Honda Automobiles: Honda Launches 2017 Accord Hybrid: America’s Most Sophisticated, Powerful and Fuel Efficient Midsize Hybrid Sedan

Posted on 15. Jun, 2016 by in Honda Canada

  • Next-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain with class-leading 212 horsepower and top-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 mpg1
  • Dynamic new styling and modernized comforts including customary Honda Sensing™ technology, and accessible Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™

America’s best-selling midsize sedan bolsters a resume for 2016 with a attainment of a restyled and reengineered 2017 Accord Hybrid, America’s many absolute and fuel-efficient midsize hybrid sedan, rising now during Honda dealerships nationwide. Featuring an modernized second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain, a 2017 Accord Hybrid delivers a knock-out mixed of power, fuel potency and customary high-tech underline calm with rise sum complement outlay of 212 horsepower, best-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 mpg (city/highway/combined)1, and a starting MSRP of $29,605.

In further to a some-more absolute and fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, a 2017 Accord Hybrid advantages from a endless upgrades done to a Accord lineup for 2016 including energetic new styling, sportier pushing opening and a latest in modernized technology.

Available in 3 well-equipped trims – Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring – all Accord Hybrids exaggerate augmenting levels of customary and accessible apparatus including a Honda Sensing™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, charity as customary apparatus on all models; and for EX-L and furloughed trims, Honda’s newest Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

“The Accord Hybrid is a ultimate Accord, charity well-developed energetic qualities with a biggest technological sophistication and fuel potency in a Accord family,” conspicuous Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Consumers have done Accord America’s tip offered midsize sedan, noticing a singular mixed of performance, value, potency and refinement, and a 2017 Accord Hybrid ups a diversion in any of these traits.”

A 30-time target of Car and Driver magazine’s “10 Best” award, rare for any vehicle, a Honda Accord has been America’s tip sell offered automobile for 3 years regulating and is also a best-selling midsize automobile among under-35 year aged automobile buyers. Through a finish of Apr of 2016, Accord is a undisguised best-selling midsize automobile in America with sales adult 13.2 percent contra year-ago results.

Additional new accessible comforts for a 2017 Accord Hybrid, depending on indication and trim, embody remote engine start, front and back parking sensors, sleet intuiting wipers, exhilarated back seats and automobile high-beam headlights. The Accord Hybrid will also underline new extraneous colors and interior fabrics and décor. Hybrid-exclusive pattern comforts embody a special aluminum hood and singular amalgamate circle design, blue highlighted LED headlights and taillights and “Hybrid” extraneous badging. A some-more compress hybrid battery container increases case ability to a class-leading 13.5 cu.-ft. in a midsize hybrid sedan segment.

Combining a subsequent era of Honda’s two-motor hybrid complement with an ultra-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine, a 2017 Accord Hybrid powertrain achieves a rise sum outlay of 212 horsepower, a tip of any midsize hybrid sedan and adult 16 horsepower over a 2015 Accord Hybrid. EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 (city/highway/combined) put a Accord Hybrid during a tip of a category underneath a some-more difficult EPA ratings complement for 2017 indication year vehicles, creation it a many absolute and fuel fit midsize hybrid sedan in America.

The Accord Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain takes an superb and innovative proceed to hybrid power, expelling a need for a required automatic transmission. The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain seamlessly transitions between 3 modes of operation:

  • EV Drive – regulating a electric thrust engine and lithium ion battery container to expostulate a front wheels for brief distances underneath light loads (with a engine incited off)
  • Hybrid Drive – a electric thrust engine drives a front wheels while a gasoline engine powers a second motor/generator to addition electrical stream drawn from a battery pack
  • Engine Drive – regulating a lock-up purchase resource to bond a engine and thrust motor, a front wheels are driven by both a engine and gasoline engine

Honda Sensing™

All 2017 Accord Hybrids come customary with Honda Sensing™, among a many extensive suites of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies in a rival class. The following technologies contain Honda Sensing:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

All 2017 Accord Hybrids also underline a customary Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with energetic discipline and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. The Touring trim adds new automobile high-beam headlights that raise night prominence and pushing convenience.

Exterior and Interior Design

The Accord Hybrid gets a vital facelift for 2017 that closely follows a changes done to a gasoline-only powered 2016 Accord models. In place of a prior wrap-around front fender is a some-more neatly creased and intricately structured front fascia, a revoke apportionment of that tucks into vast intake-like meshed areas that residence new customary LED haze lights. An Accord Hybrid exclusive, elegantly contoured aluminum hood meets adult with a brighter, some-more conspicuous front grille. The some-more fluent face of Accord is complimented by a neatly sculpted back fender fascia and new LED taillight design. Blue-accents on a front grill, headlights and taillights of a 2017 Accord Hybrid, along with special “Hybrid” badging, yield a subtly particular demeanour and visible split between from a gasoline-only powered fast mates.

All Accord Hybrid trims have singular 17-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels and underline a stretched use of LED lighting – LED daytime regulating lights (DRLs), taillights and haze lights for all trims, and LED headlights for a Touring trim.

The Accord Hybrid also gets a revised extraneous tone palette with 5 new colors – out of a 8 accessible – as good as new interior tricot chair fabric (base trim) and tone schemes including a worldly new timber grain-style dashboard trim.

Body and Chassis Upgrades

The 2017 Accord Hybrid’s sportier pattern is matched by a softened energetic performance. High physique acerbity is complimented by new high opening dampers and a retuned electric appetite steering complement that delivers even some-more linear and accurate response. All Accord Hybrid models are propitious with Amplitude Reactive Dampers with newly-tuned internals for a some-more supple, nonetheless tranquil ride, and new Straight Driving Assist record that helps revoke a driver’s effort when pushing on a crowned or canted highway surface.

Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The 2017 Accord Hybrid audio and digital knowledge is also significantly upgraded with a focus of a new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface (EX-L and above trims) featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as good as newly accessible HondaLink Assist (e911) and HD Radio®. Smartphone pairing is now simplified with a singular USB wire connection, no longer requiring an HDMI wire connection. The new Display Audio complement serves as a interface for new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, charity a crowd of new functions and features, including smartphone-linked navigation (Apple Maps or Google Maps), audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS content messaging and more.

The revoke 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen is interconnected with an top 7.7-inch arrangement shade and steering-wheel controls. The top shade can arrangement audio settings, turn-by-turn directions (from embedded navigation, when so equipped, or from Android Auto or Apple CarPlay navi apps), time and outing information (e.g. range, outing distance), LaneWatch and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS content messages, and parking sensor alerts.

2017 Accord Hybrid Major Engineering Changes and Feature Upgrades

Body and Chassis

  • Increased physique acerbity pleasantness of mixed new stiffeners, a thicker front startle building bar and sturdier back bulkhead
  • Retuned electric appetite steering
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers

Exterior

  • New, some-more energetic front and back styling
  • Restyled aluminum hood
  • Rear rug spoiler
  • Expanded focus of LED lighting
  • New extraneous tone options and interior decoration
  • Rain-sensing wipers (Touring)
  • Front and back parking sensors (Touring)
  • Side sill ornament (Touring)

Interior

  • Remote engine start
  • HondaLink Assist
  • 7-inch hold shade Display Audio complement (EX-L)
  • Expanded focus of SiriusXM Radio (added to EX-L) Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (EX-L and Touring)New HD Radio (EX-L and Touring)
  • 7-inch hold shade Display Audio+ with Navi complement (Touring)
  • Heated back seats (Touring)

Safety and Driver Assistive

  • Honda Sensing (EX-L and Touring)
  • Auto High-Beam headlights (Touring)
  • Front and back parking sensors (Touring)

Powertrain

The 2017 Accord Hybrid comforts a significantly reengineered second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain. The new hybrid powertrain advantages from countless changes that revoke a earthy distance and weight of components while augmenting efficiency, opening and load capacity. Total sum horsepower is adult 16 horsepower to 212 HP and EPA fuel economy ratings are 49/47/48 mpg (city/highway/combined)1. These EPA fuel economy ratings are formed on a new some-more difficult ratings mandate enacted by a U.S. EPA for a 2017 indication year and can't be directly compared to a sum for progressing indication Accords or competing vehicles. Nevertheless, when compared regulating a same criteria, a 2017 Accord Hybrid bests a 2014/2015 indication in all ratings.

Advanced Safety Performance

In gripping with Honda’s joining to safety, a 2017 Accord Hybrid is a initial Honda automobile to have as customary apparatus a Honda Sensing apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing is designed to enhance a driver’s situational recognition while intuiting and responding to intensity highway hazards, including other vehicles, highway obstacles and even pedestrians, even to a indicate of mitigating a probability or astringency of a collision.

The 2017 Accord Hybrid is approaching to accept a tip reserve ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in all pile-up modes.

The Accord Hybrid incorporates Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, designed to some-more well catch and sunder a appetite from a frontal collision, along with new ultra-high-strength doorway rings designed to assistance improved strengthen occupants.

Standard reserve and driver-assistive comforts embody four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, motorist and front newcomer side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

 

General Specifications

2017 Accord Hybrid Press Kit
Detailed information and high fortitude print and video resources are accessible online at: 
www.hondanews.com/channels/accord

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic and Accord newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a soon-to-be-launched Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and now operates 18 vital production comforts in North America. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Commitment to a Environment
Based on a prophesy of “Blue Skies for a Children,” Honda is operative to allege technologies that residence society’s environmental and appetite concerns. Honda is targeting a 50 percent rebate in a sum association CO2 emissions on a tellurian basement by 2050, compared to 2000 levels.

Honda will deliver a Clarity array of modernized electrified vehicles, commencement with a new, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell after in 2016, followed by a new Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in 2017, as a association strives to comprehend poignant expansion in sales of electrified vehicles.

Honda is also demonstrating a prophesy for zero-carbon mobility and vital yet initiatives like a Honda Smart Home U.S., in Davis, California, that is designed to work with half a appetite use and CO2 emissions of a standard home in that region.

 

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1 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions, battery container age/condition and other factors.

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