Pollution from cars is said to be one of our country’s greatest contributors to climate change. Greenhouse gases have accumulated in our atmosphere to dangerous degrees partly because of millions of vehicles burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon dioxide into the air. These emissions also contribute to the harmful smog and low air quality conditions that plague many of the country’s major cities.
With gas prices rising and environmental concerns deepening, now is the perfect time to shop around for a more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle. Car buyers have certain concerns in pursuit of a more environmentally friendly vehicle. They want a car that is less harsh on the environment, that also performs impressively, that prioritizes safety and looks good.
If you or someone you know is looking to make the switch to a greener vehicle, keep reading. This 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review discusses the various features of one of the best hybrids on the market. This Honda Accord model really gives drivers what they want in terms of a high-performing reliable hybrid vehicle.
The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Review
This 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review regards this vehicle as one of the best hybrids of the year. The Accord Hybrid and the regular Accord have the same sleek and high end exterior that drivers across the country love. The four-door sedan seats five adults comfortably and uses front-wheel drive. The Honda Accord Hybrid’s gets an impressive combined 47 miles per gallon.
The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid comes in five trim levels, ranging from base to Touring models. From base to Touring, each trim level offers progressively advanced features. This 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review will discuss the various features of the different trim levels.
The base model includes standard features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and forward collision warnings, and lane departure warning technology.
The base model also features seventeen-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, automatic headlights, key-free entry and ignition, Bluetooth technology, a sound system comprising four speakers and a USB port, a rearview camera, a seven-inch display screen, and a driver’s seat that has to be adjusted manually.
The next step up in this 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review is the EX model. The EX gives drivers everything the base model offers plus LED fog lights, heated mirrors and front seats, a sunroof, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems. The EX also features an upgraded eight-inch touchscreen monitor that uses HondaLink to enable smartphone integration in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In addition, EX has a revamped sound system which uses eight speakers and has satellite and HD radio capabilities along with two USB ports.
EX-L and EX-L with Navi Trim
The EX-L model includes all the additions the EX has plus a power-adjustable shotgun seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded leather interior, and an upgraded 10-speaker audio system. The EX-L with Navi comes with everything the EX-L offers plus an integrated navigation system.
The Touring is the most advanced and expensive model, featuring all the great upgrades the EX-L with Navi has. The Touring also offers adaptive suspension dampers, front and rear parking assistance, ventilated front seats, heated front and back seats, and LED headlights with auto adjusting high-beam control.
The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review features a price that varies in accordance with the different trim levels. The base model costs around $25,100, the EX costs around $28,890, the EX-L costs around $31,440 and the Touring model costs around $34,710.
How It Compares
To comprehensively conduct this 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review, we have chosen a few comparable hybrid sedans to compare the Accord to.
This product can be found at your local Honda dealership for varying prices depending on the trim level, with the base model costing around $25,100, the EX model costing around $28,890, the EX-L costing around $31,440 and the Touring model costing around $34, 710.
The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring model has a high-tech and luxurious interior, setting it apart from many of the hybrid models on the market today. The interior features leather upholstery, chrome interior accents, heated front and back seats, and ventilated front seats. The sound system features 10 speakers, internet access via HondaLink, smartphone integration systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The smartphone integration system is one of the highest-regarded features of this 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review.
This impressive hybrid vehicle has features that come because of up-to-date technology. The Touring model comes with automatic high-beam control which automatically brightens and dulls the high beam technology as necessary. The vehicle also comes with front and rear parking sensors that make parallel parking and backing in a breeze.
The Accord Hybrid also gives drivers front collision warnings with automatic braking and lane departure warnings.
The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review notes the sedan’s incredible fuel economy. The Accord Hybrid gets around 47 miles per gallon. This Honda uses a two-motor powertrain, using two electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack and a 2.0 liter gas engine. This 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review has found that this car drives smoothly without the hesitation or jolting that many hybrids suffer from.
A new Honda hybrid comes with a 36-month or 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 60 month or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty and 36 months or 36,000 mile roadside assistance warranty. The certified pre-owned program covers cars less than six years old or that have less than 80,000 miles. The basic warranty for certified pre-owned Honda Accord Hybrids comes cover the car for 12 months or 12,000 miles.
This Toyota model is the hybrid version of one of the country’s most reliable and popular cars. This spacious five-seater vehicle offers a smooth, comfortable, and fuel-efficient ride. This Camry Hybrid is a great mid-size vehicle with more cargo room than most sedans.
This hybrid comes in varying trims. The Camry Hybrid LE is the base model, the SE comes with leatherette upholstery, and the XLE comes with leather upholstery and an upgraded Entune media system.
This product can be found at your local Toyota dealership for around $27,800 for the base trim, $29,500 for the SE trim, and $32,250 for the XLE trim.
With the Camry hybrid, even the lower-level trims feature high-quality cabins. While the back seats and trunk have improved cargo space, there have been some complaints regarding front seat space, especially for taller drivers.
The interior features a 7-inch touch screen Entune Infotainment system which offers Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth capabilities. The hybrid also features a sunroof, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, and a nine-speaker JBL brand audio system.
The 2018 Camry Hybrid has come back with great crash test results. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the Camry Hybrid a five-star review overall and five-star reviews for every individual crash test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has also given the Camry Hybrid its highest award, the IIHS Top Safety Pick +.
The hybrid’s specific safety technology includes adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera. This Toyota model also features the Toyota Safety Sense system, which protects drivers and passengers through its forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings and pedestrian detection warnings.
The Camry Hybrid gets an impressive 44 miles per gallon in the city and 47 miles per gallon on the highway. Its more basic trim models are even more fuel efficient, getting 51 miles per gallon in the city and 53 miles per gallon on the highway. The Camry Hybrid uses a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to deliver 208 horsepower.
A new Camry Hybrid comes with the basic three year or 36,000 mile warranty, five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty and eight year or 100,000 mile warranty for the hybrid parts.
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a high quality mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and high-quality performance. The Fusion Hybrid is a dependable vehicle that competes well with the best hybrids on the market.
The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes in four varying trims that range in the features they offer. The S trim is the base model, coming with cloth interior, a rearview camera, push-button start, a nine-speaker sound system and the 4.2-inch SYNC display system. The SE comes with the S features plus a power-adjustable driver’s seat and other impressive feature packages.
The Titanium model comes with leather accents and seating, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and smartphone integration systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Platinum model is the best of the best, with leather wrapping, integrated navigation, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warnings, parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel and remote start functions.
The Fusion Hybrid can be purchased at your local Ford dealership. The S model costs around $25,390, the SE costs around $26,340, the Titanium costs around $30,870 and the Platinum costs around $37,370.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid seats five adults comfortably. The interior details vary depending on the trim level, with the base level featuring cloth seats and the upper-level trims offering front sport seats, leather upholstery and heated front seats. The interior cabin is notably spacious but there have been complaints regarding the limited headspace in the back seats.
The base-level trim features a 4.2-inch display and a SYNC infotainment system, while the upper level trim offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with a moon roof, a voice controlled navigation system, and an 8-inch touch screen.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid has received the highest awards from both the National Highway Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests. The vehicle also comes with great features like the rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian warnings, parking assists and the unique Ford’s MyKey feature. MyKey allows parents to set a maximum speed limit and volume limit for their young drivers.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid gets around 43 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway. These are fuel-efficient numbers, but they still fall short of the fuel efficiency of other hybrid models of comparable price.
The Fusion Hybrid uses a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to deliver 188 horsepower. The hybrid is said to take on city driving well but requires more pedal work to get up to highway speeds. The Fusion is known for its sporty handling, which makes this model a unique hybrid.
A new Fusion has bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty. In addition, some Fusion’s hybrid parts come with an eight year or 100,000 mile warranty.
The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of the less talked about hybrids on the market, but it still comes with some great safety and performance features.
Unlike many of the hybrids we have discussed, the Optima Hybrid comes in one trim, the EX. Its one trim should not be confused with being a base trim, as the EX model comes with several impressive features.
One upgrade buyers can opt for is the technology package for $5,200. The technology pack comes with interior features like a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat and 10-way power adjustable shotgun seat, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It also comes with auto emergency braking, lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings and adaptive cruise control.
This product can be found at your local Kia dealership for around $28,090.
Like most of the sedans we have discussed, the Optima Hybrid carries five adults, offering decent legroom and headroom for the front and back passengers. The cabin features plastic accents and leather trimmed seats.
With the technology package, buyers get power-adjustable driver and passenger seats, ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. The Kia uses Kia’s UVO infotainment system through the 7-inch touch screen display and offers smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The sound system notably features a limited six-speaker setup.
The Optima Hybrid offers great safety features including a rearview camera, parking sensors, and lane departure warnings. The hybrid has notably not been reviewed by the major crash test agencies.
The Optima Hybrid gives drivers around 39 miles per gallon in the city and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. These numbers are good for a regular sedan, but many hybrid sedans have much more impressive numbers. The Optima Hybrid uses a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor to deliver 202 horsepower.
We found during this 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review that the Kia Optima Hybrid is known for its smooth ride and comfortable drive. It also features a regenerative braking system that recharges the car’s battery as you decelerate.
The Kia Optima Hybrid has a basic warranty covered for five years or 60,000 miles, a limited powertrain warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles, and a warranty for some hybrid parts for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
If you are looking to upgrade to a high performing and luxurious hybrid vehicle, the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is a great bet. This 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review gives the vehicle a five-star rating. This vehicle comes in various trim levels, with its upper echelon trims offering some incredible technological capabilities and interior features that rival luxury vehicles.
The multiple trim levels give buyers several options under what features they want and what they can feasibly afford. The Accord Hybrid gets an impressive 47 miles per gallon, saving drivers money and saving the earth from excess greenhouse gases. It also gives drivers some up-to-date safety features that make this vehicle perfect for drivers with any level of experience.
The Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the most popular hybrids on the market, coming from one of the most dependable car brands in the world. While there are several hybrid sedans on the market, this 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid review should show that this hybrid sedan is hard to beat.