2020 Honda Accord Hybrid, Updates, Redesign, Release – The 2020 Honda Accord, which was just overhauled last year, is the exceptionally rare car that does almost everything right yet retains enough variety to appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Whether you just want a reliable, easy-to-drive, efficient yet energetic commuter, a driver-oriented manual-transmission sedan with a potent turbo engine, or a hybrid that attains nearly 50 mpg, the Accord delivers.
Excellent resale value and a standard suite of safety and driver-assistance features known as 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Sensing further bolster the Accord’s allure.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Driving
The Accord has long been a commuting champ with a bit of a fun edge, and that characteristic remains, only now inarguably a wider degree.
The standard 192-horsepower 1.5-liter engine offers strong off-the-line performance and acceptable passing power, but the biggest advantage is its 33-mpg combined fuel-economy figure.
Its continuously variable transmission (CVT) is among the best out there, feeling similar to a traditional automatic. Moving up to the 2.0-liter turbo brings a more robust response, with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque available as low as 2,200 rpm.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Details
The 2020 Honda Accord’s 5-passenger interior is roomier than you might expect, especially in rear-seat legroom. Up front, the dash is anchored by a color display — a lower-res 7-inch screen in base models or a high-res 8-inch touch screen in the rest of the lineup.
Those aggravated by some recent 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid will be happy to know that the new Accord has a volume knob, plus a separate one for tuning. Climate settings are also easy to see and change thanks to additional knobs below.
The Accord manages to feel at once futuristic yet familiar. About the only thing we still find aggravating at times is the push-button gear selector in the middle of the console.
Honda’s Accord is the latest sedan aspiring to look like a coupe, similar to its smaller Civic and Insight hybrid siblings. We think it’s a good look, and one the Accord pulls off well. It’s swoopy and sporty yet still retains the practicality and class-above interior volume for which the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is known.
Accord Sports models amp things up slightly with chrome exhaust finishers and decklid spoiler, while hybrid Accord models and certain trims with the 1.5-liter engine have active grille shutters up front to further improve aerodynamics. Wheel sizes are 17 or 19 inches depending on the model.
2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Price and Release Date
The 2020 Honda Accord has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $24,615, including destination charge, for a base LX model. The more recommendable Sports trim starts at $27,075.
Prices continue to climb with trims. An EX-L model, for example, begins just over $31,000, and the top-line Touring model with the 2.0-liter turbo engine starts just beyond $36,800.
Hybrid Accord models begin around $26,000 and climb to nearly $36,000. 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid, Updates, Redesign, Release