The Honda Accord 2021 touring hybrid was of interest to me. Now while it performed amazing; the test was cut short due to a snow blizxard. I did get a best MPG of 51 MILES PER GALLON. Yet a worst MPG of 41 MILES PER GALLON. So for $26,000 plis to start; they made the mark. Wish it felt stronger in a blizzard type feel but the test beforehand with the newly added tech; it’s a VALUE!!
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Widely regarded by experts as the benchmark midsize sedan, Honda raises the Accord’s game for the 2021 model year with a refresh that includes updates to styling, technology, drivability and safety features. In addition, unique upgrades were made to performance and design for the ultra-efficient and refined Accord Hybrid.
On-sale at Honda dealerships beginning Oct. 13, the 2021 Accord will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $24,770 (not including destination and handling). All the while a 2021 Accord Hybrid will be available at a starting MSRP of $26,370. Click here for a video tour of the changes.
As I wrote earlier about the car in 2017. It has this.
While the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Electric Car is a bit more efficient than earlier models, it begs that question why they didn’t continue with the Honda Accord plugin hybrid? Anyway, as I reported on Answers.com about the 2014 Accord hybrid (meaning not that much changed) uses the same Eco Assist button to help drivers improve fuel efficiency.
So let’s repeat:
Pressing the green ECON button can enhance the efficiency of vehicle systems such as:
– throttle control
– Continual Variable Transmission (CVT) operation
– idle-stop duration
– air conditioning and
Yet, Honda still only uses their Earth Dreams Technology two-motor hybrid system. This has helped the 2017 Accord Hybrid to an EPA-rating of 53-55 mpg city. So while over 50 mpg was achievable the overall average was Still only about 45 mpg, In addition, the vehicle price tested was $36,790.00.
So it had the ECON. was $10k more. Less MPG rating but I GOT 51 mpg best. So wow. Price comes down, MPG slightly but not really. Like not at all LOL!Source: Honda
AGAIN THE GREEN LIVING GUY TEST IN THE WINTER WITH LESS THAN A WEEK WAS 51 MPG BEST.
As Motor Trend Reports which was more acceptable to me on its review said:
For 2021, the Honda Accord Hybrid receives tuning changes to its gasoline-electric hybridpowertrain that are said to more closely tie the engine revs to the sense of acceleration—a bugaboo on the current model partially by design. You see, in the Accord Hybrid, the gas-fed 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine acts primarily as a motivator for an electric motor/generator, which in turn feeds electricity to the primary electric drive motor; a novel single-speed transmission can feed engine power directly to the wheels at higher speeds. This means that in typical driving, particularly around town, the engine’s revs are often out of sync with the vehicle’s speed and acceleration. Press the throttle pedal down, and the engine might rev higher than you’d expect and then stay at a set level for a time, even as the vehicle’s speed increases. If Honda did find a way to lessen that effect, it’d be welcome.
In conclusion, this 2021 Accord Touring Hybrid makes a peak 212 hp from its two electric motors and gas engine. This is all along with a substantial 232 lb-ft of torque. Felt to me more like an Acura engine than Honda feel. Yet the EPA-estimated fuel economy looks to stay the same. Around 48 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 48 mpg combined.