2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

OVERALL RATING 4.1 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.7 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
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24 Jan 2014
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Hybrid cars are a great way to preserve the environment. Many manufacturers are striving to develop the best hybrid vehicle yet. However, there is one manufacturer that may have created the best hybrid sedan by far. This manufacturer is Honda and their latest hybrid vehicle is the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.

This vehicle has all the features a hybrid car should have. The engine is based along the lines of a revolutionary technology which makes it extremely fuel efficient. Moreover, the electric motor of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid gives it a better mileage than any other hybrid on the market.

To top it off, the superb mileage is combined with the comfort of an Accord. These factors might just make the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid the best hybrid ever made. Let’s look at the features of this spectacular new hybrid in detail.

Gasoline Engine Specifications

The gas engine in the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is state-of-the-art. It is built on a revolutionary technology. This technology makes the Accord Hybrid’s engine extremely fuel efficient. The technology used in the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is known as the Atkinson Cycle. The technology dates back to the late 1800s but it hasn’t been used much in hybrid cars.

The new Accord Hybrid has revived this technology with its 2.0-liter engine. The engine has four cylinders and can generate 141 horsepower. Generally, the engines built on the Atkinson Cycle perspective are considered to have less power. This is considered to be the price one has to pay to get a fuel efficient engine. But Honda seems to have found a way around this.

The 2.0-liter engine that runs on the concept of the Atkinson Cycle is not only fuel efficient, but produces a staggering 141 horsepower. This is a fair amount of power for an engine considered to be less powerful. Now combine the Atkinson Cycle with an electric motor and the result is a hybrid with an unmatched mileage.

Hybrid Technology

The battery pack that powers the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid comes in two variants. In the standard version the battery back is rated at 1.3 kWh. The second battery pack variant is included in the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid. This battery is rated at a staggering 6.7 kWh.

Not only does this battery pack last longer, it gives more power to the motor making this version faster. The mileage of plug-in hybrid and the standard version is quite similar. The standard version gives 50 miles to the gallon in the city and 45 miles on the highway. The plug-in hybrid gives 47 miles to a gallon in the city and 46 on the highway.

Interior Design

The interior of the car is unlike any other hybrid vehicle in the market. In fact, just by looking at the interior you could easily confuse it for a gasoline-only car. While it may seem like any other gasoline powered vehicle in the cabin, the interior does have a distinct look to it. The interior is simple but attractive and boasts sophistication. The Accord is a luxury sedan, and the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid lives up to its name.

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is built pretty much on the same principles as the interior. The exterior design doesn’t give away the technology that is lurking under the hood. In fact the car looks just like any other Accord. This is a plus point for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid as many hybrid vehicles tend to adapt unorthodox designs which many drivers do not appreciate.

All in all, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has the potential to be the best hybrid vehicle this year.