We purchased the Accord Hybrid shortly after its recent arrival at a local dealer, attracted by its 'new' hybrid technology & claimed mileage. We had the chance last weekend to take it on an Interstate highway trip of about 450 miles, and found it to be very comfortable and achieved about 43 mpg on the trip despite driving almost the entire trip at the 75 mph posted speed limit.
One can imagine the economy potential for more restrained highway driving.
Beyond the comfort and mpg factors, we enjoy the fact that the Accord Hybrid looks like every other Accord on the road - no geeky look like the Prius or other 'green' cars.
The build-quality is solid, the design fine. Built in the USA-Ohio!
High mpg - have reached 60+ mpg in city driving situations
Good driving performance & handling; seamless transitions from battery to engine mode
Solid build quality
No geeky design
Great technology in instrumentation, safety features and other systems -- e.g., right side rear view camera
Speech recognition for GPS settings could be better
Lower price compared to V-6 gasoline version
Adaptive cruise control use when in 'econ' mode results in slow acceleration to selected speed, which can be a safety problem in certain driving situations
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