Honda Accord News

  • 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

    Honda has upgraded the specs for the Accord Hybrid—and it means quicker acceleration without an mpg penalty.

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan to go on sale Friday, March 23

    While mid-size sedans are losing the U.S. sales battle to crossover utility vehicles, they still sell hundreds of thousands of units each year. An entirely redesigned Honda Accord launched for 2018 just a few months after a redesigned version of its U.S. arch-rival the Toyota Camry, but the Accord...

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    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

    The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last...

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    Which green cars didn't make the list for Best Car To Buy 2018?

    After the usual intense discussions and debates, we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award earlier this week. The Tesla Model 3 was not among them, because we have to drive a car in order to evaluate it as a finalist—and Tesla declined to provide us...

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    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive review: lighter shade of green

    It’s easy for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid to get lost. Short of small “Hybrid” badges on the front fenders, not much on the car’s exterior says it's powered by electrons. There’s no plug-in variant for now (a role reserved to the Clarity Plug-In sedan), and the latest...

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    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: more trunk space, higher fuel economy promised

    Over three sporadic model years, the hybrid version of the Honda Accord mid-size sedan has led a peripatetic life. The 2014 and 2015 Accord Hybrid was built in Marysville, Ohio, along with almost all the rest of the Accords sold in North America, its largest market. It skipped 2016 altogether, and...

  • 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan Grille

    In recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan. Now the company's done it again, with an announcement that came during the Detroit Auto Show launch of its 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan. DON'T MISS: Honda To Offer New Electric Car, Plug-In Hybrid Model By 2018 (Jan 2015) It...

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    Explaining how Honda Accord Hybrid system works: video

    The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan returned last year, ending a one-year hiatus for the model. The new version uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid powertrain fitted to earlier hybrid Accords, which were sold as 2014 and 2015 models. That powertrain is notable because it uses a...

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    Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

    On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. It will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have progressed in those seven years. We were lucky to start the award in 2011, the year two remarkable cars arrived on global...

  • 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016
    2017 Honda Accord Hybrid preview (updated)

    The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan was unveiled in April 2016—ending a one-year hiatus for a model that now offers the highest EPA gas-mileage ratings in the Honda lineup. The new model uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid powertrain fitted to earlier hybrid Accords, which...

  • 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016
    2017 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive

    The Honda Accord Hybrid was an impressive car when it launched as a 2014 model, but supply constraints frustrated buyers, and the hybrid mid-size sedan actually skipped the 2016 model year. For 2017, it's back in the lineup, with a slightly improved hybrid system and a host of updates made to the...

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    Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

    Fifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle. But by "around 2030," according to Honda's CEO, his company will "strive" to make fully two-thirds of its cars electrified in some way--including hybrids, plug-in...

  • 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

    The Honda Accord Hybrid has the highest fuel-economy rating of any mid-size hybrid sedan: 47 mpg combined. That's better than any other competitor now on sale, including hybrid models of the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry. But the hybrid Accord has quietly vanished from the carmaker's 2016 lineup. DON'T MISS: Honda Accord Hybrid Production Relocates From Ohio To Japan And that has apparently led to confusion among buyers and dealers, as our reader Omeed Chandra pointed out in a note asking us for information on the model's actual status. Chandra related the story of...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    Honda Accord Hybrids Recalled For Software Fix

    Honda Accord Hybrid sedans are recalled to address a software issue.

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    Ten Used Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of: UPDATED

    Some used cars are better bets than others. And just as new hybrid cars vary in efficiency, driving quality, and sales volume, some used hybrids may be a more conservative bet than others. A used Toyota Prius is by far the most familiar and most numerous hybrid, with more than 7 million sold...

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    Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

    Honda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show. But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda executive...

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    Honda Accord Hybrid Production Relocates From Ohio To Japan

    The topic of the press release issued late last Wednesday was not the sort of thing to set green-car fans' hearts racing: "Statement...Re: North American Production Portfolio". But buried in several paragraphs of detail from John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, was one...

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    Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

    The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of awards, the Accord Hybrid remained a rare beast indeed on dealership lots. Now, more than a year later, it appears that supply...

  • 2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

    With U.S. gas prices having fallen 40 percent over six months, fuel efficiency may be less important to car buyers than it was when gasoline cost $4 a gallon. Meanwhile, smaller crossover utility vehicles are supplanting sedans and hatchbacks in more and more driveways. DON'T MISS: Toyota Racks Up 7 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997 (Oct 2014) Added to an aging lineup of Prius models, those two factors may explain why Toyota's global sales of hybrid-electric vehicles actually fell 1 percent in 2014, to 1.27 million compared to 1.28 million the year before. Toyota is by far the world's largest...

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    Toyota Prius Loses Best-Selling Car In California Title To Honda Accord

    The Toyota Prius is no longer the best-selling car in California.

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

    While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker's two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic Hybrid, a compact four-door sedan, and the Honda CR-Z two-seat sport hatchback are still in the lineup--but their 2014 sales...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers. Yet sales have been...

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    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

    Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn't done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius. Its first two-seat Insight wasn't close enough to the mainstream--and the first Honda Accord Hybrid in 2004 didn't post gas-mileage...

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    Honda Accord Hybrid Remains In Tight Supply; Buyers On Waiting Lists

    The Insight may be Honda's flagship hybrid model, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from putting it out of its misery recently, with no replacement on the horizon. Luckily, another Honda hybrid is doing rather better--with demand actually outstripping current supply. According to Wards...

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