Honda reiterates its intent to provide the segments highest fuel economy rating. Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - June 30, 2013 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid – As posted this past January, Honda reiterates a possible 49/45/47 mpgUS city/hwy/combined rating and its scheduled to reach dealership showrooms this October. Depending on final pricing, this could be the hybrid to purchase later this year. Both the Accord HEV and PHEV use Honda’s new Atkinsonized 2.0L i-VTEC I4 engine working in conjunction with a 124 KW traction electric motor and a 105-KW electric motor to charge the pack and possibly control the engine and vehicle speed depending on the architecture. The two-motor SPORT HYBRID Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain in the Accord Hybrid allows the vehicle to move through three different driving modes – EV, Hybrid and straight up Engine on mode(s) to optimize fuel efficiency. In 'EV Drive', the Accord Hybrid uses the Li-Ion battery to run in electric-only mode at lower speeds. In medium to high speed cruising, 'Engine Drive' sends the engine power directly to the front wheels. In 'Hybrid Drive,' the 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor and Atkinson-cycle I4 blend together for good acceleration while allowing for efficient driving in stop-and-go traffic. Inside, the Accord Hybrid's well-appointed and intuitive layout provides the driver with instant fuel economy (iFCD) and energy flow information for efficient driving performance. Along with innovative new features such as Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot display, an industry-first that debuted on the Accord last fall, other available features on the 2014 Accord Hybrid include Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW), an 8-inch color i-MID display, perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces, cloud-based HondaLink featuring Aha compatibility, seven-speaker audio system with Bluetooth® streaming audio, Pandora interface and XM Radio, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Fully loaded and a lot of eye candy within the displays of this one. The 2014 Accord Hybrid features the same next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE-II) body structure as the 2013 Accord, along with Honda's new SmartVent front-side airbags. Like the 2013 Accord, the 2014 Accord Hybrid is expected to earn top safety ratings including an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). You know, the one with that horrific small overlap now included. A lot more main stream and less “out there” than the 2014 Accord PHEV. Thank you Honda for toning it down a touch. Honda's second attempt at making a hybrid for the midsize segment is almost sure to be a hit with the new full hybrid architecture inside The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is going to be built alongside the award winning 2013/2014 Honda Accord at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio facility.