2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Car

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Car:

New version of Honda has just been announced a month ago with the addition of more advanced hybrid technology from predecessor models of Honda.

Without a shadow of a doubt about Honda never compromised with quality, performance, technologies this is the reason of Honda are so famous among many states and regions around the world.

In this same class of others companies cars Toyota and ford are the most famous ones in hybrid cars but Honda earned a huge respect in hybrid cars since 2013 when honda  launched first hybrid car.

Specification of 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Car

Here we compare the last model of Honda against upcoming model to be able to analyze precisely what changes has been made, or expected to be made in this upcoming model.

Features:

                                                                    2017                                                      2015

Engine Type i-VTEC, in-Line 4-Cyl., Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC, in-Line 4-Cyl., Atkinson Cycle
Displacement 1,993 cc 1,993 cc
Horsepower (SAE net) 143 @ 6,200 rpm 141hp @ 6,200RPM
Torque (SAE net) 129 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 122 lb.-ft. @ 3,500RPM
Hybrid Electric Motors AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet
Total System Horsepower 212 @ 6,200 rpm 195 @6200 rpm
Transmission Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode
Front Suspension McPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Multi-Link Multi-Link
Steering Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion (EPS) Rack-pinion
Brakes Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc
Tires All Season, 225/50 R17 94V All Season, 225/50 R17 94V
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (City/Highway/Combined) 49 / 47 / 48 44/ 45 /47
Fuel Capacity 15.8 gal 15.8 gal

As from above chart Honda offering a little to the users in this latest model such as improves battery power generation and interior features.

Honda has released few engineering details; we know the 2017 honda Accord hybrid car will have a lithium-ion battery pack and an improved two-motor driveline, which still operates as described above. Revisions to the 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and the two AC motors have upped total system urge to 212 horsepower (16 more than before) according to Honda’s project manager, Ryan Harty. EPA mileage ratings are slightly improved to 49 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 48 mpg combined.

People especially in the usa expected more from Honda as Honda used to be in the past with their technology, engine performance and other features etc but unlikely to be happen in this year,

Honda must have to input new and much more improve features to be able to compete in the market against big hybrid car players,

What was the most influential reason of Honda hybrid 2014-15 for not up to the level of other hybrid cars?

Price

Honda hybrid price is 7000$ more than other top hybrid brands

Fuel economy

Reviews from users of this car do not satisfy with the mileage as Honda offered.

Space

Other cars have more seating capacity than Honda have

PRESENT BAD REPUTATION IN THE PUBLIC

Honda is recalling 6,786 examples of the 2014-2015 Accord hybrids for an issue that can cause them to go into fail-safe mode.

CONCLUSION:

All it seems that 2017 Honda accord hybrid car doesn’t offer too much as people expect from Honda but this is the bitter truth which can not be ignore therefore a bit disappointing from the Honda.