Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

Pros: Spacious interior; 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. The Hybrid system has been modified for better acceleration, although horsepower is unchanged. All Accords now have a rear-seat reminder. The 6-speed manual transmission has been dropped. 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 1.5 turbo and Hybrid are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the 2.0 turbo gets a 10-speed automatic. 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