A relative was looking at a 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid but was told by the salesperson that it would not be a good car for our prairie winters. Mainly that it would be hard to start in cold (-40 degree) weather, and that the battery may be damaged if the car is unused for more than a week. So now the Accord Hybrid is off the shopping list. Is there any truth to this or is the dealer full of it? Most hybrids that I am familiar with use the high voltage battery to start the engine, so I was surprised to hear the dealer say that it may be difficult to start.