The 2014 Accord Hybrid is set to make its debut at U.S. dealerships on October 31. The EPA has given this model a rating of 50mpg in the city. John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda, said that this hybrid offers an excellent mix of fuel efficiency, technology and value as well as sophisticated technologies standard on all Accord Hybrids.
The well-equipped Accord Hybrid is priced from $29,155 MSRP. The price could go up to as high as $34,905 for the luxurious Accord Hybrid Touring model. This price includes $790 in destination and handling costs. Mendel also said that the growing lineup with the Accord Hybrid will boost the Accord’s reputation as the United States’ most popular passenger car with individual buyers.
Each new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid comes with many standard features such as Honda's exclusive LaneWatch blind spot display system, which is a premium feature that’s not yet offered on rival hybrids.
The other features that are now offered as standard include a rearview camera, LED daytime running lights (DRL), an Expanded View Driver's Mirror, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, USB/iPod integration, Pandora compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, a driver's seat with 10-way power adjustment, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.
Accord Hybrid EX-L features advanced safety technologies like Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), together with leather-trimmed and heated front seats and the HondaLink cloud-based media and connectivity system that use Aha® compatibility. The EX-L trim has the following as standard: power driver's seat memory, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and one-touch moonroof.
The range-topping Accord Hybrid Touring comes with the added features of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and FM traffic data, LED headlights with blue tinted chrome bezels, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and hard disk drive (HDD) audio memory.
2014 Accord Hybrid has EPA fuel-economy ratings1 of 50 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined, making it the top rated 4-door sedan in the U.S. in the EPA city cycle. Honda had improved its form as well as function and gave it a stylish modern exterior and a roomy interior with a very efficient two-motor hybrid system from Honda's Earth Dreams™ Technology advanced powertrain series.
With crisp styling and efficient aerodynamics, the new 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe body styling and engineering are the most refined in the Accord brand's almost four-decade history. The enhancements are customised to improve every facet of the experience of owning an Accord, from more accurate drive and control to a quieter cabin environment, as well as better visibility and improved fuel economy.
Accord's body is made from more high-strength steel than in the history of any Accord model. This allows the Accord to have an increased structure strength for upgraded drive quality and more accurate cornering.
The design of the sedan's body is confident and definitive, smooth and effortless, while the body design of the coupe is sporty, tight, and energetic. In both styles, far-reaching use of streamlined details, including extensive application of under-covers, enhances the Accord's effective aerodynamics that completely benefits fuel economy. Other improvements are optional LED headlights, LED DRLs, turn signals mounted on the mirrors, and an Expanded View Driver's Mirror that expands the driver's field of vision by 4.2 degrees.
Even the Sedan's sides are dramatic, with a character shape streaming up and back over the door surfaces, and a recessed shaped cleverly located at the lower doors, providing essence and a sensation of movement. Vivid window surrounding trim inserts a luxurious feeling, while in the back, the tops of the rear bumpers turn in toward the C-pillars like flexing musculature. The EX-L and Touring models offer chrome door handles and added trim on the rear panel for additional refinement.