We're getting pretty tired of hybrid news here at the Autoblog offices. But since everyone and their grad-student brother wants to know the latest and greatest about the green technology we bring you an early review of the Honda Accord Hybrid. Unlike Toyota, Honda is using it's massively popular models to promote the new technology. James R. Healey writes that the Accord is by far the best hybrid to date, mainly because every successive model gets a bit better. The 3.0 liter V6 engine and its electric mate produce 255 horsepower, 15 more than the standard Accord. Most impressive is Healey's comment that the hybrid "drives so conventionally that you honestly wouldn't know if somebody didn't tell you, or you didn't spot the small "hybrid" badges." Oh and the important part, mileage. 30 mpg in town, 37 mpg on the highway. That improves on 21/30 in the standard Accord. Healey's first hand experience only got 26-33 mpg in various situations. Is that worth the additional $3,400?



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