2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan

MSRP $25,620 - $27,920

Ranked #5 in Sedan

8.2

Overall Rating

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 12, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid is a great choice for those who are looking for a sporty and economical family sedan. The Honda Accord has always been a very popular choice among buyers for its practicality and fuel efficiency. The hybrid option boosts fuel efficiency even further. The 2021 Honda Accord is offered in a wide range of trims and options and caters to a very wide range of audiences. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid uses the most unique set of a hybrid powertrain in the segment, where the 2.0-liter inline-four engine generates electricity or sends power to the wheels in low-load situations. The electric motor is powering the engine for most parts, and both of them combine when you need more power. 

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Pros

Spacious cabin and cargo area

Impressive fuel efficiency

Impressive standard safety tech and features

Cons

Seat height adjustment is missing for the front passenger

Evident cabin noise

What's New?

New 8-inch touchscreen infotainment

Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The engine noise is reduced


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25620

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

143 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

129 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.5/11.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

196.1 in.

width

73.3 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3326 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3530 lbs.

payload capacity

1177 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

48/48/48 mpg

highway range

614.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$25,620 onwards

EX$27,920 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan in Radiant Red Metallic color
Radiant Red Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Pricing and Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

8.4

Fuel Economy

9.2

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.1

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The fight for the hybrid family sedan is not that easy. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid faces tough competition from the rivals like Toyota Camry hybrid and Hyundai Sonata hybrid. The starting MSRP of $26,570 makes the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid the most economical hybrid family sedan in the comparison here. Let’s see how the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid performs in various aspects against its competitors.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan front view
2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan rear view

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

9.2/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.1/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Features

The Honda Accord hybrid starts from an MSRP of $26.570 and goes all the way to $36,440 for the fully loaded Hybrid Touring trim. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid has a good list of standard safety tech and features. The base variant also gets the basics like an 8-inch touchscreen system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base trim also gets dual-zone climate control, which remains standard across all the trims. The second EX trim gets an 8-speaker audio system for a better music experience. It also features a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats.

Trim

Hybrid

Hybrid EX

Hybrid EX-L

Hybrid Touring

MSRP(CVT)

$26,570

$30,520

$32,890

$36,440

Key Features

8-inch display

In addition to the Base trim:

In addition to the EX trim:

In addition to the EX-L trim:

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

10-Speaker Audio System

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

8-Speaker Audio System

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Wireless Charging

 

Remote button start

Heated Front Seats and 12-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat

Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat

Head up display, Front and Rear Parking Sensors

 

Honda Sensing

Moonroof

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Heated and Ventilated Front Seats with Heated Rear Seats

The third trim EX-L gets more additions to the EX trim and the audio system is upgraded to a superior 10-speaker audio system. It also included features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable front passenger seat, and leather-trimmed seats. The top Touring trim is the most loaded Honda Accord hybrid and it gets more premium features like wireless charging, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Heads up display, Front and Rear parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats with heated rear seats.

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The 2021 Honda Accord is one of the better hybrid family sedans in the segment. The powertrain is similar in all the hybrid trims and it is only the features that change with the trims. The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring comes out to be the best option if you are looking for a premium and fully loaded Accord. If you can make some compromises in the feature list and want to save some bucks, then you can consider going for the EX trim as it gets all the basic features covered.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Engine and Performance

8.4/10

The Honda Accord is powered by a 2.0-liter i-VTEC inline-4 engine that produces 143 horsepower. The power is used to generate electricity for the electric motor and it also sends the power to the front wheels directly in case of low load situations. The combined power from the gasoline engine and electric motor go all the way up to 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. The power delivery in the sport mode is now better than the previous year’s motor. 

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan engine bay

The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid takes 7.2 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill. The electric motor produces all the 232lb-ft of torque right when you push your foot down on the gas, so the engine delivers good power right from start. The power always feels strong in the low and mid-range of the rave band. The quarter-mile takes 15.5 seconds which is respectable for the segment. 

Models

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

MSRP

$26,570

$29,385

$36,275

Engine

2.0-liter inline four-cylinder

2.5-liter inline four-cylinder

2.0-liter inline four-cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT w/OD

CVT w/OD

6-speed automatic w/OD

Power (hp @ RPM

212 hp @ 6,200

208 hp @ 5,700

192 hp @ 6,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

232 lb-ft @ 2,000

163 lb-ft @ 3,600 

139 lb-ft @ 4,000

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.2

7.4

6.8

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.5

15.6

NA

Top-Speed (MPH)

135

NA

150

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata hybrid is the fastest hybrid family sedan to the 60 mph sprint completing the run in 6.8 seconds. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid comes second to it, and the 2021 Toyota Camry hybrid comes at third position with 7.4 seconds. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid produces the most power and torque figures in comparison.

How well does the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid handle?

The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid is a fun-handling sedan. The hybrid model handles with the same agility as the gasoline engine-powered Honda Accord. The Accord feels very easy to maneuver in any driving situation and feels planted on the road. The suspension doesn’t feel busy even at highway speeds. The steering wheel is very accurate to the inputs and goes where you point it. The feedback from the steering wheel is very good and it feels connected to the road.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan ride and handling

The ride quality is well balanced and it soaks all the road imperfections very well. The ride feels comfortable for most parts whether it is slow city speeds or higher highway speeds. The balance between the ride and handling is well calibrated. It is a sedan that will keep your family comfortable in the rear seats, but you can also have decent fun with it when you wish to do so.

How good is the braking performance of the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid?

The Honda Accord hybrid offers very decent braking performance for the segment. It uses 11.5-inch brake rotors for the front wheels and 11.1-inch brake rotors for the rear wheels. The rotors are capable enough to stop the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid from 60 miles per hour in 135 feet. Although the brakes are good enough to stop the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid in 135 feet, the braking performance can not be termed as great. The brakes pedal gives decent feedback and gives good enough confidence, but the braking performance can be improved further.

Models

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

11.5

11.8

12.0

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

11.1

11.9

11.2

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,327

3,472

3,505

60-0 (feet)

135

128

121

The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid is the lightest hybrid family sedan in the comparison, but it takes the longest distance to come to a halt from 60 mph. The 2021 Toyota Camry in comparison takes 128 feet of distance to stop from 60 mph. The strange part is the heaviest hybrid family sedan the 2021 Hyundai Sonata hybrid takes the least distance to come to a standstill from 60 mph at 121 feet.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Fuel Economy

9.2/10

Most of the buyers in this segment are looking for this section very eagerly, and it plays a crucial role in their buying decision. The biggest advantage of the hybrid engine can be felt at the gas stations while refueling the tank. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid impresses with its fuel-efficiency figures. It manages to deliver 48 miles per gallon in the city driving conditions, 47 mpg on the highways, and 48 mpg in the combined driving conditions. 

The good thing about the Honda Accord is that it delivers almost the same fuel economy in every driving condition, and it delivers the best fuel efficiency in the city driving condition. The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid comes with a 12.8 gallons fuel tank, which is good enough to offer an impressive range for long-distance journeys.

Models

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

MPG (City)

48

51

45

MPG (Highway)

47

53

51

MPG (Combined)

48

52

47

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.8

13.2

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

614.4/601.6/614.4

673.2/699.6/686.4

594/673.2/620.4

The Honda Accord hybrid is the only hybrid family sedan in the segment to offer better efficiency in the city compared to highway driving. The 2021 Toyota Camry hybrid is the most fuel-efficient hybrid family sedan in the comparison. It also comes with a larger 13.2 gallons fuel tank delivering a better range. The 2021 Hyundai Sonata hybrid is the least fuel-efficient in the comparison, still, it offers impressive fuel efficiency figures.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Interior

8.0/10

The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid really impresses with its interior quality for the price. The materials used inside the cabin feel premium, and it also comes with fake woodwork on the dashboard and the doors to make it even more premium. The controls for the cabin remain pretty much the same, and everything feels very easy to use. All the controls fall within the reach of the driver.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan dashboard

The 12-way power-adjustable driver seat is a nice addition to the cabin. The seat heights feel on a bit lower side, which makes getting in and out of the car a little difficult. The driving position feels very sporty because of the lower seating. The cabin is very spacious and there is ample space for the occupants in both rows. The boot space is also not compromised from the regular Honda Accord and remains the same at 16.7 cubic feet. 

Models

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.5/58.3/42.3

38.3/57.7/42.1

40/57.9/46.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.3/55/40.4

37.6/55.7/38

38.4/56.1/34.8

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

16.7

15.1

16.0

The Honda Accord hybrid offers the best legroom for the rear seat passengers, while the 2021 Hyundai Sonata hybrid offers the same for the front row passengers. None of the sedans lack space in any of the rows. The 2021 Toyota Camry is also spacious for the occupants. The one area where the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid outperforms both the competitors is the cargo space. Here are some of the standout interior features of the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid:

  • Premium interior material
  • Spacious cabin in both rows
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Dual-zone climate control

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid?

The 2021 Honda Accord now gets an all-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard with the 2021 model, and there is also the option for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The lower trims get an 8-speaker audio system for music, which can be upgraded to a better-sounding 10-speaker audio system for the higher trims. 

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan infotainment screen

The top Touring trim also features Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. There are various other connectivity options like SiriusXM satellite radio and WiFi connectivity. It also offers a wireless charging pad for convenient charging of your devices. Here are some of the standout infotainment features of the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid:

  • An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 8-speaker and 10-speaker audio system
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Wireless charging pad

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Exterior

9.1/10

There is nothing much that has changed in the Honda Accord hybrid than the previous year’s model. On the front, there is a very slight change in the front grille which is hard to notice. The new LED headlights are a new addition to the 2021 model, which not only looks great but also does a great job of illuminating the road in the pitch dark. The changes are very minimal, but there is no denying that it still is one of the best-looking family sedans out there.

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan 

Models

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Curb Weight (lb)

3,327

3,472

3,505

Length (inches)

192.2

192.1

192.9

Width (inches)

73.3

72.4

73.2

Height (inches)

57.1

56.9

56.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.8

5.7

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

111.4

111.2

111.8

All the trims except the top Touring trim get 17-inch alloy wheels, which look great on the side of the Accord. The Touring trim gets larger 19-inch wheels to increase the grip on the road but also dips the fuel efficiency than the standard wheel size. The 2021 Honda Accord looks very proportionate from all sides and stands out from the crowd very well. Here are some of the standout exterior features of the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid:

  • LED headlights
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 19-inch alloy wheels for Tourer trim
  • Moonroof
  • Heated exterior mirrors

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid comes loaded with a good number of standard safety features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the 2021 Honda Accord a five out of five stars in their crash test rating. The 2021 Honda Accord does not only get an overall 5-star rating, but it also gets an impressive 5-star rating in every crash test individually too. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not tested the 2021 Honda Accord yet.

The Honda Accord gets driver assistance features like Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Safety System, Post-Collision Safety System, Emergency Brake Assist, and Tire Pressure Monitoring system as standard. Here are some of the safety features of the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation
  • Traffic sign recognition

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Competition

7.0/10

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid and the Toyota Camry Hybrid have always been tough competitors in the segment. The 2021 models are no different and both the hybrid family sedans offer great value. If you are looking for a little better performance and acceleration, then the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid becomes a better choice. It also offers better trunk space. But if you are looking for a slightly better fuel economy and a more relaxed kind of drive, then the 2021 Toyota Camry hybrid becomes a better pick.

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata hybrid is a great choice for those who are looking for a stylish looking hybrid family sedan. Those who prioritize outright acceleration will find it a better pick between the two. It lacks the same agility that the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid offers and the Accord offers better ride and handling balance. Although the Hyundai Sonata is a great contender in the segment, the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid becomes a better overall package than the 2021 Hyundai Sonata hybrid.

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

 

2021 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Final Verdict

The 2021 Honda Accord hybrid is one of the best picks in the segment. It has been in the market for a long time, and reliability has never been an issue. It delivers a perfect balance between performance and fuel economy. The ride and handling are also one of the best for the segment. This is a sedan that will last for years to come. If you are looking for a hybrid family sedan for more than 4-5 years, then the 2021 Honda Accord hybrid becomes a great choice.