2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Green and Powerful


Honda is bulking up its CR-V lineup this year with the addition of a hybrid variant. The CR-V Hybrid has a two-motor hybrid system similar to the one in the Accord hybrid, which is combined with a 2.0-liter, 212-hp engine. It gets an EPA-estimated 38 mpg combined. All-wheel drive is standard on the hybrid; the gasoline version comes in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Here's a roundup of snippets of CR-V Hybrid reviews from the automotive media.

"From a standing start the Hybrid feels like it bogs down for a moment, not exactly showing off the torque potential of electric motors - and possibly a downside of the mechanical AWD system. Floor the accelerator at 5 mph and it's a different thing, however - the CR-V quietly lunges forward with an urge passengers just wouldn't expect here. From there, a second or so in, the engine comes awake to keep electrons flowing to the motor, and the acceleration feels impressively urgent until about 40 mph, where the advantage fades. From 40 to 70 mph or so, we'd be hard-pressed to call a winner between the hybrid and the standard version.

"Honda also claims the CR-V Hybrid spends more time in EV operation versus the RAV4 Hybrid, but after a back-to-back drive with the Toyota we'd say that's at a very specific (and very low) speed. Additionally, while real-world mileage might be better for the CR-V Hybrid on city streets versus the RAV4 Hybrid, it's likely not on country roads, where the CR-V Hybrid's engine sometimes races to keep up with the demand of the terrain and sudden fast straightaways or passes."

https://www.autonews.com/critics-corner/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-green-and-powerful

2019 Honda Insight Named Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal

Nov 29, 2018 - TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2019 Honda Insight has been named the 2019 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal, the fourth time Honda has won the award. The all-new, made-in-Indiana Insight was recognized for its fuel economy, which doesn't come at the expense of style or performance.

"Today's driver wants more from a hybrid than just great fuel economy. Insight truly represents the direction Honda is pursuing with electrified vehicles, delivering style and sophisticated driving dynamics with outstanding fuel economy," said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Auto Sales. "We appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing Honda for the fourth time with Green Car of the Year for the 2019 Honda Insight."

The 2019 Insight is the fourth Honda to win Green Car of the Year, joining prior winners the 2012 Civic Natural Gas, the 2014 Accord, and last year's winner, the 2018 Clarity series of advanced powertrain vehicles: the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Clarity Electric and Clarity Fuel Cell.

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Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.
 
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Car and Driver Magazine Name Honda Accord and Civic to 2019 10Best List


Nov 28, 2018 - TORRANCE, Calif.

This is a record 33rd time Accord has received the award with Accord Hybrid also named
Civic Hatchback Sport, Si and Type R models also 10Best winners 

The 2019 Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid plus the 2018 Civic Hatchback Sport, Si and Type R have been named to Car and Driver magazine's 10Best list for 2019. With a winning history unmatched by any other vehicle, this year's Accord win marks the 33rd time the model has made the prestigious 10Best list. For the Civic, the 2019 award is its seventh time on the 10Best list.

First introduced as a 2018 model, the 10th generation Accord redefined what the midsize mainstream sedan could be with dramatic styling, a more sophisticated and spacious interior and two powerful yet fuel-efficient turbocharged engines plus a fuel-sipping two motor hybrid powerplant. Being the sportiest variants of the Civic model lineup-that includes the Civic Hatchback, Sedan and Coupe-the Civic Sport Hatchback, Si and Type R offer customers an ascending level of chassis and powertrain performance and aggressive styling.



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