2017 Honda Accord Hybrid made its US market debut image
Honda decided that the hybrid version of its Accord, one of the best-selling midsize sedans in the US, did not need an update for 2016, but now is back and ready to be sold. Available in three trims – Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring – all the 2017 model year hybrid Accords now offer as standard the Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and for EX-L and touring levels, the brand has put in its newest Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Other features include as remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, heated rear seats and auto high-beam headlights.
Helped by a two-motor hybrid system working alongside the 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine, the 2017 Accord Hybrid powertrain achieves a peak combined output of 212 horsepower, up 16 horsepower compared to the previous version, while the fuel economy ratings read 49 miles per gallon city, 47 mpg highway, and 48 mpg combined. The Japanese automaker is working hard to develop its electric line-up and to boost sales. The next green step for the company is to bring the hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell later in 2016, followed by the new Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in 2017.