Honda Hybrid Cars: Which One Is Right for You?

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Are you looking to invest in a new car? Before you commit to a traditional gasoline-powered automobile, why not consider investing in a hybrid? There are several benefits to hybrid cars, and, while they may not be for everyone, you may discover that one of Honda’s hybrid vehicles is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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  • A hybrid automobile utilizes both a gasoline engine and electric motor to increase fuel economy and environmental friendliness
  • Honda offers four hybrid automobiles… the 2021 Honda Insight, the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid, the 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid & the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid
  • All hybrids are equipped with state-of-the-art safety and driver assistive technologies, courtesy of the Honda Sensing suite
  • Take a look at our selection of new and pre-owned automobiles here at Scholfield Honda and schedule a FREE test drive for your car of choice!

What Is a Hybrid Automobile?

Hybrid automobiles have been around for a long time but have significantly gained popularity in recent years, thanks to a greater focus on environmentally-conscious and fuel-efficient vehicles.

Simply put, a hybrid car utilizes both a gasoline engine and an electricity-powered motor. When a traditional automobile is decelerating, energy is lost to the heat that is generated by the brakes. On the contrary, hybrid cars utilize regenerative braking, which uses that same heat to recapture energy.

Since the gasoline engine and electric motor work hand-in-hand, less gasoline is burned, leading to a greater fuel economy. In addition, the addition of electricity can sometimes lead to better performance.

The 2021 Line of Honda Hybrids

For those of you looking to invest in a sweet new ride, look no further than Honda’s 2021 line of hybrid automobiles. Each one stands out in its own way. You can learn more about them below or by visiting the automobiles page of Scholfield Honda’s website.

2021 Honda Insight

The 2021 Honda Insight is a hybrid of style and power. It is Honda’s signature hybrid automobile. With its elegant design and brilliant finishes, this sleek ride will ensure that you always arrive at the party in style.

The 2021 Insight comes in three varieties: the Hybrid LX, the Hybrid EX, and the Hybrid Touring. Check out this comparison of all three trims to determine which one is right for you. But you can rest assured knowing whichever one you choose will deliver a safe and efficient driving experience unlike any other.

All aboard the hybrid powertrain! With a 55 city/49 highway/52 combined EPA mpg* rating, the Honda Insight will make trips to the gas station feel like a special occasion. Add on Apple CarPlayⓇ** and Android Auto integrationTM*, along with a suite of other quality-of-life features, and that equals one nice ride.

*55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

**Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed, and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at the user’s own risk and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolescence of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use CarPlay when conditions allow you to do so safely. Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed, and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at the user’s own risk and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolescence of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Accord is one of Honda’s most recognizable vehicles. The hybrid version offers everything the original does alongside the benefit of increased fuel-efficiency. It has a 48 city/48 highway EPA mpg* rating, saving you time and money at those gas pumps.

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The 2021 Accord Hybrid features the latest iteration of the hybrid powertrain engine. Paired with an e-CVT transmission, this ride offers a whopping horsepower of 212*. Yeah… whoa. Featuring a sweet driver information interface (don’t worry, it’s touchscreen), you can watch the energy flow between the engine and electric motor in real time.

The Accord Hybrid’s EV Mode gives you the choice to operate exclusively on the electric motor and hybrid battery when conditions allow for it. This sophisticated sedan might be exactly what you’re looking for.

*Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.

2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

The 2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is Honda’s only plug-in electric automobile. This gives it the greatest versatility of any of our hybrid cars. Having two ways to fuel means that when the electricity runs out, the gas kicks in.

Having the choice between an electric and a gasoline-powered engine gives the Honda Clarity all the efficiency of an electric car and the versatility of a conventional one. In addition, the two levels of charging lead to extra convenience and a faster recharge rate.

The aerodynamic and sleek design of the Clarity streamlines the airflow underneath and on the sides of the vehicle. This leads to a much quieter driving experience. If versatility is important to you, then give the Honda Clarity a test-drive. You won’t regret it.

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Last but not least, we have the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. The CR-V is one of Honda’s most recognizable SUVs, and the CR-V Hybrid is our only hybrid SUV. What it loses in mpg it certainly makes up for with extra space for friends, loved ones, and storage.

This is truly a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly family vehicle. Of course, the 2021 CR-V Hybrid doesn’t skimp out on the safety features. It includes a full array of safety and driver assistive technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control* (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation Systems** (RDMS).

Our state-of-the-art Honda Sensing suite ensures you peace of mind while you’re cruising around with your friends and family… without sacrificing style and comfort of course!

*ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

**Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist the driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Come Visit Us at Scholfield Honda!

Still not convinced that a hybrid is the right choice for you? Schedule a FREE test drive for your car of choice with Scholfield Honda and witness firsthand the power that these babies have to offer. Plus, if you buy one online, we’ll deliver it straight to your home for no additional charge!


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