Honda Accord Hybrid: more trunk space, higher fuel economy promised

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The auto maker also figured in the biggest car recall in the country's history, where millions of its vehicles were pulled out of the market due to exploding Takata airbags. The result is a cleaner, simpler look-and it is 3 percent more dynamic. If the seal is compromised, substances like road salt or water can short the sensor, potentially leading to a fire. Designers gave it a bolder and more upright front fascia.

New seat padding is said to be "high-accuracy" and with variable firmness for comfort and support.

It starts with the new design, and with us today are the two lead designers for Accord, Mr. Morikawa, for the exterior and Mr. Shimizu for the interior. TheStreet raised Honda Motor Company from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. (15-cm) head-up display with selectable information. Additional goodies include wireless phone charging, automatic Bluetooth pairing, 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot, and over-the-air automatic software updates. Derived from the unit in the new Civic Type R, the turbo-four generates 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, replacing the outgoing 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6.

Honda will begin to notify recall-affected Accord users by the end of the month. In concert with the new 10-speed, Ireson's test run in the prototype left him impressed with the new powertrain's minimal turbo lag, smooth acceleration, and unobtrusive transmission. A 7.0-inch screen features in the instrument cluster and is joined by an 8.0 touchscreen in the center stack for infotainment. Revisions to the design of the multilink rear suspension and subframe, Honda says, have contributed to better packaging. Honda does not release fuel economy figures in pre-reveal press materials. The Company produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50 cubic centimeters class to the 1,800 cubic centimeters class.

Technology is working, but complacency can defeat it. While thefts are down dramatically since their all-time high in 1992, thousands of vehicles continue to be stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in the vehicles and that invites theft.

Regardless of engine choice, all Accords will come with a two-mode driving system, Normal and Sport. The '17 Accord Hybrid, which returned to Honda's lineup after a yearlong hiatus, makes 48 mpg (4.9 L/100 km) combined, short of the 50-mpg (4.7 L/100 km) Prius. The Accord 4-door's length also is lessened a bit. But how about all the other cars that are more than a year old? However, Honda is also facing various challenges and concerns which incudes frequent recalling of defective vehicles, soaring R&D expenses and unfavorable foreign currency translation. The 2018 version is 110 to 176 pounds lighter as well, depending on options.

The hybrid uses a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Atkinson-cycle engine and has electric motors that are the first to use magnets containing no heavy rare earth metals.

But it also has a larger rear seating area, more passenger volume and more trunk space.

The Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety technologies (lane-departure warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, road-departure mitigation, traffic-sign recognition) is standard for '18 while blindspot monitoring and rear-cross-traffic and driver-awareness sensing is available.