The Honda Accord hybrid first hit the market in 2013 after that various updated model came. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is the updated model of 2015 Honda Accord with two-motor hybrid system. It is one of the best-selling cars in the United States after Mazda 6 and Chevrolet Malibu. The new model is predicted to have better safety, handling, rigor, luxury and much more.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Overview
The Honda had discontinued production of 2016 hybrid model for some time because of its production factory shifting. It will make a fresh return as 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid with second generation hybrid system. The company is claiming that this new model will be more fuel-efficient. Demand for this vehicle remained high because of its features and quality at a nominal price range compared to other sedans.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Unique Feature
Various changes will be there in the new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid with better aerodynamics. The body line will have a brand new look with shaped hood. The overall appearance is luxurious and sporty, with entirely new LED headlamps and fog light, which is highlighted to give a hostile look to the motor vehicle.
The net like grille design is also very elegant;Door handles are of body color and windows are framed by chrome strips. The car is likely to have alloy wheels of 19 inches. It is available in colors such as red pearl, forest pearl, alabaster silver metallic, crystal black pearl, hematite metallic, steel metallic, blue pearl and white orchid pearl.
The interior will be redesigned a bit in this new version of 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid with increased comfort level and space. Like previous versions, the car will accommodate a total of five passengers. Seats are soft, foldable and made of best materials with heating facility, giving a luxurious feeling. Two screens are present at the center equipped with iOS and Android applications. Other features like satellite radio, CD player, and Mp3 decoder are also installed.
Others features include Bluetooth connectivity, USB connector, hands-free calling with messaging facility, automatic climate control, GPS navigation system, compass, push button for starting engine, tachometer, tire pressure monitoring and voice activation system.
Safety is likely to be increased by using latest technologies. Honda sensing technology will be there like 2016 Accord model, which may be modified slightly. The safety and assistance include computerized braking system, lane watch display, special rear view mirror with cameras, parking sensor, airbags, forward collision warning system, acoustic vehicle alerting system, alarm system, engine immobilizer, lane departure warning systemand blind spot monitor. Another cutting edge is Honda satellite-linked navigation system which provides traffic data and has voice recognition facility.
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Engine and Fuel Economy
The present model has direct fuel injection, double overhead cam (DOHC), 16 valves, four inline cylinders and 2.0-2.4 liter base engine sizes with both manual and automatic transmission. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will have almost same type of engine with very few changes. The new Accord is expected to be available in three engine types with more efficient performance and better mileage.
The three types are 2.4 liters with 185 hp, 2.0-liter inline-4 + 124-kW AC synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor and 3.5 liter V6 type with an output of 278 hp. Transmission will be six-speed automatic type. Average fuel consumption will be around 24 mpg to 32 mpg. Whereas the previous models had mileage between 23 mpg to 26 mpg.
There are many competitors of 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid which are available in the same price range and with almost similar features. Some of the competitors are:
- Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid ($28,645)
- Toyota Camry Hybrid ($29,560)
- Kia Optima Hybrid ($25,990)
- Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ($25,185)
- Ford Fusion Energi ($33,905).
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid – Price and Release Date
The price will not vary much from 2016 models to keep the competitiveness with other rivals. It is speculated that base model will start from around $23,000. And the most expensive model will come around $36,000. This Honda hybrid car will tentatively launch in the Asian market by second half of 2016 and Europe, Canada, US can expect its debut by the end of 2016. The new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will remain covered by a limited warranty for three years or 36,000 mile whichever occurs first, and there will be a limited powertrain warranty of five years or 60,000 miles.