2020 Honda Cr-v Hybrid Second Drive | Fuel Economy, Real-world Mpg, Interior Space

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Second Drive | Fuel economy, real-world mpg, interior space

The marriage seems so right you wonder what took so long. Honda's hybrid powertrain is excellent and the CR-V is its best-selling model, yet the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is only just arriving in dealers now. That's four years after this current CR-V generation was introduced, three years after the hybrid powertrain debuted in the Accord, two years after it was applied to the Insight (which is basically a Civic Hybrid) and five years since the first-generation Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was introduced.

The current RAV4 Hybrid is now Toyota's best-selling hybrid, and it would be shocking if this new CR-V Hybrid doesn't do the same trick for Honda. The powertrain is available on every trim level, effectively an option commanding a $1,225 premium over a comparable all-wheel-drive CR-V. That's impressively reasonable given its fuel economy advantage, added performance, agreeable drivability and lack of practical drawbacks.

2020 Honda Civic Si Returns Fewer Mpg For Better Acceleration

2020 Honda Civic Si returns fewer mpg for better acceleration

The 2020 Honda Civic Si is getting an update that comes with fresher styling and more safety features. It also gets a shorter final drive gear ratio to help its 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque deliver quicker acceleration. Unfortunately, the change also appears to have sacrificed fuel economy. The EPA just released the numbers on the new Civic Si, and fuel economy has dropped by 2 mpg in all driving scenarios for 26 in the city, 36 on the highway and 30 combined. The reason for the drop is likely because the shorter final gear ratio means the engine will be running at higher rpm for any given speed, and thus be using more fuel at any given speed. Despite the dip in fuel economy, the Civic Si is still about the most efficient sporty compact with a manual (the Si's only transmission) on the market. Among similarly priced and powered small cars, the Fiat 500 Abarth ties the Civic's combined fuel economy of 30 mpg, but with better city fuel economy at 28 and worse highway mileage at 33. The Veloster Turbo with a manual gets 29 mpg combined followed by the Jetta GLI at 28, the GTI at 27, and the Mini Cooper S at 26.  

2019 Honda Insight Aims For 55 Mpg In The City

2019 Honda Insight aims for 55 mpg in the city

Honda already showed us what the new Insight hybrid would look like with its barely disguised "concept" at Detroit. Now Honda is showing the production model, and on the outside, it looks identical to the concept except for the lack of tinting on the lights and windows. The production car also reveals its interior, and Honda has finally provided the details on its chassis and powertrain.

Unsurprisingly, considering the Insight's size, the car is based on the Civic platform. It features MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link rear suspension. It will also be assembled at Honda's factory in Indiana where the Civic and CR-V are built. Besides different styling, the Insight also features an aluminum hood, as well as extra sound insulation in the engine bay, fenders, firewall and floor not found on the Civic.

Honda Civic Type R Will Return 25 Mpg Combined

Honda Civic Type R will Return 25 MPG Combined

The Honda Civic Type R has officially had its fuel economy rated in the U.S. 

The car, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 316 horsepower, will return 22 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway for a combined 25 mpg. All Civic Type R models will exclusively be front-wheel drive and use a six-speed manual transmission.

Lexus Lc 500h Fuel Economy: 35 Mpg On The Highway

Lexus LC 500h Fuel Economy: 35 MPG on the Highway

The LC 500h cross breed roadster will convey 35 MPG on the interstate as per the Lexus USA site :

The 8GR-FXS 3.5L motor is matched with the new Multi-Stage Hybrid framework , conveying a 16 pull help and an extra 1 MPG change over the past era half and half framework utilized as a part of the GS 450h.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Starts At $27,100 For 25 Ev Miles And 54 Mpg

2017 Toyota Prius Prime starts at $27,100 for 25 EV miles and 54 MPGWould you want your fourth-gen Toyota Prius to come with 25 miles of electric range and pay about $2,000 less for it? Well, if you have a base-model 2017 Prius and paid at least $4,500 in federal taxes, you could have instead purchased an entry-level 2017 Prius Prime (the one that plugs in, reviewed in full here) and saved $2,085. That's because the new Prime, which goes on sale this fall, will start at $27,100. Two higher trim levels will be available, the Premium for $28,800 and the Advanced for $33,100. All three qualify for up to $4,500 in federal tax credit.