Among the hybrids in the market, the Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient, with the 2014 model getting a claimed 45 mpg on the highway and 50 mpg in the city. The car is available in three different trim levels and includes a host of standard features. It also comes with blind-spot monitoring, active front head restraints and stability and traction control. The car also features an advanced two-motor hybrid system. It has a continuously variable transmission and a lithium-ion battery pack.
The Honda Accord Hybrid offers plenty of room inside and a good driving position. The interior features a comfortable cockpit and is quieter than many of its rivals. It has a flat floor and ample window space, allowing good views of the road and the surrounding scenery. The rear seat folds in one piece, and there is a good amount of cargo room. There is about an inch more legroom in the back than in the previous model. The car also has an adaptive damper system to control suspension action.
The Honda Accord Hybrid is available in a plug-in hybrid version as well. The plug-in model has an all-new hybrid system that was designed to provide better fuel economy. The hybrid powertrain includes a 1.5-liter VTEC(r) turbocharged engine that delivers 192 horsepower. It also includes a 124-kilowatt electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The engine and electric motor work together to power the front wheels at low speeds and provide direct power to the rear wheels at higher speeds. The engine also acts as a generator to charge the battery.
Honda also offers the hybrid version of the Civic, which has a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. The Civic Hybrid is also available in two different trim levels: the LX and the Sport. The LX model gets 30 city mpg and 38 highway mpg. The Sport model gets 22 city mpg and 32 highway mpg. The LX and Sport trims also come with a continuously variable transmission.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is available in three trim levels: the base Accord Hybrid, the Hybrid EX and the Hybrid EX-L. The base Accord Hybrid comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic on/off headlights, stability and traction control, blind-spot monitoring, active front headrests, active noise cancellation, heated front seats, a power moonroof and Android Auto. The Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L adds a power driver’s seat and a power moonroof. The Hybrid Sport gets the same fuel economy as the Touring.
Honda’s hybrids are equipped with a rear-backing camera and Bluetooth calling. They also have a large analog speedometer and an electronic graph for electricity usage. They also come with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and half-consumed trunk space. The car also features an electric power steering system. However, electric power steering hasn’t worked out in all models.
The Honda Accord Hybrid comes standard with antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints and blind-spot monitoring. The car also comes with a two-way power moonroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has a rear-view camera and a rear-seat entertainment system.