Honda Hybrid Car: Price Expectations When Buying

October 31, 2012

Buying a Honda hybrid car would be a great choice if you are in the market for a fuel efficient vehicle. Honda is one of the most reliable cars on the market. They are made to last for years upon years. This was proven by the Consumer Report Best Used Cars of the Decade list, which had the Honda winning 4 awards. They are family oriented cars, built to last, and will get you some of the best fuel efficiency out there. Another great thing about Honda is that the pricing is very reasonable. Here is a list of the four 2010 hybrid models that Honda will have for sale.

Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is the cheapest Honda hybrid that is available for sale. The base model starts at $19,800. The car gets 40 miles per gallon in the city and 43 miles per gallon on the highway, which can save money in the long run on gasoline. There is also the Honda Insight EX, which is an upgrade over the LX. This model starts at $21,300. The price difference is due to added features such as vehicle assist, paddle shifters, traction control and an upgraded stereo. A navigation package is also available at an extra $2,000, which comes with BlueTooth capabilities.

Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan

There are two types of Civics, and this is the first. It starts at $23,800. Fuel economy is similar to the Insight, with 40 miles per gallon in the city and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. There is a leather upgrade to make the car total up to $25,000. For $25,800, you can get the navigation package. For $27,000, you can combine the leather and navigation package.

Honda Civic GX NGV

NGV stands for natural gas vehicle. The GX starts at $25,340. It doesn't get as great fuel efficiency, with only 24 miles per gallon in the city, and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. This is the only package available, although it does come fully loaded. A plus is that it is a PZEV, or a partial zero emissions vehicle. Although it is a gas car, the fuel is compressed, causing almost no pollution. It was also given a five star crash test rating from the NHTSA.

Honda FCX Clarity

This car is very rare. Only 200 or so will be leased over the next few years. There are none available to purchase. The lease costs $600 a month. This is a fuel cell vehicle and produces zero emissions. This car was given the 2009 World Green Car award from the World Car Awards. It gets 61 miles per gallon and can travel almost 250 miles without having to refuel. This is a hydrogen fuel based car, so you would need to fill up at a special gas station. The lease is locked in for three years, so over three years, the total amount of payments would be $21,600.

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