2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

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2018 MODEL
$25,100 - $34,710

8.5

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2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The 2018 Honda Accord has received the “2018 North American Car of the Year” award. And since the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is similar with the addition of pocket-friendly and tree-hugging fuel efficiency of 48 combined mpg, it's easily one of the best cars to buy currently.

The 2018 Honda Accord starts at around $25,100. It now offers more passenger space at the rear as well as many smart features as standard. The 2018 Honda Accord locks its horns with the Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and the Kia Optima Hybrid to name a few.

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Pros

Gets adjustable regenerative braking system

Spacious interiors

Bigger Boot

User-Friendly Infotainment system

Cons

Doesn't get better brakes

Not so impressive handling

What's New?

Gets better passenger space at the rear

New additional features on offer include the Heads-up display, Adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

212 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

232 lb-fts @ 0 rpm

transmission

CVT

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.5/11.1

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

192.2 in.

width

73.3 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3342 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.4 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

120 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

47/47/47 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Styles

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Radiant Red Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.7

Engine

8.4

Fuel Economy

8.1

Interior

7.8

Exterior

9.1

Safety

8.9

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Base

Base

power
212 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$25,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $25,100 MSRP TBD 212 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, I-4,
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continuously variable transmission all wheel drive 5

 2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan EX

EX

power
212 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Gas/electric
mpg
47 combined

$28,890


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $28,890 MSRP (47/47/47) 212 hp @ 6200 rpm, 2 L, I4, gas/electric
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cvt front wheel drive 5

 2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan EX-L

EX-L

power
143-hp @ 6,200 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$31,440


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $31,440 MSRP TBD 143-hp @ 6,200 rpm, 2 L, I-4,
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TBD TBD TBD

 2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Touring

Touring

power
143-hp @ 6,200 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$34,710


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $34,710 MSRP TBD 143-hp @ 6,200 rpm, 2 L, I-4,
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TBD TBD TBD

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8.4/10

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MPG: 33 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 2, 2018

8.5

Overall Rating


In its 2018 version, the Honda Accord is now a totally redesigned car. The 2018 Accord gets better passenger space at the rear as the batteries are now placed below the rear seats. The new standard and additional features on offer are the Heads-up display, Adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning.


7.7/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine

 

8.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.8/10
Interior

 

9.1/10
Exterior

 

8.9/10
Safety

 
 
 

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Features

7.7/10

The 2018 Accord hybrid comes with 4 variants. Starting from the base variant LX Hybrid to the range-topping Touring Hybrid. The LX Hybrid starts at just around $25,100 while offering a Honda Sensing, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, A push button Start and Multi-Angle Rear View Camera.

The EX Hybrid pushes up the notch by one-touch power moonroof and heated front seats and an 8-inch touch screen infotainment. The range-topping Touring Hybrid starts at around $35,330 and gets a Heads-up display, Ventilated rear seats, Wireless phone charging, and body-colored parking sensors. All these trims just have some cosmetic as well as interior changes.

Trims LX Hybrid EX Hybrid EX-L Hybrid Touring Hybrid
MSRP (FWD) $25,100 $29,000 $31,500 $35,330
Features Honda Sensing One-Touch Power Moonroof Leather-Trimmed Interior Head-Up Display
  Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Heated Front Seats Driver Seat Memory Ventilated Rear Seats
  Push Button Start 8-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen 450-Watt Premium Audio System Wireless Phone Charging
  Multi-Angle Rear View Camera Blind Spot Information System   Body-colored Parking Sensors (front/rear)

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Driving and Performance

“The hybrid powertrain gives decent thrust, making for good passing power on the highway and off-the-line power in the city. Based on our impressions from the standard Accord, handling capability is improved over the previous generation, especially with the optional adaptive suspension.” - Edmunds

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Engine

8.4/10

The Honda Accord gets a 2L inline-4 which is assisted by 2 electric motors. When mated with its E-CVT, it produces 212hp of power and 232 lb.-ft. of power. This makes the Honda Accord the most powerful car among the lot.

Its rival the Toyota Camry LE gets a bigger 2.5L I-4 DOHC Hybrid engine but gets similar power figures as that of the Honda. The Chevrolet Volt with its 1.5L DI engine makes about 149hp of power and produces about 294 lb-ft of torque.

Models

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

MSRP

$25,100

$27,800

$25,995

$34,095

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 assisted by two electric motors

2.5L I-4 DOHC Hybrid

2.0L CVVT DOHC I4 GDI

1.5L Direct Injection (DI) DOHC 4-cylinder

Transmission

E-CVT Automatic

CVT Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

CVT Automatic

Power

212 hp

208 hp

192 hp

149 hp

Torque

232 lb-ft

163 lb-ft

271 lb-ft

294 lb-ft

Acceleration

Thanks to the highest power and torque output among the cars compared here, the Accord is fastest to 60 mph taking 7.1 secs. The Camry trails closely at 7.2 seconds. The Kia Optima Hybrid and Chevy Volt fall behind the two by a good 1-second gap.

Models

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

0-60 MPH

7.1

7.2

8.1

7.8 sec

Quarter mile

15.7

15.6 sec

16.2 sec

15.9 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.5L

2.0L

1.5L

Emission  (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

3.6

3.4

4.2

1.3

Braking

The Accord gets 11.5-inch discs at the front and 11.1-inch discs at the rear which can stop it from 60mph in 135 ft. That’s the worst braking performance among the cars compared here. The Chevrolet Volt gets the best stopping distance of just 120 ft.

Model

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

Brake Front(in)

11.5

12.0

12.0

10.8

Brake Rear(in)

11.1

11.1

11.2

10.0

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3327

3472

3486

3543

60-0 MPH (ft.)

135

125

127

120

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Fuel Economy

8.1/10

The Accord Hybrid delivers an impressive 49 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway and 48 mpg combined mpg. However, even after getting a smaller engine than the Camry and both getting similar performance, the Camry beats the Accord delivering 51 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg combined.

Model

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

MPG (City)

49

51

39

43

MPG (Highway)

47

53

46

42

MPG (Combined)

48

52

42

42

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Interior

7.8/10

“The hybrid delivers the same creamy, unperturbed ride and alert handling as the other Accord models. When driven in stop-and-go traffic under moderate throttle, it may be the best version for appreciating the Accord’s quiet interior and upscale finishes. Better still, there’s no longer a cargo-volume penalty for choosing the hybrid.” – Car and Driver

Seating and Comfort

The Honda gets a passenger volume of 105.6 ft.-cube which is the best amongst its rivals owing to its bigger size. The Accord gets a front row headroom of 39in., shoulder room of 58.9 in. and legroom of 42.2 in. The second row gets a headroom of 37.2 in., shoulder room of 55.1 in. and leg room of 33.7 inches.

The Accord Hybrid's cabin looks attractive and uses some quality materials. The front seats are supportive and offer great outward visibility. The rear seats are indeed comfortable and ones with better legroom.

Model

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft. cube)

105.6

99.9

102.6

90.3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39/58.9/42.2

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.8/58.1/35.6

37.8/56.5/42.1

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.2/55.1/33.7

37.6/55.7/38.0

37.8/56.4/35.6

35.8/53.2/34.7

Cargo/Trunk volume

The Honda gets the best boot space among all the rivals. It gets 16.7 ft.-cube of boot space – more than the other three cars compared here. In fact, the Accord Hybrid's trunk gives you enough room for four sets of golf clubs or about 13 shopping bags.

Model

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

Volume (ft. cube)

16.7

15.1

13.4

10.6

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Exterior

9.1/10

The Accord weighs around 3327lbs. which makes it the lightest car among its rivals here. However, at 194.1 inches, the Accord is also large. This points that Honda has employed some clever engineering to get rid of excess weight.

Model

Honda Accord LX Hybrid

Toyota Camry LE

Kia Optima Hybrid Premium

Chevrolet Volt (LT)

Curb weight(lbs.)

3327

3472

3486

3543

Length(in)

194.1

192.1

191.1

180.4

Width(in)

72.8

72.4

73.2

71.2

Height(in)

57.5

56.9

57.5

56.4

Ground clearance(in)

5.8

5.7

5.1

5.5

Wheel base(in)

109.3

111.2

110.4

106.1

Track width(in) F/R

62.4/62.7

63.0/63.2

63.5/63.8

60.6/61.8

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Safety

8.9/10

The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid comes with Honda Sensing suite of active safety features including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

Following table lists the various safety features of Honda Accord Hybrid.

  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
  • Smart Vent Front Side Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Competition

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is around $2000 costlier than the Honda Accord. For those extra $2000 the Camry gets a bigger engine, similar performance figures, and the best Fuel economy. But the Toyota doesn’t have passenger volume as that of the Accord. So, at around $2000 cheaper than the Camry the Accord is still a better buy.

Kia Optima Hybrid

The Kia is priced like the Honda Accord at $25,995. But the Kia does not offer the fuel efficiency or performance of the Accord Hybrid. However, the Optima does match the Accord in terms of build quality and it definitely looks chic.

Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is around $10000 costlier than the Accord for which the Volt gets a smaller engine, no better interiors, nor is it as efficient as its rivals. Also, the Volt is a smaller car. So, here too the Accord is the best buy compared to the Chevrolet Volt.

2018 Honda Accord hybrid Sedan Final Verdict

The Honda Accord starts at $25,100 which is the cheapest car among all its rivals. For which the Honda offers better performance, decent fuel economy, best passenger comfort and an overall bigger car. So, the Honda has placed its cards right this time as the Accord is the best buy amongst all its rivals as it excels in almost all the parameters.