Honda Accord Hybrid History
When Honda introduced a plug-in hybrid variant of their Accord sedan, it wasn’t a huge surprise—but its amazing fuel efficiency was. As one of the best hybrids on the market, the Accord Hybrid has quickly become a consumer favorite.
While the traditionally powered Honda Accord was introduced to the car market back in 1976, the Accord Plug-in Hybrid was not introduced until 2012 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Accord Hybrid first began production at Honda’s Sayama, Japan, assembly plant on December 21, 2012.
Honda Accord Hybrid Fun Facts
- The Accord Hybrid has the highest fuel economy rating in its class with 155 MPGe.
- An Earth Dreams i-VTEC 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine is combined with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack to power the hybrid, producing 196, one of the highest in its class.
- The Accord Hybrid has 13 miles of all-electric range, making it perfect for a commute.
Reception of Honda Accord Hybrid
Since its introduction, the Honda Accord Hybrid has received ecstatic reviews thanks to its powerful hybrid system and its overall impressive ride. The powertrain makes accelerating on pure electric power easy, while the fuel economy makes a huge impression.