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240Honda Accord Hybrid falls well short of 47 mpg, says Consumer Reports [w/video]

Do not poke Consumer Reports with the hybrid fuel economy stick. That seems to be the lesson illustrated here yet again. The Honda Accord Hybrid is the latest to arouse the ratings bear, returning "just" 40 combined mpg in CR testing. Even so, that makes it "a class leader for fuel economy among midsized sedans," besting even the Civic Hybrid in CR testing, but that's still a lucky roll of the dice short of its EPA rating of 47 mpg. Remember, it was back in December 2012 that CR knocked the Ford

20Honda Accord Hybrid sales capacity constrained

Honda might be selling more hybrids if it could just get them to dealers. While the second-generation Insight never lived up to sales expectations and production is ending, the Japanese automaker is seeing strong demand for the Accord Hybrid here and abroad. However, there is so much global consumer desire that it can't keep them in US showrooms.

AddHonda Accord Hybrid and PHEV win 2014 Green Car of the Year

There was never a chance for a pure electric vehicle to win the 2014 Green Car of the Year – that's because the editors of didn't nominate one. Out of the five-car list of finalists, the many variants of the Honda Accord drove away with the win at the LA Auto Show.

682014 Honda Accord Hybrid priced from $29,155*

Honda has announced pricing for the new, 50-mile-per-gallon 2014 Accord Hybrid today, with three trims – Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring – for owners to choose from. Prices for the base car start at $29,155, while the mid-range model will run $31,905. The top-of-the-line Touring trim starts at $34,905. Prices do not include the *$905 destination charge.

Add2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will get 49 mpg city in US, starts at $37,260 in Japan

Two bits of news about the upcoming 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid have been released, but still not enough to have a complete picture of the revamped gas-electric that will come to the US this October.

AddNHTSA closes probes into Honda Accord Hybrid, Kia Sorento

The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its investigations into both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Kia Sorento without ordering either automaker to issue a recall. NHTSA began looking into Accord Hybrid models after a fatal traffic accident was initially attributed to unintended acceleration. The agency found no evidence of a mechanical or safety issue in the vehicles.

7NHTSA closes probes into Honda Accord Hybrid, Kia Sorento

The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its investigations into both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Kia Sorento without ordering either automaker to issue a recall. NHTSA began looking into Accord Hybrid models after a fatal traffic accident was initially attributed to unintended acceleration. The agency found no evidence of a mechanical or safety issue in the vehicles.

AddReport: NHTSA reviewing Honda Accord Hybrid sudden acceleration claim

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

26Report: NHTSA reviewing Honda Accord Hybrid sudden acceleration claim

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Report: Honda's large-car hybrid system getting closer

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Honda's large-car hybrid system getting closer

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddREPORT: Honda plans a return to larger hybrids

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept - Click above for hi-res image gallery

14REPORT: Honda plans a return to larger hybrids

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept - Click above for hi-res image gallery

AddIRS tax credits for Honda hybrids will be halved January 1st

We know that, because of the Prius' popularity, Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles will lose their IRS tax credits at the end beginning of October. We've also know it was likely that Honda would finally sell 60,000 hybrids in the U.S. and so begin the mandated halving of IRS tax credits .The IRS and Honda have now announced that this has indeed come to pass (61,625 as of the end of July) and so, starting on January 1, 2008, the tax credits will be sliced in half. Until that day, tax credits are as

AddHonda Accord Hybrid to pace Indy series for 2007

In an announcement that is shocking to nobody, Honda again was chosen (for the third year in a row) to pace the IndyCar series for 2007. The model chosen was the Accord Hybrid, which makes sense, as the Accord, and especially the hybrid version, is largely considered Honda's top of the line model, and the highest-performing version of the Accord. For those unaware, the Accord hybrid uses Honda's third generation IMA, or Integrated Motor Assist, which combines an electric motor with the 3.0 liter

AddHonda decides to keep building green in the UK despite lack of carbon grants

The British government delivered quite the smack down to Honda recently when it decided not to award potential buyers "carbon grants" as incentives to buy green. Despite Honda knowing that this predicament would not improve the bottom line, company spokespeople say Honda will contine to build green in the UK and hope that both car buyers and the government will do the right thing sooner or later. 

AddHonda announces 2006 hybrid tax credits

American Honda Motor has received its ruling from the Internal Revenue Service on the allowable tax credits for its hybrid cars for the 2006 tax year, and it's good news for car buyers.

35Camry Hybrid pricing announced: undercuts Accord Hybrid by $5K*

Though Toyota has yet to issue an official press release on the subject, Dale Jewett in an Automotive News piece has revealed that the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid will start at $26,480 when it reaches dealers in May. That price is around $5,000 less than a Honda Accord Hybrid sans a nav system, which has a sticker of $31,540.

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