2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

What’s new

  • Available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Quieter engine when accelerating
  • Part of the 10th Accord generation introduced for 2018

Pros & Cons

  • The cabin has plenty of room for adults
  • High fuel economy
  • No loss of cargo space over the traditional Accord
  • Low seating position slightly hampers entry and exit
  • Braking distances in panic stops are unusually long for the class
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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

What is the Accord Hybrid?

If you guessed the Accord Hybrid is just like a regular Honda Accord but with a highly economical hybrid powertrain, well, you'd be right. Honda has compromised little of its already excellent Accord platform with its latest hybrid generation, which debuted for the 2018 model year. For 2021, Honda has made a variety of changes to enhance the car's appeal.

Visually, the Accord Hybrid looks largely the same for 2021. Honda has made relatively minor changes to the front end, with the most noticeable being a restyled grille. The Hybrid now uses more distinctive badging on the grille and front fenders. For 2021, there are also some new and improved technology features. But we're most excited about the mechanical changes. In particular, Honda improved the isolation of the Accord Hybrid's engine to reduce excess noise and vibration. It also revised the car's power delivery to have a more traditional and linear feel. These changes are welcome since prior years of the Hybrid were overly noisy during hard acceleration.

How does the Accord Hybrid drive?

Power for the Accord Hybrid hasn't changed and remains 212 horsepower derived from the combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a hybrid system. The hybrid setup has a starter-generator paired to the gasoline engine as well as a propulsion motor that draws power from a lithium-ion battery pack. This combination makes more power than the Toyota's Camry Hybrid (208 hp) and the Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid (192 hp) and gives the Accord Hybrid quicker-than-average acceleration for the class.

Honda's improvements to the powertrain have indeed worked. Not only is the engine quieter and more refined, but it's also less prone to use excessive (and noisy) revving when you ask for a little more acceleration. On the stopping side, Honda's fiddled with Accord Hybrid's brake setup to provide a smoother — and now nearly seamless — mix of regenerative and mechanical braking power.

How comfortable is the Accord Hybrid?

Because of the extra weight associated with a hybrid battery pack, most hybrid sedans typically don't ride quite as well as their non-hybrid siblings. This is also true for the Accord Hybrid, although its ride comfort is still best in class by some margin.

We tested the top-trim Accord Hybrid Touring, which comes with an adaptive suspension as well as big 19-inch wheels. While we appreciate the extra features of the Touring (ventilated front seats, for example), we haven't found that the adaptive shock absorbers contribute much to the ride quality. In fact, we'd go so far as to recommend either the EX or EX-L trim level if comfort is a priority for you. They cost thousands less than the similarly equipped Touring trim and still have a smooth ride thanks to their smaller 17-inch wheels that have cushier tire sidewalls.

How's the Accord Hybrid's interior?

If it ain't broke, etc. The Accord Hybrid's interior is unchanged from that of the standard Accord. With the exception of a few hard plastic panels, we have no real complaints about the premium look and feel. The front seats are a bit more firm than other offerings in this class, but on higher trim levels, they are highly adjustable and offer both heating and ventilation. Rear passengers see no loss in legroom due to the battery pack or anything else related to the hybrid powertrain.

How's the Accord Hybrid's tech?

Honda's done quite a bit to bolster the Accord Hybrid by making the previously optional 8-inch infotainment touchscreen standard equipment. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are part of the deal and can be had with new wireless compatibility on the EX, EX-L and Touring trims. Wireless connectivity allows you to start these integration systems without having to plug in with a USB cord. Wireless charging is also available on those same trim levels.

For 2021, Honda has tweaked its adaptive cruise control for smoother, more natural deceleration. During our time in the Accord Hybrid, we found it to be responsive yet well mannered, even down to a stop. The lane-keeping assist system has also been refined and now provides more gradual steering corrections when you start to veer out of your lane. The top-level Touring trim also gets automatic low-speed braking that applies the brakes if parking sensors detect an imminent collision with an object in front of or behind the vehicle.

How economical is the Accord Hybrid?

Is the Hybrid the Accord to get? From a value standpoint, definitely. Compared to the non-hybrid Accord LX with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, the base Accord Hybrid LX costs $1,600 more. For that you get an EPA-estimated 48 mpg in combined driving (48 city/48 highway), or 43 mpg in the Touring trim level.

A regular Accord with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine gets 33 mpg combined. So, yes, you save on gas with the Accord Hybrid, but it's going to take a few years to recoup the cost. There are fringe benefits, however. The Accord Hybrid is quicker to accelerate, for example, and it has a longer cruising range of more than 600 miles on a single tank of gas.

Edmunds says

The Accord Hybrid takes all the comfort and refinement of the standard Accord and gains fuel efficiency, power and a few additional standard features. This year's improvements to the powertrain have given the Hybrid a quieter driving experience, too, making it a top choice for a midsize hybrid sedan.

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    Features & Specs

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    2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT
    MSRP$26,370
    MPG 48 city / 47 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower212 hp @ 6200 rpm
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    2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT
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    MPG 44 city / 41 hwy
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    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower212 hp @ 6200 rpm
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    EX 4dr Sedan
    2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT
    MSRP$30,320
    MPG 48 city / 47 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower212 hp @ 6200 rpm
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    2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT
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    MPG 48 city / 47 hwy
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    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower212 hp @ 6200 rpm
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    Safety

    NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.3%

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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    Is the Honda Accord Hybrid a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Accord Hybrid both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Honda Accord Hybrid fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Accord Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 43 mpg to 48 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Accord Hybrid has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Accord Hybrid. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid:

    • Available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen
    • Quieter engine when accelerating
    • Part of the 10th Accord generation introduced for 2018
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    Is the Honda Accord Hybrid reliable?

    To determine whether the Honda Accord Hybrid is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Accord Hybrid. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Accord Hybrid's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Accord Hybrid is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid?

    The least-expensive 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,370.

    Other versions include:

    • 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $26,370
    • Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $36,240
    • EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $30,320
    • EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $32,690
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    What are the different models of Honda Accord Hybrid?

    If you're interested in the Honda Accord Hybrid, the next question is, which Accord Hybrid model is right for you? Accord Hybrid variants include 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). For a full list of Accord Hybrid models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

    2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Overview

    The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Accord Hybrid Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

    What do people think of the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Accord Hybrid.

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    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Accord Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

    The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,195. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $2,685 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 7.2% below the MSRP.

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    2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

    The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,275. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $1,752 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 5.6% below the MSRP.

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    The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,325. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $2,114 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,114 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,211.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 7.7% below the MSRP.

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    The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,645. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $1,940 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,940 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,705.

    The average savings for the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

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