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Eric's Autos: 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid

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One problem that all hybrids -- and electric cars -- still have is silent running. It can be a problem for pedestrians in the vicinity of a moving and silent-running hybrid or electric car who aren't looking -- and don't hear it coming.

To avoid this, Honda has added an exterior chime system to alert pedestrians to the Accord hybrid's presence when it's operating in electric vehicle mode.

What's Good

It makes economic sense.

It makes practical sense.

It makes emotional sense.


What's Not So Good

The standard stereo in base trim has just four speakers -- and you can't buy a better one a la carte.

Under the Hood

All trims come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired up with a lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors, the combo generating 212 horsepower and 232 foot-pounds of torque.


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