2021 Honda Accord Hybrid
2021 sees a few changes to the very popular Accord. You may need to blink twice to notice these changes. The grille is a little wider and more stylish with some help from the upgraded LED headlights and recessed fog lights.
The Accord has streamlined look to it from the modern front end with the swept back LED headlights to the well-placed body lines down the full length of the car to the LED taillights blended into the trunk.
The spacious cabin features a heated 12-way power adjustable seat that includes a 4-way power lumbar support. The rear has a 60/40 rear split fold down seatback. An impressive 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. 452 watt AM/FM Premium audio
system with 10 speakers including a subwoofer. I really like the wireless phone charging capability.
Remote engine starter and walk away door locks are just some of the features on this car.
2.0 litre, 16 valve, Atkinson cycle DOHC, i-VTEC 4 cly engine. Puts out 143 horsepower @6200 RPM while the electric motors kick in 181 horsepower @5000 rpm. So full acceleration gets you too 212 horsepower and with the EV motors its very quick.
Transmission is an electric continuously variable transmission. (E-CVT) Big improvements to the Active cruise control which provides a smooth transition from braking to acceleration when following a vehicle in front. I really noticed switching to sport mode how quick the engine responded and the ability to pass quickly with ease. I figured about 0-60 in about 8 seconds. Not bad when you take into consideration the fuel economy numbers.
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
front-motor and -engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED
$42 505 (base price: $37,070)
DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter inline-4, 143 hp, 129 lb-ft; permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor, 181 hp, 232 lb-ft; combined output, 212 hp; 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 12.3-in vented disc/11.1-in disc
Tires: Goodyear Eagle Touring, 235/40R-19 96V M+S
Passenger volume: 2916 L
Trunk volume: 481.3 L
Curb weight: 3447 lb
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 5.4/5.3/5.7 L/100 km