This past week Consumer Reports exposed the Honda Accord Hybrid for significantly missing its combined, EPA-proven figure of 47 mpg.
The car only hit 40 mpg during testing.
This isn't a surprise to the Agents as we've been thinking for quite some time that the automakers have figured out how to "game" the system for better advertising. Also, we've experienced the same thing with the Ford Fusion Hybrid — note: Consumer Reports also clocked in 40 mpg when the sticker's combined rating is 47 on the Ford Fusion Hybrid.
But mpg aside, what does Consumer Reports really think of the Accord Hybrid?
Well, as you'd expect a lot of the issues that pop up with a hybrid are present:
- The ride isn't as good as the standard vehicle
- The rear seats don't fold due to the battery's location
- Trunk space is limited due to the battery's location
- The motor can be quite noisy at times
Watch Consumer Reports give the lowdown via the quick review below!
The Honda Accord Hybrid is great on gas but don't expect the same ride and handling you get from a regular accord.