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Honda looks to conquer all rivals with the Accord Hybrid

We reported in June that Honda was forecasting fuel economy numbers of 49/45/47 (city/highway/combined) for its upcoming 2014 Accord Hybrid. Well, it turns out that after further testing, the city number has been nudged up just a tad to an even 50 mpg according to TOV.
 
Even with the 50 mpg city rating, the vehicle will still have a combined fuel efficiency rating of 47 mpg, which is impressive in its own right. The Accord Hybrid easily beats the ratings of the other midsize hybrids and diesels on the market, and matches the combined rating of the Ford Fusion Hybrid (although the Fusion Hybrid, like its disgraced C-Max sibling, has encountered trouble meeting its EPA numbers).

 
The Accord Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter gasoline engine (141 hp), 124 kW electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery pack. The on-sale date for the vehicle is scheduled for October of this year.

Source: Temple of VTEC



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RE: versus diesel
By retrospooty on 8/21/2013 4:04:56 PM , Rating: 2
It depends of the hybrid in question and the vehicle you compare it to. They generally get great mileage on the highway too.


RE: versus diesel
By superstition on 8/21/2013 9:07:36 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, but so do diesels. The main advantage, therefore, of gasoline hybrids is in city driving, an area where diesels comparatively don't shine.


RE: versus diesel
By retrospooty on 8/22/2013 8:28:31 AM , Rating: 2
True... Diesels's definitely have their strengths as well. I would love to see more options in the US.


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