Honda Retains Top Position Among All Full-Line Automakers in Both Fuel Efficiency and Lowest CO2 Emissions According to Latest U.S. EPA Trends Report

  • Honda continues long history of leadership in EPA fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, among the top full-line automakers for more than 40 years
  • Honda 29.1 mpg fleet average fuel efficiency, 3.7 mpg better than industry average
  • Fleet average CO2 emissions bettered the industry average by 44 g/mi
  • Honda has set a new annual record for sales of electrified vehicles in America in 2021

Honda again leads the U.S. auto industry with both the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest fleet average CO2 emissions of all full-line automakers in America, according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today. Honda continues a more than 40-year history of fuel-efficiency leadership as the most fuel-efficient automaker for the 2020 model year (MY 2020), the latest year for which full data is available, which forms the basis of the EPA report.

The 2021 EPA Automotive Trends Report ranked Honda first among full-line automakers and second overall with its U.S. fleet average “real world” fuel economy increasing to 29.1 miles per gallon (mpg), 3.7 mpg higher than the industry average for MY2020. Similarly, Honda’s fleet average CO2 emissions was 305 grams/mile, an improvement of 7 grams/mile from 2015 results and 44 grams/mile lower (better) than the industry average for the 2020 model year.

Honda already has set a new annual record in 2021 for sales of electrified vehicles in America, exceeding 90,000 units, despite the significant challenge of multiple supply issues, and expected to top 100,000 electrified vehicles by the end of the year.

Earlier this year, Honda outlined the company’s vision for global sales of electrified vehicles as part of Honda’s strategy to achieve carbon-neutrality for its products and corporate activities by 2050. This vision calls for the sales ratio of battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles in North America to progress from 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2035 to 100 percent by 2040. More details about that announcement, are available here.

The EPA's very first ranking of America's most fuel-efficient vehicles in 1976 had the Honda Civic ranked number one, and subsequent reports have consistently shown Honda among the leaders in EPA’s annual fuel efficiency measurements. That means that for more than 40 years, Honda has made fuel efficiency a priority in its products.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 38 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2020, more than 95 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital Fact Book.

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