For the sake of perspective, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid’s rating of 50 mpg city puts it ahead of all of its competitors. The Ford Fusion Hybrid, for instance, is capable of 47 mpg city, while the Toyota Camry Hybrid delivers 43 mpg city and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid manages 40 mpg city. The 2014 Accord Hybrid even outdoes the fuel economy of the original Toyota Prius by approximately 10%.
The full mileage ratings for the 2014 Accord Hybrid come to 50 mpg city/45 mpg highway/47 mpg combined.* As with other hybrid vehicles, the primary appeal of this model will be for drivers who do a lot of stop-and-go driving, since those are the conditions under which their efficiency can be maximized.
Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda, noted that the Accord Hybrid has already established itself ahead of its competitors. He drove the point home by adding, “For customers looking for a 50-mpg-rated four-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid.”
The hybrid edition of the Accord is an all-new model, coming a year after the complete redesign of the standard Accord. It features two electric motors that work together with a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle inline four-cylinder gas engine. It also features a lithium-ion battery.
The Accord Hybrid is very similar to its conventional counterpart, but it does bear a few distinctive traits. Some of these include unique badging, LED daytime running lamps, a blue-accented grille and headlights, and a number of aerodynamic enhancements.
The team at Motor Werks Honda is thrilled to be able to offer the 2014 Accord Hybrid when it’s made available in October. Until then, area drivers can learn more by visiting the dealership at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL.
*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.