Onboard the current incarnation of the Honda Accord Hybrid is an updated version of the Honda two-motor hybrid system, which is the first of its kind to be introduced within the automotive industry.
This two-motor hybrid system utilizes one motor for accelerating the Accord Hybrid from a stopped position, while the second motor is employed in starting the engine along with charging the first motor. Honda’s innovative hybrid system gets paired up with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that employs the Atkinson cycle combustion sequence to deliver maximum output with the least amount of fuel consumption. A notable feature of the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain is that it uses a gas engine to deliver power to the wheels under certain conditions, and this is done without a transmission.
As other Accord Hybrid models have offered in years past, the 2017 Accord Hybrid brings various driving modes to the road, including:
When the innovators at Honda were developing the Accord Hybrid, it was necessary for them to bring some new technologies into play in order to accomplish what they had set out to achieve. These included:
In purchasing a hybrid vehicle, motorists expect impressive fuel efficiency. That is, after all, the chief reason most consumers buy a hybrid vehicle in the first place. In the area of fuel economy, the Honda Accord Hybrid definitely does not disappoint! The 2017 Accord Hybrid delivers an EPA-estimated 49 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 48 combined mpg*—outstanding numbers that will have any driver smiling!
Now that you know a lot more about how Honda’s hybrid vehicles operate, are you ready to test one out in person? Head over to any Detroit Area Honda Dealers location or contact us today to learn more about the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid and to take it out on the road for a test drive. A member of our crew will be happy to answer all of your questions, help you out with financing, and make you a terrific deal on this award-winning hybrid car!
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.