- The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $29,945, making it more expensive than the base 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
- The top-of-the-line 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring starts at $35,695.
- The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid goes on sale October 31.
TORRANCE, California — The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $29,945, including a $790 destination charge, making it more expensive than the base 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
The midlevel 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $32,695, including shipping. The top-of-the-line 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring starts at $35,695, including shipping.
The base non-hybrid 2014 Honda Accord LX sedan with a six-speed manual starts at $22,745, including shipping.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, which is built in Marysville, Ohio, goes on sale October 31. It is the last version of the refreshed Accord's lineup to launch, following the standard gasoline Accord, and the Accord Plug-In Hybrid.
Among the Accord Hybrid's standard features are the LaneWatch blind spot detection system, a rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth, USB/iPod integration, Pandora compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, a driver's seat with 10-way power adjustment and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.
The top-of-the-line Accord Hybrid adds the Honda Satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and FM traffic data, LED headlights with blue-tinted chrome bezels, adaptive cruise control and hard disk drive audio memory.
Honda's new Accord Hybrid is rated at 50 mpg in city driving, beating the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid's 47 mpg city rating. But both cars have an identical 47 mpg combined rating, according to the EPA.
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.
The 2014 Ford Fusion S Hybrid FWD starts at $26,995, including a $795 destination charge, and the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE starts at $26,950, including an $810 destination charge.
Honda's pricing announcement on the Accord Hybrid comes at a time when the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. is pegged at $3.47 versus $3.81 a year ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Edmunds says: Consumers shopping for a midsize hybrid sedan will have to weigh a lot of factors, including the base price of the vehicles, fuel economy and gas prices as they make their decision.