Although some automakers have been accused of overestimating gas mileage compared to EPA ratings, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has achieved a slightly higher EPA estimate than expected. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has just received EPA ratings of 50/45/47 mpg city/highway combined, 1 mpg higher than Honda’s initial estimates.
This rating puts the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid at the top of the midsize sedan hybrid class in city fuel economy, with the next-best competitor being the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is rated at 47/47/47 mpg city/highway/combined. The only other hybrid models on the market that hit 50 mpg in the city are the 2013 Toyota Prius and 2013 Toyota Prius c, which achieve 51 and 53 mpg, respectively.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid uses Honda’s new two-motor hybrid drivetrain, which uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in conjunction with a 124 kilowatt electric motor. Unlike Honda’s previous Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, the Accord Hybrid can be powered by the electric motor alone. This is the second hybrid in the Accord lineup, joining the Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid that was released earlier this year.
Pricing has not yet been announced for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, but it should slot in somewhere between the $22,745 base price of the base Accord sedan and the $40,570 Accord Plug-In Hybrid.
Production of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid began today at Honda’s Marysville, OH plant, and the car will go on sale later this year. See the chart below to see how the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid stacks up against the competition.
|Base Price (w/destination)||MPG (city/highway/combined)|
|2014 Honda Accord Hybrid||TBA||50/45/47|
|2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid||$27,995||47/47/47|
|2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid||$26,445||36/40/38|
|2013 Kia Optima Hybrid||$26,445||36/40/38|
|2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid||$26,935||43/39/41|