Mississippi Hybrid shoppers will find Honda offers a wide range of Hybrids to fit most budgets and lifestyles. Did you know that Honda was the very first auto manufacturer to offer a mass-production hybrid model for the U.S. and European market? That’s right, Honda began U.S. hybrid vehicle sales in 1999 with the 2000 Honda Insight – the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle sold in America.
Honda has been enhancing its hybrid vehicle lineup by giving us several great choices; 2013 Civic Hybrid, 2013 Insight Hybrid and the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid. One of the Honda Hybrid advantage is the Integrated Motor Assist. The IMA system is an elegantly simple solution to hybrid design, with big gains in fuel efficiency from significantly less complexity, fewer components and less weight than that found in competing systems. The benefit to the driver is excellent responsiveness and tractably while allowing for excellent savings at the fuel pump.
2013 Civic Hybrid Sedan
Hybrid efficiency in the ever popular Civic package that is renowned for its leading edge style, driving enjoyment, benchmark quality, unquestionable value and satisfying practicality. The Civic Hybrid offers dramatic styling both inside and out. High-tech features like the two-tier instrument panel, i-MID and steering wheel-mounted controls help the driver concentrate on driving.
Primary power for the Civic Hybrid is provided by the 1.5-liter, 8-valve, 2-stage i-VTEC® 4-cylinder gasoline engine. Although the engine alone provides sufficient driving performance, when additional power is required, such as for initial acceleration from a stop, passing or hill climbing, a powerful permanent-magnet electric motor mounted between the engine and transmission provides power assist. The 2-stage i-VTEC system cuts off all four cylinders, allowing the electric motor to propel the car by itself at low speeds or while cruising on a level surface. The cylinders also cut off during deceleration for friction reduction. Together, the electric motor and engine produce 110 hp @ 5500 rpm, and 127 lb-ft of torque@1000–3500 rpm.
2013 Insight Hybrid
Designed and priced for us all, the 2013 Insight is offered in three models. The value-oriented base model is simply designated as Insight, and is well equipped with a 160-watt audio system, automatic climate control, power windows, and more. The Insight LX adds a USB audio interface, cruise control, armrest console, floor mats, security system and steering-wheel mounted audio controls. The Insight EX adds alloy wheels, six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, automatic headlights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Insight EX is also available with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4 with voice recognition and rearview camera.
2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid
Small on the outside and remarkably roomy inside, the CR-Z offers a long list of standard features with a surprising amount of storage volume behind the bolstered sport seats. The CR-Z is in a class by itself with it’s sporty personality unlike any other hybrid currently on the market.
Standard features on all 2013 Honda CR-Z models include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control. To give drivers even more access to the CR-Z’s performance capabilities, the 2013 Honda CR-Z is also equipped with a new Plus Sport System, which allows additional on-demand electric boost via a steering wheel-mounted “S+” button.
Honda Hybrid Safety Ratings
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the CR-Z, Insight and Civic Hybrid a “2013 Top Safety Pick.” - To earn Top Safety Pick for 2013, a vehicle must have good ratings in four Institute tests. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.
 Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.