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2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Goes On Sale With 48 MPG

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2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
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The 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid has today began arriving in dealership showrooms around the United States — and with an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 48 mpg and a starting price of $25,470, it’s firmly the most affordable midsize hybrid sedan in America.

Built exclusively in Ohio, the Accord Hybrid is getting a number of updates for 2020, the most notable of which is an “Acoustic Vehicle Alert System.” When the car operates on electric power only, it continually generates a sound to alert nearby pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users.

The Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda’s two-motor, hybrid-electric powertrains, which combines a 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with two electric motors to produce a best-in-class 212 total system horsepower.

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The internal combustion engine is already extremely efficient on its own, boasting 40 percent thermal efficiency, among the best in the industry. Working in tandem with the dual electric motors, it enables every Accord Hybrid model to earn an estimated 48 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.

Like almost all new Honda models, every 2020 Accord Hybrid is equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of active safety technologies that includes automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control.

The Accord Hybrid is currently in the race to be Honda’s top-selling hybrid model for the year, challenged only by the compact-class Insight. With the new 2020 model, the Accord Hybrid may have what it takes to stay on top.

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