Flash Drive

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

Model Tested: 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is a handsome mid-size sedan the has excellent road manners and impressive fuel economy.

Engine:  2.0-liter I-4 212 combined horsepower, 232 lb-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 44-mpg city, 41-mpg highway, 43-mpg combined

Base Price: $36,440

As Tested: $37,435


Impressive fuel economy—our best was 46.7-mpg highway

Excellent, smooth highway ride

The Accord styling is crisp and contemporary. Standard safety features are great.

Good acceleration for lane changes/merging

Lots of excellent safety features like lane keeper and blind spot

Console buttons for Econ, Sport and EV

Pretty peppy in Sport mode


High quality, very comfortable interior

Supportive leather seats

Heated and ventilated front seats (3 temps)

Driver power lumbar support

Accord front seat room and comfort are excellent.

Stretch-out legroom and good headroom

Manual tilt/telescopic column with good range

Thick, slightly contoured heated leather steering wheel

Lots of good auxiliary controls

Excellent rear seat legroom; room to spare for adults

Adults can fit in middle position


Medium size console bin

Rear seat room is better than many larger sedans. The split folding seats have a noticeable slope.

Smart phone recharging pad

Large infotainment screen

Versatile head up display, many display options

Medium size sunroof

Small rear door bins

Medium front door bins

Two oversize seatback pouches

Medium locking glovebox

Split folding rear seats have steep slope and rise from trunk floor

Large pass-through

2020 Honda Accord Hybrid

Wide trunk opening, but 7-inch lift-over

Small storage areas under trunk floor

WOW Factors:

Very impressive fuel economy

Great head up display

Almost limo-like rear seat room

Handsome styling

Spacious accommodations for five occupants


Kind of cheap trunk carpet

The rear profile is clean and uncluttered.

Short EV mode range

Bottom Line:

The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring is an impressive hybrid sedan with a roomy interior, quiet ride and handsome styling. The 2021 Accord sedan is an outstanding mid-size sedan in any of its many forms, but the hybrid puts it over the top of competitors. The Accord has a strong reliability reputation and an eight-year/100,000 mile hybrid battery warranty. The build quality is excellent and Honda engineering is tough to beat.