Saving money is a great 2016 New Year’s resolution. One of the many ways you can keep more money in your wallet this year, and in years to come, is to drive a fuel-efficient vehicle. Today’s advanced hybrid/electric and plug-in automotive technology puts you miles ahead when it comes to fuel economy, allowing you to drive further than ever on a tank of gas. Or, in some cases, you may be able to avoid fill-ups entirely when you drive an all-electric vehicle. Even gasoline engines are getting into the fuel-economy act. Advancements in variable valve technology, continuously variable transmission, and efficient turbocharging pack more horsepower into each mile per gallon.
Always innovating, Honda is at the forefront of engineering some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road today. Here at your Honda dealers in South Florida, you’ll find a wide selection of these state-of-the-art gas-sipping Hondas from which to choose. Here are just a few notable examples.
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
It may look like a regular 2015 Honda on the outside, but under the hood, this Honda has something special going for it. The 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid from your South Florida Honda dealers is powered by a brilliantly engineered Earth Dreams Technology™ 2.0-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC® hybrid/electric engine making 141 horsepower and 122 lb.-ft. of torque. An AC Synchronous electric motor generates 166 hp and 226 lb.-ft. of torque when engaged. Together, they combine for a total system output of 196 hp.
Get behind the wheel of the Accord Hybrid and experience three different driving modes displayed on your instrument cluster, EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive. The 100% electric EV Drive works during braking and when starting out from a stop. Hybrid Drive unites the gasoline engine and the electric motor to provide extra acceleration while the Engine Drive takes over when cruising on the interstate for maximum efficiency. Taken together, the 2015 Accord Hybrid achieves up an EPA-estimated 50 mpg city/45 mpg highway. Now those are some serious numbers you can take to the bank.
2015 Civic Hybrid Sedan
Much like its miserly bigger brother detailed above, the 2015 Civic Hybrid incorporates similar advanced hybrid/electric technology. The Civic’s 1.5-liter SOHC aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine produces excellent power and superior fuel economy on its own. The Civic’s cutting-edge Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) ® is a marvel of smart engineering that works in concert with the Civic’s gas engine to deliver additional power when needed. You can also drive your Civic in all-electric mode for brief periods under certain conditions. Other fuel-saving technologies include a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and responsive “drive-by-wire” electric throttle system. The combined electric/gasoline configuration provides 110 hp of spirited acceleration. As a result, the Civic gets up to an EPA-estimated 44 mpg city/47 mpg highway for a combined 45 mpg rating.
2015 Civic HF Sedan
If you are looking for a regular gasoline-powered vehicle that still gets terrific gas mileage, the 2015 Honda Civic should be at the top of your list. The Civic HF has the same beautiful styling, luxurious interior, safety, and technological bells and whistles as its siblings, but has been engineered to achieve superior fuel economy. Honda designers tweaked the Civic HF by adding an aerodynamic decklid spoiler, specially-tuned underbody panels, and bespoke aluminum-alloy wheels with special low-rolling resistant tires to take the Civic HF’s fuel economy numbers up several notches. The Civic’s 143-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with a CVT and drive-by-wire throttle system boosts fuel efficiency to up to an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway, making it one of Honda’s highest EPA mileage-rated non-hybrid vehicles.
2016 Honda Fit Hatchback
If you want to scrimp at the gas pump but not put a dent on your on-the-go lifestyle, the 2016 Honda Fit may be just what you are looking for. With a hip urban attitude, lots of versatility, and plenty of performance, the Fit loves to play and to help save you money at the same time. How? The Fit is powered by a highly efficient, yet responsive, 130-hp, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that gets an excellent EPA-estimated 41 mpg hwy/33 mpg city. But here’s the cool part: The Fit can actually help teach you how to drive more fuel efficiently. Eco Assist™ displays colored coaching bars on either side of the speedometer to give you clues as to how efficiently you are driving. Perhaps you need to back off on accelerating from a stop light or need to control your interstate speed for optimal cruising. Eco Assist™ lets you know when your Fit is in its most fuel-efficient comfort zone. Plus, push the green “ECON” button and your Fit equipped with a CVT will automatically adjust various engine/transmission factors for even better fuel economy.
We’re Fueling Sensational Savings At Your South Florida Honda Dealers
Not only does our lineup of superlative 2015 and 2016 Hondas save you money at the pump, but you’ll also generate great savings when you buy from one of our exceptional Honda dealers in South Florida. The New Year means great Honda specials on our huge inventory of new and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in South Florida. Click here to find a conveniently located South Florida Honda Dealer near you.
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