2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Review: Electric Fun

When it comes to affordable, reliable, and generally good cars, the Honda Accord Hybrid, along with its gas-powered counterpart is simply one of the best. Gone are the days when a hybrid had to be boring, filled with cheap plastics, and ugly. But, enough talk of the Toyota Prius. The Accord Hybrid's powerplant is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is aided by a pair of electric motors. This produces a total of 212 horsepower, all of which goes through a continuously variable transmission feeding the front wheels. It has more to offer than just a frugal and efficient engine, though gas mileage estimates of 48 mpg are worth noting. It boasts a comfortable cabin with good quality materials used throughout, and a long list of standard features and safety assists which have earned the Accord Hybrid a top-notch review from the NHTSA. And with a pleasing cabin filled with conveniences, it makes for a lovely midsize sedan that is neither pretentious nor pious. But, with the Toyota Camry Hybrid still raking in the sales, has Honda done enough with it's hybridized midsize sedan?

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 Accord Hybrid?

The 2021 model sees the new Accord Hybrid fitted with a wider front grille and a better-integrated radar unit for the Honda Sensing suite. Accord Hybrid models get LED headlights, while new alloy wheel designs are joined by a fresh shade of paint called Sonic Gray Pearl available to top trim levels. In terms of the interior, all trims now get an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display as standard, which includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range, with wireless integration from the EX trims and up. There's also now a new Rear Seat Reminder feature, and the Touring variants gain low speed braking control. The automaker has tweaked the adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist systems for improved functionality for 2021. Lastly, some upgrades to the hybrid system mean better throttle responses and acceleration for the sedan, too.

Pros and Cons

  • Outstanding efficiency
  • Long list of standard safety specs
  • Handles better than expected for a hybrid
  • Modern design isn't over the top
  • Comfortable ride
  • No AWD option
  • Runs out of puff at higher RPM
  • Plenty of road noise

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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Hybrid
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$26,370
Hybrid EX
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$30,320
Hybrid EX-L
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$32,690
Hybrid Touring
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$36,240

Accord Hybrid Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 196.1 in
  • Wheelbase 111.4 in
  • Height 57.1 in
  • Max Width 73.3 in
  • Front Width 63.0 in
  • Rear Width 63.4 in

Exterior Colors

  • Radiant Red Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Sonic Gray Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl

Accord Hybrid Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain
    FWD

Accord Hybrid Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Front Leg Room 42.3 in
  • Front Head Room 39.5 in
  • Rear Leg Room 40.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.3 in

Accord Hybrid Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    16.7 ft³

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid a good car?

The Honda Accord Hybrid may have been one of the less famous electrified vehicles of the past few years, but to those that have been smart enough to buy one, it's turned out to be a great little car that runs faultlessly and is a great everyday driver. Not only is it frugal and relatively cheap to buy, but it is also remarkably spacious, practical, and - thanks to clever packaging - no different on the surface than the regular Accord. And like the regular Accord, it's surprisingly fun to drive. Of course, no car is perfect. The biggest issues with this one are its oddly-shaped trunk opening and the fact that it runs out of steam the faster you go. However, these are small prices to pay for a car that is incredibly cheap to run, fun to drive, and comfortable to spend time in. And, after review of the Honda Accord Hybrid from the NHTSA, a full five-star safety score only adds to its appeal. Compared to rivals like the Toyota Camry Hybrid - a great car in its own right - the Accord is still the one we'd have.

🚘What's the Price of the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid?

The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at a base price of $26,370 before a $955 destination charge. Stepping up to the fancier Hybrid EX will set you back $30,320 while the EX-L trim carries an MSRP of $32,690. The top Hybrid Touring trim goes on sale for $36,240. There aren't a lot of features you can add here, but playing around on the configurator sees a fully loaded model priced upwards of $42k, although this is encroaching on the territory of the BMW 330e sedan with its $44,550 MSRP.

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