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Rankings & Research

The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid ranked #2 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Honda Accord Hybrid has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.8

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.3
Safety: TBD
Reliability: TBD

2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid finishes in the top third of our midsize car rankings. It's spacious and efficient, but it lacks the interior refinement of some competitors.

Pros & Cons

  • Great gas mileage
  • Spacious, comfortable seats
  • User-friendly infotainment tech
  • Large trunk
  • Mediocre handling
  • Rivals are more upscale inside

Is the Honda Accord Hybrid a Good Car?

Yes, the Honda Accord Hybrid is a good car (much like the nonhybrid Honda Accord, which we cover separately). It's among the class leaders in fuel economy and trunk space, and it provides two rows of comfortable seats. There's plenty of user-friendly technology, including many active safety features. It rides smoothly, but some rivals deliver a more fun driving experience and are a bit more luxurious inside.

Should I Buy the Honda Accord Hybrid?

It's a great choice in this class whether you're looking for a hybrid or not. However, the midsize car class is brimming with extremely good choices, so you still may want to shop around. There are two quality hybrid competitors that make excellent measuring sticks for this Honda – the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. You might even compare the Accord Hybrid against the Honda Insight, which is a hybrid compact car.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Honda Accord Hybrid?

The 2019 Accord Hybrid belongs to a generation that began with the 2018 model year. There aren't any notable changes for 2019, but the 2018 Accord Hybrid provides much more rear-seat space than the outgoing model, and the redesigned version has 3 additional cubic feet of trunk space. There are new standard and available features for 2018 as well, including wireless device charging, traffic sign recognition, and a head-up display.

You can likely save money by shopping for a used Accord Hybrid, but you won't get the benefits of the vehicle's redesign if you go back before the 2018 model year. If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2017 and 2018 Accord Hybrid reviews, and check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about the savings and discounts you can get on a used vehicle.

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We Did the Research for You: 18 Reviews Analyzed

Our car reviews include everything you need to know before heading to the dealership. We combine the opinions of the automotive press with quantifiable data like crash test results and reliability ratings to form a complete picture of every vehicle we rank.

This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current Accord Hybrid generation, which runs from 2018 to 2019.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News Best Cars has been ranking vehicles since 2007, and our team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry. Our car reviews are objective. To keep them that way, our editorial staff doesn’t accept expensive gifts or trips from automakers, and a third party handles all the advertising on our site.

How Much Does the Honda Accord Hybrid Cost?

The Accord Hybrid starts at around $25,300. That's high relative to most midsize cars, but it's typical for a hybrid because hybrid cars tend to cost more than their nonhybrid counterparts. The high-end Accord Hybrid Touring starts at around $35,000. That, too, is high for the class.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Honda dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Honda deals page.

Honda Accord Hybrid Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Honda Accord Hybrid or Toyota Camry Hybrid?

The Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Accord Hybrid are two of our highest-rated midsize hybrids, and there's plenty to like about both. The Toyota gets better fuel economy by about 4 mpg, and it delivers better overall performance. It's a bit more upscale inside, though both cars have plenty of passenger space and tech features. The Accord Hybrid provides more trunk space, and it's about $3,000 less expensive. Basically, the Toyota is slightly better overall, but it also costs more (and with only about a $50 difference in annual fuel costs, it'd take a long time to make up the price difference between these two hybrids' base models). You'll have to decide for yourself which is the better value.

Which Is Better: Honda Accord Hybrid or Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid finishes well behind the Accord Hybrid in our class rankings despite costing a little bit more. It also trails the Accord Hybrid in key areas like trunk space and fuel economy (with an EPA rating about 7 mpg lower). One advantage for Hyundai is that the Sonata is also available as a plug-in hybrid, while the Accord is not. Both cars have lots of features and abundant passenger space. It's not a clean sweep, but the Honda is the better car and better value here.

Which Is Better: Honda Accord Hybrid or Honda Insight?

The all-new Honda Insight is a compact hybrid. It costs less than the Accord Hybrid, and it gets better gas mileage by about 4 mpg. The Accord is more powerful, however. Both cars look good inside and have robust features lists, but the Accord offers more passenger and cargo space than the smaller Honda. There are reasons to like both of these hybrids. If you want more room and more power, go with the Accord. If those aren't as important to you, you might be fine with the smaller Honda Insight.

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Accord Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the Accord Hybrid Seat?

The Accord Hybrid seats five. Both rows are incredibly supportive and comfortable. The seating positions are a little low, but there's plenty of head- and legroom, even in the backseat.

Accord Hybrid and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Accord Hybrid's LATCH system a Good+ rating (the highest rating) for ease of use.

Accord Hybrid Interior Quality

Inside, the Accord Hybrid looks modern, and there's generally a nice look and feel about the interior. However, there are a few noticeably low-rent materials that prevent the cabin from feeling as upscale as some rivals'.

Accord Hybrid Cargo Space

With nearly 17 cubic feet of trunk space, the Accord Hybrid gives you more cargo room than most midsize sedans – hybrid or otherwise. You can fit four sets of golf clubs in the trunk or more than a dozen shopping bags.

Accord Hybrid Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include an infotainment system with a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 7-inch display screen. Available features include a moonroof, wireless device charging, and an upgraded infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 10-speaker premium audio system.

The infotainment system works great and makes life easy for the driver. There are physical controls for some functions, and the touch screen is easy to read. It also has simple menus and responds quickly to inputs.

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Accord Hybrid Performance

Accord Hybrid Engine: A Middling Powertrain

The 212-horsepower Accord Hybrid derives its power from a four-cylinder gas engine and two electric motors. There's adequate power for most driving situations, and while the Accord Hybrid never feels hurried, it doesn’t feel slow either.

We cover the nonhybrid Honda Accord in a separate review.

Accord Hybrid Gas Mileage: Tough to Beat

The Accord Hybrid gets fantastic gas mileage, earning ratings of 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. Even most hybrids can't match those ratings, except the Toyota Camry Hybrid, which earns up to 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway.

Accord Hybrid Ride and Handling: A Solid Daily Driver

The front-wheel-drive Accord Hybrid provides a smooth ride that's rarely bothered by road imperfections. This is more of a cruising car than a corner carver, and some rivals handle better than this Honda. It has smooth regenerative brakes, though, which isn't the case with every hybrid.

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Accord Hybrid Reliability

Is the Honda Accord Hybrid Reliable?

The 2019 Accord Hybrid does not yet have a predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power, but the nearly identical 2018 model earns an above-average four out of five.

Honda Accord Hybrid Warranty

Honda covers the Accord Hybrid with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. There is an eight-year/100,000-mile or a 10-year/150,000-mile warranty for hybrid components, depending on state regulations where you purchase and register the vehicle.

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Accord Hybrid Safety

Accord Hybrid Crash Test Results

The 2019 Accord Hybrid earns a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Accord Hybrid Safety Features

Standard active safety features include a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking. Some of these features are part of the Honda Sensing suite.

Available features include a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.

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Which Honda Accord Hybrid Model Is Right for Me?

The Accord Hybrid comes in four trims: base, EX, EX-L, and Touring. They all feature a 212-horsepower hybrid powertrain, a CVT, and front-wheel drive.

The range-topping Touring trim is a tempting choice, as it comes with virtually every feature you can get in this Honda, and some of those features aren't offered in any lower trim. However, since the Touring also costs the most, you may prefer to save some cash and settle for less technology. If that's the case, the EX trim strikes a nice balance between affordability and feature availability.

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Accord Hybrid has a base price of $25,320. It comes standard with cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an infotainment system with a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 7-inch display screen.

Lots of driver assistance features come standard as well, including a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking.

Honda Accord Hybrid EX

The Accord Hybrid EX has a starting price of $29,220. In addition to the base trim's standard features, the EX comes with blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a moonroof, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and an upgraded infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, an additional USB port, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L

The Accord Hybrid EX-L starts at $31,720. Standard features include leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and a 10-speaker premium audio system.

Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

The Accord Hybrid Touring has a starting price of $34,990. The Touring comes with almost every feature you can get in an Accord Hybrid, including a head-up display, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, navigation, wireless phone charging, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Some of this technology isn't offered in any of the lower trims.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Honda dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Honda deals page.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid delivers a comfortable, efficient ride, and it provides plenty of technology. It may not be the flashiest car in terms of performance or luxury, but it's great for cruising on your daily commute or a family trip. It has earned a spot in the top third of our midsize car rankings, and it deserves a look from sedan shoppers.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "If we could recommend just one sedan for the majority of buyers, it would be the Honda Accord. … The 2019 Honda Accord, which was just overhauled last year, is the exceptionally rare car that does almost everything right yet retains enough variety to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Whether you just want a reliable, easy-to-drive, efficient yet energetic commuter, a driver-oriented manual-transmission sedan with a potent turbo engine, or a hybrid that attains nearly 50 mpg, the Accord delivers. Excellent resale value and a standard suite of safety and driver-assistance features known as Honda Sensing further bolster the Accord's allure." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "With the same performance, trunk space and driving dynamics as the base sedan, the new Accord will make going hybrid easier than ever." -- CNET (2018)
  • "Like a confirmed urbanite who never strays far from the city, the Honda Accord hybrid isn't taking well to the roads here in rural New Hampshire. Nearly two decades since the first Honda Insight hit U.S. shores, hybrids still struggle when traveling uphill. Cars like this Accord hybrid are better suited to environments with lots of elevators, not lots of elevation." -- Car and Driver (2018)
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