Regardless of whether you select the base Hybrid, the volume EX-L, or the range-topping Touring, you're picking up a mid-size sedan that returns an EPA-estimated 49 miles per gallon city and 47 mpg on the highway, with a combined rating of 48 mpg. Those are genuinely impressive fuel economy stats, allowing the Accord Hybrid to cover just over 774 miles on a single tank of fuel.
Those numbers are possible thanks to a thrifty 212-horsepower powertrain that pairs a 2.4-liter gas engine with a pair of electric motors and a lithium-ion battery. The Accord Hybrid sends its power to the front wheels via a complicated ballet of electronics and mechanicals that mimics the behavior of a continuously variable transmission.
Despite coming in three trims – Hybrid, EX-L, and Touring – Honda covers a relatively narrow swath of prices with the Accord Hybrid, starting at $30,480 and topping out at $36,830 (including $875 in destination charges). Befitting of the high-ish price, even the base Accord Hybrid comes with a healthy roster of standard equipment, including:
- Honda's advanced Sensing safety system
- Rear-view camera
- Dual-zone climate control
- Push-button start
- 10-way power driver's seat
- Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity
- 17-inch alloy wheels