Honda Automobiles: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Body

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by in Honda Canada


Based on a award-winning ninth-generation Accord Sedan, a 2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan combines frail styling and aerodynamic potency with a high grade of practicality and unusual constructional strength. At 192.2 inches in length, a Accord Hybrid is usually incompletely longer than a Accord Sedan (191.4) inches due to a further of a case lid spoiler; it is also incompletely reduce with an altogether tallness of 57.5 inches, compared to 57.7 inches for a Accord Sedan.

Numerous styling accents heed a Accord Hybrid from a gasoline Accord Sedan. In front, a list includes a blue-accented top grille that singly defines a Accord Hybrid, along with evocative blue-accented headlights (energy-efficient LED on a Accord Hybrid Touring) and splendid LED daytime using lights (DRLs). 17-inch amalgamate wheels, all-season tires and special Hybrid badges on a front fenders impersonate a Accord Hybrid’s side profile.

The rearview of a Accord Hybrid is equally distinctive, with an additional Hybrid badge on a case lid, thespian blue-accented LED taillights, and a case lid spoiler that helps atmosphere apart clean from a behind of a vehicle, so shortening aerodynamic drag. The reduce back fascia also has a singular diffuser for additional aerodynamic efficiency. The Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring are versed with a one-touch appetite moonroof.

(For some-more fact on a Accord Hybrid’s common physique features, greatfully see a 2013 Accord Press Kit.)

Accord Hybrid Body Key Features:

  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
  • Extensive use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel
  • Smart Entry Push Button Start/Stop system
  • Body-colored folding side mirrors with spin signals
  • Expanded perspective driver’s mirror
  • Heated driver’s counterpart
  • Honda LaneWatch™ blind mark arrangement
  • Auto-Up/Down motorist and passenger’s windows
  • One-touch open/close appetite moonroof (EX-L and Touring)
  • Variable-speed windshield wipers
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • All aluminum front subframe (versus hybrid aluminum-steel on Accord Sedan)
  • Multi-reflector/projector-beam headlights
  • LED headlights (Touring)
  • LED daytime using lights (DRL)
  • LED stop lights
  • Rearview camera
  • Unique 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • P225/50R17 low rolling-resistance all-season tires
  • 12.7 cu ft. of load volume (12.3 cu. ft. EX-L and Touring)

Smart Entry Push Button Start/Stop
The Accord Hybrid has a Smart Entry Push Button Start/Stop complement matching to that found on a Accord EX, EX-L and Touring models. The complement simplifies approaching, entering and doing a Accord Hybrid – generally when a motorist is carrying items. Operating a complement requires usually that a motorist has possession of a Smart Entry key.

Smart Entry allows a Accord Hybrid owners to benefit entrance to a automobile but carrying to clear it with a remote conductor or a key. Instead, a remote has a singular digital temperament that is famous by a automobile when a motorist approaches. At this point, to enter a automobile a motorist simply pulls one of a front doorway handles while a remote in his or her possession. Similarly, dire a soft-touch symbol located on a back fascia opens a trunk.

Once a motorist has non-stop a doorway and is seated, a Push Button Start complement allows a Accord Hybrid to be driven by pulling a START/STOP symbol positioned on a instrument panel. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are finished when a START/STOP symbol is pulpy again during a end of a drive.

After parking a vehicle, a hold of a soft-touch tighten symbol on possibly front doorway hoop thatch all doors and case to secure a car. Alternatively, a press of a LOCK symbol on a Smart Entry remote will also concurrently tighten all a doors and trunk. The Smart Entry complement will not concede a conductor fob to be sealed in a interior or a trunk.

One-Touch Open/Close Power Moonroof
Like a gasoline Accord EX, EX-L and Touring models, a Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring models have a appetite potion moonroof with lean feature, along with one-touch control for both open and tighten functions. An auto-reverse underline reverses instruction of a shifting moonroof row if a doing complement detects insurgency to closing. A manually operated shifting sunshade improves comfort on splendid or prohibited days.

Heated Driver’s Mirror
Body-colored appetite side mirrors concede a motorist to adjust a mirrors position with ease. In addition, a driver’s side counterpart is exhilarated for all-weather pushing convenience, while a passenger-side counterpart includes an integrated Honda LaneWatch™ camera. (See Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies territory for some-more information.)

The mirrors were privately designed for low aerodynamic drag to urge fuel potency while shortening breeze noise. LED spin vigilance indicators are integrated into a side counterpart housings for combined prominence in traffic. They can also be manually folded central for parsimonious parking spaces, if desired.

17-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels
The Accord Hybrid comes with 17 x 7½ J aluminum amalgamate wheels (the same distance as a gasoline Accord EX and EX-L Sedan wheels) with a singular pattern featuring 5 interconnected spokes and a embellished lead finish. The circle and tire distance optimizes float and doing qualities, while also shortening rolling insurgency for softened fuel efficiency. Aerodynamically made spokes also assistance urge altogether efficiency.

Low Rolling Resistance Tires
Reducing a aerodynamic drag and rolling insurgency of tires is an essential partial of attaining softened fuel potency for any vehicle. The Accord Hybrid uses exclusive P225/50R17 tires – somewhat wider than a top-of-the-line gasoline Accord Touring Sedan’s P215/55R17 tires – that offer a best change between all-season grip, low drag and low rolling resistance. The tires surpass during providing accurate steering feel, a still and gentle float experience, and prolonged wear. They are also M+S rated for all-season drivability.

Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit
To save weight, in lieu of a gangling tire, a Accord Hybrid comes with an easy-to-use tire sealant and inflator pack that simplifies proxy repairs in a eventuality of a prosaic tire. An matching plan is used in a Civic Hybrid, Civic HF and CR-Z. Stored underneath a load area building panel, a tire sealant and inflator pack also helps maximize a EPA load volume during 12.7 cu. ft. (12.3 cu. ft. on EX-L and Touring models).

In a eventuality of a tiny step puncture of no some-more than 3/16 inch, use of a tire correct and acceleration pack allows a automobile to be driven to a nearest use hire for a some-more permanent repair. For incomparable punctures, roadside assistance contingency be called, and a Accord Hybrid comes with 24-hour roadside assistance for a generation of a new-vehicle singular warranty.

Auto-Up/Down Driver and Passenger’s Windows
Like each other stream Accord model, a Accord Hybrid has front and back appetite windows with a one-touch auto-up/down driver’s window. However a Accord Hybrid also has auto-up/down capability for a front passenger’s window, a underline usually found on gasoline Accord EX and above trim levels. Illuminated controls concede for easy operation during night.

Weight Reduction
Since relocating a mass of any automobile requires energy, altogether fuel potency can be softened by shortening a weight. Reducing automobile weight contingency be offset with other factors such as constructional integrity; float and doing characteristics; low noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH); and newcomer safety.

In a Accord Hybrid, weight reductions embody an new all-aluminum front subframe that replaces a steel-and-aluminum front subframe of a gasoline Accord. Created from a multiple of die-cast and hammered aluminum components, this subframe saves 8.8 pounds compared to a steel-and-aluminum unit. Other lightweight components in a Accord Hybrid embody an aluminum back fender lamp and aluminum stop pedal.

Exterior Colors
The Accord Hybrid is accessible in 8 extraneous colors subsequent from a Accord Sedan palette, including Alabaster Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Hematite Metallic, Basque Red Pearl, Champagne Frost Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl and White Orchid Pearl.

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