2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid ranks in the bottom half of the highly competitive midsize cars class. It has a comfortable ride and tons of advanced technology features. However, it has a poor predicted reliability rating, a noisy engine, and a hard-to-operate available touch screen.

Pros & Cons

  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Lots of standard driver assistance features
  • Available dual-screen system can be frustrating
  • Engine grows noisy under hard acceleration




Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.9
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.8
Safety: 9.5
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Overview

Is the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid a Good Used Car?

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is a good choice among midsize cars. It has some of the best gas mileage estimates in the class, and it comes jampacked with high-tech features. The trunk is roomy for a midsize hybrid, which is a rare praise. Inside, you’ll find quality materials and plenty of seating space.

Still, there are some significant flaws with the Accord Hybrid. Its engine has sufficient power for day-to-day driving, but it gets noisy under hard acceleration. Additionally, the available touch screen is distracting to use, as it makes the driver sort through several menus to adjust basic functions.

In the end, there’s a lot to like, but there are many other cars that are simply better. The Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid are two examples.  

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How Much Is the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid?

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How Much Does the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Cost to Own?

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid’s five-year estimated costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs total about $20,100. That’s considerably less than costs for most nonhybrid midsize cars, but it’s about average among midsize hybrid cars.  

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Honda Accord Hybrid?

The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid has a starting price of $25,100, with the top trim starting at $34,700. You’ll likely save money buying a 2017 Accord Hybrid, but you’ll give up a lot. The redesigned 2018 model features a lighter frame, a lower and wider stance, and an improved chassis. It also comes with a new turbocharged engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The longer list of standard features makes it even more appealing. There are also newly available features for 2018, including a head-up display, smartphone entry and engine start, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and wireless device charging. If you can afford the higher price, the 2018 Accord Hybrid is a better choice. However, the 2017 is far from disappointing.

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If you’d like a 2018 Accord Hybrid but it’s simply not in your budget, there are new cars you can buy for around the average price of a 2017 Accord ($22,700). For example, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu starts at $21,680. While it isn’t a hybrid vehicle, it still gets great fuel economy estimates for the class. It also has plenty of back-seat space and an intuitive infotainment system. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata starts higher ($22,050), but it offers a larger trunk and lots of user-friendly features. It can’t match the Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy numbers, but they’re still good for a nonhybrid car.

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Which Model Year of the Honda Accord Hybrid Is Best?

The 2017 Accord Hybrid is part of a generation that includes the 2014, 2015, and 2017 models. It went on hiatus for 2016 before Honda reintroduced it for 2017. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is available with several tech features you won’t find in the earlier models, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2017 model also comes standard with Honda Safety sense, a suite of driver assistance features that includes lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is the better and much more up-to-date model.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid?

The 2017 Accord Hybrid has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Recalls

As of this writing, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has no reported recalls.

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Which Used Honda Accord Hybrid Model Is Right for Me?

The 2017 Accord Hybrid has three trim levels: base, EX-L, and Touring. Few midsize cars come as loaded as the base Honda Accord Hybrid, so the base model should more than satisfy the needs of most shoppers. Several driver assistance features that are typically pricey options in rivals come standard in the Accord Hybrid, including a rearview camera, the Honda Sensing suite of active-safety features, and Honda LaneWatch. You also get push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, cloth upholstery, remote start, Bluetooth, and a USB port.

The Honda Accord Hybrid EX-L adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver’s seat memory settings, a seven-speaker surround sound stereo, a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, and satellite radio. The Honda Accord Hybrid Touring includes a few more active safety features like front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high beams. It also comes with heated rear outboard seats, a navigation system, and voice controls.

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What Does Honda's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Honda offers two levels of certification for its certified pre-owned vehicles: HondaTrue Certified and HondaTrue Certified+. Both levels come with a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance, up to two oil changes within the first year of ownership, and a 90-day SiriusXM satellite radio trial subscription.

The vehicle’s model year determines which program and repair coverage it qualifies for. HondaTrue Certified covers vehicles from the 2014 through 2020 model years. For vehicles still under the new-car warranty, Honda extends coverage to four years from the original sale date or 48,000 miles. For vehicles outside the new-car warranty, Honda offers a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty. HondaTrue Certified+ is for 2018 to 2020 Hondas still under the new-car warranty. Honda extends these warranties to five years from the original sale date or 86,000 miles. Additional benefits may be available, so read Honda’s warranty page carefully.

According to our analysis, Honda’s CPO program is better than that offered by many other affordable carmakers. Still, Chevrolet, Kia, and Hyundai have better programs.

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How Safe Is the Accord Hybrid?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid a perfect five-star overall rating, as well as five stars in the rollover and side crash tests. It received four out of five stars in the frontal evaluation. Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did not rate the Accord Hybrid specifically, it designated the Accord a Top Safety Pick+ and gave it a top rating of Good in all six crash tests.

The Accord Hybrid comes standard with numerous driver assistance features, including a rearview camera and Honda LaneWatch, which uses a camera mounted under the right sideview mirror to show you a live video of your blind spot when the right turn signal is on. All models also come with the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features, including pre-collision braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Available features include automatic high beams as well as front and rear parking sensors.  

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid or 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid?

A perfect predicted reliability rating is the biggest advantage the Toyota Camry Hybrid has over the Accord Hybrid. Unlike the Accord Hybrid, the Camry Hybrid has a quiet engine and an easy-to-use infotainment system. The Camry Hybrid also has an incredibly roomy interior. On the other hand, the Honda Accord Hybrid has better fuel economy and many technology and safety features that are optional in the Camry Hybrid. While the Honda’s regenerative brakes are smooth, the Toyota’s are grabby. Overall, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is more comfortable and earns a higher predicted reliability rating, but the Accord Hybrid’s abundance of features makes it a viable competitor.

Which Is Better: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid or 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid?                                                        

Unless features are a top priority, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is a better option for most buyers. The Malibu Hybrid is our 2017 Best Hybrid Car for Families because of its combination of good passenger and cargo space, family-friendly features, and positive automotive reviews. It’s a well-rounded hybrid sedan that delivers instant, smooth acceleration and some of the best driving dynamics among hybrids. Its ride is poised yet comfortable, and the brakes are steady. The Malibu Hybrid also has a higher predicted reliability rating, rounding out its strengths.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Performance

How Does the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Drive?

The Honda Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produce a combined 212 horsepower. It delivers satisfying acceleration for the average commute, but the engine gets noisy at higher speeds.  

On the road, the 2017 Accord Hybrid has a pleasant ride, even on bumpy roads. Its regenerative brakes are smooth, which isn’t always the case with hybrid vehicles. The Accord Hybrid’s handling is poised but far from exciting (typical for midsize sedans).

Does the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Get Good Gas Mileage?

The 2017 Accord Hybrid returns excellent gas mileage, even when compared with rival hybrids. According to the EPA, it gets up to 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Seat?

The Honda Accord Hybrid seats five in its attractive cabin. The front seats are comfortable, and finding a suitable driving position is easy. The rear seats are supportive and have plenty of legroom for adults. Cabin materials are of good quality, though they’re not the finest in the class.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid?

The Accord Hybrid has two full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the outboard rear seats and a single upper tether anchor on the middle seat. This LATCH system received the second highest score of Acceptable for ease of use from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Features

The Accord Hybrid comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, Bluetooth, an infotainment system with an 8-inch display, and several driver assistance features.

Available features include a moonroof, a seven-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, and an infotainment system with an additional 7-inch touch screen, HondaLink smartphone connectivity, a navigation system, voice recognition, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

Climate and audio settings are easy to operate in the base model. However, making adjustments in models with the available dual-screen system can be a pain. There are no buttons or knobs, and the touch controls require more attention and multiple steps.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Dimensions

Honda Accord Hybrid Cargo Space

Compared to other midsize hybrid cars, the Accord Hybrid’s 13.5-cubic-foot trunk is one of the largest. However, it is on the small side compared to nonhybrid midsize cars.

2017 Accord Hybrid Length and Weight

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid measures 16.2 feet long. Its curb weight is 3,483 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Built?

Honda assembled the 2017 Accord Hybrid in Japan.

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