out for? And more importantly...

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    Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

    In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn't always possible. We do our best though, which is how I've come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. Let me explain. ALSO SEE: Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,00...

  • Honda Marysville Auto Plant
    Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

    Honda hopes to encourage suppliers to use CNG for their delivery vehicles.

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