Saturday, September 7, 2013

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid ups rating to 50 mpg city

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

It was just a few months ago that Honda was saying the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid would enter the crowded hybrid market with a 49-mpg city fuel economy rating. As it turns out, like other automakers of late, Honda didn't get its mpg number quite right. But unlike Ford and Hyundai, which each had to downgrade published EPA numbers for certain models, Honda's 49-mpg estimate was apparently too low. Honda has just announced that the Accord Hybrid is the "top-rated four-door sedan with [an] EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg city." The gas-electric car will keep its other estimated mpg numbers, 45 mpg on the highway and 47 mpg combined.

North America's current non-plug-in mileage champ is still the Toyota Prius, a hatchback, which gets 50 mpg combined, 51 in the city and 48 on the highway (or 50/53/46 in Prius C guise). However, the Toyota is significantly smaller than the Honda.

Honda will start making the Accord Hybrid at its Marysville, OH plant today in preparation for the model to go on sale later in the year. Pricing has yet to be announced. The Accord Plug-In hybrid gets 115 MPGe and has been available since earlier this year, starting at $39,780. The most efficient gas-only Accord, the 2.4-liter, four-cylinder automatic with a continuously variable transmission, gets 30 mpg combined, 27 city and 36 on the highway and starts at $21,955.

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