Since the Accord's launch as a compact hatchback car in 1976, it has earned widespread acclaim as a leader in smart design, superb quality and world-class efficiency.
In its 28-year history, the Accord has constantly re-invented itself, going from that original compact hatchback to today's premium intermediate sedan and coupe. The seventh-generation Accord continues to raise the bar for performance, safety aesthetics and value in the intermediate segment.
The Accord Hybrid was introduced in 2005 as the world's first V-6-powered gasoline-electric-hybrid vehicle. It continues to boast cutting edge technology, exhilarating performance and the highest fuel efficiency for a mainstream V-6-powered automobile. Accord Hybrid utilizes the third-generation of Honda's exclusive Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system featuring Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology. By combining a high-output V-6 engine and IMA with VCM, the Accord Hybrid Sedan provides even more power – 253 hp versus 240hp in the regular Accord V-6 Sedan – while improving fuel efficiency to an estimated 7.9 L/100km city / 5.9 L/100km highway – better than virtually all 4-cylinder intermediate sedans and similar to that of the Honda Civic Sedan, already a benchmark for fuel efficiency in the compact car class.
The Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan is designed to show that a hybrid powertrain can be an important component in the mainstream of the automotive landscape that provides exceptional fuel economy while still improving