The midsize 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid embodies the perfect representation of a comfortable-riding experience with the eco-conscious qualities of a hybrid design that not only satisfies the need for great fuel economy but also provides a lot of quality driving features as well. The Accord Hybrid elevates the midsize sedan beyond the limitations of a traditional gasoline engine by giving drivers an additional boost from an electric motor and battery pack. Additionally, the added infotainment, safety, and comfort features further increase the Accord Hybrid's value.
This midsize sedan introduces an exciting new change for the 2022 model year in the form of an all-new trim. A Sport trim has been added to the Accord Hybrid model lineup, which replaces the previous model year's EX trim. The Sport comes with a number of enticing standard features, such as 19-inch alloy wheels, a sporty black spoiler above the trunk, and integrated automatic LED headlamps and fog lights. The interior also comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a high-end 8-speaker surround sound system, sport pedals, heated front seats, and a subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The 2022 Accord Hybrid is available in a total of four different trims. The trims include the Accord Hybrid base trim, followed by the new Accord Hybrid Sport, the Accord Hybrid EX-L, and finally the Accord Hybrid Touring. All of the trims are fully featured with the sort of basic amenities, security, and safety utilities that the brand has become renowned for over the years.
The 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid is powered by a dual-motor design that combines a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a permanent-magnet electric motor. The 4-cylinder produces 143 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque on its own. However, when paired with the capabilities of the permanent-magnet electric motor, the dual-motor design generates a combined total of 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque.
The synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor is powered by a small lithium-ion battery pack. While the battery pack powers the electric motor, the combustion engine charges the battery pack. The hybrid system works in a synergistic harmony so that the Accord Hybrid is not only fuel-efficient but also emission-efficient. The battery pack can also be charged through regenerative braking by converting the kinetic energy of the vehicle into electric energy, which in turn can help recharge the battery and increase the travel distance.
The hybrid powertrain can be utilized in several different ways thanks to the three different drive modes, including an ECON mode, Sport mode, and EV mode. Each of the three modes can be easily selected from a simple push-button control panel on the center console. ECON mode puts the vehicle in a state where it prioritizes the reduction of fuel consumption, making the Accord Hybrid as fuel-efficient as possible and maximizing travel distance. This is how the vehicle can achieve up to 48 miles per gallon in the city.**
The Sport mode is designed to make the Accord more responsive, tighter on the handling, and increase the suspension damping. With Sport mode activated, you also get a quicker engine response, making it ideal for highway travel and taking tight turns with precision and responsiveness. The EV mode puts the vehicle in the electric-only mode, where it runs entirely off the battery-powered electric motor. This is a good way to conserve gas and operate the vehicle solely on electric power.
The motors are linked to a continuously variable transmission, which adjusts its gear ratios on the fly to help maintain a consistently stable ride, whether you're in stop-and-go traffic on the street or cruising at highway speeds on long stretches of road. The CVT works in conjunction with the Eco Assist systems to maximize fuel efficiency and provide the smoothest driving experience available. This all helps bolster the appeal of the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid from a performance and handling standpoint.
The 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid continues to maintain a standard of excellence when it comes to both exterior and interior styling. On the outside, modern lines help accentuate the silhouette of the Accord, leading into the angular front fascia, which includes the very noticeable grille and Honda badging. The fascia is also home to some of the sensors that make up the Honda Sensing suite, stylistically tucked into the front of the vehicle in the break-point between the grille lines.
You can also make the 2022 model year match your own visual tastes with an exciting lineup of eight different exterior colors, including Crystal Black Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and Still Night Pearl. The interior also features different design schemes, including ivory, black, and perforated leather. The comfort features also extend with various seating options for up to five people.
The Accord Hybrid features a lot of variety in how you can outfit, customize, and arrange what sort of comfort amenities you want with the vehicle; this includes up to a 12-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support. You can also have the front passenger seat come with 4-way power adjustment on select trims. Heated and ventilated front seats are available, while dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and push button start all come standard across the lineup.
The Honda Accord has consistently found a way to effortlessly maintain its position as a technologically capable midsize sedan without sacrificing any features or its economical pricing. The 2022 model year is no exception to this rule, featuring many of the expected and unexpected features that car shoppers want from a fully-featured midsize sedan.
At the top-end of its technological offerings is a complete infotainment suite that features available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. You even have access to available wireless charging, allowing you to easily keep your smart device charged without cords. An 8-inch electrostatic touchscreen with integrated Bluetooth HandsFreeLink technology means you can easily navigate to what you want or utilize voice commands to take advantage of Bluetooth audio streaming, SMS text message functionality, or hands-free calls.
HondaLink comes standard on all trims, enabling easy connectivity no matter where you are, while available HD radio and a 450-watt premium 10-speaker audio system can help elevate the listening experience within the Accord Hybrid. An available heads-up display with navigation support and the standard inclusion of a driver information interface with telematics help round out the very robust suite of technology. This is all topped off with an amazing array of passive and active safety features.
For those who believe in putting safety first, every iteration of the Honda Accord Hybrid comes with the Honda Sensing safety suite, which contains a Road Departure Mitigation System, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines. Standard inclusion of multiple airbags for both the driver and passengers, an easy-to-use LATCH system for child seats, and child-proof rear door locks all help make the Accord an excellent family vehicle. With the added Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Electronic Braking distribution, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, you're in completely safe hands driving the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid, no matter where you go.