While the traditional Accord is only made in LX and EX trims, the Hybrid version is offered as the Sport, EX-L, Sport-L, and Touring. The gas-electric powertrain in each is made up of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors generating a total system output of 204 hp and 247 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is channeled to the front wheels via an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT). This efficient gas-electric union allows most ’24 Accord Hybrid trims to achieve an EPA-estimated 46 mpg around town and 41 mpg on the highway. The EX-L is the exception, returning 51 city/44 highway.
The Sport trim gets a ton of great features, such as a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a customizable 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback, sport pedals, and automatic LED headlights. The EX-L omits the sport pedals but has everything else mentioned, plus heated front seats, heated side mirrors, position memory for the driver’s seat, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, leather upholstery, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Sport-L combines the best attributes of the Sport and EX-L, although it lacks the auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Touring is the most loaded, building on the EX-L’s standard equipment with ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, rain-sensing wipers, a passenger side mirror with reverse gear tilt-down, a wireless phone charge pad, and a head-up display.
The Honda Sensing suite bolsters every ’24 Accord Hybrid trim with an array of active driving aids. The included technologies are forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and driver attention monitoring. The EX-L and Touring gain parking sensors, and the Touring also has low-speed braking control.
The infotainment system in most trims consists of a 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Amazon Alexa, and an eight-speaker sound system. The Touring upgrades to a Google built-in system (includes Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play) featuring HD Radio and a high-end Bose audio system with a dozen speakers. All trims get two front-row USB-C charging ports, with an extra pair added to the second row of the EX-L and Touring.