Honda Accord Hybrid No 'Slug'

The front-drive Accord Hybrid's propulsion system allows an estimated driving range of a whopping 633 miles while delivering 29 mpg in the city and 37 on highways with its standard five-speed automatic transmission. That compares with 21 city and 30 highway for the Accord gasoline V-6 with an automatic in comparable EX upscale trim.

Published: 17-Jan-2005

A common misconception about economical hybrid vehicles is that they're slow and boring. But the mid-size, roomy Honda Accord Hybrid sedan shows that hybrids can be both quick and economical.

The Accord Hybrid is the top-line, highest-power Accord. It's the third gasoline-electric hybrid car in Honda's lineup, along with the compact Civic and Insight.

The tiny Insight two-seater was the first hybrid sold in America when it arrived in 1999 and remains the fuel-economy champ, delivering an estimated 61 mpg in the city and 66 on highways with a manual transmission and 57 and 56 with an automatic.

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