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.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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