Prior to the vehicle’s actual selling date which is scheduled on October 31, 2013, Honda finally announced the pricing information of the 2014 version of the Accord Hybrid, the model that was intended to compete with the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
According to the information provided by the carmaker, the price of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will start at $29,945 including the shipping charge of $790.
With this starting price, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is considered as a more expensive option compared to its closest rivals that are the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid. This is because the 2014 version of the Toyota Camry Hybrid LE is priced at $26,950 including the destination charge of $810 while the 2014 Ford Fusion S Hybrid FWD is sold at a starting price of $26,995 including the destination charge of $795.
But despite of its higher price, Honda is confident that it is possible for the 2014 Accord Hybrid to outsell the two of its closest rivals since this has obtained the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 50 miles per gallon in the city and 45 miles per gallon on the highway.
With its existing EPA ratings, the Honda Accord Hybrid beats the Camry Hybrid’s 43 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway. The Accord Hybrid also beats the Fusion Hybrid’s 47 miles per gallon in the city but failed to outnumber the latter’s 47 miles per gallon rating on the highway. Fortunately, the Accord Hybrid and the Fusion Hybrid obtained a similar rating in combined driving which is about 47 miles per gallon.
Aside from the base Accord Hybrid, Honda has also revealed that the midlevel trim of the 2014 Accord Hybrid will be sold at a starting price of $32,695 including while the top-of-the-line 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring is priced at $35,695 including the destination charge.
Finally, Honda revealed that the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will come with a long list of standard features such as the LaneWatch blind spot detection system, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Pandora compatibility, USB/iPod integration, SMS text message function, alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic climate control.