Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

Pros: Spacious interior; strong acceleration with 2.0-liter turbo engine; cutting-edge technology features

Cons: Small trunk pass-through; some controls are hard to reach

CG Says: The 20121 Honda Accord has revised styling, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are now standard on all trim levels. In addition, the Hybrid powertrain has been modified with the aim of better acceleration, although horsepower is unchanged.

The Honda Accord is midsize sedan that was redesigned for 2018. The Accord’s base engine is a 192-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, and the step-up choice is a 252-hp turbo 2.0-liter four. The Accord Hybrid model has a non-turbo 2.0-liter four combined with two electric motors that produce a total of 212 hp.

The Accord’s 1.5 turbo and Hybrid are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the 2.0 turbo gets a 10-speed automatic. The previously available 6-speed manual transmission has been dropped for 2021.

Available safety features include forward-collision warning and mitigation, lane-departure warning and mitigation, driver-attention monitor, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, and cross-traffic alert. Other available features include head-up instrument display, adaptive cruise control, automatic brake-hold, automatic high-beam headlights, and heated/ventilated front seats.

The Accord is roomy, comfortable, and has a comprehensive list of safety features. It is also quite engaging to drive for a mainstream midsize sedan. The 2.0 turbo’s satisfying acceleration and the truly luxurious feel of the top-line Touring model also deserve special mention. The previous-generation Accord was among the best in the class, and the current design is better than its predecessor in every way.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LX 1.5: $25,725
Sport 1.5: $28,185
Sport SE 1.5: $29,675
EX-L 1.5: $32,045
Sport 2.0: $32,865
Touring 2.0: $37,655
Hybrid Base: $27,325
Hybrid EX: $31,275
Hybrid EX-L: $33,645
Hybrid Touring: $37,195

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder (LX 1.5, Sport 1.5, EX-L 1.5)
Horsepower
192
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
29-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35-38

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Sport 2.0, Touring 2.0)
Horsepower
252
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric (Hybrid)
Horsepower
212
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
44-48
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
41-48

Honda Accord Hybrid
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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