But it's still America's most affordable midsize hybrid sedan.
Not long after confirming pricing details for the 2020 Accord sedan, Honda has announced pricing for the more efficient 2020 Accord Hybrid. And just like the regular Accord, it's received a minor price increase. Whereas the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid started at $25,320, the 2020 base model starts at $25,470. That's a $150 increase over last year's model, but Honda claims this still makes it America's most affordable midsize hybrid sedan.
Moving up the range, the Hybrid EX trim now starts at $29,370, up from $29,220 last year, while the Hybrid EX-L starts at $31,870, up from $31,720. The range-topping Hybrid Touring trim, on the other hand, starts at $35,140, up from $34,990 last year. All prices exclude the $930 destination charge.
The 2020 Accord Hybrid arrives largely unchanged, apart from an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System that functions whenever the car is operating on electric power only (unless in Park), enhancing awareness for pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.
Regardless of the trim, every 2020 Accord Hybrid is powered by a two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain, with an EPA fuel economy rating of 48 mpg in city and combined cycles. The two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain is paired with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine that sends a combined 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels through a CVT transmission.
As standard, every 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist tech that includes a collision mitigation braking system with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and traffic sign recognition. Automatic high-beam headlights, a rearview camera and a driver attention monitor also come as standard. Additional available driver-assists include blind spot information and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Accord Hybrid EX and above trims feature an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio. The range-topping Accord Hybrid Touring adds HondaLink subscription services that allow remote services with a smartphone such as locking and unlocking doors, automatic emergency calling, stolen-vehicle tracking, automatic collision notification, and enhanced roadside assistance. Accord Touring also comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi (subscription required) and can even accept in-vehicle package deliveries via Amazon Key (subscriptions required, including Amazon Prime).