When it comes to shopping for the right sedan, fuel efficiency is typically very important. Sure, you have weigh out all of your options and make sure that you’re getting all of the technological features, passenger space, and cargo volume you need. However, being able to get the most miles on a tank of gas nowadays is of the utmost importance.
And if you’re shopping for a sedan, then you have probably considered a Honda. If so, here is a list of the most fuel-efficient Honda sedans currently in the automaker’s lineup according to the EPA estimates published on fueleconomy.gov.
With an undeniably aerodynamic, albeit quirky, design, the Honda Clarity achieves the best mileage among all of its stablemates thanks to a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The setup includes a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that’s paired to an electric motor powered by a 17.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Together, the powertrain has a power output of 212 horsepower, but what’s more impressive is the EPA-estimated 110 mpg equivalent that it’s able to achieve, as well as the 42 mpg in combined driving with just the gasoline engine alone. If you want to make more use of the powertrain, then you can also drive the Clarity on electric power only for up to 47 miles, according to Honda.
The Honda Insight was revamped for the 2019 model year and it’s been able to hold its own against the likes of the Toyota Prius ever since. The Insight is powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is paired to an electric motor and puts out a combined horsepower rating of 129 in addition to potent 197 lb-ft of torque.
But the power rating isn’t all this powertrain is good for as the Insight is able to achieve up to 55 mpg in the city and up to 49 mpg on the highway. While those numbers aren’t enough to trump those of the Toyota Prius, they’re still stellar in their own right.
Honda Civic Sedan
The Honda Civic Sedan has always been one of the most fuel-efficient compact vehicles that you could buy since its inception almost 40 years ago, but it’s gotten a lot better ever since. You can currently get a Civic Sedan in either the base form with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, but if you want the most mileage for your buck, then we recommend opting for the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that’s available on the higher trims. In that guise, the Civic is able to achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. We’ve definitely come a long way since the 80s.
Speaking of coming a long way, the Honda Accord has made leaps and bounds in the fuel-efficiency realm, thanks in part to turbocharging technology and a gas-sipping hybrid powertrain. If you want power, then we suggest opting for the turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that’s available on every Accord trim.
It’s capable of an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. But if you need more than that then you can get the Accord Hybrid, which is able to achieve an EPA-estimated 48 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.