2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Lately rated the most fuel-efficient mid-size hybrid car in Canada by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the brand new Honda Accord Hybrid has the interested to dethrone the bestselling Toyota Camry Hybrid in the mid-size hybrid car course. That’s equivalent to the Toyota Prius hatchback, and much better than both the Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan (4.0 city/4.1 hwy) and Toyota Camry Hybrid car (4.5 city/4.9 city/hwy).

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid

The key to the brand-new Accord Hybrid’s miserly fuel economy is an all-new hybrid powertrain that’s different from the Integrated Motor Aid (IMA) utilized in the Civic Hybrid, Idea and CR-Z; the latter is a ‘moderate’ hybrid device that utilizes an electric motor to aid the gas engine (therefore saving gas) yet can not work on electric battery energy alone. Honda’s brand-new Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) is a ‘complete’ hybrid system similar to Toyota’s Hybrid Harmony Drive that alternates between electric drive power (EV mode), combined electric and engine procedure (Hybrid mode), and engine energy alone (Engine Drive)– switching over from one mode to the other automatically as regulated by a sophisticated digital operator.

Like the Camry Hybrid, the Accord Hybrid provides regenerative brakes to assist bill the electric battery when braking and an EV method that enables the vehicle driver to by hand select electric-only method, as long as there’s more than enough charge in the electric battery. Both automobiles have an Eco mode button that boosts fuel economy at the expenditure of some performance, and both cars have an auto-stop system that instantly turns off the engine while the vehicle is quit at traffic lights and restarts it when the vehicle driver removes their foot from the brake pedal.

But also there is a key difference in between Honda’s i-MMD and Toyota Camry’s Hybrid Synergy Drive: Honda’s device has 2 electric motors, a generator to ask for a propulsion and the electric battery motor to drive the front tires. In ‘Hybrid Mode’ the Accord’s engine energies the electric motor/generator, which asks for the electric battery that powers the propulsion motor that drives the front wheels. Whereas in the Camry Hybrid, the engine/electric motor drives the front tires through a constantly changeable transmission. In an unusual twist, the Accord Hybrid’s ‘Engine Drive’ mode (which runs in tool- to high-speed navigating) transfers power straight to the front tires through an electric clutch lock-up mechanism that hooks up the generator and propulsion motor.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid - engine

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid – engine

An additional vital difference between the two hybrids is the size of their engines: though both hybrid powertrains generate regarding the very same net horse power (196 vs 200), the Accord Hybrid has a 141-hp 2.0 L Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine while the Camry Hybrid has a 156-hp 2.5 L Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine. And while the Camry Hybrid has a 105-kW electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery, the Accord Hybrid provides a 124-kW electric propulsion motor and lithium-ion battery pack.

We wished to see how these conventional Japanese opponents review in a week of real-world driving. Is the new Accord Hybrid really more gas reliable?

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid - interior

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid – interior

Information about price

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry hybrid models are each provided in 2 trim degrees, the Accord in base and Touring trims and the Camry in LE and XLE trims. Both producers’ base versions are well geared up with features like dual-zone air conditioning, alloy tires, power windows and door locks, keyless entry, tilt/telescopic guiding wheel, huge facility screen with fuel economy details and rear-view cam. But also there’s a difference in the means Honda and Toyota package their optional and conventional features, especially in the leading trimmings.

The base Accord Hybrid ($29,590) is valued concerning $1,800 greater than the base Camry Hybrid LE ($27,760), but it features much more typical features: these additionals feature 17-inch alloys as opposed to 16-inchers; eight-way energy motorist’s seat rather than a four-way manual motorist’s seat; heated front seats; a bigger eight-inch dashboard display (not a touchscreen) with separate dial controller; separate touchscreen for the audio system; multilingual (English/Canadian French) Bluetooth phone voice awareness; driver and front traveler vanity mirrors, multi-angle rear-view cam; energetic sound termination; and auto-down front traveler home window.

The base Camry Hybrid LE does have some features that the base Accord Hybrid doesn’t, notably a split folding back seatback with a small opening to the trunk, larger torso size (370 L vs 360 L or 348 L Touring); a short-lived spare tire as an alternative of a tire inflator package; even more interior storage area; and four even more airbags, 2 front knee airbags and two rear side airbags.

Check out one interesting test in which they compared hybrid vehicles

There’s a larger distinction in price between the state-of-the-art Accord Hybrid Touring ($35,690) and the Camry Hybrid XLE ($29,615), mostly due to the fact that the Accord Touring comes completely filled while the Camry makes numerous attributes optional. Requirement attributes in the Accord Hybrid Touring that are optional (or unavailable) in the Camry Hybrid XLE consist of complete leather seats (as opposed to leather/UltraSuede seats); a navigation device with trilingual (English, French, Spanish) voice acknowledgment; a fee audio system with hard drive; SiriusXM satellite radio; email and message functions; projector beam LED headlights, a Forward Crash Warning Device, Lane Separation Warning System and heated back seats.

Several of these functions are optional in the Camry Hybrid XLE, however you should purchase them in either choice package deals. The Camry’s Moonroof Package ($2,500) features an energy moonroof, satellite radio, navigation system, garage opener, double vanity mirrors and glass breakage sensor. The Leather and Premium Audio Package ($5,245) includes every little thing in the Moonroof Package plus leather/UltraSuede seats, a costs 10-speaker JBL stereo, larger touchscreen, heated front seats, dead spot display, rear cross traffic alert, and garage door opener.

Completely optioned, the 2014 Camry Hybrid XLE comes to $34,860 plus a $1,620 Freight fee and taxes. That’s very near to the Accord Hybrid Touring at $35,690 plus $1,595 Freight and taxes. The major distinction is that you could pull out of some options in the Camry XLE whereas the Accord Hybrid Touring comes fully loaded.

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