2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 

  • $40k
  • 2.0L Hybrid
  • 47 city 46 hwy
8.5 Out of 10
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid uses a 2-motor hybrid system consisting of a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a 124-kilowatt electric motor.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)
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by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

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All Plug-in models are front-wheel drive and use an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission.

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This efficiency doesn’t come solely from the powertrain.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
The only obtrusive sound we experienced was a slight whine from the electric powertrain that is most likely to be heard by canines and human passengers whose ears can still sense higher frequencies.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)
The transmission offers a B (battery) mode that substantially increases regen when you release the accelerator.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)


The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in is pretty much loaded in standard form, with options being limited to accessories such as illuminated doorsill trim and body side molding.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)
Not surprisingly, the Accord Plug-in Hybrid offers a slightly different driving experience than standard, gasoline-only Accords.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)
The lithium-ion battery is rated at 6.7-kilowatt-hour and recharges in less than three hours on a standard 120-volt outlet or under an hour on a 240-volt outlet.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)


Grip is also down, to 0.82 g, from the 0.86 g of the last conventional Accord we tested, and the suspension feels softer.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
Unfortunately, its heft is now too light, to the detriment of on-center feel and general cornering feedback.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
Honda has recalibrated the power steering to help the car feel lighter.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)


But it was a performance-oriented V-6 hybrid that never achieved the lofty fuel-economy numbers that eco buyers crave.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
Plugging into an outlet provides an estimated electric-only range of up to 13 miles, and the gasoline engine combines with the electric powertrain to power the car once the electric-only range is depleted.
by cars.com (Apr, 2013)
When the gasoline engine does switch on, it can definitely be heard, but the power transition from electric to gasoline is extremely refined and nearly transparent.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)


Although we might like a bit more than 13 miles of electric range, the plug-in recharges quickly, needing only three hours on a standard 120-volt outlet and less than an hour with Honda’s 220-volt charger.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
In the city, it lets you drive with one pedal most of the time, just like a Tesla does, and offers the same kind of lift-pedal deceleration you’d experience in first or second gear in a manual-transmission car.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Honda
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 573 miles
Highway range 561 miles
MSRP $40k
Annual cost $9,125

Manufacturing Emissions

Energy per car made 1,916 kWh/vehicle

power & handling

Max torque 122 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max HP 195 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 19.48 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 11.5 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.1 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 50

safety features

Active head restraints No
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera Standard
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 67.7 in
Front track width 62.4 in
Height 57.7 in
Ground clearance 5.8 in
Length 193.5 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Curb weight 3,799 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 56 ft³
Rear seat room 47 ft³


Carbon monoxide/mile 0.1 g
Methane/mile 0 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 186 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio N/A
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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