The 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the midsize sedan class. This model offers so spacious cabin, that can easily be qualified as a full-size car. Moreover, the customers will get three excellent trim levels to choose from. The EX trim is probably the best choice, with all of the additional equipment and goodies.
But, if you want something even better, there’s a top-line Touring model. Definitely, with the appealing exterior, generous cabin, and excellent fuel-economy, Accord hybrid is the best choice in mainstream midsize sedan class. Also, the price range is similar to the competitors, like Toyota Camry Hybrid, or Kia Optima Hybrid for example.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Exterior
The upcoming 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid follows the ongoing trend for embracing a more coupe-like fastback profile. This is most noticeable from the side of the vehicle. However, that trend may reduce headroom, and the taller passengers in the back may feel uncomfortable a bit.
But, that issue will be balanced by the seat cushions positioned fairly low. The exterior of the hybrid version is really almost identical to the regular Accord. Really, the only difference that distinguishes hybrid version is some small badges. Furthermore, you’ll have a hard time to spot the active grille shutter. (used for optimum thermal efficiency). But, this subtle touch is what makes Accord models so attractive.
The 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is the stereotypical midsize sedan, but this generation offers a spacious cabin like it’s some kind of full-size vehicle. One thing that will surely impress the customers is that the Accord Hybrid doesn’t lose any space to additional hardware. Battery pack, for example. Moreover, the rear legroom offers 40.4 inches of space. Definitely one of the best result in the whole class.
Trunk area is generous as well, Hybrid offers 16.7 cubic feet of space. Of course, the 60/40 split/fold rear seats bring some resilience to the cabin. The dashboard is covered with elegant soft-touch plastic. In general, the whole interior design is clean and delightful, and every feature is very well-designed.
The standard equipment includes 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels. active grille shutters, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry/start. Also, multi-angle camera rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, Honda Sensing driver aids, and 7-inch infotainment display will be available as well.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
Surely, the most interesting model of 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is the Touring. This trim level includes all of the standard equipment, and add adaptive dampers, navigation, a head-up display, and rain-sensing wiper. Also, expect front/rear parking sensors, heated outboard rear seats, ventilated front seats, Wi-Fi, wireless charging, and HondaLink.
As for the comfort, Touring includes leather seating surface and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The shift knob is available, as well as a universal garage opener, 4-way power-adjustable front river’s seat, self-dimming rearview mirror, and a 450-watt/10-speaker audio system. Of course, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, and satellite radio is part of the Touring’s standard package.
Under the aluminum bonnet of 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid will be a 2.0-liter/4-cylinder gasoline powertrain. This engine can develop 181 hp/232 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, to complete the hybrid setup, there will be an AC synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.
A CVT (continuously variable transmission) sends a total of 212 hp to the front wheels. However, FWD is the only option. We assume that the company will include the all-wheel-drive in some future release. The Accord Hybrid uses regular unleaded gasoline. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is 48/48 mpg.
Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at $25,400. The destination charge of $930 is not included in that price. Besides the base model, the new Accord Hybrid will have three trim levels: EX, EX-L, and Touring.
The EX trim is probably the best choice since it gets more equipment than the base model and starts around $30,000. Moreover, the EX-L comes with the price tag of $32,700. The most expensive version will be the Touring with the starting price just below $36,000.
The main rival of the new Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid cost between $29,000 and $33,800, depending on the trim level. The release date is not yet confirmed, but we expect that the upcoming model will be ready in the first couple of months of 2020.