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2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

We can still find a handful of great new luxury sedans for a decent purchase price.  One of these quality sedans is the latest Honda Accord Hybrid; it’s a gem among the numerous overpriced brands.

Mazda’s 6 Sedan, Toyota’s Camry Sedan, and Kia’s Stinger Sedan all have executive models in their line-up that sit on a par with the 2022 Honda Accord VTi-LX Hybrid Sedan for price and comfort.  They also offer some of the more basic versions in their line-up as well, but obviously you’ll be doing away with a number of the higher-end features.  Honda also offers sedan buyers a choice of two models in the classy new version.  In the Honda showroom, the Hybrid model sits alongside the latest Honda Accord VTi-LX 1.5 Turbo Sedan.  The 1.5 Turbo edition is slightly cheaper than the 2.0-litre Hybrid but you’re only talking by a few grand.  It’s going to be a straightforward choice between Hybrid power or ICE-only when it comes to a 2022 Accord.  It’s that easy!

Honda Accord VTi-LX models feature all the goodies.  A new Hyundai Stinger is around the same price as the new Accord Hybrid, so is a direct competitor loaded with all the features you are going to like. However, the Stinger isn’t a Hybrid – in fact, neither is the Mazda 6 Sedan.

Peugeot’s 508, Genesis’s G70, and Lexus’s ES are all very fine luxury sedans, but they will cost you considerably more (in the vicinity of $70k and above) than a new Honda Accord 2.0-litre Hybrid Sedan (from around $61k).  Volvo’s S60 is also a luxurious and pricier option, and a very safe one at that.  And, if you’re wanting to test the EV waters, then the new Tesla Model 3 Sedan is also one of the safest and quickest vehicles on the road – albeit fully electric.  Both the Volvo and the Tesla cost quite a lot more than a new Honda Accord Hybrid.

So, in this attractive array of brand new sedans that I’ve discussed above, you’d only have the Toyota Camry and the Peugeot 508 offering a proper Hybrid drivetrain that truly compares with an Accord Hybrid Sedan – a particularly poignant argument for tipping you in favour of any of these three wouldn’t you think?  If you’ve got your heart set on hybrid power in a roomy sedan shape, then it’s going to be a Camry, a 508, or an Accord that come to mind.  Unless, of course, you want to spend north of $100k for any BMW, Merc or Audi equivalent.  In this day-and-age, hybrid power does seem one of the best alternatives to a pure ICE vehicle – and even a fully electric one.

So, what are these three sedans like to drive?

The Peugeot 508 offers just the one hybrid model and that is the 508 GT Plug-in Hybrid Sedan.  You can also get the same set-up and similar features in a stylish Wagon shape as well.  Out of the Peugeot, Toyota, and the Honda, the Peugeot is by far and away the most expensive to buy new.  However, if you can afford one, then it’s a special drive, and you’ll likely be a happy camper.  The car has a claimed 1.8 litres/100 km fuel consumption.  That’s with everyday city/town driving, which is pretty amazing.  Stretch your legs out of town, and you’ll need to top up the petrol tank with premium ULP.  Coming standard on the car is 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and DRLs, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, auto parking, a proximity key, tinted rear windows, a 10-inch media display, a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, satellite navigation, a 10-speaker Focal stereo, dual-zone climate control, power adjustable and heated front seats, and the sexy leather upholstery.  Peugeot’s 508 Plug-in Pug has an electric motor at the front axle and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine driving the front wheels.  The total combined maximum output is 165 kW and 360 Nm.  0-100 km/h takes around 8.2 seconds.  The car’s style, power delivery, ride, and features are all first rate, and it’s five-star ANCAP safe.

Toyota’s 2022 Camry Hybrid has many advantages in the Hybrid Sedan class, none more so than its smooth ride, above-average fuel economy (4.7 litres/100 km – claimed), straightforward infotainment controls, and a roomy cabin.  It also looks pretty nice in the metal, with its flowing lines and elegance.  The new 2022 Hybrid Camry also comes with the most choice when it comes to models in its line-up, so it really depends on the amount of features and ultimate comfort you’re happy to live with.  There are 4 models of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, with the Ascent being the base model.  All Hybrid versions of the Camry Sedan run with the same 2.5-litre ICE and electric motor powertrain.  The Camry Hybrid packs a peppy 160 kW as well as a maximum of 221 Nm of torque – the peak torque being available between 3600 and 5200 rpm.

This brings us to the new 2022 Honda Hybrid Sedan.  Honda’s hybrid set-up in the Accord puts out a decent 158 kW and proves to be very smooth and efficient (48 mpg or around 5 litres/100 km is easily attainable).  The latest 2.0-litre Honda Hybrid experience is excellent, and the twin hybrid motor design ensures you spend more time driving on Electric Power Alone for that silent, whisper-quiet, driving experience.  Hybrid Accords also boast better off the line acceleration than the punchy 1.5 Turbo Sedan.  You can expect to sprint through the 0-100 km/h dash in a bit over 8 seconds – a similar time for both the Peugeot 508 Plug-in Hybrid and the Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Out and about, the new Accord’s ride is nicely settled, and you can really sit back and enjoy your progress.  The steering is sharp and composed, the brakes strong and smooth, and because the seats offer a great blend of comfort and support, the new Accord Sedan loves long open road drives where you can really stretch its legs.  High speed cruising is effortless and even the back seat passengers will be impressed with the space and comfort levels.  Boot space is 570 litres.

Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

The 2022 Accord’s interior styling is modern, pleasant on the eye, and ergonomically good.

Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

Outside, The Honda Accord’s exterior lines have been tweaked for 2022, and the roomy sedan has had subtle things like the front grille widened, more chrome lavished around its nose, and sleeker and more powerful LED headlights that have exceptional night-light illumination, casting long and wide out into the darkness.  You can get to choose between three different styles of alloys for the wheels, and you can get your new Accord Hybrid Sedan with some black exterior trimmings, which you’ll find with black wing mirror casings, a black strip over the top of the spoiler, and a black shark-fin antennae.

Honda’s ACE body structure is a very strong safety cage, and with the latest active safety sensing technology like active cruise control, seatbelt reminders for all passengers, and reverse braking assist you are in great hands.  The 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan is a great choice for the road.  The updated lane keeping assist system works smoothly and delivers more natural and effective lane centring.

Some nice touches are things like wireless smartphone charging, heated and powered front seats, remote engine start, and smart entry.  Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard features that play your favourite music through the premium sound system.  Communication connectivity is seamless and easy to use.  Two USB ports are found on the back of the centre console for back seat passengers.  Connection ports at the front are located in the cubby below the air-con buttons and dials.

If you’re after a lovely Hybrid Sedan to drive, Honda’s Accord is very hard to beat.  Of course, ultimately the choice is yours.  The Camry, the 508 GT, and the Accord are at the top of their game for style, safety, comfort, technology, and performance.  Where they leave the competition behind is in fuel efficiency.

Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

The 2022 Honda Accord Sedan models include the:

  • Accord VTi-LX Hybrid 2.0
  • Accord VTi=LX 1.5T

Similar Hybrid cars: Toyota Camry Hybrid models, Peugeot 508 GT Plug-in Hybrid Sedan or Wagon

For any more information on the new Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Honda dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!