Honda has finally announced the latest pricing details of the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid which is currently sold in some of the company’s dealerships on California and New York.
Based on the information provided by Honda, the company’s latest plug-in hybrid sedan is sold at a starting price of $40,570 including the including the shipping charge of $790. Given this price, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is more expensive compared to some of its closest rivals such as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and the 2013 Chevrolet Volt.
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is about $575 more expensive than the 2013 Chevrolet Volt which is sold at a starting price of $39,995 including the destination charge of $850. The 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid which is sold at a starting price of $32,760 including the destination charge of $760 is $7,810 cheaper than the Accord Plug-in Hybrid. The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi which is sold at a price of $39,495 including the shipping charge of $795 is $1,075b cheaper that the Accord Plug-in Hybrid.
Aside from the pricing information of the vehicle, Honda has also claimed that the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is currently the most fuel-efficient sedan in the US since the EPA has evaluated the vehicle and the agency’s evaluation revealed that the vehicle is capable of obtaining the equivalent of 115 miles per gallon in all-electric mode.
The Japanese car maker has also hinted that the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with a 2.0-liter inline-4-cylinder engine and an electric motor. The engine and the electric motor are capable of producing a combined maximum power output of up to 196 horsepower and 221 lb.-ft. of torque. The power generated by the electric motor and gasoline engine is distributed to the vehicle’s front wheels through its continuously variable transmission.
A 6.7 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack is also installed on the vehicle particularly between the sedan’s trunk and second-row seat. The battery helps the vehicle in achieving a 13-mile all-electric maximum driving range. When driven on hybrid mode, Honda explained that the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle obtains the fuel economy ratings of 47milesper gallon in the city and 46 miles per hour on the highway.