Honda Automobiles: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Overview

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    Overview
    The Accord Hybrid is the latest model in the completely redesigned ninth-generation Accord lineup, Honda's best-selling model in America. The addition of the Accord Hybrid, which follows the September 2012 launch of the Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe (with 4-cylinder and V-6 powertrains) and the January 2013 launch of the Accord Plug-In, further broadens what is already the most diverse range of models and powertrain options in the history of Accord and in the hotly competitive U.S. midsize sedan market.
    The all-new Accord Hybrid, manufactured by Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in Marysville, Ohio, joins the Indiana-made Civic Hybrid as the second Honda-brand hybrid vehicle to be produced in America1. Utilizing the same Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain architecture as the Accord Plug-In, Honda's first two-motor hybrid powertrain, the Accord Hybrid is designed to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance, and at 50 miles per gallon2 it delivers the highest EPA city fuel-economy rating of any four door sedan.
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    Utilizing the same fundamental body and chassis architecture as the standard (non-hybrid) Accord Sedan, including its highly aerodynamic and lightweight body, sophisticated suspension design and outstanding interior package, the 2014 Accord Hybrid also delivers on the new-generation Accord's promise to excel in all areas. These areas include not only fuel efficiency and driving performance but also class-leading passenger comfort and ergonomics; top-level safety and driver-assistive systems with features such as Honda's next-generation ACE™ body structure, available Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and LaneWatch (standard); and leading-edge connectivity via the new HondaLink® connected car technology.
    The Accord Hybrid's two-motor hybrid system, part of an expanding lineup of Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, seamlessly blends electric-only, hybrid and engine drive modes along with powerful regenerative braking to provide responsive and efficient performance in a wide range of driving situations. Fuel efficiency is further aided by a number of features exclusive to the Accord Hybrid and Accord Plug-In. These include an all-aluminum front subframe, which replaces the steel-and-aluminum subframe used on the conventional Accord Sedan and Coupe models, and an aluminum rear bumper beam, which helps offset the additional weight of the rear-mounted battery pack while also improving front-to-rear weight balance. **
    The 2014 Accord Hybrid further advances Honda's commitment to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains as a critical technology for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from its automobile products.* Honda introduced America's first hybrid automobile, the first-generation Insight, in December 1999; the first hybrid version of an existing mass-market vehicle, the Civic Hybrid, in 2002; the world's first mass-produced V-6 hybrid car, the first-generation Accord Hybrid, in 2004; the world's most affordable hybrid car, the second-generation Insight, in 2009; and the first affordable sporty hybrid car, the CR-Z, in 2010.
    2014 Accord Hybrid Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
    TrimMSRP3EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2 (city/highway/combined)
    Hybrid$29,15550/45/47
    Hybrid EX-L$31,90550/45/47
    Hybrid Touring$34,90550/45/47
    New Accord Hybrid Technology
    A number of new Honda technologies debut on the 2014 Accord Plug-In and Accord Hybrid. Some of the key new features include:

    • Two-Motor Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) System
    • 2.0L L4 Atkinson cycle engine
    • Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT)
    • High-output Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack
    • Electric water pump
    • Electric-servo regenerative braking system
    • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
    2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan Powertrain Specifications
    EngineDOHC i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder
    Displacement1993cc (2.0-liter)
    Compression ratio13.0:1
    Gasoline Engine SAE Horsepower @ rpm*141 @ 6200
    Gasoline Engine SAE Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft.)*122 @ 3500-6000
    Total Hybrid System Power (horsepower)196 hp
    Electric Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT)Standard
    Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity1.3 kWh
    AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor124 kW
    Electric Drive Motor Torque (lb.-ft)226 lb.-ft
    EPA-Fuel Economy Rating (MPG, City/Highway/Combined)250 / 45 / 47
    Calculated Combined Gas-Electric Driving Range (mi)4673
    Fuel typeRegular unleaded
    Emissions certification (CARB/EPA)LEV3-AT-PZEV(SULEV30)/BIN3
    *SAE J1349 testing method
    2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan Key Packaging Specifications
    Wheelbase, in. 109.3
    Length, in. 192.2
    Width, in. 72.8
    Height, in.57.5
    Track, F/R, in.62.4/62.7
    Turning diameter, ft.38.1
    Curb weight, lbs.Base: 3550
    EX-L: 3595
    Touring: 3602
    Passenger volume, cu. ft.103.2 (100.8 EX-L, Touring)
    Cargo volume, cu. ft.12.7 (12.3 EX-L, Touring)
    Seating capacity5
    Fuel capacity, gal.15.8

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