• New 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid carries EPA rating of 50 mpg city
• 2014 Accord Hybrid is set to go on sale nationwide in fall 2013
• Rivals include the Ford Fusion Hybrid SE and the Kia Optima
• Notable styling changes include blue-accented grille and light lenses
The new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, which is set to go on sale nationwide in fall 2013, carries an EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg city/45 mpg highway/47 mpg combined. This places the Honda Accord Hybrid at the top of the list for most fuel-efficient 4-door sedans, rivaling the Ford Fusion Hybrid SE (47 mpg combined), and the Kia Optima Hybrid LX (38 mpg combined). The Toyota Prius is still king when it comes to most fuel-efficient rated at 51 mpg city/48 mpg highway, however, the Prius is a hatchback not a 4-door sedan.
"Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. "For customers looking for a 50 mpg rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid."
The technology behind the fuel-efficient Honda Accord Hybrid consists of a two-motor hybrid system from Honda's Earth Dreams™ Technology advanced powertrain series. The styling is conservative and Honda compares it to that of the regular 2013 Accord Sedan, with the most notable changes being the Hybrid badging, blue-accented grille and light lenses. Production begins today at Honda's manufacturing facility in Marysville, Ohio. Pricing has not yet been announced.
For more information, please visit: http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/