2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Honda didn’t meet the short term goals in the field of Hybrids, but nevertheless, its hybrids are outstanding. In the last three years, they have sold slightly over 27,000 vehicles, mostly Accord Plug-Ins and Accord Hybrids. The reason why Honda didn’t meet the goals shouldn’t be found in a product but in a market. At this point, market cannot consume so many hybrid vehicles. Car manufacturers should hold their horses since hybrid time will inevitably come.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Concept
In fact, Honda wanted to produce more Accords in the last few years, but there was a battery shortage. Therefore, they moved Accord’s production from Ohio back to Japan. Batteries are still being produced in Japan hence, it is going to be easier to organize everything. There are high expectations of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid and it seems that Honda won’t let us down.
The redesign is visible both inside and outside, and fuel economy is just astonishing. If you need a reliable, not too powerful, and an efficient engine than new Accord Hybrid will be a perfect choice for you. There are several significant improvements but let’s first start with the engine.
Engine and Specs
The biggest modification lies under the hood. Honda introduced the brand-new two-motor hybrid unit. This unit is expected to be the next generation of hybrid powertrains since this is the very first time that one car has two motors under its hood. Honda didn’t improve only fuel economy, but the new Accord is even more powerful than its predecessor. According to the official data 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid delivers 212 horsepower! It’s just outstanding! We don’t have information about every hybrid on the market, but we believe this is quite close to the top car in this field.
However, this isn’t everything. Honda managed to reduce fuel consumption and manufacture a vehicle which EPA rating stands at 47 mpg combined. This means you need only a little more than two gallons for 100 miles. Considering all aspects, this is the biggest advantage of new Accord over other hybrids. It also includes three different drive modes, but there are yet to be presented. Although the design won’t leave you as speechless as these figures, there are some interesting innovations you should read about.
Thanks to the new engine fuel consumption is cut, but new styling also deserves some credits. Designers did their best to improve the aerodynamics of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. They slightly changed the shape of the vehicle adding some new curves. New headlights and fog lamps are visible as well. Also, they opted for a larger wheelbase which contributes to more aggressive design. Apart from these refreshments, there shouldn’t be any other major changes when it comes to the exterior.
Bigger changes are expected inside the vehicle. This especially refers to the implementation of new technology. An eight-inch LCD touch panel is going to be added, and the rearview camera should be placed at the back of the vehicle. Some additional features are air-conditioning system and Bluetooth connection. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid looks more luxurious than the previous models, thanks to introducing new materials. Seats are wrapped in finest materials which provide extra comfort for passengers. Five people can easily fit inside the cabin, and there is enough space for everyone of them.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Release Date and Price
Although there is no official information about the price, we can make some predictions. When we take the price of the last model into consideration, then we can assume that 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is going to cost somewhere between $29,000 and $35,000. However please don’t take this to the bank and wait for the official announcement. It should be announced by the end of 2016 since we may see it on the road in the first quarter of 2017.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
MPG: 49 city / 47 highway
Curb weight: 3,483 to 3,536 lbs
Battery: 1.3 kWh lithium-ion
Horsepower: 212 hp
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder