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12 used hybrids and EVs that aren't dreary, impractical or a Prius

In the wake of the U.N.'s dire climate change report and our recommendation that buying a used hybrid or EV is the best way to lower your automotive carbon footprint, here are 12 choices to consider.

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid fuel economy revealed, slightly less than old model

It's still the most fuel-efficient Honda this side of a Clarity

It should drive great, though.

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October green-car sales rise despite Model 3 delay

Toyota turns positive, offsetting a tepid month from Ford.

Plug-in and hybrid demand edges up as Toyota, GM and Honda gains offset slowing Ford growth, Leaf decline.

First Drive
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid First Drive

Solid. Attractive. But maybe not all that efficient.

Does Honda's new gas-electric vehicle really offer almost 50 mpg? During our first few miles with the car, it sure doesn't seem so.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid launches with best-in-class fuel economy

After a one-year hiatus, the Accord Hybrid is back with class-leading fuel economy and horsepower.

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Next-gen Honda Accord PHEV may have 39-mile EV range [UPDATE]

Details are tough to come by, but we can triple 13 miles easy enough.

A higher capacity battery and more efficient electric motors could let the next-gen Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid achieve an EV range of 39 miles or more.

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Honda recalls 6,800 Accord hybrids for switching to fail-safe mode

Honda is recalling about 6,800 examples of the 2014-2015 Accord hybrid because a problem with a voltage sensor can put them into fail-safe EV mode. The issue can eventually cause them to stall.

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All Honda Accord Hybrid production moving to Japan

Honda is moving production of the Accord Hybrid to Japan from Ohio. The gas-electric will join the Accord Plug-In at Sayama.

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The Honda Crosstour is no more

The quirky Honda Crosstour is officially dead. Honda is discontinuing the model with the 2016 model year.

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Honda 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

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Honda 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.

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Honda 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.

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2014 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.

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2014 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.

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NHTSA 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.

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NHTSA 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.

Report: NHTSA reviewing Honda Accord Hybrid sudden acceleration claim

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

Report: NHTSA reviewing Honda Accord Hybrid sudden acceleration claim

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

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