Your Honda Hybrid Questions Answered

A hybrid vehicle is a great option if fuel economy is important to you.

Whether you’re a commuter or you want to reduce your environmental impact, hybrid vehicles are offered in many model types and can also operate in different ways.

Whether you’re already a fan of Honda vehicles or just beginning to explore hybrid options, you’ll love what you’ll find in Honda’s hybrid vehicles. So, before you decide, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about Honda hybrids.

What hybrid vehicles does Honda offer?

Honda offers 3 great hybrid sedan models: Accord Hybrid, Insight Hybrid and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Each model offers different trim options to provide you with the aesthetic, convenience and safety features you’re looking for. So, beyond fuel efficiency, you’ll get everything else you want in your vehicle, too.

How do Honda hybrids work?

Each available Honda hybrid model offers unique functional hybrid technology. Here’s a brief mechanical comparison across our models:

This model utilizes a combination of traditional gasoline engine and an electric transmission. Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.0L, 16-valve, DOHC 4-cylinder engine, along with an electric-continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) and 2 electric motors.

With this hybrid system, the Accord operates on electric power until the power source is depleted, at which point gasoline will kick in. Electric power is restored through regenerative braking. Each time the brakes are activated, electric power will be charged.

The result: top-class fuel economy ratings, with emissions ratings as low as 117 g/km CO2.

Similar to the Accord Hybrid, the Insight utilizes both a traditional gasoline engine and electrical components.

The Insight Hybrid is equipped with a 1.5L, 16-valve, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine. It’s also equipped with an E-CVT.  You’ll have the option of 3 different drive modes: Sport, EV and ECON mode to provide you with different driving experiences.

Electric power is also restored by regenerative braking, and the Insight Hybrid provides emissions ratings as low as 115 g/km CO2.

While this hybrid model also utilizes both gasoline and electric power, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid functions differently.

Instead of restoring electrical power through only regenerative braking, this sedan also charges by being plugged in. Once the electrical power is depleted, gasoline is used until the Clarity can restore electrical power again.

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, you’ll love that the Clarity offers emissions ratings as low as 36 g/km CO2.

Will Honda make a hybrid SUV?

For the 2020 and 2021 model years, Honda only offers sedan hybrid options. However, by 2022, we’re hoping to see a CR-V Hybrid join the lineup. More details are sure to be released sometime in 2021.

What’s the best way to replace a Honda hybrid battery?

If your battery dies, you should trust the team at Goderich Honda to help you replace it properly and safely. Your battery replacement may even be covered under warranty and replaced with no charge. Our Service team at Goderich Honda will provide you with transparent, accurate information to make your visit easy and stress-free.


So, why not learn more about how Honda can provide you with the hybrid vehicle you both want and need? 

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