Honda Accord Hybrid News

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    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 with a car to test. The company's more affordable electric car may make it next year as a finalist, but several other new vehicles didn't make the cut either. DON'T MISS: One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2018 As a reminder, to qualify for consideration in a given...

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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...

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    Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

    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...

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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

    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 were sold as 2014 and 2015 models, but the plug-in hybrid Accord will not return. That low-volume plug-in Accord will be replaced by a 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, also announced the same day. DON'T MISS: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid The 2017 Accord Hybrid...

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    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...

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    Is Honda Accord Hybrid Gone? Yes, For A Year--But It'll Be Back

    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...

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    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...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

    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 vice-president John Mendel revealed that both models would be discontinued in a business update briefing for media yesterday. DON'T MISS: Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity (Jul 2014) The Civic Hybrid, first released for the 2003 model year, was the company's second...

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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...

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    Toyota Hybrid Sales Flat In 2014, Honda Up By More Than Half Globally

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    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 numbers that were all that great. That's changed with the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, which we named Green Car Reports' 2014 Best Car To Buy. It gets much better gas mileage--but does the hybrid Accord truly have what it takes to challenge the Toyota Camry Hybrid this time? DON'T MISS: Green Car...

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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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    2014 Honda Hybrid Cars: Ultimate Guide

    Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers four to U.S. consumers. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to...

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    Honda: Hybrids For Bigger Cars Now That Insight Is Going Away

    Scrambling to do a bit of damage control after news broke last month that production of its Insight hybrid will end this year, Honda issued a press release touting its renewed commitment to hybrid technology. The death of the Insight model begged the question, what about the tiny two-seat CR-Z...

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    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Supplies Tight In 'Rolling Release'

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the last week to complain that they were unable to purchase the new Accord Hybrid, which Green Car Reports named its 2014 Best...

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    Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

    For 2014, our fourth annual Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy award goes to the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. This new model of the redesigned Honda Accord sedan introduced last year is comfortable, quiet, stylish--and delivers real-world fuel economy from 40 mpg to as much as 52 mpg. And that's...