Honda’s 2017 Accord Hybrid may be the most powerful midsized fuel-sipping sedan going.
Primarily based about an uncommon full hybrid powertrain with no actual transmission – but a virtual constantly variable tranny as an alternative – its 48 mpg combined rating is quite close to Toyota Prius territory in a handsomely styled, spacious, and significantly-far more strong package.
Oddly, the Accord Hybrid was launched in 2015 with greater EPA mpg than any competitor only to see Honda withdraw it from contention in 2016, revise it to make it even greater, and re-release it in current 2017 type. It was primarily based on the limited-marketplace and now also discontinued 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, and shared its superbly effective powertrain albeit with smaller sized battery.
Honda has also experimented with a lease-only Fit EV which also was withdrawn, and as the automaker feels its way into the electrified automobile space, maybe there is rhyme and cause to its approaches, as the Accord Hybrid does face a closely matched class.
The midsized sedan segment is in fact the most aggressive among the 3 dozen hybrid makes and versions sold in the U.S. Hybrid models that consumers might also take into account incorporate the newly up to date Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata, ideal-promoting Ford Fusion, 46-mpg new Chevy Malibu primarily based on the Volt’s powertrain, and Toyota Camry. The Camry is due for a styling and efficiency refresh in 2018 to catch it up from its now-in-use 2012-spec powertrain in refreshed 2015 physique, and need to turn into a potent contender, but for now, the Accord is very robust.
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