Working alongside an electric motor, the Accord Hybrid utilizes an efficient 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder engine. It offers drivers a dynamic and reliable performance on the road with quick acceleration, which makes trickier driving situations, such as merging onto the highway or passing vehicles, much easier. By itself it will contribute 143 horsepower and 129 lb.-ft of torque to the total system power.
Along with the 2.0L gasoline engine, the Accord Hybrid features an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery. In the 2018 model, the motor is no longer housed behind the rear seats, taking up valuable cargo space in the trunk. Instead, it’s nestled underneath the seats, giving the Hybrid Accord model the same 17 cubic feet of trunk space as all the other Accord models. The motor provides the bulk of the power, producing up to 181 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft of torque by itself. Altogether, the engine and motor hybrid combination achieves a total system horsepower of 212.
The powertrain includes a number of features that work to boost the Hybrid’s performance on the road and also assist in day-to-day driving.
Working in tandem with the hybrid engine and motor system is an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode and Deceleration Selectors. It transfers the power generated under the hood and delivers it efficiently and unmitigated to the front wheels. And the Sport Mode and Deceleration Selectors not only enhance the Accord Hybrid’s performance, but also makes for a more thrilling and engaging experience behind the wheel.
One of the chief reasons to consider choosing a hybrid vehicle is of course achieving incredible fuel economy. Drivers save time and money and are able to drive for longer distances with less visits to the pump. With a fuel tank capacity of 12.8 gallons, the Accord Hybrid has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 47 in the city, 47 on the highway, and 47 combined mpg*.
The Accord Hybrid has a deep commitment to safety, offering a long list of both passive and active features, as well as driver-assistive technology that helps prevent or mitigate impacts on the road. The list of active safety features not only work to keep everyone safer, but also ensures that the Accord Hybrid is performing at its very best, despite weather or road conditions.