Auto review by Veeno Dewan

For decades now, the Honda Accord has been the ultimate go-to sedan for those looking for a well-rounded mid-size family ride. It has always delivered on the core values of safety, fuel economy, performance, and a legendary reputation for reliability. This is incredibly well sedan is now into its 10th generation design cycle and still selling as strong as ever . This year’s car gets a few updates, including a face-lift and the introduction of wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
.Boasting class-leading power and cabin space, the next-generation Accord Hybrid wholly embodies Honda’s unique approach to electrification – infusing fun-to-drive performance, efficiency, premium feature content, and comfort in a sophisticated and affordable package. Hybrid or otherwise, the Honda Accord PHEV (Plug in Electric Hybri) receives some mild styling refresh for 2021 including a redesigned grille and new standard LED headlights. The exterior styling is still low key and conservative, just how Honda buyers like it and will age well. Not much has changed on the inside either. Just neat, tidy, and high quality.
The Accord Hybrid lineup comes in two trim levels: Hybrid, and Hybrid Touring. The Accord Hybrid offers a lengthy list of standard equipment, including: Heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry, and remote start. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is a new addition From 2021, along with a wireless phone charging pad.
High quality aluminum and leather offer a tasteful contemporary looking look. The finish is excellent all round in the front and rear cabin. Front legroom is excellent, the rear features e 40:20:40 folding-seat option, the equipment levels are high with full power and creature comforts. Connectivity and infotainment features include: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Navigation, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and a bevy of apps, live-info, and remote-control features. Wireless charging, camera-image rear-view mirror are available. Standard driver aids include driver-drowsiness and rear-traffic monitoring, lane-keep assist, semi-autonomous park assist, auto high-beam assist and emergency braking.
The Touring model offers ventilated front seats with memory on the driver’s side, heated outboard rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, onboard navigation, a head-up display, and a subscription-based in-car Wi-Fi hotspot. The Accord Hybrid Touring is priced at $46,726.
The 2022Accord Hybrid is powered by the latest third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.0-litre DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40-percent thermal efficiency to an electric propulsion motor that delivers 232 lb.-ft. of torque. This is class-leading total system output of 212 horsepower. which delivers 181 hp on its own along with 232 lb-ft of torque,
The Accord hybrid version includes Honda’s suite of safety technologies as standard equipment, which incorporates forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow function. On hybrid models, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beams, driver attention alert, and automatic emergency response are also standard.
On the road, the Accord Hybrid Touring comes with an impressive adaptive damping system that delivers an outstanding ride, the car has a composed, even ride more like a high-end Acura. The hybrids two-motor system delivers a glitch-free seamless experience. Helping to maximize energy generation are steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors. Like transmission paddle shifters, the Accord Hybrid’s Deceleration Selectors offers drivers four levels of regenerative braking performance. seamlessly shifting between EV Drive (100-percent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine driving the generator motor) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine), using power from the gasoline engine and electric motors. I also enjoyed the crisp handling, and precise linear steering. The change over from electric to gas engine is also a pretty seamless affair. Fuel Economy is rated at: (city / highway / combined) Accord Hybrid 5.0/5.1/5., Accord Hybrid Touring, 5.0/5.1/5.1.
To sum up, the Honda Accord is amongst the top sedans in its class. You get high equipment levels ,handling and driver satisfaction that beats cars costing at least $10,000 more. Stellar fuel economy in this hybrid model also makes it a good performer. Highly recommended for families and singles everywhere looking for a fuel sipping yet luxuriously appointed midsize sedan.

The 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring is priced from $33,090 – $39,790. More info at www.honda.ca