BY GERRY MILES
With the current trend of dropping gas prices – let’s hope they continue – customers might enjoy the EPA-rated 50 mpg given to the 2014 Accord Hybrid when it goes on sale nationally Halloween day on Oct. 31.
The Accord carries an MSRP from $29,155 up to $34,905 for the upscale Accord Hybrid Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge of $790.
“With advanced technologies standard on every Accord Hybrid we’ve given customers an incredible combination of fuel efficiency, technology and value,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. “The addition of the Accord Hybrid to the lineup will further advance Accord’s position as America’s most popular passenger car with individual buyers.”
Every new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is equipped with numerous standard features including Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ blind spot display system, a premium feature not even available on any competitive hybrid models.
Additional standard features include:
- a rearview camera
- LED daytime running lights (DRL)
- Expanded View Driver’s Mirror,Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
- USB/iPod® integration
- Pandora® compatibility
- SMS text message function
- dual-zone automatic climate control
- alloy wheels
- driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment
- 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system.
The Accord Hybrid EX-L gets Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) along with leather-trimmed and heated front seats and the HondaLink™ cloud-based media and connectivity system featuring Aha® compatibility. Power driver’s seat memory, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and one-touch moonroof are also standard on the EX-L trim.
The Accord Hybrid Touring adds the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and FM traffic data, LED headlights with blue tinted chrome bezels, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and hard disk drive (HDD) audio memory.
With EPA fuel-economy ratings1 of 50 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined, the 2014 Accord Hybrid is the top rated 4-door sedan in America in the EPA city cycle. Highlighting both form and function, it blends the sophisticated exterior styling and spacious interior packaging of the Accord Sedan with a highly efficient two-motor hybrid system from Honda’s Earth Dreams™ Technology advanced powertrain series.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the first Honda hybrid vehicle produced in Ohio, at the company’s Marysville Auto Plant, and joins the Greensburg, Indiana-built Civic Hybrid as the second Honda hybrid model built in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.
The Accord Hybrid is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Vehicle Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile Corrosion Limited Warranty. The hybrid battery pack is covered by a 8-year/100,000-mile or 10-year/150,000 mile limited warranty, depending on the state of purchase/registration.
2014 Accord Hybrid Pricing:
||EPA Fuel Economy Ratings1(city/highway/combined)
1Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors.
2MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
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