The all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is set to hit Canadian dealerships nationwide in October 2013.
The Accord Hybrid features the same sophisticated styling found on the Accord Sedan, plus upscale detailing with unique hybrid badging and blue-accented grille and light lenses, LED lighting, a unique wheel design and a decklid spoiler. The Accord Hybrid joins an award-winning family, including the Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe.
The 2014 Accord Hybrid will use Honda’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain along with two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain. This will enable the Accord Hybrid to move through three different driving modes, EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive to optimize efficiency and fuel economy.
In ‘EV Drive’, the Accord Hybrid uses the lithium-ion battery to run in electric-only mode at lower speeds and in medium to high speed cruising, “Engine Drive” sends the engine power directly to the front wheels. In “Hybrid Drive’ the powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor and the all-new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine blend together for powerful acceleration while allowing for efficient driving in stop and go traffic situations. The Accord Hybrid is anticipated to deliver fuel economy1 of 4.0/4.2/4.1 (City/Hwy/Combined) L/100Km.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be the first Honda hybrid vehicle assembled in Ohio and the second built in North America. The Accord Hybrid joins the diverse Accord lineup, which includes the four-cylinder and V-6 powered Accord Sedan and sporty Accord Coupe.
Inside, the Accord Hybrid’s intuitive layout provides the driver with instant fuel economy and energy flow information for optimal driving performance. Along with innovative new features such Honda’s LaneWatchblind-spot monitoring system, an industry-first which debuted on the Accord last fall, other available features on the 2014 Accord Hybrid include Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW), an 8-inch colour i-MID display, perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces, cloud-based HondaLink featuring Aha, 360-watt seven-speaker audio system with Bluetooth streaming audio, XM Radio, and a multi-angle rear-view camera with guidelines.
The 2014 Accord Hybrid features the same next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure as the 2013 Accord, along with Honda’s new SmartVent™ front-side airbags. Like the 2013 Accord, the 2014 Accord Hybrid is expected to earn similar top safety ratings including an NCAP 5-Star safety ratings and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).