Earlier in the month Honda announced its upcoming Accord Hybrid would get a solid 50 miles per gallon in the city. It now has word of specific release date and pricing, as well as sharing the vehicle will be available in three trim grades.
Honda said its hybrid Accord will start at $29,155 for the base model, topping off at $34,905 for the top of the line offering. The cars will be available at dealerships come Halloween, getting not just 50 MPG in the city, but also hitting 45 MPG for highway and 47 MPG combined. All have a calculated driving range of 673 miles, which is said to be 46 miles farther than any vehicle in the segment.
As for features, etc, it depends a lot upon the trim grade. Here’s what Honda has planned:
- Every new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is equipped with numerous standard features including a blind spot display system, a rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror,Bluetooth, USB/iPod integration, Pandora compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, a driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.
- The Accord Hybrid EX-L is equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning along with leather-trimmed and heated front seats and the HondaLink cloud-based media and connectivity system featuring Aha compatibility. Power driver’s seat memory, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and one-touch moonroof are also standard.
- The top-of-the-line Accord Hybrid Touring adds the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and FM traffic data, LED headlights with blue tinted chrome bezels, Adaptive Cruise Control and hard disk drive audio memory.
The Accord Hybrid is built by Honda at its Marysville, Ohio plant assembly line. The Japanese automaker is taking great pride in the fact this hybrid is the first of its kind for it from Ohio, joining the Greensburg, Indiana-built Civic Hybrid as its second hybrid model built in the U.S. It invested $18.8 million in a 94,000-square-foot expansion of the Marysville Auto Plant, along with the addition of 50 new full-time jobs to handle the special processes specific to the production of this advanced hybrid model.