2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Performance Features

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

    More and more hybrid cars are making their way to dealerships across the country, but as far as the drivers of New England are concerned, Honda’s hybrid cars (including the new Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid) still reign supreme. The performance of the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid places it at top of its class, and once you’ve seen what it can do, you’ll know why it’s captured the attention of our friends and neighbors! The writers at the CNET’s Roadshow blog declared that “for 2018, the Honda Accord Hybrid offers that efficiency without compromising the other parts of the package.”

Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel Economy and Functioning

City Fuel Economy Highway Fuel Economy Combined Fuel Economy
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid (EX, EX-L, Touring, with E-CVT) 47 MPG* 47 MPG* 47 MPG*

A Hybrid drivetrain can be equipped on the Honda Accord’s EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, but no matter which option you select, you’ll enjoy superior fuel economy wherever you go.

  • Deceleration and Charging: The Accord Hybrid’s Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission functions with this model’s deceleration feature for a more efficient substitute for traditional braking. Although your brake pedal will retain full functionality, you’ll also be able to employ the steering-wheel mounted, four-setting deceleration selectors to control how quickly your car slows down. In all four modes, the Accord Hybrid’s deceleration feature simultaneously recharges the vehicle’s power sources while decreasing your rate of travel.
  • Three-Mode Drive System: When you’re traveling in the Honda Accord Hybrid, you’ll be able to take advantage of a Three-Mode Drive System with ECON, Normal, and Sport settings. In Normal mode, the Accord’s electric power sources will take care of most of the work, but its gasoline-powered engine will help you stay at your desired speed when you’re traveling on the highway. ECON mode, best employed for city driving, further reduces the work done by the gas-burning engine. In Sport mode, the gasoline engine is engaged continuously so you’ll enjoy greater throttle response.
  • Two-Motor Hybrid System: The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid utilizes two electric motors to provide seamless functionality to the driver. The first, an AC-Synchronous Permanent Magnet Electric Motor, is connected to this sedan’s wheels, and in most cases, it provides enough power to propel this vehicle all on its own. In these circumstances, the gasoline engine runs to keep your electric components as fully charged as possible. A second electric motor is used to start the Accord Hybrid’s engine and drivetrain components.
  • Drivetrain Components: In addition to its two electric motors, the Honda Accord Hybrid features a 2.0-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Atkinson Cycle Engine, a 16-Valve DOHC VTEC, and a Lithium Ion Battery. A Drive-By-Wire Throttle System, an EcoAssist System, Hill Start Assist and Active Noise Cancellation come standard on every Hybrid trim, so you’ll enjoy superior performance no matter where life takes you.

Honda Accord Hybrid Horsepower and Torque

Honda Accord Hybrid Horsepower

Honda Accord Hybrid Torque

2.0-Liter Atkinson-Cycle Engine (Gas Only)

143 at 6200 RPM

129 lb-ft at 3500 RPM

Two-Motor Hybrid System (Electric Only)

181 at 5000-6000 RPM

232 lb-ft at 0-2000 RPM

Total System Measurements (Gas and Electric Combined)

212 at 6200 RPM


Fuel economy isn’t the only thing that the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid does well. Unlike some of its competitors, this Hybrid model lets you take advantage of satisfying horsepower and torque, and that means it’s as fun to drive as it is affordable to own! As noted in our breakdown of the Accord Hybrid’s drivetrain components, this model normally runs exclusively on electric power while its gasoline-powered engine engages and charges your battery and motors. Still, you’ll be able to access the full force of your 2.0-Liter Atkinson Cycle Engine when you need to pull out all the stops. Standard features like Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction control ensure that you’ll enjoy a safer, more stable drive no matter where the road takes you.

Take this Honda for a Test Drive!

New England’s drivers are sure to love how they feel behind the wheel of the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, available now at a dealership near you! Take the time to explore our current offers and we think you’ll agree: the Honda Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy and horsepower make it one of the standout options in its class. Get in touch with us to set up your test drive today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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