Regardless of a hybrid payback which is not really pertinent anyway, the Accord Hybrid could sell in big numbers. Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Sept. 23, 2013 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid - $29,945 to start including D&H while offering an amazing 50/45/47 mpgUS city/highway/combined EPA rating. This morning Honda released trim details and pricing on its brand new full hybrid sedan. And they wrapped it in a Halloween story. Will this be the trick some manufacturers have provided to unsuspecting new owners or the treat we know Honda has and can supply? The all-new Accord Hybrid will arrive with standard features including the side view via central display “LaneWatch”, a rearview camera, and LED DRL lighting. Here is Honda’s pitch to auto journos all over the US and I just know Alicia probably had her hands in this somehow Fuel prices can be scary, but the EPA-rated 50 mpg city 2014 Accord Hybrid will take some of the fright out of going to the gas pump when it debuts at U.S. dealers nationwide on Halloween (October 31). With a host of standard equipment, the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) ranges from $29,155 for the well-equipped Accord Hybrid to $34,905 for the luxurious Accord Hybrid Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge of $790. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid also arrives with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, USB/iPod integration, Pandora compatibility, SMS text message function, dual-zone automatic climate control, alloy wheels, a driver's seat with 10-way power adjustment, and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system. The Accord Hybrid EX-L arrives with advanced safety technologies including Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) along with leather-trimmed and heated front seats and the HondaLink cloud-based media and connectivity system featuring Aha compatibility. Power driver's seat memory, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and one-touch moonroof are also standard on the EX-L trim. The Accord Hybrid Touring adds the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and FM traffic data, LED headlights with blue tinted chrome bezels, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and hard disk drive (HDD) audio memory. The Accord Hybrid includes the Accord’s spacious and very ergonomic seating positions both front and rear with a highly efficient all-new two-motor hybrid system from Honda's Earth Dreams advanced powertrain series. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the first Honda hybrid vehicle produced in Ohio, at the company's Marysville Auto Plant. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Vehicle Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile Corrosion Limited Warranty. The hybrid battery pack is covered by a 8-year/100,000-mile or 10-year/150,000 mile limited warranty, depending on the state of purchase/registration. All in, the $7,475 USD for a lot more stuff and much better fuel economy over a base LX is going to be a tough sell on the surface. The Accord Hybrid-II is however equipped closer to the EX minus the sunroof. With a $4,275 price premium, that can be made up with the fuel savings in just 88,643 miles assuming a conservative $4.00 per gallon over the course of the next few years. Will the Honda Accord Hybrid provide owners taking on America’s roadways an honest 47 mpg result? That one remains to be seen but I have high hopes On a more direct note, is the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid worth $3,147 USD more than a somewhat similarly equipped Prius package 3? I would say yes as the Prius is smaller (passenger volume anyway?), not nearly as well equipped, and really takes a knock in terms of ergo and interior materials. However, $30K + tax for a new 2014 Accord Hybrid is not chump change either.