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Rankings & Research

The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid ranked #10 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Honda Accord Hybrid has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.4

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.2
Safety: 10.0
Reliability:
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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

The newly redesigned 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid finishes in the middle of our midsize car rankings. It's efficient and practical, but many classmates are more upscale and more fun to drive.

Pros & Cons

  • Good fuel economy
  • Expansive rear seats and trunk
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Good predicted reliability rating
  • Rivals are more upscale
  • So-so handling

Is the Honda Accord Hybrid a Good Car?

Yes, the Honda Accord Hybrid is a good car. It gets some of the best mpg ratings in the class, and the engine provides ample power. The Accord Hybrid is no corner carver, but it handles well in daily driving and rides smoothly. Inside, you'll find comfortable front seats, expansive rear seats, and a large trunk. There are plenty of standard and available driver assistance features and an intuitive infotainment system. Though the Accord Hybrid's interior doesn't look cheap, class rivals' are more upscale.

Should I Buy the Honda Accord Hybrid?

The Accord Hybrid is a practical car with good safety and predicted reliability ratings. It also has a middle-of-the-pack starting price, making it a decent value. Although this Honda has many positive traits, class rivals are superior in several ways. With that in mind, you may want to shop around. Competitors like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid are good starting points for comparison shopping. You also may want to check out the nonhybrid Honda Accord.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Honda Accord Hybrid?

The Accord Hybrid was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year (as was the nonhybrid Honda Accord). The new model has essentially the same powertrain as before. Fuel economy is worse with the 2018 model, but just barely.

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 because the battery has been relocated to under the rear seats. There are new standard and available features for 2018 as well, including wireless device charging, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and a head-up display.

You'll likely save money by shopping for a used Accord Hybrid, but you won't get the benefits of the vehicle's redesign. If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2017 Accord Hybrid review to help you decide if you can live without the 2018 model's additional features and interior space. Also, note that Honda did not produce a 2016 Accord Hybrid.

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How Much Does the Honda Accord Hybrid Cost?

At $25,100, the Accord Hybrid's base price is about average for a midsize car, but it's lower than the starting price of virtually every other midsize hybrid. There are three higher trims, with the high-end Touring starting at nearly $35,000. That's still reasonable compared to rivals' top 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.

Honda Accord Hybrid Versus the Competition

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

Like the Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid, the Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid were both redesigned for the 2018 model year. The Camry Hybrid ranks near the top of our midsize car class, and it gets some of the best mpg ratings of any vehicle on the road, including its Honda rival.

The Camry Hybrid delivers better performance than the Accord Hybrid. Additionally, the Toyota has an upscale interior, lots of standard and available features, and two rows of spacious seats. Its trunk is smaller than the Honda's, but it still has more than 15 cubic feet of space. The Camry Hybrid does cost nearly $3,000 more than the Accord Hybrid, but it's also a better car in many respects. Whether it's worth the extra money is up to you.

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

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid finishes near the Accord Hybrid in our class rankings (though the nonhybrid Hyundai Sonata finishes higher). The Hyundai also has a higher base price, but only by less than $1,000. The Sonata Hybrid gets worse gas mileage than the Accord Hybrid, and its regenerative brakes aren't as smooth. But unlike its Honda rival, the Hyundai offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Inside, the Hyundai provides a more upscale feel, and like the Accord, it has extremely spacious rear seats. The Sonata Hybrid has a few more standard infotainment features – including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – but it has a smaller trunk. Despite their close finish in the rankings, the Accord Hybrid is a better car than the Sonata Hybrid, and it's a better value.

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Accord Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the Accord Hybrid Seat?

The Accord Hybrid seats five. The front seats sit a little lower than some people might like, but they provide great support for long drives. The rear seats are more spacious than in many rivals, and there's plenty of legroom.

Accord Hybrid and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats.

Accord Hybrid Interior Quality

The Accord Hybrid's cabin looks attractive and uses some quality materials. However, there are some cheap-looking materials scattered about, preventing this Honda's interior from ranking as one of the elite in the class.

Accord Hybrid Cargo Space

Hybrids generally have smaller trunks than nonhybrids, but not this Honda. The Accord Hybrid has nearly 17 cubic feet of trunk space. That's just as much as the nonhybrid Accord, and it's more room than many competitors have. In fact, the Accord Hybrid's trunk gives you enough room for four sets of golf clubs or about 13 shopping bags.

Accord Hybrid Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features in the Accord Hybrid include dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 7-inch display screen. Available features include a moonroof, an additional USB port, a 10-speaker premium audio system, satellite radio, navigation, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The Accord Hybrid features a user-friendly infotainment system that ranks as one of the better systems in the class. The touch screen uses an intuitive interface that responds quickly to inputs, and there are redundant physical controls for some audio functions.

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Accord Hybrid Performance

Accord Hybrid Engine: Neither Weak nor Energetic

The Accord Hybrid features a powertrain composed of a four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The total system output is 212 horsepower. The Accord Hybrid never feels underpowered or slow, but it doesn't have the potent acceleration or overall playfulness of some rivals.

Accord Hybrid Gas Mileage: Everything You Dreamed

The Honda Accord Hybrid gets 47 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway. Not only is that better than every nonhybrid rival, it's also better than almost every hybrid competitor. The exception is the Toyota Camry Hybrid, which will save you about $50 per year in fuel costs compared to the Accord Hybrid. However, the Honda will save you about $150 per year compared to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Accord Hybrid Ride and Handling: Comfort First

The Accord Hybrid has composed handling, but it isn't as nimble as rivals like the Mazda6 or Toyota Camry. This Honda makes a great cruising vehicle, however, and it absorbs road imperfections with nary a complaint.

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Accord Hybrid Reliability

Is the Honda Accord Hybrid Reliable?

The 2018 Accord Hybrid has an above-average predicted reliability rating of four out of five from J.D. Power.

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 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid has outstanding safety ratings. It earned a five-out-of-five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick.

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 of safety features. 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?

There are four Honda Accord Hybrid trims: base, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Every model comes with a 212-horsepower hybrid powertrain and front-wheel drive. You can add a couple features to most trims, but in general, you have to step up in trim level to get more technology.

For many buyers, the Accord Hybrid EX makes a great choice. It's a step up from the base trim and comes with many additional driver assistance and infotainment features. However, it still costs several thousand dollars less than the top trims, so it provides plenty of bang for your buck.

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Accord Hybrid has a base price of $25,100. It comes standard with cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 7-inch display screen.

There are many standard driver assistance features 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.

There aren't many options to add, but you can get wireless phone charging for $300 and front and rear parking sensors for $514.

Honda Accord Hybrid EX

The Accord Hybrid EX has a starting price of $28,890. 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, an additional USB port, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

You can add front and rear parking sensors and wireless charging, but not much else of note.

Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L

The Accord Hybrid EX-L starts at $31,440. Standard features include leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and a 10-speaker premium audio system.

You can add navigation for $1,000, wireless charging for $300, and front and rear parking sensors for $514.

Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

The Accord Hybrid Touring has a starting price of $34,710. The Touring comes with pretty much every feature you can get in an Accord Hybrid, with some technology not available in any lower trim, including a head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

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 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid certainly rates well from a practicality standpoint, but its mediocre performance and so-so cabin quality keep it from finishing higher in our midsize car rankings. That said, a midpack finish in such a competitive class is nothing to sneeze at. The Accord Hybrid is certainly worth a look.

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

  • "With the same performance, trunk space and driving dynamics as the base sedan, the new Accord will make going hybrid easier than ever." -- CNET
  • "The Toyota Camry has also been totally redesigned for 2018, and Toyota's famously soft and easy midsize sedan has never been more Accord-like in style and sportiness. But beneath the new personality, the new Camry can't claim as many significant enhancements as the new Accord. … While the Camry and Accord are now closer in style, the Accord feels further ahead in substance." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "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
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