Honda’s legacy as an automotive company is one that transcends many different categories and a wide variety of different features that distinctly define the type of experience we enjoy as Honda owners. Throughout its long history, the brand has been a peak example of how improvements in performance, comfort, safety, and a wide variety of other areas, can improve the experience of driving a vehicle. However, one type of vehicle is often overlooked in this regard. The hybrid is a vehicle that doesn’t often get much attention. Yet, the experience of driving the 2021 Honda hybrids is something very unique to Honda’s lineup, which offers a hybrid experience that isn’t often replicated by other companies.
The Honda Hybrid Lifestyle
That said, what is it that makes hybrids from Honda so unique? Well, pretty much everything. Honda has perfected a hybrid model to excel in everything from performance to comfort. Of course, Honda was one of the first few companies to really start developing hybrid models that were affordable for a public audience, with the Honda Insight starting production in 1999. This, of course, means that Honda has had a long time, 30 years, in fact, to really perfect what makes driving a hybrid exciting.
What’s New With Honda in 2021?
The 2021 Honda lineup is very exciting for hybrid models, with a large selection of sizes and styles to choose from. Each model has something that is unique to its own drive, which is built to satisfy the needs of every hybrid lover. That said, if a hybrid is genuinely the type of vehicle that you live for, then the models from the 2021 lineup are sure to pique your interest.
2021 Accord Hybrid
In the Honda world, the Accord and Civic models are perhaps the most iconic sedans available. While the Honda Civic has not announced a hybrid model in the 2021 season, the 2021 Honda Accord does have a hybrid model. Of course, this iconic design does have a reason to be so popular; the Honda Accord is one of Honda’s older models. It has had many, many years to develop an aerodynamic and smooth design, which makes it both comfortable and affordable. For many, the Honda Accord was a first car, a very important piece of nostalgia, and the addition of a hybrid addition has only added to this nostalgic experience.
The 2021 Honda Accord shows significant increases in design all around. An increased overall performance outperforms Honda’s gasoline-engine models, a smooth overall design for both increased style and performance, and the inclusion of more technological features make the Accord hybrid one of the most desirable hybrids on the market. Most notable is the overall power of the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid, with a 212 horsepower engine and high overall velocity, making the 2021 addition a very capable vehicle.
The Honda Insight has been the icon of Honda’s hybrid lineup, which makes a lot of sense given that this model was the first hybrid developed by Honda and sold to an American audience. Moreover, among the model’s over 30 years of development, the 2021 Honda Insight is a car like nothing the model has given out before. What we mean is that the 2021 Honda Insight outperforms the 2021 Honda Accord in nearly every category available, making it among the best hybrids Honda has to offer: overwhelming the industry in terms of fuel economy and safety alike, only losing out in overall horsepower. That said, the 2021 Honda Insight makes for a perfect city driving car for those who find themselves visiting the country very rarely.
The 2021 Honda Insight is a hybrid that hinges on providing a more luxurious feeling to the hybrid system, rather than the more meek features of an affordable sedan. That is not to say that the Honda Insight isn’t affordable, as the starting MSRP of the 2021 Honda Insight is $22,930. Rather, the sedan gives off the feeling of being more expensive with a much larger cabin, a far more detailed data center, and an overall very sleek exterior design that aids aerodynamics and style. That said, horsepower is relatively low compared to the 2021 Honda Accord, so this may not be the sedan for you if you are looking for a vehicle that is exceptionally powerful.
2021 CR-V Hybrid
For many, the idea of a hybrid model is almost exclusive to sedans, not to say that electric SUVs don’t exist, but they are definitely less common than their sedan counterparts. Nonetheless, there are SUV models that have effectively perfected the hybrid experience, and the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid has done just this. With a powertrain designed to enhance performance, drive modes to ensure the versatility qualities expected in the vehicle class, and increased technology to reach categories outside of these areas, the CR-V’s 2021 addition has been a large milestone for Honda’s hybrid journey.
As a hybrid SUV, the 2021 CR-V Hybrid is a go-to if you’re looking for a more versatile hybrid vehicle. Sedans are perfect for city driving, don’t misunderstand, but when it comes to snow and difficult terrain conditions, they’re harder to control than a truck or SUV. So, when it comes down to it, the 2021 CR-V Hybrid is able to provide far more torque management, as well as multiple drive modes and all-wheel drive, to make any type of adventure or trip within the realm of possibility.
2021 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
For the most part, Honda’s selection tends to veer more to the side of affordability than it does luxury. That isn’t to say that Honda only provides affordable vehicles without any regard to more expensive features, but generally, Honda’s vehicles will tend to prioritize being affordable for a more humble experience. That said, the Honda Clarity model is Honda’s take on a luxury vehicle, and its Hybrid addition is a unique perspective on the potential of the hybrid system.
The 2021 Honda Clarity is at the top of Honda’s 2021 hybrid lineup. With some of the best statistics for Honda vehicles in general, the 2021 Honda Clarity Hybrid outperforms every other vehicle in the hybrid lineup in every category, from performance to fuel economy to safety. You really cannot go wrong with the 2021 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.
2021 Clarity Fuel Cell
Alright, yes, the 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is not technically a hybrid. As you can surely tell by the name, this version of the Clarity model is a fuel cell car, meaning that it entirely uses a different fuel source, not only partially. Because of this, it’s an important addition to Honda’s lineup in 2021 that cannot be ignored for those who are driving hybrids for the sustainability aspects that they exhibit. A fuel cell car can best be seen as the next level of sustainability up from a hybrid. So, if you’re the type of person that enjoys the experience of driving a hybrid, there’s a high chance that you’ll also enjoy driving this type of vehicle.
That isn’t to say that the sustainability aspect is the only thing that makes driving a fuel cell car and a hybrid similar, of course. Many of the aspects that make electric cars enjoyable can be seen in both, such as the fact that electric vehicles don’t have loud motors. In this way, the experience of driving the 2021 Honda Clarity is more relaxing than that of vehicles that use gasoline-based engines. And as we stated before, the 2021 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is a vehicle that takes sustainability to the next level.
What Are You Waiting For?
In the end, there is a lot that goes into the experience of owning a hybrid car, which is largely why it’s a shame that the vehicle type is often overlooked. Honda especially provides a unique experience when it comes to owning a hybrid vehicle, with the 2021 lineup providing a wide variety of different features that enhance the features that are found only in semi-electric cars. From a design that matches the lack of engine sound and increased efficiency, there isn’t a shortage of reasons to buy a 2021 Honda hybrid today.