2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Video Transcript
Car experts call the interior of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid attractive, but how do they feel about its power and handling?
I am Jim Sharifi with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video we will take a closer look at what professional reviewers say about the Accord Hybrid's performance.
The 2014 Accord Hybrid has a 2 liter 4-cylinder engine, and an electric motor that combine to generate a 196 horsepower. They work in tandem with a continuously variable transmission or CVT to offer 50 miles per gallon in the city, and 45 on the highway which is excellent for the class.
Test drivers are very impressed with the Accord Hybrid's transitions between power sources, saying it's so quiet and seamless that you can hardly tell when it's switching between the electric motor and the gas engine. They also say that the Start/Stop feature which shuts the engine off when the car is at stoplights to conserve fuel operates smoothly.
Critic said that the Hybrid power train delivers good power, especially from a stop. The CVT is liked by most because it's quiet and feels like a traditional automatic transmission, though some note that it hesitates to give you more power when you need it.
Test drivers say that the Honda Accord Hybrid has secure handling and some even call it sporty. However, they're split on the steering, with some maintaining it delivers good road feel, while others say it feels a little vague.
Reviewers like that the breaks are strong without being touchy. The breaks are regenerative which means they use normally wasted braking energy to replenish the Hybrid's batteries.
To learn more about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, be sure to check out our videos on its interior features and other important characteristics, and consider competing cars like the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.Read more
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