2020 Honda Accord Hybrid for Sale in North Attleboro, MA
Honda started the growth of hybrid vehicle popularity when it released the two-seat Insight in 1999, beating the Toyota Prius to market by seven months. That futuristic-looking car was great for fuel efficiency, but maybe not so much for practicality with that lack of a second row. Just a few years after that (in 2005), the Accord Hybrid came out, looking like its conventional gas-only counterpart – a straightforward four-door sedan – and the eco-conscious vehicle buyer had another excellent choice. While the Insight nameplate vanished and was resurrected, the Accord has remained steady through the years in both powertrain formats. The Honda Accord Hybrid returns every year with something new and improved, which for 2020 means the introduction of an audible alert that sounds whenever the car is driving in silent (electric) mode. This safety feature reminds the driver to proceed with extra caution, since people in the vicinity won’t be able to hear the vehicle approaching.
Trims and Standard Features
There are four trim levels of the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid, ranging from the base model to the loaded Touring. Some of the highlights on the base trim are dual-zone automatic temperature control, push-button ignition, LED headlights and taillights, automatic high beams, and a deluxe backup camera with dynamic guidelines. Also standard is the suite of active safety technologies within the Honda Sensing bundle (collision mitigation braking, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and traffic sign recognition). The second trim, the EX, also gets a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a power-sliding moonroof. Leather upholstery and a power passenger seat dress up the next trim, the EX-L, which also gets memory positioning functions on the driver’s seat, leather wrapping for the steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. If you want it all, choose the Touring trim, which spoils the front-row passengers with ventilated seats and makes the rear outboard passengers cozier in winter with heated seats. This top trim also receives ambient interior lighting, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and integrated navigation.
Powertrain and Efficiency
The 2020 Accord Hybrid’s power comes from a hybrid system made up of a four-cylinder gas-burning engine and a pair of electric motors, which together yield 212 total system horsepower. All trims are front-wheel drive with an electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT). This is a mighty fuel-efficient midsized sedan, getting up to 48 mpg around town and 47 mpg on the open road. It’s equipped with deceleration selectors, a sort of paddle shifter that allows the driver heightened control to create a more engaging experience behind the wheel. This feature also helps to regenerate power by capturing the energy created during braking and storing it in the hybrid system’s 1.3-kW lithium-ion battery. On that note, Honda has located this battery under the back seat rather than the back of the car to maximize trunk space.