After already posting a new high-water mark for midsize sedan fuel efficiency, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid now has done the same for pricing in the segment. With an MSRP of $29,155 (exclusive of a $790 destination/handling charge), the car jumps to the top of the mainstream midsize sedan leaderboard as follows:
- 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid—$29,115; 50 mpg city/45 mpg highway/47 mpg combined
- 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid—$26,200; 47/47/47
- 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid—$26,140; 43/39/41
- 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid—$25,900; 36/40/38
- 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid— $25,650; 36/40/38
On the other hand, the premium price of admission to the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid does bring a premium level of content, too. For example, standard features include a blind-spot display system that, per Honda, is completely unavailable on the Accord Hybrid’s rivals, and the starter model also comes from the factory with:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink technology
- A rearview camera
- LED daytime running lamps
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- An expanded-view rearview mirror
- SMS text-messaging functionality
- Alloy wheels
- A 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Premium audio features like a 160-watt AM/FM/CD sound system with USB/iPod integration and Pandora Internet radio compatibility
And for those keeping track, the factory that builds the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, as well as the traditionally engined Accord, is located at the automaker’s U.S. facility in Marysville, Ohio.
"With advanced technologies standard on every Accord Hybrid we've given customers an incredible combination of fuel efficiency, technology and value," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. "The addition of the Accord Hybrid to the lineup will further advance Accord's position as America's most popular passenger car with individual buyers."
But there’s even more to the car than that ….