Honda EVs and Hybrid Vehicles

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Are you looking for a chance to upgrade to an incredibly fuel-efficient vehicle, or a vehicle that doesn’t need to use fuel at all? Then you’re ready to take your Omaha commutes to a brand new level by looking at the selection of new Honda hybrid and EV vehicles, including the upcoming completely electric Honda Prologue! But what are EVs and Hybrids, which one is better, and which one is right for you?

Take a look at the breakdown between Hybrid vs. Electric cars below, and then see some of the features and benefits you can expect from the Honda lineup of EVs and Hybrid vehicles. Once you’ve found the model that works for you, apply for financing online to let our team take care of the paperwork for you.

What Are the Differences between Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

Our team at Honda Cars of Bellevue dives into the respective benefits of hybrid cars vs. electric cars. However, we want to get into the basics of each fuel system first.

Hybrid vs. Electric: Hybrid Cars

A hybrid vehicle is powered by a conventional gas engine, but it’s also designed with a secondary electric motor. Together, these elements combine to power you for forward motion. Getting the power to push you through Bellevue in a hybrid car also provides significant improvement in gas mileage. In a traditional hybrid vehicle, the electric motor charges itself through a number of methods including regenerative braking.

Bellevue shoppers can also opt for a plug-in hybrid model which does need to be plugged into an outlet to charge. This option, however, can operate as a fully electric vehicle for short stints, unlike a traditional hybrid.

Hybrid vs. Electric: Electric Cars

Electric vehicles run on electric power alone as the name suggests. They don’t have a combustion engine, and instead rely on a battery and electric motor. The battery in an electric vehicle is much larger than that of a hybrid model. EV’s require charging in order to run, whether it’s from a public charging station or home charger. The amount of mileage range depends on the amount of charge the vehicle has.

Honda EV: 2024 Honda Prologue Performance

So what can we expect on the roads for the 2024 Honda Prologue? Well, we can definitely expect to enjoy the technology that Honda and General Motors (GM) are sharing in their respective electric lineups and their brand-new lineup in 2024 that they’re teaming up for. Here are the main details:

  • GM’s Ultium Battery Packs: The 2024 Prologue will use the Ultium battery packs like the ones in the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV SUV. Though for comparison purposes, it’s likely to be similar to the one in Cadillac Lyriq, it is likely there will be a range of around 300 miles.
  • Standard Patented Heat Pump: This heat pump comes standard on GM’s Ultium-based EVs, so it’s likely that the Prologue will have this feature as well. The pump recovers and repurposes waste heat energy from EV components, taking efficiency to the next level. Heat energy can be the body heat from passengers, the SUV’s propulsion system, or even the humidity from the inside and outside. This waste heat energy will be reused for heating and improving performance or warming up the batteries before charging, offering a claimed 10 percent additional range.

Honda Hybrid: 2022 Honda CR-V Interior Features

If you’d prefer the incredible gas mileage that a Hybrid model can offer you, then you might be interested in taking home either the 2022 Honda CR-V or Honda Accord instead. But what do their interiors offer, and what about their mileage? Find out below what you can expect from the 2022 Honda CR-V interior for your Council Bluffs, IA commutes.

  • Heated front seats
  • Front driver’s seat with 12-way power adjustment and 4-way lumbar support
  • Front passenger’s seat with 4-way power adjustment
  • Power door and tailgate locks
  • 60/40 split rear seatback
  • Rear seat climate control
  • A rear center armrest with cupholders
  • Rear-seat heater ducts
  • Rear-window defroster
  • Automatic climate control
  • Power windows with auto-up/down driver’s and front passenger’s window
  • Driver-side garment hook
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s vanity mirror
  • And more!

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Mileage

There are three 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid configurations you can sport on Omaha and %%target-city_4%% roads. All options come with an electronic continuously variable transmission paired with a 2.0L four-cylinder hybrid engine and electric motor. These specs deliver up to 181 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque for an extra boost to get you to where you need to be with fewer stops along the way. Here are the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid mpg ratings broken down below:

  • 2022 Honda CR-V Touring with AWD and eCVT: EPA-estimated 40 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway*
  • 2022 Honda CR-V EX-L with AWD and eCVT: EPA-estimated 40 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway*
  • 2022 Honda CR-V EX with AWD and eCVT: EPA-estimated 40 mpg/city and 35/mpg highway*

The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid also comes with additional features that come further enhance its MPG rating:

  • Hybrid Driver Information Interface: This system allows you to keep tabs on the power levels and other stats for your engine and/or motor.
  • Drive Modes: This system allows you to toggle between EV, Econ, and Sport modes, so you can emphasize efficiency or sportiness, depending on your needs.
  • All-Wheel Drive: Standard all-wheel drive allows you to maintain razor-sharp traction on rough roads, while improving the responsiveness of your handling at high speeds.
  • Deceleration Selectors: This feature allows you to increase or decrease regenerative braking effects with steering wheel-mounted controls.

Honda Hybrid: 2022 Honda Accord Interior Standard and Available Features

From the start of the new Honda Accord lineup, there are many standard features that improve your experience on the Council Bluffs, IA roads. The Honda Accord interior on the introductory LX model comes with the following features:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Double-zone automatic climate control
  • Folding rear seat

As you move through the Honda Accord lineup, you will discover many more available features for the 2022 Honda Accord interior. Some upgrades include:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Rear USB charging ports
  • Heated front seats
  • Moonroof
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Honda Accord interior lights to enhance the ambiance
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation system

2022 Honda Accord MPG Estimates by Configuration

To get the most out of every 2022 Honda Accord model’s fuel tank capacity, every Accord is built with a sleek and aerodynamic design, lightweight aluminum engine, and dozens more individual fuel-saving features. All these bits of engineering and technology mean your Bellevue drives are as inexpensive as can be. Here’s how each configuration of 2022 Honda Accord stacks up in terms of mpg estimates:

  • Honda Accord LX: 30 MPG city/38 MPG highway*
  • Honda Accord Sport: 29 MPG city/35 MPG highway*
  • Honda Accord Sport Special Edition: 29 MPG city/35 MPG highway*
  • Honda Accord EX-L: 30 MPG city/38 MPG highway*
  • Honda Accord Hybrid: 48 MPG city/47 MPG highway*
  • Honda Accord Hybrid Sport: 44 MPG city/41 MPG highway*

Enjoy Your 2022 Honda EV and Hybrids Today!

Once you’ve gotten a closer look at the new 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid, or you’re looking at the 2024 all electric Honda Prologue, you can trust that the team at Honda Cars of Bellevue is going to make it easier than ever to enjoy your brand-new Honda vehicle. Our finance department has all the latest car buying tips, information, and more that you need, so let our team know what you’re looking for and we’ll take care of the process.

Disclaimer: *28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 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.