2021 Accord Hybrid – Model Overview

March 25th, 2021 by

2021 Honda Accord HybridThe 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the most highly rated hybrid cars on the market because of its well-rounded excellence. It’s one of the few cars that manages to strike the right balance between performance and fuel efficiency. Additionally, it has attractive styling and an upscale cabin. It’s available in four trim levels to meet different drivers’ needs and preferences: the base model, EX, EX-L, and range-topping Touring. Take a closer look at the latest Honda Accord Hybrid to determine if it’s a suitable option for you:

Exterior

The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid may not make a striking statement on the road, but it’s a decidedly handsome car because of its clean and cohesive styling. Its well-balanced proportions and almost vertical front and rear ends give it a stately appearance, while its fastback styling, low-slung stance, and elongated profile add a touch of sportiness. This car also has a number of features that make it look somewhat aggressive, such as the plunging grille, sculpted hood, and slim and angular headlights. Depending on the trim level, the Accord Hybrid rides on 17- or 19-inch wheels.

Power

The sole powertrain of the Honda Accord Hybrid comprises a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a pair of electric motors, and a lithium-ion battery pack, which generate a combined output of 212 horsepower. This hybrid system sends power to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission.

The Accord Hybrid has more than sufficient muscle for all kinds of driving situations. It relies mostly on its electric motors, which enable it to accelerate in a smooth and quiet manner. It can reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 6.7 seconds, which is impressive for a hybrid car. The gasoline engine usually kicks in at higher speeds, but it may also help generate power at lower speeds.

Handling

Similar to its regular sibling, the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid offers an engaging driving experience. This sedan feels surprisingly lightweight and agile around corners, thanks to its well-tuned suspension and crisp, responsive steering. Its low and wide stance helps keep body lean to a minimum. Additionally, the Accord Hybrid easily shrugs off bumps and other uneven surfaces, resulting in a gentle and comfortable ride. It also has excellent brakes that enable it to slow down smoothly and confidently, which is something uncommon in hybrid cars.

Fuel Efficiency

If fuel efficiency is an important consideration, the Honda Accord Hybrid is the perfect car for you. Most models deliver an impressive fuel-economy rating of 48/48 mpg (city/highway), while the Touring yields 44/41 mpg. Few mid-size sedans are as efficient as the Accord Hybrid.

Interior

The Honda Accord Hybrid has a seating capacity of five. It has cushioned and supportive front seats that offer adequate legroom and headroom even for tall occupants. Additionally, it provides excellent outward visibility for drivers of all sizes. The rear seats are also comfortable and roomy enough for adults.

The cabin of the Honda Accord Hybrid has received praise from many auto experts because of its upscale look and feel. It features a contemporary and clean-cut styling, solid build quality, and plenty of soft-touch plastic surfaces. It also does a good job of muffling most road and wind noises. Overall, the interior feels on par with the cabins of some Acura models, which are Honda’s luxury vehicles.

The Accord Hybrid comes standard with manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, keyless entry, and remote start. For enhanced comfort and convenience, you can choose a higher trim to get extra features, such as leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a power front-passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a moonroof.

Cargo Capacity

Another noteworthy feature of the Honda Accord Hybrid is its large trunk space. It has a deep and wide cargo area that provides 16.7 cubic feet of storage space. That’s more than enough for stowing a few carry-on bags and a couple of golf club sets. You can also carry longer items by folding down the 60/40-split rear seats.

Infotainment Features

To provide connectivity, information, and entertainment on the road, the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is equipped with an advanced infotainment system. Located within easy reach of the driver, this system is simple and user-friendly and responds quickly to inputs. It comes with a touch-screen display that delivers crisp and clear graphics. Wireless connection is available in every trim except the base model. You can also use physical knobs and buttons to adjust the climate-control and audio settings, so you don’t need to rely solely on the touch screen to operate every function.

The Honda Accord Hybrid offers an 8-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, and a four-speaker sound system as standard equipment. Opting for a higher trim enables you to access additional features, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot, two additional USB ports, wireless device charging, navigation, satellite radio, HD radio, and an eight- or 10-speaker audio system.

Safety

The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid received the highest possible rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for overall crash safety. It earned perfect scores in rollover, frontal crash, and side crash tests. While it hasn’t tested the 2021 model, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the similar 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid “excellent” ratings in all crash tests.

Regardless of which trim level you choose, the Honda Accord Hybrid comes with a generous list of standard driver-assistance technologies to help you stay safe on the road. These features include automatic emergency braking, road-sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision alert, lane-departure alert, lane-keeping assistance, a rearview camera, and automatic high-beam headlamps. If you want to further enhance your safety, consider getting extra features, such as blind-spot detection, parking sensors, rear cross-traffic warning, and a head-up display.

If you’re interested in finding out whether the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid can meet your expectations, stop by Performance Honda for a test drive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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