The fresh new 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid is about to arrive with more handsome styling. Last year, this sedan was updated, so we should expect a few changes with the release of the new one. As such, the Hybrid variant will continue to be modern, introducing more standard equipment than its rivals.
As far as we know, the upcoming Honda Accord Hybrid will be available with the same two-motor hybrid system as its predecessor. This model sends power to front wheels, providing class-leading fuel-efficient. It`s also equipped with a starter/generator motor that uses no rare-earth magnets, reducing cost and weight.
2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Design
The upcoming 2023 Accord Hybrid will receive few exterior upgrades. First of all, it comes with a slightly revised front end, featuring attractive LED headlights and a sloping roof. In general, this car follows the current trend for a profile that’s reminiscent of a coupe.
Apart from mild changes, there are no major visible differences from the previously Accord model. The entry-level trim has 17-inch alloy wheels, with the option for 19-inch rims. The top-line Touring model has larger alloy wheels as standard. As for paints, you can choose Platinum White Pearl, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Radiant Red Metallic.
The new 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid is a well-designed 5-seater that offers excellent comfort and classy materials. Unlike most of its rivals, the new model has class-leading rear legroom of 40.4 inches, which is much better than the larger Toyota Avalon. Cargo space is generous, and the hybrid model offers 16.7 cubic feet. Considering that this model is using a battery, it certainly hasn’t affected passenger or luggage space.
In terms of technology, the latest model comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration (wireless in the higher trims). It also offers Bluetooth phone/audio, two USB ports, and a 4-speaker/180-watt audio system.
Safety features are much better on the Hybrid model, and with it, you will get automatic high beams and a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.
2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Engine Specs
Like the regular model, the 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan uses the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. However, it’s not exactly the same because it comes with two electric motors. This unit is naturally aspirated, and there are no turbochargers or superchargers. It only uses an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The combined output is 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, which is a much better option than a 1.4-liter engine of the non-hybrid Accord range.
Unlike the regular model, the manufacturer used a specialized transmission that sends energy to the front wheels. The Accord Hybrid comes with active grille shutters as standard, delivering excellent aerodynamic and thermal efficiency. Fuel economy of 48 mpg is the highlight of this model, and the Honda Accord Hybrid is a class leader.
2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Launch Date and Price
The release date of the redesigned 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid will probably to happen in the summer of next year based on previous releases. As mentioned, the new sedan will receive mild changes compares to the current generation. Expect more attractive styling and better equipment in a standard package. The base version starts at $27,565, including the destination.
However, Accord Hybrid Touring tops the range at $37,435. Competition is strong, and expect a tough battle with Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid models.