The EPA has released the fuel-economy ratings for the updated 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. The latest incarnation of the fuel-sipping sedan gets an even 47 mpg across the board in its city, highway and combined estimates.
Strangely, those figures are worse than the fuel-economy ratings of the previous generation - the 2017 Accord Hybrid boasted 49/47/48 mpg city/highway/combined, despite the two cars sharing the same hybrid drivetrain that produces 212 net horsepower. A clear explanation as to why this is the case was not immediately available, but considering the new 2018 model is also a touch lighter than last year's, we're curious to find out.
How do these latest ratings stack up against the competition? Right in the middle. The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid leads the pack at 52 mpg combined, while the Honda Accord edges out the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (46 mpg combined) and beats the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid handily (41 mpg combined).
My favorite feature of the new Accord Hybrid remains the fact that it doesn't lose any cargo space and still has 16.7 cubic feet of room in the trunk, which ties the gas version. It will also feature the same multimedia system we came to love on the 2018 Accord, and if the driving experience can hold up, the Accord Hybrid has great potential.
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