The engine of the Accord Hybrid is a 2.0L in-line 4 cylinder. It offers drivers quick acceleration, which can make trickier driving situations, such as merging or passing, much easier. The engine alone produces up to 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque and contributes to the total system horsepower along with the electric engine.
The Accord Hybrid features an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Unlike other hybrids, the motor is no longer housed behind the rear seats, taking up valuable cargo space in the trunk, but instead sits underneath the rear seats. This makes the trunk in the Accord Hybrid measure 17 cubic feet, the same as the gas-powered Accord models. The electric motor produces 181 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft of torque. Along with the horsepower generated by the engine, the Accord Hybrid achieves 212 hp for the total system.
The Accord Hybrid features an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode and Deceleration Selectors. It works in tandem with the motor and engine system and transfers the power produced to the front wheels. And with the Sport Mode feature and deceleration selectors, performance on the road is enhanced and the experience behind the wheel is more fun and thrilling.
The dynamic and fuel-efficient powertrain of the Accord Hybrid has a number of features to help boost its performance even more. The Eco Assist System helps drivers make the most out of driving a hybrid. And Hill Start Assist and Remote Engine Start provide helpful conveniences to make real-life driving situations go more smoothly.
One of the main reasons to consider a hybrid sedan is the incredible fuel economy that’s unmatched by traditional gasoline engines. Driving a hybrid vehicle not only translates to savings with less frequent visits to the pump, but it’s also a better choice for the environment. The Accord Hybrid has a tank capacity of 12.8 gallons and an EPA estimated fuel economy of 47 mpg*.
As a five-passenger sedan, the Accord Hybrid makes safety a top-priority with passive safety features—including airbags, seatbelts, and an Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure—and a list of driver-assistive technology features. But it’s the active safety features that help boost the Accord Hybrid’s performance on the road and reinforce its reliability in any weather conditions.