The all-new 50 MPG rated Honda Accord Hybrid starts rolling off the assembly line today, at the Honda factory in Marysville, Ohio. This American-made hybrid is the new fuel economy leader for four-door family-friendly sedans you don’t plug in, 3 MPG better than its chief competitors including Toyota Prius. In electric mode only, it is rated at 115 MPGe (the ‘e’ is for ‘equivalent’).
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid also has a calculated driving range of 673 miles, which is nearly 50 miles farther than other vehicles in its segment.
It’s the first hybrid being built in Marysville, which has been producing Hondas for 30 years, one of the first foreign car factories in the USA. Honda invested $18.8 million to expand the plant by 94,000 square feet to accommodate the new production line, and created 50 new full-time jobs. The Honda Civic hybrid is built in Greensburg, Indiana.
We don’t have the pricing yet, but it is expected to be in between the conventional Accord — starting at $21,955 plus shipping, and EPA-rated 27/36/30 — and the Accord plug-in hybrid — $39,780 plus shipping and rated 47/46/46 as a hybrid and 115 MPGe running on the plug-in charge only, according to USAToday.
See also ecoXplorer article on 2013 Honda Civic and 2013 Honda Accord rates best sedans under $25,000.