3 Ways to Drive
To help maximize efficiency on the road, the Accord Hybrid seamlessly shifts between three distinct drive modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. EV Drive is 100% electric, and generally is used during braking and when starting from a stop. Hybrid Drive uses the fuel engine and electric motor to provide extra zip during acceleration, and once your Accord Hybrid is cruising with highway efficiency, Engine Drive takes over.
Earth Dreams Technology Engine
Thanks to the brilliant engineers at Honda, driving the Accord Hybrid feels a lot more like driving an Accord than it does a hybrid electric. That's because of the 2.0-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor fed by a lithium-ion battery pack. They're all channeled through an electronic continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) for a combination of efficiency and performance like never before.
The body of the Accord Hybrid was built to be as aerodynamic as possible. The decklid spoiler and underbody panels are two of the numerous design touches that make the Accord Hybrid lighter, more aerodynamic and, accordingly, more fuel-efficient.
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Upgrade the suspension, upgrade the performance. The MacPherson strut front suspension helps the Accord Hybrid stay connected to the road, so you can corner with greater confidence. The MacPherson strut’s compact design also helps reduce road noise and vibration.
Fully Electric Braking System
The Accord Hybrid's electric braking system is designed to maximize both regenerative braking and fuel efficiency.
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
The Drive-by-Wire throttle system helps enhance the driving character of the Accord Hybrid. With smart electronics connecting the throttle pedal to the throttle butterfly valve in the intake manifold, the engine response can be optimized to suit the driving conditions and to better match the driver's expectations.
Grade Logic Control
The Grade Logic Control system differs from other computer-controlled shift programming because it can detect driving situations and then set appropriate shift points for the car. It helps your Accord Hybrid avoid gear hunting on climbs and descents, and it downshifts for added engine braking when needed.
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The independent multi-link rear suspension provides high lateral rigidity for improved handling.