2020 Honda Accord Hybrid for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Honda has maintained decades of popularity by consistently making a high-quality product that drivers can count on for many years of dependable driving. The automaker was on the vanguard of hybrid vehicle production: it released the two-seat Honda Insight in November 1999, seven months before Toyota released the Prius. While the Insight nameplate is still in use, Honda has added to its eco-friendly lineup by offering gas-electric versions of some of its long-established models. One of those is the Accord Hybrid, which came out in 2005 to give environmentally concerned drivers a midsized sedan alternative. Now, in 2020, it’s back with a safety improvement: an alert noise is generated when the car is running on silent all-electric power, to remind the driver that pedestrians won’t hear them coming.
Honda offers the 2020 Accord Hybrid in a quartet of trims: the base Hybrid, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The power source is a hybrid system consisting of a four-cylinder gasoline engine and two electric motors, which put out a combined system horsepower of 212. All versions have an electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) and are front-wheel drive. The fuel economy is a very pleasing 48 mpg around town and 47 mpg on the highway. The Accord Hybrid also gets deceleration selectors, which are comparable to paddle shifters and serve a dual purpose. They give the driver a more hands-on driving experience while controlling the car’s regenerative braking system to recycle some of the energy created during braking and store it in the 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery, by the way, is housed beneath the second-row seat to leave more cargo space in the trunk.
Amenities by Trim Level
The standard equipment on the entry-level 2020 Accord Hybrid is highlighted by LED headlights and taillights, automatic climate control with two zones, push-button start, and Honda’s Smart Entry feature with walk-away automatic locking. The EX adds heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, a power-adjusting driver’s seat, and a power moonroof. Additional amenities on the EX-L include a power-adjusting passenger’s seat, leather seats, leather wrapping on the steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and driver’s seat memory. The loaded Touring trim receives heated rear outboard seats, cooled front seats, and ambient interior lighting.
Driver-Assist Features and Technology
The base infotainment system has Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, four speakers, a USB port, and a 7-inch diagonal touchscreen. The next two trims get upgrades in the form of an 8-inch touchscreen, four additional speakers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and HD radio. The Touring is sweetened with a wireless device charger, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a navigation system.
The Honda Sensing, package of driver-assist technologies is included on all trims of the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid to supply collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control (with low-speed follow), lane keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition. The higher trims also receive a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. Among the other safety-related standard features are automatic high beams and an upgraded backup camera that shows multiple angles and has dynamic guidelines for further clarity.
*(NHSTA) Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).