2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan - Rating Details

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Vehicle Tested 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Limited Sedan Driven On 11/1/2013 Ratings Summary The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid combines everything we liked about the current Honda Accord -- quality interior, refined driving dynamics, value for money -- with an efficient hybrid battery pack and a reasonable breakeven period. This is the way all hybrids should drive.
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Performance Not only does the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid deliver outstanding fuel economy, but its smooth, effortless powertrain has enough torque to accelerate well even from highway speeds.
Acceleration
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From a stop, acceleration is smooth and brisk. The torque from the electric motor gets you up to speed quickly without the noise and inefficiency of an unassisted four-cylinder.
Braking
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The brake feel is, like in most hybrids, odd. The first phase of the pedal feels very synthetic. Precise and easy to use, but unusual. Full panic stops offer no ABS kickback.
Steering
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Electric power steering offers adequate feel and feedback to prudently guide the car. Feels a cut above the steering found in other plug-in hybrids.
Handling
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The additional weight of the hybrid battery doesn't really affect handling compared with the non-hybrid version. Heavier-duty rear shocks give a planted feel.
Driveability
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Responsive to small throttle inputs and intuitive. Power can be metered very precisely, and is delivered with exceptional smoothness.
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Comfort A step above the old Accord and on par with the best in the segment when it comes to space, usability and functionality.
Seating Comfort
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Vastly improved over 2012 Accord, the seats of which had awkward lower back support.
Ride Comfort
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Few buyers will find fault here as the Accord hits a sweet spot between too firm and too soft. The hybrid battery's weight does not result in a bouncy ride.
Quietness
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Very little road or engine noise, even during gasoline operation and gas/electric transition. EV mode is smooth and essentially noiseless.
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Interior A step above the old Accord and on par with the best in the segment when it comes to space, usability and functionality. That said, the large hybrid battery does erode cargo volume.
Ergonomics
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Fewer buttons than before, which is appreciated. And just about every control is logical and well placed. Good driving position with a nice range of adjustment.
Ingress/Egress
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Ingress and egress are never a problem in the Accord.
Space/Room
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Smaller than the 2012 Accord on the outside but offers the same size passenger space inside, which is an impressive engineering feat.
Visibility
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Above average for the class. Its low beltline aids visibility from the rear seat.
Cargo/Storage
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Due to its large battery pack, total cargo space is diminished in the Accord Hybrid and the rear seats are now fixed in place instead of foldable.
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Value The Accord Hybrid is a better drive in nearly all respects than a similarly equipped Accord. And based on our testing, the fuel savings will pay for the Hybrid's premium price in only five years.
Build Quality (vs. $)
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Better than many competitors. Quality materials and assembly are an Accord strength. The Limited model offers high-quality leather.
Features(vs. $)
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Good safety features including LaneWatch, Adaptive Cruise. HondaLink, too, helps bring the Accord up to current feature-tech standards.
Cost
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Its $35,695 sticker price is quite a bit more than a similarly equipped 4-cylinder model, and a tick more than a fully-loaded V6. Doesn't feel overpriced from behind the wheel.
MPG
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The EPA estimates the Accord Hybrid will return 47 mpg Combined (50 City/45 Hwy). We managed 46 mpg overall, and on our evaluation loop it returned 47.5 mpg.
Warranty
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Average warranty for the segment. Basic: 3 years/36,000 miles. Powertrain: 5 years/60,000 miles. Hybrid hardware: 8 years/80,000 miles.
Ownership
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There is no free scheduled maintenance available for the Accord Hybrid.
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Fun To Drive It's more satisfying and practical than it is fun to drive. Many will enjoy this car's livability, practicality and impressive efficiency. Coaxing as much mileage as possible offers a type of entertainment.
Driving Experience
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Incredibly smooth and far more responsive than other hybrids. It's not the enthusiasts' first choice, but it isn't a dull pod either.
Personality
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The 2014 Accord Hybrid could've been a silly, strange-looking futuristic thing that screamed HYBRID! Instead, it's a handsome sedan that just happens to get 47 mpg. We like that.
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