2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Discussion in 'General' started by waltermlee, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    As much as I like cramming bulky stuff into my car and would not buy anything without folding rear seats, I know not everyone needs to do the same. It would be like asking how do people live with cars that can't even carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood. Not everyone needs that capability.
     
  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Maybe not 4x8 sheets, but 8' long lumber? Your golf can do that, my Fit can do that, my old Civic could do that with the folding seat.

    That's one of the main reasons I wouldn't consider a car like this. At all. Cargo space AND flexibility are high on my list. I put my money on it by buying a hatch this time around. It's a great vehicle, but compromised in areas that are critical to my needs.

    Oh, and one more. Can you fit a hay bale? Or how about a sheep? :p
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Andrew:

    If I can find a sheep, I am going to take a pic of it in an Accord sometime. :D

    Wayne
     
  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I can fit three sheep , but only two can wear seatbelts.

    Wait , does this car NOT have a folding rear seatback ?
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Edwin:

    Unfortunately the Accord Hybrid does not have a folding rear seatback. :(

    Wayne
     
  6. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Yeah I did 8' lumber a few times. Split folding seats are the best. Well, your magic seats are even better. But flexibility is so nice to have.

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  7. fishnrib

    fishnrib Christian

    The Ford Fusion Hybrid and the VW Passat TDI both have rear fold down seats. Most other hybrids only have a small pass-thru.
     
  8. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    In terms of volume alone, the Prius counts as "most other hybrids," and it can carry lots of big stuff. That goes for all 4 Prius variants (and the Insight too). Come to think of it, I bet the CR-Z can carry larger items than the HAH.
     
  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Can a Prius Liftback swallow a mountain bike without taking the front wheel off ? That would be nice. I would prefer a c , but I'm pretty sure I would have to take off the wheel and seat , just as I do now in the Civic.
     
  10. Prozac

    Prozac Well-Known Member

    I find that most people that would own a car like this will only use it for commuting. I prefer a hatch myself due to function over form, but in this day and age where I am finding a lot of people that don't know the difference between a screw and nail I can see why these sell and sell well. It would irritate me if I had to go rent a truck just to be able to get a little bit of lumber home.
     
  11. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    I had to take the front wheel off of my road bike to make it fit. The liftback is versatile for its size but but the footprint behind the front seats is a bit smaller than it would need to be. I would be surprised if a V couldn't do it.

    I've had a couple of sedans (S70, Accord coupe) and I don't think I'll ever go back. Both of those cars had fold-down rear seats that made them good enough for long things, but the trunk opening frequently failed me. Even with a minivan in the family I struggle to justify buying such a limited (for what I tend to do) vehicle when there are other fuel efficient options that can swallow bulky loads. Even a small hatch like a Mazda 3 or a Fit would be more useful despite their smaller overall size.
     
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    ;)

    Yes, a Prius would be a great option for the combination of space AND mpg.
     
  13. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    I doubt it. Most vehicles short of minivans require the front wheel to come off any bike. Fortunately that's fairly quick and easy to do, and I just assume that goes with the territory with putting a bike in a car.
     
  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    True, it is easy. But I sometimes manage to rub the tire against the wiring on the fork for the bike's computer. This has caused problems with the computer in the past . But as long as handle bars are at a 90 deg angle to the front wheel , there will be this difficulty putting the bike in a sensibly-sized car.
     
  15. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    My GLC hatchback, among others, doesn't require the front wheel to come off, and can also take a bike with fenders, AND a second bike and a passenger simultaneously. (Try that in your silly sedan!) Its replacement must be able to do the same.
     

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