Honda will begin selling its 2018 Accord Hybrid for $25,990, including destination, on March 23. The Accord Hybrid returns as a traditional gasoline-electric hybrid that replaces the plug-in hybrid Accord that was discontinued after the 2015 model year.
The 2018 Accord Hybrid can achieve 47 miles per gallon on the highway, in the city, and in combined cycles. Honda will offer four trims, including the base, EX, EX-L, and Touring.A navigation option is available with the EX-L. The flagship Touring retails for $35,600.
The mid-size sedan is powered by the third generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid powertrain that pairs a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40% thermal efficiency to an electric propulsion motor that churns out 232 pound-feet of torque and a total system output of 212 horsepower. The two-motor system operates without needing a conventional automatic transmission.