2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
After being absent from the market for a year, the Honda Accord Hybrid has returned. The 2017 model has had some drastic changes made to its appearance as well as its powertrain. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a mid-size sedan that is available in 3 different trims – Hybrid Touring, Hybrid EX-L, and Hybrid.The Honda Accord emerged on the car scene in 2014. Honda wanted to put a player in the hybrid market to compete against the likes of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima. But certain production issues and parts shortages halted the Honda Accord’s path to success. Since its absence, Honda has upgraded its production facility to meet the increasing demand for the Honda Accord Hybrid. Honda claims that they have doubled their production capacity since last year.
It’s an old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Since the Honda Accord Hybrid was not on the market for over a year, consumers grew restless since the selection was very limited when it came to luxurious hybrid sedans. The first edition of the Honda Accord Hybrid was nearly perfect and managed to carve a decent piece of market share.
Honda halted the production of the Honda Accord Hybrid to move its production facilities to Japan.
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2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder
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In its latest iteration, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid gains a lot of new updates and tweaks that enhance the performance and overall appeal of the car. The new and improved powertrain is capable of generating 212 HP while providing EPA estimated 47 MPG highway and 49 MPG City fuel economy. The battery pack has also shrunk in size to provide you with extra trunk space. All of these amazing updates are guaranteed to make your 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid even better than before.
The updates made to the non-hybrid Accord have been translated to the Hybrid Accord as well. Improved suspension, better interior, and the addition of useful features such as Apple CarPlay support and an optional touchscreen interface have elevated the performance of this car to new heights. All models of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid contain the Honda Sensing Package, which equips the Hybrid with a host of driver assistance features.
All models of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid have great safety features. The standard safety features present on all models include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, side curtain and front seat airbags, a rearview camera, and an active head restraint at the front.
Other amazing safety features on the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid include blind spot monitoring, a lane departure alert and mitigation system, a forward collision mitigation and alert system, and automatic braking.
In the crash tests conducted by the government, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid managed 5 stars . It also managed to perform exceptionally well on frontal and side impact tests. The IIHS has not specifically released a safety rating for the hybrid model but the regular models earned the top ‘Good’ rating on almost all crash tests.
Upper trim levels including the Touring are equipped with a Sensing Suite from Honda. With the Sensing Suite, buyers get unique features such as cruise control, a lane departure alert and intervention system, and automatic emergency brakes.
All models of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid carry a 2.0-liter-4-cylinder engine that is paired with an electric motor. The electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion-battery pack that sits in the trunk of the car. The combined power of the gas engine and electric motor produces 212 HP, which is more than enough for the general consumer. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid relies on a front-wheel drive system.
The older double wishbone strut design has been replaced with a simple and more traditional Macpherson system that lends more agility and responsiveness to the car. The new strut system reduces the overall noise and feels extremely smooth on the road. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has the same grace, comfort, and elegance as any luxurious sedan that you can get on the market. The seamless steering of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is another aspect that may make you fall in love with this amazing vehicle.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is available in three different trim levels – the Touring, the Base, and the EX-L.
The Base hybrid model is equipped with alloy wheels measuring 17 inches, LED taillights, keyless access and ignition, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, noise cancellation, a 7.7-inch touchscreen paired with a quality infotainment system, a 6-speaker audio system, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, and Pandora radio support.
The standard features on the EX-L include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 4-way power adjustable passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated front row seats, a 7.7-inch infotainment display, a 7-speaker premium audio system, HD radio, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay supper, Hondalink, a USB port, and Android Auto support.
The Touring has all the standard features discussed above in addition to LED headlights, automatic high beams, rear and front parking sensors, a navigation system, heated rear seats, and a sunroof.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a beautiful vehicle with a low roof, high beltline, and overall elegant appearance. Honda has managed to create a striking profile for the 2017 Accord Hybrid that is in line with the expectation of customers while staying true to the philosophy and identity of Honda as a brand.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid’s design avoids being single dimensional while achieving a design depth that only a few cars manage to achieve.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has had a few changes made to its exterior, which makes it look elegant and luxurious compared to previous models. The hood has been redesigned and now has better contours to complement the elongated sedan body of the Hybrid. Taillights, grilles, and headlights have a new look as well. Some upper-level models such as the Touring trim sit on wider 19-inch wheels that conjure an aggressive feel.
Unlike many hybrids, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has a spectacular interior accompanying its beautiful exterior. The interior feels spacious, smart, and comfortable. Each aspect of the interior has been crafted with care to ensure that the passenger and the driver get the most convenience possible. The instrument cluster sits closer to the steering wheel so that the driver can have easy access to all the controls. The center console has an indented look that also leaves more knee room for the passenger in the front.
Higher trim levels have leather upholstery and some other aspects such as a large touchscreen that add further refinement and comfort to the interior. The Sport edition has a special interior with red accents on the seats that make for a youthful look.
Comfort and Convenience
Compared to the 2016 model, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a bit smaller in size, but the interior has been cleverly redesigned to create a feel of spaciousness. All models use quality materials to affirm the luxurious appeal and feel of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. Obviously, the higher trim levels have a better interior compared to the base models.
The seats are well designed, providing immense comfort to the driver and passengers. The back seats have enough legroom and headroom so that tall passengers do not have to scoot to fit into the car. Despite being a mid-size sedan, the interior feels amazingly spacious.
Thanks to the excellent engineering of Honda, the Accord has a very quiet cabin. You would be hard pressed to hear any engine or road noise inside the cabin. The smooth steering performance, quiet suspension, and a well-engineered powertrain make the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid the best vehicle to ride in. The upper trim models feature a larger wheelbase that makes the journey even smoother on long trips.
The lithium-ion battery pack has been reduced in size to provide more cargo space in the trunk. The smaller battery pack does not compromise the performance of the car at all. In the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, buyers will get 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear seats can also be folded (60/40 split) to gain additional room in the back.
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The noteworthy updates made to the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid include improved fuel economy, the latest safety features, and all-round stronger performance.
The days are long gone when consumers had to sacrifice a lot of comfort and convenience in order to get a fuel efficient car. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a perfect example of what modern hybrid cars have to offer customers. This amazing sedan has a spacious interior, perfect safety features, and ample power under the hood to get you to your destination quickly and safely.
 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
MPG ratings Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.