Honda Automobiles: Honda Had Highest Fleet Fuel Economy and Largest Fuel Economy Gain Among Major Full-Line Automakers for Model Year 2012 in New EPA Report

Posted on 18. Dec, 2013 by in Honda Canada

  • Report: “Of a creates with aloft production, for a 11 manufacturers shown, Honda had a top practiced fuel economy during 27.2 mpg.”
  • American Honda had a lowest fleet-average CO2 emissions among vital full-line automakers for indication year 2012
  • Exceeded a attention normal of 23.6 mpg for all vehicles, by 12.7%.

American Honda had a top fleet-average fuel economy, largest year-over-year fuel economy boost and lowest CO2 emissions of any full-line automaker in a U.S. for indication year 2012 (MY2012), according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a just-released fuel-economy trends report, “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2013.”

Among vital automakers offered cars, trucks and oppulance vehicles in a U.S., American Honda — including both a Honda and Acura car brands — achieved a top fleet-average fuel economy of 26.6 miles per gallon1 for MY2012, representing a 9.7 percent, or 2.5 mpg, boost over MY2011 results.

Additional highlights of a EPA report:

  • According to a report: “Of a creates with aloft production, for a 11 manufacturers shown, Honda had a top practiced fuel economy during 27.2 mpg.” [page 39 of report]
  • At 27.2 mpg, a Honda code outperformed Mazda by a tenth of an mpg, notwithstanding offered incomparable vehicles such as a Pilot SUV, Odyssey minivan and Ridgeline pickup.
  • With MY2012 swift fuel economy of 26.6 mpg American Honda exceeded a attention normal of 23.6 mpg for all vehicles, by 12.7%. This was exceeded by usually one vital automaker, Mazda, that does not sell incomparable light trucks or luxury-brand vehicles.
  • American Honda had a lowest fleet-average CO2 emissions among vital full-line automakers for indication year 2012, during 334 grams/mile, and second lowest among all automakers, exceeded usually by Mazda, and a Honda code with a incomparable vehicles achieved improved than a Mazda code (327 vs. 328 CO2 grams/mile)

Moreover, while achieving top-level fuel economy performance, American Honda also is heading in a area of car reserve with 7 models that grasp a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – a 2013 Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe, a 2013 Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, a 2014 Odyssey minivan, and a 2013 Acura TL performance-luxury sedan, a many of any automaker.

Last month, a 2014 Accord was selected as a 2013 “Green Car of a Year” by a editor’s of Green Car Journal. At 50 mpg2, a 2014 Accord Hybrid has a top EPA city fuel-economy rating of any five-passenger sedan sole in America.

The ninth-generation Accord was a initial Honda car to use modernized new engines and transmissions from Honda’s innovative Earth Dreams Technology powertrain lineup, that broach both superb opening and fuel potency during a really high level. Honda will enhance a use of Earth Dreams Technology powertrains to additional models in a future, including an all-new Fit tiny car slated for launch subsequent spring.

Executive Quote
“At Honda, we’re proof that reserve and fuel economy need not indispensably be during cranky purposes” pronounced Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President, American Honda Motor, Co. “We’re holding rare stairs to safeguard that a products literally lead a attention in both. Our IIHS exam formula and EPA numbers pronounce for us on this matter.”

Honda Environmental Leadership
Honda is a personality in a growth of leading-edge technologies to urge fuel potency and revoke CO2 emissions. Honda has led a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) rankings of altogether car environmental opening given 2000, and a Honda car has surfaced a list of America’s greenest vehicles from a American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for eleven out of a past twelve years. The association leads all automakers with twelve LEED-Certified “Green Buildings” in North America, and is producing products in North America with probably zero-waste to landfill. In 2006, Honda became a initial automaker to announce intentional CO2 emissions rebate targets for a tellurian swift of automobile, energy sports and energy apparatus products and a tellurian network of production plants. In 2011, a association set a new CO2 emissions rebate targets for 2020, including a 30% rebate in CO2 emissions from a products compared with 2000 levels.

Media Contact Information:
Marcos Frommer: marcos_frommer@ahm.honda.com 310-783-3170

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1Adjusted, or “label” value of fuel economy.
2Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending pushing conditions, how a car is driven and maintained, battery container age/condition and other factors.

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