The first iteration of the Accord Hybrid, in production from 2005 to 2007, had unimpressive mileage and did not fare well in showrooms. But in 2014, a brand new, fully redesigned Accord Hybrid hit the market, providing buyers with style, dependability, and an astonishing 50mpg in the city.
Honda had other hybrids before the Accord -- think the Civic Hybrid and Insight -- but the Accord Hybrid went a step further than its predecessors, offering a new hybrid system that allowed the car to accelerate purely on electric power. And not only does it have more power, it also has more sophistication. The powertrain is a 2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with two electric motors, and it is generally quiet on the road, aside from trips uphill. Performance and handling are pleasant, the cabin is comfortable and roomy, and the control center is easy to learn.