Performance of the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

Performance of the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

There was a time when choosing a Hybrid car meant sacrificing enjoyable features and settling for less-than-satisfactory performance, but it’s clear that those days are firmly in the past. The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is making its way to dealerships across western Michigan, and our friends and neighbors have plenty of reasons to get exciting about! The Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy and horsepower place it near the top of its class, and because it’s a Honda, we’re sure you’ll love how you feel behind the wheel.

Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel Economy

City Highway Combined
Honda Accord Hybrid EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (All Hybrid Equipped Trim Levels) 47 MPG* 47 MPG* 47 MPG*


When it comes to saving you money on fuel, hardly any car can compare to the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid! Like many of the cars in Honda’s hybrid lineup, it’s been designed with their signature Two-Motor Hybrid System, a Lithium-Ion Battery, Eco-Assist Technology, and an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) that will make every drive smoother and more enjoyable. We’ve broken down a few of the drivetrain features that make this year’s Accord Hybrid so efficient:

  • Engine and Drivetrain Components: Every Accord Hybrid comes equipped with a 2.0-Liter Atkinson Cycle Engine, a 16-Valve DOHC VTEC Valve Train, a Drive-By-Wire Throttle System, Hill Start Assist, and even Remote Engine Start, which you’ll be able to engage with your key FOB. Although the Accord Hybrid’s Two-Motor Hybrid system does the majority of the work, these crucial components allow this model to perform like the Accord you know and love! Active Noise Cancellation also comes standard.
  • Three-Mode Drive System: The Accord Hybrid can alter its performance to suit your mood, and switching from Normal to Sport or ECON mode is as easy as pressing a button. ECON mode limits the contribution made by the gasoline-powered engine, thereby maximizing your fuel economy. Sport Mode, which comes with the Accord’s Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission, delivers a greater amount of throttle response and a more enjoyable driving experience.
  • Deceleration Selectors: The engineers at Honda have developed a new way to slow your vehicle and charge your electric power sources at the same time—and you’ll be able to control its functioning right from the driver’s seat. Steering-Wheel-Mounted paddles provide an easy-to-use alternative to your brake pedal, while four distinct deceleration/regeneration settings allow you to control your rate of travel when you engage these paddles.
  • Two-Motor Hybrid System: Every Honda Accord Hybrid comes equipped with Honda’s signature Two-Motor Hybrid System. Here, one electric motor is used to start the engine, while the AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor delivers power to the wheels. Under normal driving conditions, the Accord Hybrid will run entirely on electric power, while its gasoline-powered engine works to recharge your battery.

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Engine and Motor Specifications

Honda Accord Hybrid Horsepower Honda Accord Hybrid Torque
2.0-Liter Atkinson-Cycle Engine (Gas Only) 143 at 6200 RPM 129 lb-ft at 3500 RPM
Two-Motor Hybrid System (Electric Only) 181 at 5000-6000 RPM 232 lb-ft at 0-2000 RPM
Total System Measurements (Gas and Electric Combined) 212 at 6200 RPM N/A


The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid’s horsepower and torque measurements speak for themselves! Folks who choose this model won’t have to settle for a lackluster touring experience. Even where comparable hybrid models offer a slight advantage in mileage—under ideal conditions—it’s clear that the Accord is in a league of its own. As the writers at CNET’s Roadshow blog have noted, “With the same performance, trunk space and driving dynamics as the base sedan, the new Accord will make going hybrid easier than ever.”

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    Take the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid for a Test Drive!

    There’s never been a better time to get firsthand experience with the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy and horsepower. Reach out to one of our expert representatives to learn about our current offers, and visit your local West Michigan Honda dealer to take one for a test drive today!

    *Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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