2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Priced Sub-$41K, 115 MPGe

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

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Honda has revealed pricing for its upcoming Accord plug-in hybrid at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The car will be priced from $39,780 when it goes on sale January 15 in California and New York.

That's just a little higher than the recently-announced price for the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi at $39,495, which in turn is a little more than the Chevrolet Volt's starting price of $39,145. Toyota's plug-in Prius starts at $32,000.

Honda's destination and handling fee is $790. You'll also pay $850 for D&H on the Volt, and $760 on the plug-in Prius.

While the Accord is the most expensive of the bunch, it will also be one of the most efficient.

The company confirms that the 2014 Accord Plug-In has earned an EPA figure of 115 MPGe in electric mode.

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By comparison, the Chevrolet Volt is rated at 98 MPGe, and the Prius Plug-in at 95 MPGe. Ford is promising "over 100 MPGe" from the Fusion Energi--so it remains to be seen whether it can top the Honda.

Accord Plug-In drivers will see 13 miles of all-electric range, and EPA fuel economy ratings of 47 mpg city, 46 highway, and 46 combined in regular hybrid mode. Those figures are better than we're expecting from the Fusion Energi, but a little off the plug-in Prius' 51 city, 49 highway and 50 combined.

It's the first car in the U.S. to meet the new LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standards, and will get single-occupant carpool access in California.

The regular, two-motor Honda Accord Hybrid will also get some impressive economy figures, with an EPA-rated 49 mpg city, 45 highway and 47 combined. The hybrid will arrive next summer.

What do you think about the Accord Plug-In's fuel efficiency and pricing? Let us know in the comments section below.

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