Honda accord hybrid

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid: Complete Guide

The Accord Hybrid is the most efficient model, and for 2023 the Honda midsize sedan has been completely redesigned. It gets fresh looks, new technology, and a simplified lineup. The gas-electric variant of the 11th-generation four-door gets a new two-motor hybrid system that aims to bring the fuel-economy fight to rivals that include Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid and Toyota’s Camry Hybrid.

Pros and Cons

What's new in this car?

  • The underpinnings have been overhauled with a more rigid chassis and body, plus a revised suspension.
  • A new two-motor hybrid system makes more torque than the previous system.
  • The standard 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen is easy to operate and features clear graphics for a premium driving experience.
  • 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster with a wide-angle LCD display
  • Over-the-air software update capability, forward-facing camera with wide-angle radar, and enhanced ADAS feature.
  • The vehicle comes with front and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, and rear-passenger side impacts airbags.

What gives power to the 2023 Accord Hybrid?

2023 Accord Hybrids are equipped with a new 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four and two-motor hybrid system that’s also in the redesigned 2023 CR-V Hybrid, developing 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. That’s eight less horsepower than before but 15 more lb-ft of torque compared to the model’s previous hybrid powertrain.

With the discontinuation of the 2.0-liter turbo-four, the Hybrid is the most powerful Accord. As such, 2023 Hybrids are marketed as sporty coupes. They’re the only ones to get a Sport drive mode, as well as a customizable Individual mode. Every 2023 Accord is front-wheel drive.

What are the ratings for safety and features?

Standard on the 2023 Accord Hybrid, the Honda sedan’s new driver and passenger front airbags are joined by knee and rear-passenger side impact airbags.

The 2023 Accord Hybrid is outfitted with a forward camera that has a wider 90-degree field of view, wide-angle radar with a 120-degree field of view, and enhanced blind-spot monitoring. The upgrades improve the function of standard Traffic Sign Recognition, which is standard and Low-Speed Braking Control is optional on Touring models.

Honda has projected a five-star overall NHTSA safety rating for the 2023 Accord and Accord Hybrid. The models were also engineered with IIHS safety tests in mind.

2023 Accord Hybrid Technology

In addition to the active driver-assist system upgrades, all 2023 Accord Hybrids receive new infotainment features. A new standard 12.3-inch touchscreen is 4.3 inches larger than the previous unit. For comparison, the non-hybrid 2023 Accord LX and EX only get a 7.0-inch touchscreen.

While the 10.2-inch gauge cluster screen is standard on every Accord, wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility is also standard, as are over-the-air software updates to nearly all vehicle computer modules. The top trim, the 2023 Accord Touring, also receives standard wireless smartphone charging and Google built-in integration.