Honda Accord Sport Hybrid is one car that even most car aficionados may not realize existed.
What Honda with the Accord Sport Hybrid is doing is pretty similar to what Toyota did with the Camry XSE Hybrid last year.
The recipe is simple: Take the run-of-the-mill Accord Hybrid, and add the Sport package’s tidier looks and bigger wheels.
The Accord Sport Hybrid is fitted with some niceties that the base hybrid lacks.
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For instance, you get a 12-way adjustable driver’s seat, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, full LED headlights, and 19-inch five-spoke wheels.
However, what you do not get is the head-up display or the leather seat surfaces of the Touring trimmed cars. Those notwithstanding, it might be the best-looking hybridized Accord there is.
The only drawback is a slight dent to fuel economy (no doubt thanks to the bigger wheels). The standard Hybrid nets an EPA-rated 47 mpg combined, whereas the Sport Hybrid “only” gets 43 mpg combined. Not quite what you’d call wasteful, is it?
It is also reasonably priced when compared to the standard Hybrid. The base car starts at $27,685, and the Sport trim adds a reasonable $3,350 to that price, bringing it up to $31,035.
When you consider that top-spec Touring models cost $37,555, the Accord Sport Hybrid becomes a reasonably priced and uniquely handsome offering in Honda’s hybrid lineup.