While the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid looks aren’t much different than a normal Honda Accord, It’s what’s under the hood that matters. It’s newly equipped with a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cyde gasoline engine. This engine is equipped with an i-VTEC and paired to a two-motor hybrid. The 2014 Accord Hybrid gets 47 mpg combined with 50 mpg city and 45 mpg highway. With driving impressions, the new Accord drives like a beauty.
This car will coast in EV mode depending on your throttle input and whim. On the right side of the speedometer, green letters that say “EV” will light up, or you can force the Hybrid into EV mode by pressing the “EV Mode” button located by the shifter. With the EV mode, the Accord Hybrid will cruise along electricity. Honda’s engineers explain that the EV mode works a little over 60 mph. When acceleration is needed, a warning that say’s, “Hard Acceleration Requested,” will appear.
Electric and gas drive-trains combined produce 196 horsepower. The Accord Hybrid is simple with no Power mode, Sport mode, stepped gears for the CVT, and no way to shift on your on. The reason for this is because it’s not needed with its already smooth ride, silent highway speeds, and an invisible power-plant. Even with the lithium-ion battery weighing 116 pounds, the Hybrid’s turns are precise and smooth.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid goes on sale October 31 of this year. Starting MSRP for the car is $29,155. If you’re a Honda lover, this hybrid is right up your league.
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