The Honda Accord has long been a favorite car of people looking for a reliable and economic ride. True to this, Honda has introduced the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid. Not only is it a hybrid, but you can fully charge it on regular household power. No charging station needed to keep going. This feature makes it an even better machine than some of the comparable makes and models offered by other car companies. It took Honda a while to get out their model, but it was worth the wait. Read on to find out why.
The first feature that is mind-blowing is the upholstery. It has been fully overhauled, and formerly leather interiors have been replaced completely with Bio-Fabric. This revolutionary fabric is sourced only from plants. It is fade and heat resistant. This is the auto industries very first attempt at providing plant based interiors. If you care about the environment and the animals in it, this is the car for you. Not only is the fabric plant based, it is recyclable.
The next great feature is the handling. A lot of hybrids handle terribly, with uneven weight distribution, and slow acceleration. The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid has eliminated the hybrid feeling. It accelerates quickly in traffic, and handles corners as well as any traditional gasoline powered vehicle. The wait was worth it for Honda to perfect the Accord handling we are all used to experiencing.
Another feature that is worth mentioning is the absolute beauty of the car. Instead of looking like a clunky bubble of a car, it has some external details that will make you proud to park it right alongside luxury vehicles. It is aerodynamic without the extreme curves of other hybrid models. It has large 17” rims with sleek five-point covers and bright LED headlights with a wide and narrow design. Some people may miss the moonroof, but the car shed many features that added weight to the frame.
If you like control, the next feature is for you. It is the ability to switch between three driving modes. You know the terrain better than the car does, so you can choose them based on what you, the driver, wants and not the car. The first mode is EV or fully electric. This allows you to skip using any petrol on your commute. The second mode is the true hybrid mode, which is the car regulating the switch between gas and electric mode as you drive. The third is full gasoline mode. You can chose this when you need extra power. Great for driving in the mountains, or anywhere you need full power.
The last feature to really rouse attention is the gas mileage. It can be up to a staggering 115 miles per gallon. You read that right. One single gallon can last over a hundred miles. Keep in mind that you will need to have the car in EV most of the time, but it is impressive nonetheless. If you are in gas mode the average is still very high but not so mind blowing at 47 miles per gallon in the city. This car will definitely lower your bill at the pump either way.
All in all, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is a real catch. It keeps true to its economical roots, while raising the bar to a new level of economy and beauty. Its handling is the best in its class, and its lack of need for a charging station make it one of the most desirable offering for the 2014 model year. Honda topped itself this time and the wait for their hybrid was well worth it.