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By Cars.com Staff
April 23, 2013
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is part traditional hybrid and part electric car. Plugging into an outlet provides an estimated electric-only range of up to 13 miles, and the gasoline engine combines with the electric powertrain to power the car once the electric-only range is depleted. Honda's Accord Hybrid (not a plug-in) is covered separately. The Accord Plug-In Hybrid competes with the Ford Fusion Plug-In Hybrid and Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
ExteriorDifferentiating the Accord Plug-In Hybrid's appearance from the regular Accord is unique front styling, wheels and rear spoiler. Measures to reduce weight include extensive use of aluminum for the hood, wheels, front subframe, brake pedal and rear bumper support. The Plug-In's aerodynamics are improved with a rear spoiler, aerodynamic wheel covers and aerodynamic under-covers. Standard exterior features include:
Heated side mirrors with LED turn indicators
Interior Like many hybrids and electric cars, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid offers environmentally-friendly upholstery for all five seating positions. Called Honda Bio Fabric, Honda says it's a new fabric that offers softness and durability with reduced manufacturing environmental impact. The Accord Plug-In Hybrid has an available smartphone application that displays the current charging state of the vehicle and can remotely schedule charging or preheat and cool the cabin. A new gauge cluster shows off driving range and charge status as well as gasoline and battery levels. Cargo room is diminished compared to regular Accords with 8.6 cubic feet of trunk volume, compared to 15.8 cubic feet. Interior features include:
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Adaptive cruise control
Power driver's seat with two-position memory
Under the Hood Powering the Accord Hybrid Plug-In is a two-mode hybrid system with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, electric motor and battery. The Accord Plug-In drives on electric power only up to 13 miles when fully charged. Once the initial electric charge depletes, the Accord Plug-In drives on a combination of gasoline engine and electric assist like a normal hybrid with ratings of 47/46 mpg city/highway and 46 mpg combined. Charging times are an estimated three hours with a standard 120-volt household outlet and one hour with a 240-volt outlet. Mechanical features include:
141-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
55-hp electric motor with 6.7 kwh lithium-ion battery
Continuously variable transmission
13-mile electric-only range
574-mile combined range
Hybrid ratings of 47/46/46 mpg city/highway/combined
SafetySafety features include:
Honda Lane Watch blind spot camera
Electronic stability system
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning
Acoustic alert system to audibly warn pedestrians when in EV mode
Front, side-impact and side curtain airbags
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