2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 50 MPG in City Driving


  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Picture

    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Picture

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will carry an EPA rating of 50 mpg in city driving, the company said. | September 06, 2013

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.

Comments

  • lions208487 lions208487 Posts:

    EPA ratings are fine; however, what are the real world stats?

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    @ lions208487 I wish I could give your post 1000 "recommends".

  • Not bad looking at, IMO. Hopefully it lives up to the MPG, Fusion Hybrid wasn't delivering its according MPG before they fixed the issue. Hmm I wonder what's its total horsepower and price! =)

  • ken_sf ken_sf Posts:

    I purchased the plug-in hybrid version of this car a few months ago and am very pleased. I'm getting about 94mpg on my most recent tank full of gas; because my model is a plug-in hybrid my first 15 miles are 'free', no gasoline, so my mileage per tank is much higher than the engine-only mpg of about 50, especially when I take many short trips and can recharge before my next trip. My experience is that the vehicle regularly beats the rated 47mpg (after the plug-in miles are expired). I typically get 50 to 55 with the plug-in battery expired and obviously there is some variation (up and down) given the particular trip. The nicest thing about this vehicle, from my perspective, is not the mileage but the drive; it drives beautifully, very smooth and quiet. The biggest nice surprise is a feature Honda calls Adaptive Cruze Control which autoatically slows down the vehicle when cruze control is working to keep the distance between my vehicle and the vehicle in front of me constant. If a vehicle pulls in front of you unexpectedly with this feature on the car responds; a big safety plus and a big conveniece plus for anyone who has used cruze control and has gotten tired of constantly fiddling with the set speed to allow for traffic variations. My plug-in Accord, like the Fusion and C-Max Energi plug ins, have reduced trunk space to accommodate their batteries. I find I can easily get two 26 inch suitcases to fit (taking advantage of vertical space) which matches the Prius I used to own. If you drive longer trips than me you can expect lower mileage per tank (say 65mpg or so on a tank where I took longer trips), but still, that puts my Prius to shame and this vehicle is a big step up in quality. My suggestion to Honda: offer different battery options. I would have gladly paid more for a battery with more capacity. Congratulations to Honda for doing so many things right with this vehicle. I am a retired engineer with many years of product design experience.

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