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Monday, October 21, 2013

2014 Accord Hybrid Overview

The Accord Hybrid is the latest model in the completely redesigned ninth-generation Accord lineup, Honda's best-selling model in America. The addition of the Accord Hybrid, which follows the September 2012 launch of the Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe (with 4-cylinder and V-6 powertrains) and the January 2013 launch of the Accord Plug-In, further broadens what is already the most diverse range of models and powertrain options in the history of Accord and in the hotly competitive U.S. midsize sedan market.
The all-new Accord Hybrid, manufactured by Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, joins the Indiana-made Civic Hybrid as the second Honda-brand hybrid vehicle to be produced in America1. Utilizing the same Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain architecture as the Accord Plug-In, Honda's first two-motor hybrid powertrain, the Accord Hybrid is designed to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance, and at 50 miles per gallon2 it delivers the highest EPA city fuel-economy rating of any four door sedan.
 
Utilizing the same fundamental body and chassis architecture as the standard (non-hybrid) Accord Sedan, including its highly aerodynamic and lightweight body, sophisticated suspension design and outstanding interior package, the 2014 Accord Hybrid also delivers on the new-generation Accord's promise to excel in all areas. These areas include not only fuel efficiency and driving performance but also class-leading passenger comfort and ergonomics; top-level safety and driver-assistive systems with features such as Honda's next-generation ACE™ body structure, available Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and LaneWatch (standard); and leading-edge connectivity via the new HondaLink® connected car technology.
The Accord Hybrid's two-motor hybrid system, part of an expanding lineup of Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, seamlessly blends electric-only, hybrid and engine drive modes along with powerful regenerative braking to provide responsive and efficient performance in a wide range of driving situations. Fuel efficiency is further aided by a number of features exclusive to the Accord Hybrid and Accord Plug-In. These include an all-aluminum front subframe, which replaces the steel-and-aluminum subframe used on the conventional Accord Sedan and Coupe models, and an aluminum rear bumper beam, which helps offset the additional weight of the rear-mounted battery pack while also improving front-to-rear weight balance.  
The 2014 Accord Hybrid further advances Honda's commitment to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains as a critical technology for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from its automobile products.  Honda introduced America's first hybrid automobile, the first-generation Insight, in December 1999; the first hybrid version of an existing mass-market vehicle, the Civic Hybrid, in 2002; the world's first mass-produced V-6 hybrid car, the first-generation Accord Hybrid, in 2004; the world's most affordable hybrid car, the second-generation Insight, in 2009; and the first affordable sporty hybrid car, the CR-Z, in 2010.
2014 Accord Hybrid Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Trim MSRP3 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2 (city/highway/combined)
Hybrid $29,155 50/45/47
Hybrid EX-L $31,905 50/45/47
Hybrid Touring $34,905 50/45/47
New Accord Hybrid Technology
A number of new Honda technologies debut on the 2014 Accord Plug-In and Accord Hybrid. Some of the key new features include:
  • Two-Motor Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) System
  • 2.0L L4 Atkinson cycle engine
  • Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT)
  • High-output Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack
  • Electric water pump
  • Electric-servo regenerative braking system
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan Powertrain Specifications
Engine DOHC i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder
Displacement 1993cc (2.0-liter)
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Gasoline Engine SAE Horsepower @ rpm* 141 @ 6200
Gasoline Engine SAE Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft.)* 122 @ 3500-6000
Total Hybrid System Power (horsepower) 196 hp
Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) Standard
Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity 1.3 kWh
AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor 124 kW
Electric Drive Motor Torque (lb.-ft) 226 lb.-ft
EPA-Fuel Economy Rating (MPG, City/Highway/Combined)2 50 / 45 / 47
Calculated Combined Gas-Electric Driving Range (mi)4 673
Fuel type Regular unleaded
Emissions certification (CARB/EPA) LEV3-AT-PZEV(SULEV30)/BIN3
*SAE J1349 testing method
2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan Key Packaging Specifications
Wheelbase, in. 109.3
Length, in. 192.2
Width, in. 72.8
Height, in. 57.5
Track, F/R, in. 62.4/62.7
Turning diameter, ft. 38.1
Curb weight, lbs.
Base: 3550
EX-L: 3595
Touring: 3602
Passenger volume, cu. ft. 103.2 (100.8 EX-L, Touring)
Cargo volume, cu. ft. 12.7 (12.3 EX-L, Touring)
Seating capacity 5
Fuel capacity, gal. 15.8

Source: Honda Media Newsroom

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