2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

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$39,780

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Fast charging time estimates
  • Numerous standard features
  • Handling
  • Acceleration

The bad:

  • Small tax credit
  • Cargo volume

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Plug-in electric hybrid
  • 13-mile electric-only range
  • Two-mode hybrid system
  • 2.0-liter gasoline engine
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Seating for five

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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:

  • 17-inch wheels 
  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog lights
  • 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
  • Navigation
  • Backup camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Power driver’s seat with two-position memory
  • USB input

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
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 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

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Like a Tesla without all the range anxiety

I bought this car for the specific purpose of using the carpool lane in California. Being an Accord, it looks like a normal car which I really like. The front and rear bumpers and grille are unique, and very sporty. (For the other reviewer, you can order these parts at the Honda dealer, but they have to look it up using your VIN number). The Accord PHEV uses a 6.7 kilowatt battery which gives me about 12-15 miles of EV range depending on how hard I drive it. It's a small battery, so it only takes about an hour to charge at the ChargePoint station. The car also uses a 2.0 liter Atkinson Cycle gas engine as well. The system is similar to the second-gen Chevy Volt and current Ford Fusion Energi. On average, I get about 48 MPG. If I try to hyper-mile it in ECON, I can get about 53 MPG, which is crazy for a car this size. What I find is, if I am cruising around town, I'll use EV mode. When I am on the freeway, I'll use HV (Hybrid Vehicle) mode. You can manually select EV or HV mode, which is great. In EV mode, the acceleration is quite good. In HV mode, the car will recharge the battery with the engine. In terms of comfort, the car is light years ahead of most others in this class. The light gray cloth seats are soft, supportive and heated in the front and rear of the vehicle. These cars were all built in Japan, so the build quality is superb. Being the top trim for 2014 (above Touring), it came with navigation and infotainment options from the factory. Sure, it's no Tesla, but then I spent about half the money I would spend on a new Model 3. It's surprising Honda chose to produce the Clarity Plug-In and not continue with the Accord Plug-In. This is a marvelous car, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a luxurious, bulletproof commuter car without the limitations of a pure electric vehicle or the hefty Tesla price tag.

5.0

Love this car...

This car is excellent, runs great and its so beautiful. Unfortunately i got into an accident and i need a new bumper and also a new grille. If anyone can tell me where I can purchase these please let me know, thank you.

4.1

No worries for this car

If so not want to have trouble with a car buy A Honda CRV, it might not be the coolest ride but it’s cool saving money on gas and repeairs

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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