The EPA has released the fuel-economy estimates for the updated hybrid version of the 2018 Honda Accord. The latest incarnation of the fuel-sipping Honda sedan gets an even 47 mpg across the board in its city, highway and combined mpg estimates.
Strangely, those gas mileage figures from the EPA are worse than the fuel-economy ratings of the previous generation Honda - 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 these Hondas and their mpg figures differ is the case was not immediately available, but considering the new 2018 Honda Accord model is also a touch lighter than last year's sedan, we're curious to find out.
How do these latest fuel economy estimates for the hybrid-powered Accord stack up against the competition? Right in the middle. Toyota leads the gas mileage pack with the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid seeing fuel economy at 52 mpg (combined), while the Honda Accord's gas mileage edges out the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (46 mpg combined) and beats the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid fuel economy handily (41 mpg combined).
My favorite feature of the new hybrid model Accord 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 with Honda's gas version. The new hybrid Accord will also feature the same multimedia system we came to love on the 2018 Accord, and if the driving experience can hold up, the hybrid-powered Accord has great potential.
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