Eric's Autos: 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
When hybrid cars first appeared almost 20 years ago, their main draw was that they used much less gas than other cars. They were slow, but you saved money. Which made going slow worth it.
Then gas got cheap, and electric cars got fast -- without using any gas.
Which made spending extra for a slow hybrid a harder sell.
The latest hybrids offer a new argument: more performance -- and better gas mileage -- without the practical problems of speedy but range-and-recharge-restricted electric cars.
One of them -- the new Honda Accord hybrid -- offers something else as well.
What It Is
The 2020 Accord hybrid is the most powerful -- and lowest-priced -- midsize hybrid sedan on the market.
You can pick one up for $25,620 to start -- which is only $1,600 more than the base price of the nonhybrid Accord ($24,020).
It also has a much lower sticker price than its main rival, the hybrid version of the Toyota Camry sedan, which lists for $28,430 to start.