Helping to maximize efficiency, the Accord Hybrid shifts seamlessly between three distinct drive modes: EV Drive (100 percent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine [driving the generator motor]) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine), utilizing power from the i-VTEC? 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor to suit the driving conditions as needed.The transmission features a console-mounted straight-gate shifter that may be?operated in two different fully automatic modes. The D (Drive) mode is ideal for?most driving situations, combining fuel efficiency with smooth operation and?responsive power. The B (Brake) mode offers substantially increased regenerative braking. There?s also an EV button located immediately behind the?shifter that enables the driver to select purely electric operation. Engine?accessories operate electrically for greater efficiency whether the gasoline?engine is running or not.
|Price as Tested:||$35,695.|
|Engine Type and Size:||2.0-liter, DOHC, 16-valve i-VTEC Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine with Earth Dreams engine technology coupled with a maintenance-free AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor rated at 124 kW with a Lithium-Ion battery capacity of 1.3 kW.|
|Horsepower (bhp):||141 @ 6,200 rpm / Total Hybrid System Horsepower=196 hp.|
|Torque (ft./ lbs.):||122 @ 3,500-6,000 rpm|
|Transmission:||Two motor electric CVT with generating 166 horsepower and 226 pound feet of torque,|
|Drive Train:||Transversely mounted front engine and 2-motor electric CVT and Power Control Unit / Rear Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) with high output Lithium-ion battery and DC-DC converter.|
|Suspension:||Front – MacPherson strut with Amplitude Reactive Dampers. Rear -Independent multi-link with Amplitude Reactive Dampers.|