2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Review From Bosak Honda
If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t worry: the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In is an all-new model introduced just this year. As the name implies, this is a plug-in hybrid allowing for recharging of the battery by physically plug the car into a wall outlet. This enables the vehicle to run solely on electric power for a short period. With the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In, you can cut your dependency on fuel without having the range anxiety that comes with a fully electric car.
Hybrid Performance and Efficiency
This version of the Accord is a hybrid utilizing both a gas engine and electric motor. The gas engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder and the motor is supplied power from a 6.7 kilowatt battery pack. Both power sources are able to produce 196 hp together.
When you’re driving the car, you’ll have two options. The first is the EV mode that uses only electric power, with a limited range of 13 miles.* You can also go to HV mode, gas-electric, when you’re driving or after the electric battery has been exhausted. There’s also an Eco button which adjusts anything consuming fuel to boost efficiency. In HV mode, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In is rated at 47 mpg city and 46 mpg highway.*
In its first year, the Accord Plug-In is being offered in just one trim. Fans of modern features should be happy, though, as it is quite well equipped. Standard for the model is a navigation system displayed on a large eight-inch touchscreen. Through the touchscreen you can also access smartphone apps, satellite radio, and your iPod. For your comfort, there are heated seats in front and back and the seats are covered with an environmentally friendly bio-fabric. Advanced safety features include a blind-spot camera, rearview camera, and lane-departure warning system.
Test Drive a 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In
We have the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In in stock right now at Bosak Honda. Honda has also released a 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, which may also be of interest. To see either model, come to our dealership at 710 US 20 in Michigan City, Indiana.
*115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.