Honda announced yesterday the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid will start just over $40,000, including a $790 destination charge. It’s on sale now but only in New York and California. The automaker announced the plug-in Accord's EPA mileage — 115 miles per gallon equivalent — at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show. It bests 2013 plug-ins like the Ford Fusion Energi (100 MPGe), Chevrolet Volt (98 MPGe), Toyota Prius Plug-In (95 MPGe) and Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe).
The Accord Plug-In Hybrid has a maximum EV range of 13 miles, after which its electric-motor-assisted 2.0-liter four-cylinder fetches an EPA rated 47/46 mpg city/highway. That's a low EV range but strong gas mileage compared to the Prius Plug-In (11 miles EV range and 50 mpg thereafter), Fusion/C-Max Energi (both 21 miles then 43 mpg) and Volt (38 miles then 37 mpg on premium gas).