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Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

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2020 Base 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $25,870
2020 EX 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $29,670
2020 EX-L 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $32,170
2020 Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $35,440

Overview

What's New

The sole change on the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid wasn’t up to Honda: it came from the government. Federal mandates now require that cars running solely on electric power at low speeds must have a sound that alerts pedestrians.

Honda calls their system Acoustic Vehicle Alert System, or AVAS. It functions whenever the Accord is running on electric power without the parking brake on. The Accord Hybrid also sees a $150 price increase across the board.

Choosing Your Honda Accord Hybrid

The Accord Hybrid comes in four trims: Hybrid, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Pricing starts at $26,400 including destination for the Hybrid and range up to $36,070 for a Touring, making it relatively affordable for its class.

Engine Choices

The Honda Accord Hybrid utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. When necessary, the car can draw power from all sources for a total of 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. Power gets to the front wheels by way of a continuously variable transmission

But the statistic everyone cares about is the efficiency: the EPA estimates that the Accord Hybrid gets 48 miles per gallon city, 47 mpg highway, and 48 combined. That’s excellent by most standards, although still bested by the Toyota Camry Hybrid’s 52 mpg combined.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Accord may be a mid-size sedan in name, but it’s full-size in carrying capacity. The sedan seats five in comfort, with more than 40 inches of legroom in the second row.

The trunk can hold 17 cubic feet of cargo, which is also strong for the class. The rear seats can also tumble forward to fit skis or other unusual baggage.

Honda Accord Hybrid

Safety Features

The Honda Accord Hybrid is a safety star. All models come standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high beams.

The EX and higher add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while the Touring gets a head-up display.

The Accord Hybrid carries a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

Base Accord Hybrid models start with a 7-inch LCD screen (not a touchscreen). Regrettably, the base system doesn’t come with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.

Getting that requires stepping up a trim to the EX, where the car gets an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration. Moving up to the Touring brings wireless charging, wi-fi hot spot capability, and navigation.

Honda Accord Hybrid

Hybrid - From $26,400

The base Accord Hybrid keeps things simple to keep the price low. It still comes with remote start, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic high beams, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Buyers can add 19-inch wheels ($2,744 and up), parking sensors ($514), and wireless charging ($300) as standalone options.

EX - From $30,300

Stepping up to the EX trim nets the upgraded infotainment system, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The EX also gets a power moonroof, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

EX-L - From $32,800

The “L” in EX-L may stand for leather, which is what the interior is upholstered in. But the EX-L also gains a few creature comforts, including driver’s seat memory settings, a premium sound system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

A heated steering wheel is available at this trim for $399.

Touring - From $36,070

The top-trim Hybrid Touring comes with most of the standalone options included: wireless charging, parking sensors, and interior ambient lighting. On top of that, it gets a head-up display, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. The exterior gets rain-sensing wipers and automatic LED headlights.

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The 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid EX is a nice balance of features with price. With hybrid efficiency and Honda’s comprehensive safety tech, it’s a strong value for family buyers.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Slick design
  • Strong fuel economy
  • Standard safety tech
  • Good value and overall quality
Cons
  • Some hard plastic trim
  • Sunroof limits head room
  • Base model lacks touchscreen and smartphone integration
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Impressive fuel economy. The 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid boasts of an EPA-estimated 48 miles per gallon in the city city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 48 combined – four mpg shy of the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata Blue hybrids.

The results are courtesy of a rather unconventional powertrain consisting of a 143-horsepower, 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. Under most circumstances, this acts as a generator to power a pair of electric motors – the combination serving up a best-in-class 212 total system horsepower.

The entire system works in harmony, unless you select Sport mode and put your foot into it, which elicits a whine from the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that otherwise isn’t present.

Standard advanced safety features. On top of stellar safety ratings – five stars in all categories and a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, as well as a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS – the Accord Hybrid comes with a plethora of the brand’s Honda Sensing advanced active safety systems as standard equipment.

These include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. In addition, LED turn signals, headlights, and brake lights are also standard.

But if you decide to save a few shekels by choosing the base model, you’ll find that it lacks the blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and LED fog lights found on EX and above trims.


Honda Accord Hybrid

Graceful design with a roomy interior. Redesigned in 2018, the hybrid version is identical to the rest of the Accord lineup with sharp, clean lines, and a sportback-influenced silhouette. A low, wide grille topped by a thick chrome bar and narrow headlight enclosures define the front fascia, with a prominent upper character line and deeply sculpted lower door panels along the sides. In back, the roofline tapers to the trailing edge of the decklid’s integrated spoiler, topping off an equally restrained rear fascia nearly devoid of chrome.

The goodness continues inside with comfortable, nicely-bolstered front chairs, and equally supportive three-across seating in back with 40 inches of rear leg room, which eclipses the Toyota Camry by 2 inches. Cargo volume is close to 17 cubic feet and, with nearly 103 cubic feet of passenger space, puts the Accord at the top end of the midsize class (the non-sunroof base model actually falls into the EPA’s Large class).

Adding to the goodness is the fact that Honda has clearly learned from previous experience, as the latest infotainment system on EX and above trims establishes a benchmark in user friendliness with on/off and tune/scroll knobs, as well as redundant buttons for the major functions –even though the app-based screen menus are easily the most intuitive we’ve used.

On the other hand, the wide C-pillar reduces the view out the rear quarter, cost-cutting is evident in what otherwise is a handsome cabin with hard plastic rear door trim, while 6-footers may find that head room in back is tight on sunroof-equipped models.

Value proposition. In addition to the usual power features, the base Accord Hybrid trim comes with such niceties as LED daytime running lights and low beam headlights, automatic high beams, keyless push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, illuminated steering wheel controls and power window switches, and a 7-inch display screen (not a touchscreen) with Bluetooth, Pandora, and SMS text message capabilities.

With a $26,400 starting price including destination, it represents just a $1,600 premium over the gasoline-only Accord, and a savings of nearly $3,000 over the entry-level Toyota Camry Hybrid.

At the same time, in order to get the larger app-based touchscreen infotainment system along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and the HondaLink connectivity system, you have to move up to the pricier EX trim ($30,300). However, it also adds the additional safety features, heated outside mirrors, remote start, a sunroof, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat with power lumbar, and a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback.

Final thoughts. Despite the lack of a number of amenities and safety systems on the entry-level model, the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid offers a high level of overall quality, taught, sinewy styling, and a wide range of standard active safety features. Buyers looking for a roomy, comfortable, and fuel efficient midsize-to-large sedan would do well to put this Honda at the top of their lists.

In terms of the competition, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is more fuel efficient, while the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard equipment.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 143 HP / 129 ft.lbs.
Transmission
1-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
48 / 47 / 48 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 143 HP / 129 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
48 / 47 / 48 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
12.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$49
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
106 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.2 "
Exterior Width
73.3 "
Exterior Height
57.1 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
40.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,327 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Aluminum / 19.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Dark Chrome / Colored / Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System (cmbs) + Fcw Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Road Departure Mitigation Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Collision Mitigation Braking System (cmbs) Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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