The all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received its official EPA ratings, which shows that it is more economical in the city that it is in highways. The car’s EPA ratings are 50 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined; remarkable numbers when you realize most hybrid sedans on sale today manage around 40 mpg.
This buys Honda some serious bragging rights. But customers don’t care about that. They will be chuffed to know that the accord Hybrid has a driving range of 673 miles – unmatched by the competition.
Built in Ohio at the company’s Marysville Auto Plant, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid features a highly efficient two-motor hybrid system from Honda’s Earth Dreams series. The system consists of 124-kilowatt (KW) traction electric motor and the new 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine. Performance numbers are yet to be confirmed, but at the end of the day, it is a family saloon. Nobody expects it to be that fast.
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid excels where it matters. The car is expected to earn the highest safety ratings, including an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It also features the same spacious interior, quality, and equipment of the normal Accord range.
“Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “For customers looking for a 50 mpg rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid.”