The "most fuel-efficient sedan in America," the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, went on sale last week (January 15) at select dealerships in New York and California.
Though pricey ($39,780), the Accord PHEV boasts specs that put it in the top of its class. The Honda Accord Plug-In is rated at 13 miles of electric-only range by the EPA and gets a gasoline fuel-economy rating of 47/46/46 mpg (city/highway/combined). It earned the highest EPA MPGe rating (115 MPGe combined) in its class (mid-size hybrid vehicles) and is the first production vehicle to meet California's stringent LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard. And yes, the 2014 plug-in Accord qualifies for single-occupant HOV lane access in California.
Accord PHEV Comparison Graphic (click to enlarge)
If buying isn't for you, then Honda will let you lease a 2014 Accord PHEV for a rather expensive price of $429 per month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing. Total payments amount to $15,444. Option to purchase at lease end is $20,285
Obviously, the Accord PHEV isn't priced to sell in massive numbers and, as is the case with the Fit EV, Honda shows almost no interest in pitching this plug-in to the masses. Instead, in Honda's words, the Accord PHEV will be "subject to limited availability" and only offered in New York and California. At least for now.