2024 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

The Honda Accord has been gracing the world’s roads since 1976; it has been offered in many different configurations, from the well-known sedan to a hatchback, a wagon, and even a coupe. The Honda Accord has been a popular car among families and people looking for reliable, fuel-efficient, and sporty modes of transportation. However, sales have continually declined in the last 10 – 15 years, which is true for most cars because of the ever-continuing popularity of SUVs and CUVs.

However, that does not mean Honda and a few other brave carmakers have given up on this segment, unlike American carmakers like Ford, GM, and Dodge/Chrysler. Honda introduced an all-new 11th generation of the Accord on November 10, 2022, as a 2023 model year. However, for this generation, there are no plans for hatchbacks (which haven’t been seen for decades), wagons, or coupes. It’s still nice to see Honda is giving people the option of a sedan instead of just producing CUVs/SUVs.

Last week I had the opportunity to review the all-new 11th-generation 2024 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid. In this article, we’ll go over the technical specs, features, prices, and our expert opinion on the 2024 Honda Accord Hybrid.

2024 Honda Accord Canadian & US Prices

In Canada, the 11th generation Accord Hybrid comes in three trims. The Accord EX starts at $37,500, the Accord Sport Hybrid starts at $41,500, and the Accord Touring Hybrid starts at $45,000. For more information, check out the Honda Canada website. These prices do not include Freight & PDI of $1,830.

In the United States, the Accord is offered in six trims, with prices starting at $27,295 for the LX trim and topping out at $37,340 for the Touring Hybrid trim. Below is a list of the 2023 Honda Accord US prices:

TrimPrice in USD
Accord LX$27,895
Accord EX$29,910
Accord Sport Hybrid$32,895
Accord EX-L Hybrid$34,540
Accord Sport-L Hybrid$34,875
Accord Touring Hybrid$38,890

Our review Accord was the Canadian spec Sport Hybrid, with a price tag of $43,756. The only option was the Radiant Red Metallic paint for $300. All colors other than the Meteoroid Grey Metallic cost an additional $300, a reasonable price for these colors. The price included Freight & PDI, Air Conditioner Fee of $100, and tire duty of $26.

2024 Honda Accord Engine & Power

The 2023 Honda Accord comes with two powertrain options. The Accord EX is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with direct injection, producing 192 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 192 pound-feet of torque between 1,700 – 5,000 rpm.

The Accord Sport Hybrid and Touring Hybrid are powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with direct injection, producing 146 horsepower at 6,100 rpm. These two trims also come with electric motors, producing 181 horsepower between 5,000 – 8,000 rpm, for a combined total HP output of 204. The combined torque output is 247 lb.-ft between 0 – 2,000 rpm.

Power is sent to the front wheels via a Continuously Variable Transmission on the Accord EX and an Electric-Continuously Variable Transmission on the two hybrid trims.

Driving The Accord Hybrid

Driving a hybrid is not something people do for fun; they do it because they want to drive as efficiently as possible. Some people do it to have less of an impact on the environment, while others do it to have less of an impact on their wallets, and some do it for both reasons.

However, the dreaded soulless hybrids are a thing of the past. Nowadays, hybrid cars are somewhat fun to drive with loads of power when needed while saving you money at the gas pump. Driving the Accord Hybrid was quite fun; it’s a smooth driving experience like an EV, but the gasoline engine does come online much quicker than in a PHEV because hybrid cars have small batteries.

The Accord’s 204 HP and 247 lb.-ft of torque is more than enough power to motivate this big sedan. The power delivery is smooth, and the CVT isn’t too bad. It accelerates smoothly without making too much noise. Putting it in Sport mode is more fun than you’d expect in a hybrid car. I mostly drove it in the Normal mode in city driving with a bit of highway driving. The base trim of the Accord comes with Econ and Normal, while the two hybrid trims come with Sport and Individual modes in addition to the other two modes.

The suspension and steering have a nice sporty feel to them. The suspension is tuned for daily use, so it’s very comfortable for daily commutes, and even longer drives shouldn’t tire out the driver or passengers.

According to Honda, the non-hybrid Accord should consume 8.1/6.4/7.3 liters/100 kilometers in city/highway/combined driving. The Accord Hybrid should consume 5.0/5.7/5.3 L/100 km. After a week of driving, with 60/40 highway/city driving, the onboard computer showed 4.9 L/100 km. I’ve seen other reviewers getting worse consumption numbers, but I’m sure they drove it hard. I didn’t drive the Accord hard, but I didn’t hyper-mile either; I drove it sensibly with light throttle input.

2024 Honda Accord Styling

2024 Honda Accord Front

Honda has been busy releasing new models in the last year or so. We recently reviewed the all-new 11th generation Honda Civic, the 2nd generation HR-V, the 6th generation CR-V, and the 4th generation Pilot. All of these new Honda vehicles feature cleaner designs than their predecessors, with no unnecessary lines in the bodies, which has made these vehicles look more upscale and elegant.

The 11th-generation Accord also benefits from the cleaner design language. However, the design looks more like an evolution of the previous generation sedan. The overall shape looks the same, with a much cleaner side profile. The front and rear have been completely reworked, and they look fresh.

However, the overall design looks quite generic compared to the other newly redesigned Honda vehicles I mentioned above. I would call it “vanilla”; there aren’t many distinct features, especially when looking at it from the side. From the rear three-quarters view, my favorite view of the Accord, it looks like the Audi A7 Sportback; however, the Accord has a standard trunk instead of a hatchback. I do like the taillights, which have a smoked effect and are built smoothly into the metal bodywork.

The overall design is inoffensive, so it should attract a wider audience. However, I think that the audience will be on the older side.

Interior Tech & Safety Features

2024 Honda Accord Interior Review

The interior of the 2024 Honda Accord Hybrid looks almost exactly like the one found on the new Civic and is pretty similar to the new CR-V. The biggest visual difference I noticed between the Civic and the Accord is the larger 12.3” on our top trim of the Accord (the other two trims come with a 7” touchscreen) and pentagonal-shaped cup holders instead of the round ones on the Civic.

The materials on the Accord are soft-touch, and they give the interior a semi-luxurious look. The interior is well-insulated and quiet. There is a lot of leg and headroom for all passengers, the beauty of a mid-size sedan. Sedans may not be as popular as CUVs, but they still offer lots of room in the front and rear seats.

All trims of the Accord come with a 10.2” digital instrument panel, which is easy to read and offers a variety of information; there isn’t an option for customization of the gauges, but that’s the norm in this class of vehicles. The 12.3” touchscreen feature crisp graphics and is responsive. The top two trims come with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the EX trim has it wired. The Touring trim also has built-in Google Assistant, Maps, and Google Play. If you are familiar with Android devices, this system is easy to use and should provide more accurate maps and routes to your desired destination.

All trims of the 11th generation Honda Accord come with Honda Sensing safety equipment; even the EX trim is quite well equipped. Below is a list of safety, convenience, and tech features on the 11th generation Honda Accord sedan, not all options are available on all trims, but here’s a list of what you can have.

  • Acoustic windshield
  • Active Noise Control
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with an air-filtration system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • HandsFreeLink bilingual Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone interface
  • Head-up display (HUD)
  • A multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Power windows with auto-up/down driver’s and front passenger’s windows
  • Proximity key entry and pushbutton start
  • Assisted opening trunk
  • Remote engine starter
  • Walk-away door lock
  • Wireless charging
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Driver’s seat position memory
  • Driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment including 2-way power lumbar support
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Front passenger’s seat with 4-way power adjustment
  • Heated & Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (outboard positions only)
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 3-spoke urethane steering wheel
  • Perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Electronic Parking Brake with automatic brake hold
  • Auto high beam
  • LED headlights, DRLs, taillights, and front turn indicator lights
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Forward Collision Warning system
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning system
  • Road Departure Mitigation system
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Blind Spot Information system
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor system
  • Low-speed braking control
  • Traffic Jam Assist

Final Thoughts

The Honda Accord Hybrid is an excellent vehicle; it’s fuel efficient, offers many tech/safety/convenience features, and is extremely roomy inside with a large trunk. I’m glad Honda is still sticking with sedans because not every needs or wants an SUV or a CUV. The Accord might not be the most eye-catching design on the market, but some people might prefer the conservative styling of the Accord over over-styled offerings from competitors.




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Faisal is the cofounder and automotive photographer at Unfinished Man. He provides insider perspectives on the latest rides through his acclaimed photography. Faisal also serves as the site's watch expert, staying on the pulse of emerging timepieces. His seasoned eye for men's lifestyle products makes him an authoritative voice.

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