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  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the last week to complain that they were unable to purchase the new Accord Hybrid, which Green Car Reports named its 2014 Best Car To Buy. From reader Bill Harris of Austin, Texas: I test drove a 2014 Accord Hybrid on November 1. It's now November 20, and the car I drove (the only one they have) is still not for sale. They're apparently not for sale anywhere, based on what I can find through online inventory. The salesman...

  • Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Honda FCEV Concept Previews Next-Gen Production Fuel Cell Car: Live Photos

    Honda presented a new concept car at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show that was powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Called the FCEV, the new concept is said to preview the potential styling of a successor to the FCX Clarity that is scheduled for launch in 2015, the same year close rival Toyota plans to...

  • 2013 Honda Civic HF
    2014 Honda Civic HF Rated At 35 MPG, Up From 33 MPG Last Year

    A new CVT gives the 2014 Honda Civic HF impressive fuel economy.

  • Honda Vezel (Japanese market model) at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    Honda Vezel Compact Crossover: Tokyo Motor Show Live Photos

    Not many vehicles on display at the Tokyo Motor Show will make their way to U.S. shores, but here's one that will. Honda unveiled the Vezel crossover at the show, going on sale in its home market as soon as December 20. It'll be a little while longer before the Vezel appears in the U.S, and it's...

  • New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)
    2015 Honda Fit To Have 36-MPG Combined Gas Mileage Rating

    The new 2015 Honda Fit will have a combined EPA gas mileage rating of 36 mpg, according to Honda officials. That's the second-highest rating for any five-door subcompact hatchback, and notably improves on the current 2013 Fit's highest rating of 31 mpg. MORE: 2015 Honda Fit - preview In a company...

  • Uni-Cub β electric personal mobility device
    Honda Refines Uni-Cub Electric Personal Mobility Device

    Honda's Super Cub motorcycle is one of the most important motor vehicles ever made. With more than 60 million produced since 1958 it's done more to get people moving than any other motorized vehicle in history. Honda's electric Uni-Cub has done none of those things but its ethos is the...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2013

    For 2014, our fourth annual Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy award goes to the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. This new model of the redesigned Honda Accord sedan introduced last year is comfortable, quiet, stylish--and delivers real-world fuel economy from 40 mpg to as much as 52 mpg. And that's Toyota Prius liftback territory, in a mid-size sedan that's neither as polarizing nor limited to the underwhelming performance of Toyota's quintessential hybrid. Alert readers noticed we didn't post a nominee description of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid; that's because we've spent the last week driving...

  • Honda FCEV Concept teaser sketch, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Honda To Debut Fuel Cell Concept At 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Honda has released a lone sketch to hint at the form of a new fuel cell concept debuting at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The company says the new FCEV Concept expresses a "potential styling direction" for a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle due in 2015--ready to meet Toyota's...

  • 2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged
    2014 Honda CR-Z HPD: Performance Up, Economy Down For Hybrid Hatch?

    Poor Honda. It launches the CR-Z, perhaps hoping to rekindle the spirit of the much-beloved 1980s CR-X lines, but when the car is released it doesn't really please anyone. As a sporty hatchback, it isn't fast enough for enthusiasts. And as a hybrid, it isn't economical enough. The 2014 Honda CR-Z...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: First Drive Report

    Does the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid really get 50 miles per gallon? And does it drive as well as a regular four-cylinder Honda Accord? To cut right to the spoiler: yes and yes. For some shoppers who already know and like the Accord, that might honestly be enough—once they run the...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Has No Transmission: How It Works

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has no transmission. To be more precise, there's nothing in a form we'd normally recognize as a transmission—no conventional automatic transmission, no automated dual-clutch system, no belt-and-pulley continuously variable transmission (CVT) either. There's no...

  • New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)
    No Start-Stop For 2015 Honda Fit To Avert Acceleration Lag: Report

    Honda says start-stop will make the 2015 fit too slow off the line.

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be priced slightly higher than other midsize sedan hybrids, but it will also have class-leading fuel economy.

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Gas Mileage: 47 MPG Combined

    The official EPA-rated gas mileage figures for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid are in, and they’re pretty much in line with those released by the automaker back in June. The popular family sedan scores a 50-mpg rating for the city cycle, a 45-mpg rating for the highway and a 47-mpg combined...

  • New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)
    All-New Honda Fit On Sale Today (In Japan), Including Fit Hybrid

    Honda's all-new Fit launches today in its home country of Japan, and with it comes the latest version of the Fit Hybrid--with Honda's completely new hybrid drivetrain technology. Where once the Honda Fit Hybrid sold in Japan and Europe used the same mild hybrid Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)...

  • 2013 Toyota Prius liftback
    Does Toyota's Hybrid Leadership Blind It To Electric Cars?

    Many who follow the progress of plug-in electric cars wonder why Toyota, despite its leadership in hybrids, lags other carmakers in its electric vehicles. The business principle of The Innovator's Dilemma suggests that the company has been slow to embrace electric cars not despite its hybrid...

  • Honda Micro-Commuter Prototype  -  Tochigi, Japan  -  11/2012
    Honda Electric Micro Commuter Car To Begin Testing In Japan

    America's wide open spaces have never been conducive for small car sales success, but the story is quite different elsewhere. We already know how popular the tiny kei-class cars are in Japan, for example--but some automakers are exploring even smaller vehicles to meet future transportation needs...

  • New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)
    All-New 2015 Honda Fit Appears, Hybrid Model Too (Not For U.S., Though?)

    The Honda Fit today is the oldest subcompact sold in the U.S., but there's an all-new one on the way. Now Honda has released the first official photos of the entirely redesigned Fit for the Japanese market, though only so far in the form of the Fit Hybrid model not sold in the U.S. The images show...

  • GM's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Milestones

    The puzzle is almost complete: General Motors and Honda have signed an agreement to work on the future of fuel cell technology. They're the latest large automakers to announce a fuel cell technology share agreement, as car companies continue to explore the future of alternative propulsion. GM and Honda are calling it a "long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame." That's longer term than the 2015-2017 discussed by several other collaborating manufacturers, including Toyota--whose first...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Arrives This Fall, Rated At 47 MPG

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, a mid-size sedan that competes with hybrid models of the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry, will go on sale in October, its maker said today. 47 mpg combined With a more powerful electric motor than its competitors, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    Price Cuts Work: Waiting Lists For Electric Honda Fit EVs Now

    Well, chalk one up for basic economic theory: If you lower the price of a good, more people will want to own it. In the case of the 2013 Honda Fit EV, the low-volume battery-electric version of the Honda Fit subcompact hatchback, a cut in the monthly lease price did the trick. Through the end of...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    Honda Fit EV Lease Price To Fall To $259, Miles Cap Removed

    With lease prices for various electric cars creeping ever downwards, it was only a matter of time until Honda followed suit with its Fit EV. Originally priced at $389 per month, a letter given to us by an electric car owner revealed the lease price would drop to $259/month--now confirmed by Honda...

  • Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel (European version)
    The 60 MPG Honda Civic... Not Sold In The U.S.

    The most frugal Civic U.S. drivers can currently buy is the 2013 Civic Hybrid. The low-key sedan manages 44 mpg in city, highway and combined driving, sips gasoline, and goes about its business with relative anonymity. In Europe, things are a little different. There, the Civic is a five-door...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
    CA Drivers Want Carpool-Lane Access, Honda Gives It To Them (But There's A Catch)

    Say "carpool lane" or "HOV Access" or "white sticker" or "green sticker," and most California commuters will begin to drool uncontrollably. The ability to drive in relatively uncrowded High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes with just a single person in the vehicle is a privilege that Californians will...

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