REVIEW: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the 2014 Green Car of the Year and gets to 50 MPG. Add in the great safety features, innovative technology, and great list of standard features, and this vehicle is poised to become the king of the hybrids. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is also built right here in Ohio.

The Green Car Journal has already noticed the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. They named the vehicle “Green Car of the Year,” because of the outstanding fuel economy ratings. The Accord Hybrid gets 50 MPG city, one the highest rankings on the road today. Honda also shares the Green Car Journal’s goal of an ultra-low carbon future.

“With its efficient internal combustion, hybrid, and plug-in choices, the 2014 Honda Accord delivers exactly what consumers are looking for today,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal andCarsOfChange.com. “It all comes together this year for the Accord in ways that speak to significant environmental performance built into a mainstream, volume model that’s a joy to drive. The Accord is a deserving winner of Green Car Journal’s 2014 Green Car of the Year.”

On the outside, the Accord Hybrid resembles the standard 2014 Accord, but adds some customized features including unique hybrid badging, blue-accented grille and light lenses, LED daytime running lights, and a unique wheel design.

Under the hood, the Honda Accord Hybrid will use Honda’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain, much of which is shared with the Accord Plug-In.

The two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain in the Accord Hybrid allows the vehicle to move through three different driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive – to optimize fuel efficiency.

In ‘EV Drive’, the Accord Hybrid uses the lithium-ion battery to run in electric-only mode at lower speeds and in medium to high speed cruising, ‘Engine Drive’ sends the engine power directly to the front wheels. In ‘Hybrid Drive,’ the powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor and the all-new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine blend together for powerful acceleration while allowing for efficient driving in  stop-and-go traffic situations.

Safety is a plus in the Accord Hybrid. The standard Accord is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, and Honda anticipates the Hybrid to receive the same rankings. There are a number of great available technologies in the Accord Hybrid that make it one of the safest vehicles available.

Forward Collision Warning is available on EX-L trims. It’s a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield, and it will detect any vehicles in your path. The Touring trim will use radar sensors located in front of the Hybrid. If FCW determines that you are in risk of collision, it will activate audio and visual alerts to attempt to alert you.

Another great technology option is Lane Departure Warning. Using similar technology as FCW, LDW has small cameras on windshield and rearview mirror that monitors if a driver is making an unintended departure into another lane. Drivers will be notified through visual and audio warnings.

Other safety technologies include Vehicle stability assist, tire pressure monitoring system, and advanced airbags.

A number of technological standard features include Bluetooth, SMS Text Message Function, Push Button Ignition, rearview camera, and power seats.

The Accord Hybrid is the first Honda Hybrid built in the Buckeye State’s Marysville Plant.

Waikem Honda has the Green, Clean 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid on our lot today. Learn more about this 50-MPG vehicle and let us show you how to avoid the pump.

 

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