2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Overview

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - April 17, 2018

For the 2018 model year, Honda introduced a redesigned Accord. The automaker also did the same for its fuel-efficient, earth-friendly variant of the midsize sedan – the Accord Hybrid. The previous generation of the Accord Hybrid was one of the more fuel-efficient midsize vehicles on the market. While the new version isn't as efficient as its predecessor, it's still one of the more fuel-efficient offerings in the segment.

What's New for 2018

Just like the non-hybrid variant of the Accord, the Accord Hybrid is new for 2018.

Choosing Your Honda Accord Hybrid

The entire Accord Hybrid lineup is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors – one is solely used to start the engine, while the other is responsible for getting the car up to speed from a standstill. Total output for the system is rated at 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. Those figures, for anyone that's concerned with power numbers for hybrids, match those of the previous generation.

The most pertinent piece of information for the Accord Hybrid is its fuel economy rating. The entire lineup is capable of getting 47 mpg across the entire board. That means 47 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway, which results in – you guessed it –a combined rating of 47 mpg.

Surprisingly, the new Accord Hybrid is slightly less fuel efficient than the 2017 model year. The previous generation of the hybrid was rated by the EPA to get 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway, resulting in a combined rating of 48 mpg.

Besides the new look, the 2018 Accord Hybrid also gets a host of new safety features. The automaker's Honda Sensing suit of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies are standard throughout the entire lineup. The suite brings adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high beams. A blind-spot monitoring system is available, but it's not standard on the base Accord Hybrid.

The Accord Hybrid is available in five different trims: Hybrid, Hybrid EX, Hybrid EX-L, Hybrid EX-L Navi, and Hybrid Touring.


The entry-level Accord Hybrid is priced at $25,990, which includes the $890 destination fee. Standard exterior features include power exterior mirrors, LED taillights, LED headlights with auto-on/off, a smart entry system, and 17-inch wheels.

On the inside, the vehicle is fitted with dual-zone automatic climate control, a four-speaker audio system, a seven-inch infotainment screen, push-button start, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, power windows, power door locks, push-button start, and a tilt and telescopic steering column.

The only extras are dealer-installed accessories.


Moving up to the Hybrid EX costs $29,780. The model adds a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated body-colored mirrors, a one-touch power moonroof, a 12-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an eight-speaker audio system, an eight-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard.


The next trim up is the EX-L that carries a price tag of $32,330. Going with the EX-L brings heated body-colored mirrors with integrated turn indicators, courtesy lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, HomeLink, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, a memory setting for the driver’s seat, a four-way adjustable passenger’s seat, leather-trimmed seats, a 10-speaker audio system with a subwoofer.

EX-L Navi

The EX-L Navi trim is nearly identical to the EX-L model, but comes with navigation as standard. The trim costs $33,330.


The Touring trim is the range-topping option in the Accord Hybrid lineup and is priced at $35,600. The model adds chrome body-colored door handles, rain-sensing windshield wipers, low and high beam LED headlights with auto-on/off, body-colored parking sensors, a memory system for the exterior mirrors, door pull ambient lighting, front and rear heated seats, ventilated front seats, Navigation, HondaLink Subscription Services, mobile hotspot capability, wireless phone charging capability, and a head-up display.

CarsDirect Tip

Even if you’re not into hybrids, the Accord Hybrid is an excellent vehicle that happens to get great fuel economy. With Honda Sensing as part of the model’s list of standard features, moving up from lower models can be a tough sell. The EX trim looks like the most attractive model, as it’s priced under $30,000 and comes with smartphone integration. The range-topping Touring trim, though, is handsomely equipped and reasonably priced – a rare commodity in today’s market.

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