Honda’s fuel cell effort may be neither here nor there, but judging by the sales numbers they are doing pretty well at the hybrid game with the Accord. This is the new one, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, set for release before the end of spring.
As you’d expect, the new model is thoroughly improved over the previous one in every tangible aspect. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid boasts a more powerful and fuel efficient hybrid powertrain, consisting of a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and an electric motor which together develop 212 horsepower and return EPA ratings of 49/47/48 (city/highway/combined), all above the average of this segment.
Normally, a car as advanced and sophisticated as an Accord Hybrid is chockfull of technology features, beginning with various Drive Modes including a pure electric mode, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Honda Sensing safety features. The car also looks the part, what with the unique bonnet, blue highlighted LED headlights and taillights and “Hybrid” exterior badging.
As for the standard kit, 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid comes with a wide angle rearview camera, remote engine start and Honda Sensing, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Available new features on upper trims include a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, heated rear seats, and front and rear parking sensors.