The Honda Accord Hybrid has dropped off the market for 2016, though is set for a come back in 2017. The 2015 model though is still an excellent choice if Honda is where you want to go. The Japanese hybrid had the highest fuel economy rating of any other midsize sedan on the market in 2015 and has been named on the Car and Driver 10 Best 29 times! The 2017 model is set to be even better.
While the Hybrid is similar in style to the regular Accord, there are certain design features that are exclusive to it; a blue-accented front grille and headlights, a number of aerodynamic details such as the decklid spoiler and alloy wheels which come as standard on the Hybrid model.
Inside, the 2015 Accord Hybrid features enhanced seat fabrics, modern trim panel treatments, and the updated color schemes. Many trim levels enjoy extended standard equipment, and Honda installed a modern 60/40 split-folding rear seat for almost all Accord sedans, assisting in advancing the car’s utility. The controls to the infotainment system etc are mounted on the steering wheel for extra ease of use.
The audio touch-screen allows you access to your smartphone’s different media programs as well as being Bluetooth capable, an econ button which can help you maximize efficiency, and HondaLink which gives you access to news and info, your social media, and even personalized restaurant searches!
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The Accord Hybrid sports a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine. This engine is now rated at 141 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque. There is an electronic continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) and the fuel efficiency rating comes in at 50 city MPG, 45 highway MPG, or 47 MPG combined.
As standard the Hybrid comes with Acoustic Vehicle Alerting, vehicle stability assist with traction control, anti-lock braking system, LED daytime running lights, and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. There are dual-stage multiple threshold front, side curtain, and SmartVent front side airbags.
Featured Image: HondaUSAPosted on July 3, 2016