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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive Review

In the recent years, the mid-size sedan segment has been heating up with some outstanding options from Honda, Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, and others. There isn’t a day that you can go without seeing an Accord, Camry, Fusion or a Sonata on the road. As fuel economy becomes one of the most significant consideration factors for new-car shoppers, automakers are catering to their needs with hybrid variants of some of their best-selling vehicles. Each one of the aforementioned cars above has a hybrid variant that is fighting for attentions of the fuel-efficient conscious shopper. Today, we’re taking a look at one of the best mid-size hybrid sedans on the market – the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.

The Honda Accord itself has been one of the best-selling mid-size sedans for as long as we can remember. It continues to be one of the top 10 best-selling vehicles in the United States and has become the go-to vehicle for those looking for a reliable family or commuter sedan. With this hybrid variant, Honda is taking the Accord to the next level. Honda is calling it America’s most sophisticated, powerful, and fuel-efficient mid-size hybrid sedan  Let’s take a closer look at the all-new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.

Exterior:

When it comes to exterior styling, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid follows in the footsteps of its gasoline-powered sibling. Both models received a major facelift for 2017 that give them an extremely bold front fascia with a stylish lower portion that tucks into the large intakes. The 2017 Honda Accord hybrid models also get a restyled headlamps, restyled tail lamps, and standard LED fog lights.

Exclusive to the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid are a contoured aluminum hood along with a more pronounced front grille. Other Accord Hybrid exclusives include blue accents, a sculpted rear bumper grille, new LED taillight design, and ‘Hybrid’ badging. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid also gets standard 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, taillights, and fog lights for all trim levels.

All 2017 Honda Accord models sit on a wheelbase that measures 109.3 inches with an overall length of 192.5 inches. The width comes in at 72.8 inches and the height stands at 57.7 inches.

Overall, the 2017 Honda Accord and the Honda Accord Hybrid are some of the most stylish vehicles in their segment. For quite a while, Honda was playing it safe when updating the design of the Honda Accord, but we can confidently say that things have changed for the better. With a more dynamic exterior design, the new 2017 Honda Accord is a perfect balance of sport and bold.

Interior:

Like its gasoline sibling, the 2017 Honda Accord gets an updated interior with high-quality materials and new tech features.

Standard features on the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid include dual-zone climate control, multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, keyless entry, push-button start, USB connectivity, Honda LaneWatch, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, and range of driver assist technologies as a part of the Honda Sensing package (we’ll get into that later). Optionally, you can add navigation, heated seats, memory seats, wireless cell phone charging and more. Of course, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has a bunch of hybrid exclusive elements including an updated speedometer and a hybrid efficiency screen that can appear on the center display.

Interior room-wise, all 2017 Honda Accord models get 38.5 inches of rear legroom and 42.5 inches of front legroom. Headroom comes in at 39.1 inches for front-row passengers and 37.5 inches for rear passengers.

Overall, the interior quality of the 2017 Honda Accord is one of the best in the segment. You can definitely tell that Honda’s design team definitely spend a lot of time on updating and making it a very comfortable place to be.

Performance:

Power for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor. Working together, the system produces a maximum of 181 horsepower with a maximum torque of 232 lb-ft. Mated to an electronic continuously variable transmission, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 112 mph.

Of course, performance figures don’t really matter here since we are talking about a hybrid – so let’s get right to the fuel economy figures. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid offers an EPA-rated fuel economy of 49/47/48 mpg* (city/highway/combined).

The Honda Accord Hybrid’s hybrid powertrain setup takes advantage of three driving modes that help it run the most fuel-efficient way possible. The EV Drive mode leaves the Honda Accord Hybrid in electric mode and stays on for short distances. Hybrid Drive mode mixes up the electric motor and the engine for the most fuel efficient drive. The Engine Drive mode kicks in under aggressive driving and in Sport Mode.

Safety:

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid comes with a long list of safety features and standard with Honda’s Sensing driver assist features. Those features include lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking and much more.

Overall:

Overall, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the best hybrid mid-size sedans on the market. Since you have a long list of mid-size hybrid sedans to choose from, make sure you put the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid on the top of the list. You’ll definitely thank us! Pricing for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $29,605**. Visit your local AutoNation dealer for a test drive today.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

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