50 MPG in the cityThis is a follow up to our previous articles about the new 2014 Honda Accord hybrid. We knew pretty much everything about it except for the price. Well, that's now out too:
To which you need to add a destination and handling charge of $790.The new Accord hybrid will go on sale on October 31st (Halloween), and official EPA fuel economy rating is 50 MPG in the city, 45 MPG on the highway, and 47 MPG combined. It will be built in Honda's Ohio plant.
Because it still applies, I'll just repeat what I previously wrote about it:
Even more interesting is the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid, in my opinion. Made in Ohio, the Accord PHEV gets 115 MPG-equivalent while sharing a lot with the non plug-in hybrid version. Hopefully we'll see a wider rollout soon.
The future is definitely plug-in, but the regular hybrid version should still provide a pretty big improvement over the gas-only model, not only in fuel efficiency, but also with reduced smog-forming tailpipe emissions (AT-PZEV).