All new for 2014, the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is a mid-size car powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 124-kilowatt electric motor/battery, producing 141 horsepower. A 2-speed CVT is mated to FWD, for an EPA estimated 47 mpg city and 46 mpg highway. The battery can be fully charged in just one hour while using a 240-volt outlet (or in three using a 120-volt battery). Features include an aluminum hood, 17-inch wheels, smart entry, push-button start, rearview camera, Honda LaneWatch, adaptive cruise control, audio touch-screen, heated bio-fabric seats, steering wheel mounted controls. navigation with voice recognition, and USB audio interface. Safety is comprised of forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), LED DRL, advanced airbags, anti-lock braking (ABS), vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control, and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The Accord Plug-in Hybrid is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Honda is introducing the ninth generation Honda Accord later this year; however the plug-in hybrid version is already available, giving buyers a preview of the new car. The new plug-in hybrid features the redesigned interior and exterior of the 2014 Accord with a few wrinkles of its own, including a unique instrument panel and eco-friendly seating materials. The plug-in system is also brand new for Honda, a company that helped pioneer hybrid models in the U.S.
Based on the all new Accord platform, comfortable, fully electric for short drives, hybrid fuel economy for longer drives
The Accord Plug-In Hybrid derives much of its value from its ability to function as an electric car for short journeys. As long as the car has been charged up, trips of fewer than about fifteen miles can be accomplished without using any gasoline. On longer trips, the plug-in hybrid simply operates like any other hybrid, using a gasoline and electric motor in conjunction to achieve excellent fuel economy for a car of its size. The Accord Plug-In Hybrid comes loaded with lots of equipment that normally cost extra on other cars in its segment.