Honda is heralding its new 2014 Accord hybrid as a vehicle that will offer a whopping 50 city miles on a single gallon of gasoline (45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined). The hybrid vehicle will bump its competitors off and reportedly assume the number one spot as the most fuel-efficient, gas-powered four door sedan in the country.
"Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda in a recent press release. "For customers looking for a 50 mpg rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid."
The Accord hybrid which is said to be able to cruise a distance of up to 673 miles on a tank of gas is about 46 miles farther than any of its midsized and diesel competitors. Currently the Accord hybrid's top competitor is the Ford Fusion which comes in fuel-wise at about 47 mpg city and highway; the latter beating the Japanese automaker by 2 miles.
The five passenger sedan which hits dealerships in October will use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine (141 hp), 124 kW electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery pack. The Accord hybrid's exterior will sport blue accents in some parts, with LED daytime running lights, aerodynamic alloy wheels, a unique rear spoiler emblem hybrid and a different grille and front bumper than its gasoline-powered siblings. The vehicle will also offer improved driver rear visibility.
The Accord Hybrid in particular is reportedly at the highest end of the range and has essentially every feature that’s offered on the top-of-the-line Accord EX-L gas fueled model including LED daytime running lights, adaptive cruise control, and other goodies.
If you're wondering about the 2014 Accord hybrid's sticker price, it will be announced closer to its dealership landing.
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