Saturday, May 7, 2016
Honda Accord Hybrid Returns for 2017 Model Year
Just looking at the forthcoming 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, it might not be entirely evident that much has changed. This is false, obviously, because Honda tends to offer up new technologies and other minor upgrades with new model year versions of automobiles, and since it’s been over a year since a new iteration of the Accord Hybrid was released, we know for certain that upgrades have been included, even if the outside of the model doesn’t look all that different.
The biggest change in the latest iteration of the car is under the hood, as Honda engineers worked hard to increase power and fine-tune the elite efficiency of the drivetrain. The most notable of these improvements come in terms of horsepower, as the 2017 Accord Hybrid will make upwards of 212 hp, a 16-hp boost over the last iteration of the automobile and good enough to top its segment in terms of power.
In terms of physical changes to the drivetrain, Honda re-engineered just about everything, with new electric motors and a revised 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gas engine that also keeps the model atop its segment in terms of fuel efficiency. As efficiency certification changes and improves, Honda still finds itself at the top of the heap, which is exactly the sort of thing that makes your San Diego Honda dealers very, very pleased.
Here at Pacific Honda, we look forward to receiving the latest iteration of this top-rated hybrid in the coming months. The standard Accord is widely praised as one of the most respected automobiles in the business, and this one really is only different in that it offers even better fuel efficiency. It might not look all that different, but in that respect, it really is.