48 mpg; standard accident avoidance tech; large and upscale interior; composed and comfortable ride; huge trunk; low base price
Engine behavior may be too odd for some
The Accord Hybrid carries over unchanged for 2019 after being completely redesigned last year. You can learn more about those changes in our video Honda Accord: What's New?
The base Accord Hybrid is an awful lot of car for the money -- especially given its standard accident avoidance tech -- but we don't think we'd want to live without the EX trim level's superior infotainment system and power driver's seat (among other extras). That's probably the one we'd recommend, though wouldn't fault you for going even higher with the EX-L and its leather-lined cabin.
As the name implies, the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is the gasoline-electric version of the regular Accord sedan, which we review separately. It's available in Hybrid, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels.
Standard equipment on the base Accord Hybrid ($25,320) includes 17-in wheels, a rearview camera, forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a full-width folding rear seatback, one USB port and a 4-speaker sound system with a 7-in display, Bluetooth, a media player interface and Pandora-streaming internet radio control.
The EX ($29,220) adds blind spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic warning system, LED fog lights, heated mirrors, a sunroof, an 8-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar, heated front seats, two USB ports, an 8-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite and HD radios and an 8-speaker sound system.
The EX-L ($31,720) adds leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, driver memory settings, a 4-way power passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 10-speaker sound system. Integrated navigation is optional.
The Touring ($34,990) adds a head-up display, bi-LED headlamps, automatic wipers, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, integrated navigation, wireless smartphone charging and in-car Wi-Fi.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid -- With its hefty tax credit, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid should actually end up costing as much or less than an Accord Hybrid while being capable of going 47 miles on electricity alone. Depending on your commute, you may forget what a gas station is like.
2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid -- Much like the non-hybrid versions, the Camry is the Accord's great nemesis and is better than ever before. Its stylish design, high-quality cabin and improved driving dynamics introduced last year really give the Accord a run for its money.
2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid -- With revised styling and a surprisingly improved driving experience, the Sonata Hybrid is a far more appealing family sedan than in past years. Its fuel economy isn't as high as the Accord's or the Camry's, but in terms of actual money put into the tank, it's not that different. Hyundai also offers a superior warranty.
2019 Honda Insight -- The Insight is basically a Civic hybrid, albeit with a more upscale appearance. It shares the Accord Hybrid's hybrid design, but its smaller gas engine results in better fuel economy but worse refinement.
Used Lincoln MKZ Hybrid -- Given its pricing and possible discounts, a new MKZ Hybrid might not be out of the question. But a used one should definitely be in this price range, and offers excellent fuel economy along with tasteful styling and an immense amount of available equipment. Something to consider.