Honda has announced pricing details for its 2017 Accord Hybrid, due to arrive in showrooms this week.
The restyled and improved fuel-sipping sedan now starts at $30,440 (including $835 freight), representing an increase of $300 over the outgoing edition.
The hybrid’s EPA-estimated city rating has been downgraded slightly from 50 mpg to 49 mpg, however its highway rating has jumped from 45 mpg to 47 mpg. The company suggests the 2017 model’s figures are based on the EPA’s revised measurement criteria, and the redesigned model is actually more efficient than its predecessor in the city and on the highway.
“These EPA fuel economy ratings are based on the new more stringent ratings requirements enacted by the US EPA for the 2017 model year and cannot be directly compared to the figures for earlier model Accords or competing vehicles,” Honda cautions.
Power output from the Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter engine has increased slightly for the latest model year, rising to 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. Combined peak power has also jumped from 196 to 212 ponies.
Honda claims the fuel-efficiency numbers and power ratings make the 2017 Accord Hybrid the most powerful and fuel efficient midsize hybrid sedan in America. It also boasts many of the same design and chassis upgrades introduced for the 2016 Accord, including a restyled front fascia and improved suspension.
The company is offering three basic trim levels — Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring — to accommodate a range of tastes and budgets.