Honda Hybrid & EV Buying Guide

Honda Hybrid Comparison | Honda Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Buying Guide - Germain Honda of College Hills

For nearly 50 years, Honda has led the industry when it comes to developing and introducing fuel-saving technologies to help drivers go further than ever before. Introduced in the mid-1970s, the emissions-reducing CVCC engine of the Civic marked the beginning of the relentless pursuit of efficiency on behalf of Honda engineers. Today, shoppers have a number of exciting choices across the Honda hybrid and electric model range. Honda has remained committed to a global benchmark objective that aims for two-thirds of its sales to come from electrified models by the year 2030.

Our team at Germain Honda of College Hills has created this quick reference guide that covers all of the key benefits and perks that come from driving a Honda hybrid or electric model. You’ll get an in-depth look at the dynamic Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, Prologue, and the exciting future of Honda hybrid and electric models!

What’s the Difference Between Hybrid, Plug-In, and Electric Vehicles?



Telling the difference between a hybrid and a non-hybrid vehicle is relatively straightforward. The largest difference is evident when you open the hood. Hybrid models are identified by their conventional internal combustion engine paired with an electric motor for additional power. This combination helps hybrid models deliver superior fuel economy and responsiveness. As an example, the CR-V Hybrid offers greater fuel economy than the standard CR-V.

Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV)

Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV)

Although they share some similarities with a traditional hybrid, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have a unique ability to travel using just electric power for short distances. A good way to think of PHEVs is to consider them a type of electric vehicle that benefits from gasoline power as a backup to maximize their total driving range.

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Electric Vehicles (EV)

Just as the name would suggest, electric vehicles (EVs) are powered using electricity as their sole source of power. Instead of an engine, EVs feature high-capacity battery packs that store energy for longer distance driving ranges. Have you ever dreamed of living in a world where you no longer have to waste time and money at the gas station? When you drive an electric vehicle, your dreams can be a reality!

Honda Hybrid Models

2024 Honda Accord Hybrid

Starting at $33,990 MSRP1 | 51 city / 44 highway / 48 Combined MPG2

Honda Accord Hybrid

Key Features

  • Two-motor hybrid powertrain featuring a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine and electric motor (204 combined system horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque)
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT) with Deceleration Selectors and 4-Mode Drive System with Sport, ECON, and Individual Modes
  • 12.3-inch Color Touch-Screen with Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Available Honda-first Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and more on Google Play
  • Optional 12-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with Centerpoint surround-sound technology
  • Available leather-trimmed upholstery

Have you been looking for a sleek sedan that also offers remarkable efficiency? You’ll find all of that and more when you choose the dynamic Honda Accord Hybrid, equipped with the fourth generation of the Honda two-motor hybrid powertrain. This cutting-edge powertrain pairs an electric motor with a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine which delivers a combined system output of 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. To top it off, you’ll certainly appreciate its remarkable 48 combined MPG2 fuel economy rating.

Inside the cabin of the Honda Accord Hybrid, drivers will be treated to an upscale environment that blends ergonomics with premium refinement. Examples of available features include leather upholstery, Google built-in technology, and even an available 12-speaker Bose Premium Sound System. It also shares the same roominess and generous cargo capacity as the conventional Accord Sedan, making it an excellent choice for long-distance road trips. A total of four trim levels are available on the Accord Hybrid: Sport Hybrid, EX-L Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid.

2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Starting at $34,245 MSRP1 | 43 city / 36 highway / 40 Combined MPG2

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Key Features

  • Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain with 204 horsepower and available Real Time AWD™
  • 4-Mode Drive System including Snow, Sport, and ECON Modes
  • Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Compatibility
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Available Bose Premium Sound System with 12 Speakers, including Subwoofer
  • Optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

A true leader among compact hybrid SUVs, the Honda CR-V Hybrid demonstrates that choosing versatility no longer means having to sacrifice on efficiency. Power for the CR-V hybrid comes in the form of an advanced dual-motor hybrid powertrain that seamlessly combines fuel economy and responsive performance. Now even more distinctive than the prior generation, today’s CR-V Hybrid is designed with eye-catching styling, state-of-the-art technology, and premium interior features that elevate it above its biggest rivals.

Standing out with its handsome upright design, the CR-V Hybrid benefits from an aerodynamic profile that helps it slice through the air. Behind the wheel, the driver can take advantage of impressive features like an available 9-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. For added peace of mind, every CR-V Hybrid comes standard with the Honda Sensing® collection of active driver-assist technologies to keep you prepared for the unknown. Thanks to an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 43 MPG city2, the CR-V Hybrid is the perfect choice for drivers living active lifestyles.

Honda EV Models

2024 Honda Prologue

Starting at $48,795 MSRP1 | Up to 296-Mile EPA Range Rating2

Honda Prologue

Key Features

  • All-electric powertrain with both single-motor (front-wheel-drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) configurations, anticipated EPA range rating of up to 296 zero-emission miles**
  • 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and DC fast charging at rates up to 155 kW, recharge 65 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes
  • Available Charging Packages including Home Charging Station (11.5 kW), Portable Charging Kit (7.6 kW), and Public Charging Credits
  • Standard 11.3-inch HD touchscreen with Google built-in, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto™ compatibility, and 11-inch digital instrument display
  • Standard Honda Sensing® system including Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, and Rear Pedestrian Alert
  • Available Opening Panoramic Sunroof w/ Retractable Shade
  • Available Bose Premium Audio

As the first all-electric SUV ever built by Honda, the dynamic Prologue marks a true milestone in the brand’s storied legacy. Complementing its sleek exterior look, the Prologue is engineered with a state-of-the-art all-electric powertrain featuring an advanced 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack offered with your choice of single-motor (front-wheel-drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) configurations. Simplifying the way you charge while on the go, the Prologue also features advanced DC fast charging capabilities that can add up to 65 miles of driving range in as little as 10 minutes.

Take a seat behind the wheel of the Honda Prologue and you’ll find yourself surrounded by clever technology features along with luxurious comfort amenities. This electrified SUV comes standard with an 11.3-inch HD touchscreen with Google built-in, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto™ compatibility, and an 11-inch digital instrument display. Providing you with a helping hand when you need it the most, the Prologue also benefits from the standard Honda Sensing® suite of active safety features. Highlights of these standard technologies include Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, and Rear Pedestrian Alert.

2024 Honda Hybrids & EVs Compared

Honda Accord Hybrid Honda CR-V Hybrid Honda Prologue
2024 Honda Accord Hybrid 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid 2024 Honda Prologue
Starting MSRP1 $33,990 MSRP1 $34,245 MSRP1 $48,795 MSRP1
Powertrain 2.0-liter fourth-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain 2.0-liter fourth-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain All-electric powertrain with 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Horsepower 204 204 288 (AWD)
EV-Only Range2 Short Distances Short Distances 300 Miles (estimated)
City/Highway/Combined MPG2 51 / 44 / 48 MPG2 43 / 36 / 40 MPG2 N/A
Interior Cargo Volume 16.7 cubic feet 76.5 cubic feet 57.7 cubic feet
Front Legroom 42.3 inches 41.3 inches TBA
Rear Legroom 40.8 inches 41.0 inches TBA
Front Headroom 39.5 inches 38.2 inches TBA
Rear Headroom 37.3 inches 38.2 inches TBA
Honda Sensing® Standard Standard Standard

Benefits of Honda Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Remarkable Efficiency

Remarkable Efficiency

The biggest benefit of driving a Honda hybrid or electric vehicle is the fact that you’ll enjoy better fuel economy compared to a conventional variant. No matter how heavy your right foot is, spending less time and money at the pump is always appreciated. If you’re on a budget, you’ll get even more satisfaction as the fuel savings add up as the miles fly by.

Reduced Emissions

Reduced Emissions

Your wallet won’t be the only thing that’s grateful when you drive a Honda hybrid or electric vehicle. Since they produce fewer emissions compared to a gasoline engine, hybrid and electric powertrains are significantly less harmful to the environment. As more and more drivers transition to hybrids or EVs, we can lessen our impact on the environment.

High Resale Value

High Resale Value

In addition to their stellar fuel efficiency and effortless power delivery, hybrid and electric models tend to hold their value and command higher prices on the used market. Along with significant savings on fuel, you can find yourself in a financially rewarding position should you decide to sell or trade-in your hybrid or EV.

1 MSRP includes $1,095.00 (Accord Hybrid), $1,350.00 (CR-V Hybrid), or $1,395.00 (Prologue) destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

2 Accord Hybrid – 51 city/44 highway/48 combined mpg rating for EX-L Hybrid. 46 city/41 highway/44 combined mpg rating for Sport Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid and Touring Hybrid. Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

CR-V Hybrid – 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for 2WD Sport and Sport-L. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, Sport-L, and Sport Touring. Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.

Prologue – Anticipated 300-mile combined (city/highway) EPA driving range rating with a full charge; based on internal testing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.