2015 Honda Accord Hybrid new car reviews

The Honda Accord has proven to be one of the most reliable and popular family cars since the '70s. Now the Japanese manufacturer offers the car with hybrid technology. It looks good on paper: A supremely practical car now graced with a very practical drivetrain. So how did we feel after driving it?

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Tom Suddard Tom Suddard
Director of Marketing & Digital Assets

The Accord Hybrid wasn’t terrible—but it wasn’t that great, either. I could see the gasoline version being a great car, but the hybrid noisily revved the engine at awkward times. There was also an occasional high-pitched whine that made me want to bury my head under a pillow. Other than these quirks, it was nice: Comfortable, fast, large, and generally a great family car. That drivetrain really is annoying, though.

Tim Suddard Tim Suddard

I spent some time in the Accord Hybrid. Driving this car made me feel like I had gone into the future of transportation. While I am not totally sure, I like this version of the future, with its whisper quietness and lack of driving drama, the hybrid Accord is a very competent automobile. It has enough power for the average family, is comfortable and handles surprisingly well.

That said, this car seems several steps closer to the car that will just drive you places. I think it is because it is so quiet most of the time and has so little personality.

I can’t get used to a car making no noise when I start it and the trunk was fairly useless, as it was presumably filled with batteries, but overall, I liked it.

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