2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to Get EPA 47 MPG Combined

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When the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid rolls out this October, Honda expects the Accord's resurrected gas/electric variant to get an EPA rating of 49/45/47 mpg (city/highway/combined). The car joins the Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which went on sale in January, and a redesigned Accord that arrived last fall. It's the first Accord Hybrid we've seen since 2007, two Accord generations ago.

The 49 mpg city figure leads the Accord's class, and the combined figure ties the Ford Fusion Hybrid (47/47/47 mpg city/highway/combined). It sails ahead of the Toyota Camry Hybrid (40-41 mpg combined depending on the trim level), Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (37-38 mpg combined depending on trim) and diesel Volkswagen Passat TDI (34-35 mpg combined depending on transmission).

The Accord Hybrid — Honda's first hybrid built in Marysville, Ohio — features unique wheels, a blue grille and headlight accents, LED daytime running lights and a rear spoiler. Under the hood, Honda's hybrid system combines a 124-kW electric motor with a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder to drive in fully electric, gasoline or mixed power. Electric power comes from a lithium-ion battery.

Neither the Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger nor Subaru Legacy have hybrid or diesel variants. Mazda will unveil a diesel four-cylinder this year for the 2014 Mazda6, but mileage figures are still pending. The Chevrolet Malibu has a mild hybrid system, and the redesigned Nissan Altima has no hybrid or diesel — although Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn hinted in 2012 at plans for a new Altima Hybrid.

Pricing and full features are still pending, but expect the Accord Hybrid to start somewhere between the gasoline Accord Touring's $34,220 asking price and the Accord Plug-in Hybrid's $40,570 (both prices include destination). Honda representatives weren't immediately available for comment, but the automaker's press release says features like Honda's 8-inch i-MID display and leather seats will be "available," so the Accord Hybrid might come in a more affordable base trim that overlaps pricing with the gasoline Accord. When we find out more, we'll let you know.

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Comments 

WTF

Does the picture accurately portrait what it will look like? If so, thank you for not making it look like the abomination that is the plug-in.

Fanboy

Looks like honda is getting serious about producing a full hybrid drivetrain that competes with Camry Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid. I would still go with the Camry Hybrid because of cost. Based on the article if the Honda Hybrid starts at $35,000 that will be $9,000 over the base price of the Camry Hybrid. It's not worth the extra cost to get an extra 7 miles per gallon. In fact buying the Honda will only save you $157 per year compared with the 40 mpg camry hybrid if you drive 12,000 miles per year. That means it would take 57 years for the Accord hybrid to make up for its higher sticker price compared to the camry hybrid. Looks like Honda missed the mark again and Toyota will remain on top.

Others

Last time, Honda sold Accord as Performance Hybrid with V6 engine at very high cost.

Initially it sold well, after Camry-H came with lower price, Accord-H faded away.

This time there are Camry-H, Fusion-H, Sonata-H, Optima-H and Malibu-H around 26K price range.

So Accord-H will be priced only around that range.

Even their plugin model, they have to reduce the price as Volt is offering 4K discount. Battery prices are going down and they have to reduce prices.

There is no way it's price will go anywhere above 30K.

Others

So now, Honda/Acura has 4 models (Civic, CRZ, ILX, Accord) with Lithium Battery and 1 model as Full Hybrid.

What is the state of Insight which still has Nickel battery with Partial Hybrid.

Its 4 years since the Insight Gen-2 is launched.

Tony

I still don't see a case for this car. Why buy car like this? Get a compact for 16-17K. This car is bigger but the trunk is cut in size. Basically, these cars are purchased on emotional decision. There is no strong monetary sense to buy it.

Skankzilla

Notice mention that Mazda is planning a Mazda6 diesel. You should wait for that, instead.

RWWinters

New car with a new system and a projected price above the competition. That does not sound like a recipe for success. The competition will pull out the stops to keep this new Hybrid from gaining much traction.

As far as a diesel competitor goes, you have to keep in mind that along with that high mileage comes fuel that cost more.

I am ready for a new vehicle so keep the new vehicles coming!

Wow.

The mileage looks pretty good! It's still not enough to offset the high cost.

Earl

I like the car but at $3,5000 price tag I would rather buy a toyota camry.

RWWinters

and don't you know that Toyota is working overtime on a Camry Hybrid with higher mileage for 2014 or so. That will close the gap. Are you listening Honda. Better be competitive on price

Others

Toyota has extracted the maximum from Nickel battery for Camry-H.

Unless they go to Lithium, they cannot go closer to other models. That's why all other automakers have moved to Lithium.

But yes, Honda has to price Accord-H affordably, otherwise it will just fall like other Honda's Hybrids.

Eric

I am looking forward to the price on this car. Remember Honda's last from 200K miles to 300K miles. The Sonada Hybrid is priced at 32K and the Camary is not much better overall. I have a Camary and I can't wait for my lease to be up. What a piece of junk. As far as the Volt is concern, you need to do reseach. It is only a 4 seater and the distance on E is not much and then you have to have Premium gas. No savings there. Let's wait for the true price before we compare and complain.

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