2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual – The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual has been a class leader for some time thanks to its excellent fuel economy, roomy interior, and above-average handling and acceleration. For 2018, the Accord Hybrid gets even better. Like the regular Accord, it’s fully redesigned and has even more interior space, plus a sharp, new look and new technology and safety features.

Now standard safety features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning add quite a bit of value to the base 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual. The new Accord Hybrid also gets an upgrade to cargo capacity thanks to a repackaged hybrid battery. Previously, the Accord Hybrid’s battery pack kept you from folding down the rear seat, but no more. The Hybrid now gets the same 60/40-split folding rear seat and the same cargo space as the standard Accord: 16.7 cubic feet.

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual

Vehicle overview

Underneath the hood, the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual has the same powertrain as last year’s model: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a pair of electric motors. The hybrid system has lost a step in the changeover, even if it is a tiny one, going from an EPA-estimated 48 mpg combined in 2017 to 47 mpg combined this year. Still, it’s an impressive number for a car this size.

In short, one of the best hybrid sedans just got better. If you’re looking for a practical hybrid with enough space in the back seat for adults, the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual should be at the top of your list.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual as one of Edmunds’ Best Hybrid Cars for this year.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating 7.8 / 10

The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual is a great choice for a hybrid sedan. It has a whole new look this year, plus more interior space and more standard safety features. Factor in the car’s great fuel economy and pleasing performance and you have a family sedan that does just about everything well.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Honda Accord Hybrid Touring (2.0L 4-cyl hybrid).

Driving 7.5

The Accord Hybrid accelerates well around city streets but lacks merging power at freeway speeds. The braking feels natural in typical driving, but the Hybrid took longer than average to stop in our testing. Power delivery is immediate, but there’s also a surginess in certain cruising conditions.

Comfort 7.5

The Accord Hybrid offers decent overall comfort. It insulates against traffic noise particularly well, though there are a number of unpleasant drivetrain noises. The ride is smooth albeit a bit bouncy over bigger bumps. The seats are accommodating, even if the cushions feel a little flat.

Interior 8.0

Some small points aside, the interior of the Accord offers modern design, quality soft-touch materials, lots of room, and a user-friendly infotainment system and control layout. But taller drivers will want to test the seating position since their knees may rub on a piece of hard plastic trim.

Utility 9.0

The Accord offers about as much utility as is possible for a sedan, with best-in-class trunk volume, plenty of spots for small items in the cabin, and generally more space than you’ll know what to do with.

Technology 8.0

Honda’s new infotainment system is a huge step up from the last generation, and it’s integrated nicely with the gauge-cluster screen and head-up display. A lot of active safety and driver aids come standard, and they work well. Voice commands fall short, and we generally relied on manual controls.

Which Accord Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?

Even the base 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual gets adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and forward collision mitigation this year. But we’d upgrade just a bit and go with the EX. The EX gets you a larger touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, an upgraded eight-speaker stereo, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. It’s quite a bit of equipment for only a marginal jump in price.

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid models

The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners Manual comes in five trim levels: base, EX, EX-L, EX-L w/Navi and Touring. Powering every 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine hitched up to a pair of electric motors that are fed by a lithium-ion battery pack. Total system power is 212 horsepower.

Standard equipment for the base Hybrid includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manually adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch central display, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist are also standard.

Going with the EX gets you the above, plus a sunroof, LED foglights, heated mirrors, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-inch touchscreen with upgraded smartphone integration (via HondaLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), and an upgraded sound system with eight speakers, satellite and HD radio and an additional USB port. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is also standard on the EX.

Move up to the EX-L for an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver memory settings, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, leather upholstery, and a 10-speaker stereo. The EX-L w/Navi is equipped like an EX-L but with the added benefit of a navigation system.

Lastly, the Touring adds adaptive suspension dampers, LED headlights with automatic high-beam control, front and rear parking sensors, wireless smartphone charging, a driver head-up display, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

Derrick S Lee