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Honda Models That Achieve 40 MPG or More

Back in 1969, Honda started sales of its cars in the United States. That first model was the N600. Even back then, Honda was on a mission to create and distribute fuel-efficient vehicles. That little car achieved 36 miles-per-gallon. Today is no different, except that Honda has many more models available with great fuel economy ratings. But how many get forty or more miles-per-gallon?

The Data

There are multiple classes of vehicles represented on the list compiled below. Mileage ratings and starting prices are as noted on automobiles.honda.com. Although most of the vehicles are cars, there was one crossover. Worth noting is that some of the vehicles do not use gasoline. So, they have the rating based on “MPGe,” or miles-per-gallon-equivalent, a metric from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Here’s a list of the current vehicles in Honda’s lineup that achieve forty miles-per-gallon or more. 

The List

Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd., and Raman Sharma, Director of Corp. Affairs Honda Cars India Ltd., during the launch of the all new Honda Accord Hybrid Feather Car
The Honda Accord Hybrid | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

2020 Accord Hybrid

  • This model achieves 48-Highway / 47-City miles-per-gallon
  •  The starting price is $25,620
  • The Accord model has been a popular mid-size sedan since its launch in 1979. Some of its closest competitors are the Toyota Camry, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, and Ford Fusion.
Sonic Gray Pearl 2020 Civic Hatchback
Honda’s 2020 Civic Hatchback in Sonic Gray Pearl | Honda

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

  • This model achieves 31-Highway / 40-City miles-per-gallon
  • The starting price is $21,750
  • The Civic is a compact car. Some of its closest competitors are the Toyota Corolla, Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Elantra.
2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight | Honda

2020 Insight Hybrid

  • This model achieves 55-Highway / 49-City miles-per-gallon
  • The starting price is $22,930
  • The Insight model was introduced back in 1999 as a 2 seat hatchback. It has since grown to a compact, five-passenger, four-door sedan. Like the Civic, some of its closest competitors are the Toyota Corolla, Subaru Crosstrek, and Hyundai Elantra.

2020 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

  • This model achieves 44-Highway / 40-City and 110 MPGe
  • The starting price is $33,400
  • The Clarity model was first introduced in 2008. The Plug-In hybrid was released in 2017. It is considered a mid-size car. Some of its closest competitors are the Toyota Camry, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, and Ford Fusion.

2020 Clarity Fuel Cell

  • This model achieves 67-Highway / 68-City and 68 MPGe
  • There is no starting price listed on the Honda website. There is a, however, a notation that this vehicle is only being leased.
  • The Clarity Fuel Cell is a hydrogen only vehicle. So, it is only available in California at this time. It is based on the same mid-size, four-door platform as the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. 
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Honda

2020 CR-V Hybrid 

  • This model achieves 35-Highway / 40-City miles-per-gallon
  • The starting price is $27,750
  • The CR-V model is Honda’s compact crossover vehicle. Some of the closest competitors are the Toyota Rav-4, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Chevrolet Equinox, and Ford Escape.

Honda is leaps and bounds ahead of some of its competition. There are six Honda models on this list achieving forty miles-per-gallon or more. Competitors like Chevrolet, Ford, and Dodge are heading in the direction of increased fuel efficiency as well. However, right now, those three manufacturers only have four models combined between them that can reach the forty miles-per-gallon target. For the time being, Honda is more than likely happy with that shortcoming on their part.