The Honda Accord has been around for thirty years, but this is the first time it is getting a plug-in Hybrid version for Accord fans to consider for their next new vehicle. The 2014 Honda Accord is expected to roll out to the dealerships in January of 2013, just in time for Tax Season. This new sedan is part of the ninth generation for the Accord lineup. There will also be a four cylinder and six cylinder option to pick and choose through along with a non-plug-in hybrid that is completely different from the first one that came out in 2005-2007 which will arrive later next year.
What sets the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid apart from the competition is the gas engine is used to charge the battery. While other hybrids do this, they aren’t designed to get electricity from an external power source such as the Accord does. This is done through the settings and as far as settings go, there is enough to confuse the average driver although Honda assures that it is pretty easy to figure out once you get going. For example, the gas engine doesn’t kick in until the car is driving in normal city driving conditions, about ten or fifteen miles down the road from the start up. But there is an option that drivers can choose higher speeds for high demand acceleration.
You will be able to tell the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid apart from its sibling versions due to the unique front end that has blue accents in the headlights. It also has its own grille and lower fascia. The rear end is also different too. It has a bumper cap to improve the aerodynamics. Other than those differences, and learning the new driving options the plug-in hybrid version operates and rides much the same as any of the other Accords that drivers have come to know and love.