The engine of the Accord Hybrid is a dynamic 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder. It offers drivers quick acceleration which can help with tricky driving situations such as merging or passing. It works in tandem with the electric motor and contributes 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque to the total system.
Along with the gasoline engine, the Accord Hybrid features an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Unlike past models and other hybrids, the motor is no longer housed behind the rear seats but instead is nestled under them. The move frees up valuable cargo space in the trunk which measures 17 cubic feet—the same as non-hybrid Accord models. The electric motor provides the bulk of the horsepower, producing up to 181 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft of torque by itself. Together, the engine and motor hybrid combination achieves a total system horsepower of 212.
The remarkable powertrain of the Accord Hybrid has additional features that assist with performance. For starters, HIll Start Assist helps the Accord Hybrid perform better on hills while its eco assist system helps you drive more efficiently.
The transmission inside the Accord Hybrid is an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode and Deceleration Selectors. It works to transfer the power generated by the engine and motor system to the front wheels. And with the Sport Mode feature and deceleration selectors, the experience behind the wheel is engaging and fun.
One of the main reasons to consider a hybrid vehicle is, of course, fuel economy that you can’t get with a traditional gasoline engine. Drivers will save time and money by driving for longer distances with less visits to the pump. The Accord hybrid powertrain, available in the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels, has a tank capacity of 12.8 gallons and an EPA estimated fuel economy of 47 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 47 combined mpg*.
The Accord Hybrid has a deep commitment to safety with passive and active safety features as well as driver-assistive technology features that help mitigate and prevent impacts. The active safety features enhance the Accord Hybrid’s stunning capabilities and performance on the road. These features ensure that the Accord Hybrid is performing at its best through any kind of weather or road condition.