Beyond Hybrids – 2012 Fuel Efficient Hondas

October 19th, 2011 by

Fuel economy continues to be important to cost-conscious Jackson area drivers – even those that don’t want to drive a Hybrid. However, “good” fuel economy can mean something completely different to a college student who frequently carries friends – and all their sporting gear in his Fit and a soccer mom who needs to be able to carry seven comfortably in her Odyssey.

The Over 30 MPG Crowd
There’s no doubt that Honda hybrid vehicles are the fuel economy champs of the line. However, Honda has seven non-hybrid models that get 30+ EPA highway-mpg ratings.

2012 Accord Coupe Automatic 4 cyl MT/AT 32/33 hwy
2012 Accord Sedan Automatic 4 cyl MT/AT 33/34 hwy
2012 Honda Civic HF Sedan 41 hwy
2012 Honda Civic Coupe MT/AT 36/39 hwy
2012 Honda Civic Sedan MT/AT 36/39 hwy
2012 Honda Fit MT/AT 33/35 hwy
2012 Honda Fit Sport MT/AT 33 hwy
The 30 MPG and (slightly) Under Crowd
While they don’t breat the 30-highway-mpg barrier, the following V-6 models with Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology come very close:

2012 Accord V-6 Sedan 30 mpg
2012 Accord V-6 Coupe MT/AT 26/29 mpg
2012 Crosstour 2WD/4WD 27/26 mpg
2012 Odyssey LX/EX/EX-L 27 mpg and Touring 28 mpg
2012 Pilot 2WD/4WD 25/24 mpg
More than Mileage
Fuel economy is only one aspect of the overall cost to own a vehicle. With strong residual values, a reputation for bulletproof reliability, and low maintenance cost, Honda vehicles – hybrids and non-hybrids – are excellent choices for our cost-conscious Jackson area Honda shoppers.

Most Important Factor in Fuel Economy
The driver is the most important factor in real-world fuel economy. The Eco Assist system in the 2012 Honda Civic, Insight, CR-Z and Civic Hybrid provides constant feedback to the driver more efficiently. The only fuel economy number that really matters is what you are able to achieve in your typical everyday driving. To find out more about our fuel efficient Honda lineup visit: Fuel Efficient Honda Vehicles

“Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town.” Source:

Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle