Set to be rolled out across North American showrooms this spring, it promises more power, more kit and, obviously, improved efficiency
The Accord Hybrid has always been a tough electrified sedan competitor and with the 2017, Honda is still aiming for top class honors. Set to be rolled out across North American showrooms this spring, it promises more power, more kit and, obviously, improved efficiency.
Pricing for the model has yet to be announced, but the previous model started from just under $30,000 (or just under $40,000 for the PHEV variant). Honda will retain the familiar trim structure (Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring), yet the automaker is keen to point out “all grades will feature increased levels of standard and available equipment.”
New standard features for all trims include “a wide angle rearview camera, remote engine start and Honda Sensing,” along with “Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).”
Powertrain wise, it’s 16 hp up over the outgoing model, which means its Atkinson cycle 2.0-liter and the electric motor achieve a total output of 212 hp. EPA fuel efficiency ratings say it does 49 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, for a 48 mpg combined figure.
Honda expects to double its 14,000 sales record from 2014 with this 2017 model-year example.