2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to Achieve 49 MPG City, 45 MPG Highway
June 20, 2013 2:25 PM
comment(s) - last by
The new Honda Accord Hybrid is rated at 47 mpg combined
There's a battle brewing in the midsize car market. Midsize cars like the Accord and Camry have long been among the best-selling vehicles in America, but increased competition in recent years (thanks to redesigns of the Hyundai Sonata, Nissan
, and Ford Fusion) have led to an ever bigger boom in midsize car sales.
With that in mind, most of the major players have added hybrid models (or
) to their midsize offerings in order to boost fuel economy.
Honda's last Accord Hybrid was a flop
(it was positioned more towards performance than fuel economy), but the Japanese auto giant is looking to knock out a few of its competitors teeth with new 2014 Accord Hybrid.
The new Accord Hybrid, which is based on the ninth-generation Accord that launched last year, will get an estimated 49 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway (47 mpg combined). Compared to its major competition, the Accord Hybrid more than holds its own:
Toyota Camry Hybrid
: 43/39 (city/highway)
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Chevrolet Malibu Eco
Volkswagen Passat TDI
Volkswagen Passat TDI (Manual): 31/43
The Accord Hybrid makes use of a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine, a 124-kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. According to Honda, the electric motor can power the vehicle alone at low speeds and "medium to high speed cruising."
The Accord Hybrid will join
the Accord Plug-in Hybrid
in Honda's midsize lineup. Pricing hasn't yet been revealed for the Accord Hybrid, but we're guessing that it will be price competitive with the Camry Hybrid ($26,140 MSRP) and Fusion Hybrid ($27,200 MSRP).
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Data error??
6/21/2013 2:51:32 PM
I'd rather have this than any high-riding SUV/crossovers who's idea of going offroad is hitting the curb at Costco:
RE: Data error??
6/21/2013 3:48:13 PM
No Audi's for me but that IS most definitely an awesome car. A CTS-V wagon would work for me. I actually do like crossovers though. I guess technically it goes off road cause we live on a dirt road. Didn't buy it for that though. I like the crossovers cause they're on car platforms and still drive like cars. It's a great car for the wife cause she can carry all her stuff in there and the only reason to break out the truck now is for hay and towing the horse trailer. Everything else fits in the xover. Great all-around car. Plus she wouldn't be caught dead in a wagon (although I contend crossovers are just wagons with high ground clearance).
"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
2014 Mazda6 Rated at up to 38 MPG Highway, Diesel Incoming
January 4, 2013, 9:37 AM
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid EPA Certified at 47 MPG (City/Highway)
September 18, 2012, 8:10 AM
All-New 2013 Honda Accord to Get 36MPG HWY w/CVT, Plug-in Variant Revealed
September 5, 2012, 7:28 AM
Chevy Malibu Eco Deemed Most Disliked Car of 2012
July 12, 2012, 4:50 AM
All-New 2013 Nissan Altima Promises 38 MPG on the Highway
April 3, 2012, 11:11 AM
2017 Porsche Panamera: I’ll Take Three of These.
July 24, 2016, 6:44 PM
Ford, Toyota, and Universal Pictures Celebrate "Back to the Future Day' in Style
October 21, 2015, 4:19 PM
Consumer Reports Flexes Muscle, Hits Slumping Tesla Motors Stock
October 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
Debunked: Beneath the Lies, Nigerian "Pee Generator" Is Still Pissing Into the Wind
October 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
Hot Air? President Obama, G7 Pledge to Eliminate Most Fossil Fuel Use by 2100
June 8, 2015, 5:40 PM
Study Predicts Self-Driving Vehicles Could Rake in Billions
March 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
Most Popular Articles
iPhones May Get Curved Screens Next Year
August 24, 2016, 6:45 AM
Drones at the Airport
August 26, 2016, 5:00 AM
5 Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure By Monique C. Bethell, Ph.D.
August 25, 2016, 8:00 AM
2 NEW PlayStation 4 Models - Unveiling September 7th
August 23, 2016, 6:23 AM
First Apple Computer Auctions for $815,000
August 27, 2016, 7:51 AM
Latest Blog Posts
First Self-Driving Car debut on the streets of Singapore
Aug 28, 2016, 4:10 PM
Coming Soon - Drones and Airports
Aug 24, 2016, 12:40 PM
SolarCity’s Gigafactory: A Milesone in Emerging Technology by Lily Emamian - 15 August 2016
Aug 15, 2016, 6:30 AM
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information