Rejuvenated and ready to roll, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid launches next spring and will be available in all 50 states from the get-go. The new model comes with quite a few major changes, the most important being the powertrain and price.
The Honda Accord Hybrid’s production moved from Ohio to Japan, resulting in a year off the market. With the model’s return this upcoming spring, expect several driveline revisions that have improved fuel economy and performance in its sights.
Honda hasn’t revealed any solid pricing point just yet but rumors and hints say that pricing won’t rise far above the 2015 model’s $30,140 base price. The 2017 Accord Hybrid won’t include a plug-in hybrid version as Honda plans to release a standalone plug-in later on.
The new Accord Hybrid uses a two-motor hybrid system. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is linked to two electric motors that produce an estimated 212 hp, an increase of 16 hp over the previous model. While the EPA hasn’t tested the new hybrid just yet, expect fuel economy to land around 49 mph city/47 mpg hwy*.
The latest four-door hybrid is bound for the market in less than six months so expect more news in the near future!