Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Press Kit

Posted on 15. Jun, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Befitting a Accord Hybrid’s goal as an enchanting and manageable bland driver, framework engineering and componentry are designed to yield a automobile that is still and manageable on city streets, still and well-spoken roving on a highway, and true to a driver’s wishes on circuitous roads.

Accord Hybrid framework facilities embody a MacPherson strut front suspension, an aluminum front subframe, electric servo brakes, electric energy steering (EPS) and Active Noise Control (ANC).

The modernized MacPherson strut front cessation provides aloft float and doing qualities while also shortening interior noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). The 2017 Accord Hybrid also uses an aluminum front subframe that reduces weight and, in and with back correspondence bushings and eccentric multi-link back suspension, also measurably reduces NVH. Additional sound reductions are subsequent from clever tailoring of a underbody and cessation systems. The EPS uses an electric engine to support a rack-and-pinion steering for reduced steering effort, reduction energy consumption, and softened precision, feel and stability.

Standard on a 2017 Accord Hybrid are 17-inch aluminum wheels, four-wheel front brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Hill start support is also standard, assisting a motorist accelerate uniformly from a stop while on an incline.

The customary Active Noise Control (ANC) uses microphones, a vigilance processor and a Accord Hybrid’s audio speakers to negate engine noise. Additional sound reductions are subsequent from clever tailoring of a underbody and cessation systems.

Accord Hybrid Key Chassis Features:

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Aluminum and steel front subframe
  • Independent multi-link back suspension
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
  • Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS)
  • 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • P225/50R17 all-season tires
  • Electric servo stop system
  • 4-wheel front brakes with ABS
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Active Noise Control (ANC)

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
A MacPherson strut front cessation gives a Accord Hybrid an unusually well-spoken and still ride, quick and manageable doing and agree cornering. The rarely grown front cessation in a Accord Hybrid has a lightweight pattern with high energetic opening providing responsiveness, float comfort and stability, significantly reduced sound and increasing pushing delight over a prior model. The Accord Hybrid’s branch hole is 38.1 ft.

Hydro-compliance bushings mountain a front revoke cessation arms to a front subframe. These bushings assistance revoke steering shimmy during all speeds, urge NVH characteristics and float compliance, and also foster some-more accurate cessation geometry. The outcome is an ideal mix of float quality, manageable steering and accurate handling.

Enhanced constructional acerbity plays a partial in a Accord Hybrid’s new cessation performance, with rarely firm connection points for a struts, as good as for a front subframe. This new structure is an constituent partial of a Accord Hybrid’s Advanced Compatibility EngineeringÔ (ACEÔ) physique structure, that helps pile-up opening in a frontal collision. And finally, a repackaging of a front cessation enables a shorter front overhang.

The struts are specifically tuned for a ideal mix of comfort and handling. Innovative facilities embody fit hydraulic valves and seals, a low-friction Teflon® middle bushing, optimized oil specifications, and a special miscarry check open that dramatically reduces physique hurl while turning. The 2017 Accord Hybrid facilities a front subframe joining bar that contributes to reduced noise, altogether physique rigidity and energetic doing response.

Lightweight Front Subframe
The Accord’s subframe, that cradles a engine, delivery and revoke cessation mounts, utilizes a singular aluminum construction. Using a routine grown by Honda, a subframe joins aluminum components with a form of friction-stir-welding to form a singular high-strength, lightweight territory that provides ideal float and doing properties along with revoke weight. The weight assets directly improves both fuel potency and altogether energetic performance.

Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The Accord Hybrid’s compact, multi-link back cessation offers movable float comfort and glorious altogether handling. This complement facilities high-strength stamped-steel tip A-arms with aluminum knuckles and accurate geometry that reduces lift during tough braking. The revoke links bond to a firm back subframe, that is removed from a physique by rubber mounts that revoke pitter-patter and low-frequency sound.

High Performance Amplitude Reactive Dampers
All 2017 Accord Hybrid models underline serve softened Amplitude Reactive Dampers that broach a aloft turn of float comfort together with crisp, accurate handling. The dampers work in twin graphic opening parameters: a Ride Zone and a Handling Zone. Each territory has a singular set of focus and miscarry damping army tailored to yield a elite float and doing attributes. In essence, a width reactive dampers work like twin apart cessation systems total in one. The new dampers are wholly automatic in operation with no wiring required.

Ride Zone
For brief cessation cadence a dampers yield minimal damping outcome to yield an intensely gentle float where tiny cessation transport is needed- such as on well-spoken highway surfaces.

Handling Zone
For longer cessation cadence a second damping circuit is engaged. Here damping outcome is maximized for extended steering feel, softened body-roll control and some-more secure handling- such as during assertive cornering or on serious highway conditions.

With a Amplitude Reactive Dampers, by adding a second open floating valve above a compulsory categorical piston valve, a Accord Hybrid maintains it’s really prosaic and quick physique control while charity a suppler and good damped float quality. For example, while pushing on severe surfaces, a focus of short-stroke check transformation allows a categorical piston valve catch a tiny vibrations for a gentle ride. However during tough cornering both a categorical and second piston valves pierce that emanate a many incomparable damping force for softened pushing dynamics.

For 2017, growth work has centered on a redesign of a oil channel to revoke initial attrition and boost linearity for softened response generally in a initial theatre of physique movement. Front/rear check attrition change has also been optimized to match, resulting, all together, in serve softened float comfort and doing precision.

The Accord Hybrid facilities wider hole anti-roll bars than on a 4-cylinder gasoline engine-powered Accord Sedan, assisting to trim physique hurl to a elite turn during all forms of cornering and doing maneuvers. The Accord Hybrid has 19-mm front and 16-mm back stabilizer bars.

Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS) allows a Accord Hybrid to work in electric-drive mode with a same responsiveness, feel and pointing as in gasoline-engine expostulate mode. The complement uses a rack-and-pinion steering public with an electrically assisted steering rack.

This energy-efficient complement reduces steering bid while also contributing to a Accord Hybrid’s increasing fuel efficiency. Other EPS advantages embody a some-more sophisticated, linear, plain and accurate steering feel, some-more nimble doing and softened highway stability. For 2017, a EPS facilities a new control proof designed to yield a some-more unchanging steering weight in varying conditions.

Aluminum Wheels
All Accord Hybrids underline 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels with an disdainful pattern with 5 sets of grouped spokes and a resisting black embellished middle surface.

All-Season Tires
Reducing a aerodynamic drag and rolling insurgency of tires is an essential partial of attaining softened fuel potency for any vehicle. So a 2017 Accord Hybrids use 225mm far-reaching tire that offers a best change between all-season grip, low drag and low rolling resistance. As always, a tires also surpass during providing accurate steering feel, a quiet, gentle float and prolonged wear. They are also M+S rated for all-season drivability. The Accord Hybrid comes with a tire correct kit. See a specifications tables during a finish of this territory for some-more information.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The Accord Hybrid’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps a motorist say correct atmosphere vigour to urge pushing safety, as good as revoke wear and rip on a vehicle’s tires. Located in a instrument panel, a TPMS idol illuminates to warning a motorist whenever any of a tires has a significantly low-pressure reading that requires a driver’s attention

Four-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
All Accord Hybrid models are versed with 4-wheel front brakes with a 4-channel anti-lock braking complement (ABS) for assured stops. The front stop front hole is 11.5 inches, while a back discs magnitude 11.1 inches in diameter. The front calipers have twin pistons any and a back calipers have one piston each. A energy stop upholder offers a plain pedal feel and an optimized pedal stoke.

ABS exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking, while Brake Assist recognizes puncture braking situations and roughly now relates full braking force when appropriate. (See Safety and Driver Assistive Section for some-more information).

Electric Servo Brake System
The Accord Hybrid’s electric servo stop complement maximizes regenerative braking capability for softened fuel efficiency. The braking complement is entirely hydraulic from a master cylinder all a approach to a 4-wheel front brakes, usually like a normal braking system. The pivotal disproportion is that a braking duty is electronically tranquil rather than a quite automatic activation, permitting regenerative braking from a electric expostulate engine to delayed a vehicle, rather than a hydraulic attrition brakes underneath many circumstances. Besides a boon in efficiency, a complement offers glorious feel and feedback for a motorist by a stop pedal.

When a motorist relates a stop pedal, a vigilance is sent to a vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU), that determines a suitable volume of braking force to allot to regenerative braking by a electric expostulate engine and to a hydraulic attrition braking system. In many cases, attrition braking is not indispensable until a car speed drops next 5 mph, as a car slows to a final stop. When a ECU determines that attrition braking is needed, a twin hydraulic master cylinder pumps stop liquid by a system. Midway between a master cylinder and a calipers is a apart motorized electronic actuator. This actuator receives an electronic signal, generated in a master cylinder procedure that precisely defines how a motorist has practical a brakes – soothing or hard, delayed or fast. The actuator afterwards directly apportions hydraulic vigour to a stop calipers during any wheel.

While a gasoline Accord uses a 10-inch opening upholder to support a motorist in requesting indispensable stop pressure, a Accord Hybrid uses an electric servo stop actuator. The vented front stop rotors are 11.5 inches in diameter, while a back discs are 11.1 inches. Both front and back calipers have one piston each.

For 2017, a initial force compulsory to activate a braking complement has been lowered by approximately 10 percent for serve improved, some-more linear stop control. Together with a smaller, lighter design, a finer control proof permitting a 25 percent boost in limit regenerative stop torque mix to serve urge fuel efficiency. 

Regenerative Braking
The 2017 Accord Hybrid’s electric servo stop complement provides fit regenerative braking outcome along with well-spoken and unchanging stop control and feel. Regenerative braking starts as shortly as a motorist releases a stifle pedal, with a clever regenerative braking outcome commencement when a stop pedal is vexed and stability until a indicate that a car speed drops next 1 mph, when a attrition brakes entirely engage. The outcome is to maximize battery recharging during normal pushing – while still progressing tip levels of braking pointing and pushing enjoyment.

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) is customary on all Accord models. EBD adjusts front-to-rear stop vigour according to car bucket placement for best stop change during all times. Sensors during any circle send signals to a brake-control module, that can allay braking vigour formed on particular circle speed, optimizing stop vigour change on all 4 wheels, while providing a linear pedal feel.

Brake Assist
The Accord’s electronically tranquil Brake Assist is designed to assistance drivers request full braking force in a collision-avoidance situation. If a motorist unexpected brakes harder than normal, such as in an emergency, a complement entirely activates a brakes. However Brake Assist does not take over braking – it usually assists a motorist in receiving full braking opening in an emergency. Brake Assist deactivates when a motorist releases vigour on a pedal.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Accord’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver. VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a pushing wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded condition by dire a VSA button,  ABS stays entirely operational during all times. For serve information see a Safety and Driver Assistance Section.

Hill Start Assist
All Accord Hybrid models have mountain start assist, that binds stop vigour when a car is stopped on a mountain for a brief duration of time, permitting a driver’s feet to pierce from a stop pedal to accelerator but a car moving.

Improved NVH
Active Noise Control has, for some time now, served to urge NVH. For a 2017 model, growth work centered on serve shortening a delivery of engine-related sound and vibrations. To this end, a 2017 Accord Hybrid models adopt a prop reinforcing a back side of a front subframe, front and back energetic damper-type engine mounts, and aloft opening sound insulation on a engine hood and a toe board. The formula are reduced sound and quivering during low engine speeds and reduced engine sound during high engine speeds and thereby providing a 2017 Accord Hybrid with a gentle and still interior cabin.

Accord Hybrid Chassis Specifications

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