While you will never hear us speak ill of the 2015 Honda Accord here at West Michigan Honda Dealers, if you want one of the most fuel efficient family sedans on the road today, you’re going to want to look at the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid. The standard sedan does a great job, but nothing really compares to a hybrid engine in regards to
fuel economy, especially when under the hood of an Accord.
Let’s take a look at how these two engines compare.
Comparing the Fuel Economy
There are plenty of differences between the 2015 Accord and its hybrid sibling, but the fuel economy is going to be the most noticeable by your average driver. So how do the powertrains compare?
- The 2015 Honda Accord LX Sedan with CVT earns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 36 highway mpg and 27 city mpg* while producing 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.
- Opting for the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid brings EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings up to 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway* from the 141-hp hybrid engine with 122 lb-ft of torque.
Both Are Well-Equipped
Though the features of both sedans will be different—the hybrid comes with special badging, blue headlight and taillight bezels, and other accents—they both have been helping Honda redefine the “standard” in “standard features” with amenities like these:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink to connect your smartphone for handsfree calls and streaming audio
- Touchscreen infotainment system with 8-inch customizable LCD interface
- Rearview camera with guidelines for easy backing up and parking
- Pandora connectivity and SMS texting integration to give you even greater access to your smartphone’s features behind the wheel
Honda also makes available comfort amenities like leather upholstery and heated front seats on both the hybrid and traditional Accords, and the satellite-linked navigation system with traffic rerouting is an upgradeable option on both sedans.
If you want to save on fuel economy, it’s clear that the Accord Hybrid is the way to go, but the standard model has no trouble going one-on-one with the hybrid when it comes to features.
Find Your Accord Today
We think that most drivers will prefer the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid to the standard version, but we know that some of you will want the added power of the standard four-cylinder or the available V6 engine. The best way to decide is with a test drive; contact a West Michigan Honda Dealer for some quality time behind the wheel of a new Accord.