A decade or more ago, it was hard to have it all in a car. The most environmentally friendly vehicles were seen as delicate or frail or simply unstylish. If you wanted something safe and secure, you’d have to opt for a minivan or a gas-guzzling SUV with a poor MPG rating. And if you wanted pure style, you’d end up paying for it all across the board—in safety features, in damage to the environment, and in monstrous gas prices. Thankfully, today things are much better—with new models like the 2015 Honda Accord, we can have our cake and eat it, too. This Hybrid really lives up to its name, combining style, safety, and to create a truly versatile and crowd-pleasing car.
As with many Honda models, the Accord Hybrid comes with “Earth Dreams” enginetechnology to help keep the MPG rating as high as possible (50 MPG in the city, 45 on the highway) and to keep your emissions as low as can be. Coaching bars keep your driving efficient and the new Eco-Assist button rockets the Accord into super eco-friendly mode. With the hybrid engine, you’ve got three separate drive modes—Engine Drive for sailing down the highway, EV Drive for starting from a dead stop and for light driving, and Hybrid Drive Mode, giving you an extra burst of acceleration from the 2.0-liter, 16-valve, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and electric motor. After driving an Accord Hybrid, you’ll never think of shifting gears or driving modes the same way again.It also handles like a charm, using multi-link rear suspension, grade logic for ascents and descents, an e-activated braking system, and a front suspension that allows for a smooth, noise- and vibration-free ride.
Though great for protecting the environment, it’s also great for protecting its passengers, offering Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology to warn you of upcoming obstacles, and Honda Lane Watch and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) features to track markings on the road, warn you of unintentional lane shifts, and help you maintain a better view of the passenger side. The rearview camera and LED Daytime Running Lights also keep you and your environment more visible, and therefore safer.
If you’re looking for style and entertainment value, then the Accord Hybrid makes for a fun and appealing new model. The 8-inch i-MID (Intelligent Multi-Informational Display) features text, music, instant messaging, and a built-in navigation system with millions of points of interest in the database. This smart technology recognizes numbers, street names, cities, your voice, and 1,500 standard voice commands, giving the Accord a thoroughly modern sensibility. Its FM Traffic feature warns you about jams and collisions and gives turn-by-turn directions and weather updates, adding even more ease and safety to your experience. And if that wasn’t enough, an audio touch screen with means that your drive will always be accompanied by favourite tunes from the radio or your iPod.
With more features than we’re able to list—like LED headlights, Smart Entry system, an aerodynamic Decklid spoiler, and beautiful leather interiors—the eco-friendly 2015 Accord Hybrid brings a little bit of magic for everyone. And if you’re in the market for a used model, there are more options for sale online than ever before. Start your search for an Accord today by heading to and consider making the switch to an energy-efficient (yet stylish and safe!) set of wheels.