Published August 24 2015

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid: two motors, one vision

By Lallier Honda 40/640

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid: two motors, one vision

All in all, the Hybrid Accord is best in its class, with so many safety awards, green car awards, and Honda’s proven reliability, all the while being able to move passengers in comfort with impressive fuel consumption.

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid: two motors, one vision

Hybrid-powered luxury sedans are getting common on the road, with the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid, even more so. Described by Honda as having “two motors, one vision”, it sets to redefine the hybrid full-size sedan market. With attractive prices, the base Hybrid starts at $29,990 and the Hybrid Touring starts at $36,090.

Under the hood, the Accord Hybrid is equipped with a 2.0 L i-VTEC 4 cyl engine that offers 141 horsepower and 122 lb-ft of torque, and a 124-kilowatt electric motor pushes the power output to 196 horsepower which in turns drive the front wheels through a seamless E-continuously variable transmission. Steering the wheels is a rack and pinion electric power-assisted steering system. The engine achieves a staggering 4.7 city/5.3 highway/5.0 combined L/100KM fuel consumption figure. Plenty of safety features are also implemented in the car, such as ABS, brake assist, EBD, stability assist, tire pressure monitoring system, airbags and plenty of passive safety to keep the passengers safe.

The Accord Hybrid is unique, a blue-accented front chrome grille and blue accented projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights come standard for the base model while LED headlights come standard for the Touring model. Follow to the side and you will find chrome door handles and folding side mirrors with integrated turning indicators. Stylish touches are all over the Accord Hybrid, with chrome accents on the front and rear bumpers, a rear deck lid spoiler, and 17” alloy wheels. The car owes its strong presence to an athletic and bold profile, with an optional tilting power moonroof. Cargo space is 359.6 L for the base model and 348.2 L in the Touring model.

The 2015 Honda Accord sets up new standards in its class

In the spacious interior, every button is strategically positioned for easy access. The driver seat offers 8-way power and is heated, while the front passenger gets a 4-way manually adjustable seat that is also heated, while power adjustment, rear seat heating and leather trims come as standard for the Touring model. To deal with all the major controls, an 8” information LED backlit display comes as standard as well as an AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers. The touring model gets 7 speakers with a subwoofer and a more capable audio system, with an HDD integrated. There are also steering-mounted audio controls with illumination, the Touring model is also equipped with satellite navigation.

All in all, the Hybrid Accord is best in its class, with so many safety awards, green car awards, and Honda’s proven reliability, all the while being able to move passengers in comfort with impressive fuel consumption.



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