By Shane McGlaun

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Gets 49mpg City, Still Boring

Honda has announced that its 2017 Accord Hybrid will launch this spring and that it is the most fuel-efficient version yet. The car has a two motor hybrid powertrain and is expected to get an EPA rating of 49mpg city, which is certainly impressive. Impressive or not, the Accord and its Camry competitor are two of the least exciting cars on the road.

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The car uses a 2.0L i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine and the combined peak power for the car is 212hp. Honda is expecting ratings of 49/47/48 mpg (city/highway/combined). The Accord Hybrid can drive on electricity only, in hybrid mode, and on the engine only.

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Three trims including Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L, and Hybrid touring will be offered. Standard equipment includes a wide-angle rearview camera, remote engine start, and Honda Sensing. That last feature packs a number of safety features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

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Pricing is unannounced as of yet, but Honda is aiming to sell about twice as many Hybrid Accords as it did in its best year back in 2014 when sales reached 14,000 units.

Source:: 95 Octane