Honda Accord Hybrid Review
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid ranks 1 out of 18 Affordable Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Honda Accord Hybrid, as well as reliability and safety data.
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid impresses critics with its expansive, quality interior, reactive powertrain and excellent fuel economy.
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid features a four-cylinder engine and electric motor that test drivers report deliver rapid acceleration and good power off the line for a midsize hybrid. They also indicate that available power is maximized by the efficient automatic transmission. The hybrid's fuel economy is outstanding, getting an EPA-estimated 50/45 mpg city/highway. Test drivers report that the Accord Hybrid has a comfortable ride, and some write that it handles with more poise than you’d expect from an affordable midsize car. Many critics say that the Accord Hybrid’s steering is accurate and well-weighted, though others write that it could provide a bit more road feel.
Critics say that the 2015 Accord Hybrid’s cabin is attractive, roomy and uses top-notch materials. Some think the driver’s seat offers too little support, but most reviewers say the Accord Hybrid offers great visibility and a spacious rear seat. The Accord Hybrid's trunk space is on par with rivals, but critics note it lacks a folding rear seat, thereby reducing your ability to increase cargo space for large items. Critics are pleased with the Accord Hybrid’s standard infotainment display, saying it provides useful details about audio and phone selections. However, some complain that the touch screen that comes standard on higher trims replaces more straightforward conventional buttons. The 2015 Accord Hybrid’s standard features include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB input, an 8-inch infotainment screen, Pandora Internet radio compatibility, hands-free text messaging and a passenger side blind spot camera. Available features include a sunroof, satellite radio, a 6-inch touch-screen display with HondaLink smartphone app integration, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, navigation and adaptive cruise control.
- "With the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid, you give up virtually nothing in return for its outstanding fuel economy rating of 47 mpg. The Accord Hybrid doesn't even cost that much more than the gasoline-only model." -- Edmunds
- "A Honda Accord Hybrid makes so much sense, you might be surprised to learn that there isn't already one on the market." -- Jean Knows Cars (2014)
- "Honda, which had fallen behind other carmakers with its hybrid models, seems to have put the right ingredients together this time, creating a high-tech sedan that comes loaded with creature comforts, safety features and an impressive drivetrain." -- Motor Trend (2014)
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Other Cars to Consider
The Toyota Prius has a lower starting price than the Accord Hybrid, and it gets better fuel economy. The Prius also offers more overall cargo space than the Accord Hybrid, and reviewers like its roomy back seat.
Test drivers say the Ford Fusion Hybrid has a roomy, stylish cabin that features comfortable front seats and premium materials. The Fusion Hybrid also has a lower starting price than the Accord Hybrid, and critics say its powertrain is impressively quiet.
Details: 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid seats five, has front-wheel drive and comes in base, EX-L and Touring trims. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor are standard, which are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). After a seven-year break, the Accord Hybrid was reintroduced for the 2014 model year and sees no major changes for 2015. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from 2014 through the current model year.
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