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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 50 MPG in City Driving


Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is rated at 50 mpg in city driving, beating the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid's 47 mpg city rating.
  • The Accord Hybrid also beats the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which is rated at 43 mpg in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
  • Mass production of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid starts today in Marysville, Ohio, with sales slated for later this year.

TORRANCE, California — The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is rated at 50 mpg in city driving, beating the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid's 47 mpg city rating.

The Accord Hybrid also beats the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which is rated at 43 mpg in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Honda said the new Accord Hybrid has a driving range of 673 miles, "more than 46 miles farther than any vehicle in its segment."

American Honda said the 2014 Accord Hybrid returns 45 mpg on the highway and 47 mpg combined. The EPA has not yet posted official Accord Hybrid fuel economy numbers on its Web site.

Mass production of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid starts today in Marysville, Ohio, with sales slated for later this year. Pricing has not been announced.

"Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda, in a statement on Friday.

Accavitti did not mention the Ford Fusion Hybrid by name, but Honda noted in a statement that the 2014 Accord Hybrid's "city fuel-economy rating is three miles per gallon higher than the closest segment competitor."

Both the Fusion Hybrid and the Accord Hybrid return 47 mpg combined. The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid beats both of them in highway fuel economy. The Jetta Hybrid returns 42 mpg in city driving and 48 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The 2014 Accord Hybrid outstrips the fuel economy delivered by the previous-generation Honda Accord Hybrid. The 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid delivers 24 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. It was sold in the 2005-'07 model years and then discontinued.

The 2014 Accord Hybrid also delivers better city fuel economy than the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid. The EPA says the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid delivers 47 mpg in city driving and 46 mpg on the highway.

The new Accord Hybrid is equipped with Honda's new two-motor hybrid powertrain and a lithium-ion battery.

The Accord Hybrid goes into production at a time when fuel prices have fallen from a year ago. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Friday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.58 versus $3.82 a year ago.

Edmunds says: The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid earns major bragging rights in what is shaping up to be a hotly contested segment.

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