2024 Honda Accord Hybrid, Release Date, Price – The Honda Accord has been the best-selling car in the United States for the past fifty years, and now in its eleventh generation, it has been redesigned to remain competitive. First, the new Accord has a sturdier body and a retuned suspension, improving upon what previous Accord owners enjoyed about the car: its enjoyable driving dynamics. With the release of a few pre-launch teaser videos, we saw that the newfound capability is clothed in a far more sophisticated new outfit than before.
The new Accord and Accord Hybrid are no longer marketed as two different vehicles with overlapping trim levels. The 252 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is no longer available, leaving only the base LX and EX models as the only gas-powered Accord models. Everything in the lineup above the EX trim level is a hybrid. Honda is going out of its way to discourage consumers from purchasing the standard 1.5 Accords by making some options, like the vast infotainment screen, unavailable even as options. Honda is banking on the refocused 2017 Accord to secure a sizable chunk of the sedan pie since many American automakers have abandoned the segment. Would increasing the hybrid component and decreasing the performance engine help?
2024 Honda Accord Redesign
Some people have taken issue with current Honda designs, and the 2022 Accord’s busy headlamps and chrome grille garnish were just the beginning of the car’s visual overload. With any lingering flab drawn tight as a drum into an athletic new shape highlighted by a noticeable crease on the side, the most recent automobile is a much-appreciated departure. It has a stunning coupe-like silhouette that conceals a conventional trunk, giving the impression that it is always ready for action. The entire vehicle is lit by LEDs, except the Honda emblem in the middle of the rear light bar.
Unfortunately, the 1.5 base trims ride on modest 17-inch alloy wheels (Blade Silver for the LX and Pewter Gray for the EX). However, we expect Honda to offer larger wheels optional once the configurator goes live. They probably will fill the wheel wells less than the 19s on the hybrids do, which is why no press photographs have shown the smaller-wheeled versions. Please note that Honda has not yet released any shots of the Accord’s LX or EX trim levels, so all of the images you see here are of the top-of-the-line Touring Hybrid. The EX trim gains a sunroof, which should make the already-spacious cabin feel even more open.
Similar obscurity surrounds the Honda Accord’s available paint jobs; we know only that there will be eight of them and that three will be brand-new additions: Urban Gray Pearl, Canyon River Blue Metallic, and Meteorite Gray Metallic. So, out of the seven colors used last year, we know that only five will be carried over, but we need to know which five. Those colors were San Marino Red, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Radiant Red Metallic.
The new Honda Accord maintains the same wheelbase (111.4 inches), width (73.3 inches), and height (57.1 inches) as its predecessor. However, with a 0.4-inch-wider rear track and a 2.8-inch-longer overall length, this vehicle is no longer considered compact, coming in at a dimension of 195.7 inches. Given that the new Accord is physically highly similar to the outgoing model and has the same 1.5-liter engine and transmission, its curb weight will likely fall between 3,150 to 3,230 pounds.
The interior of the Accord follows the same streamlined aesthetic as the exterior, borrowing features from Honda’s newest models to provide a sense of continuity between the models. For instance, in the new Civic and CR-V SUVs, the HVAC air vents are concealed by an expansive honeycomb trim. In addition, Honda claims that they strengthened the bolsters in the Accord’s front seats to support passengers’ torsos better and also modified the trunk to accommodate up to 16.7 cubic feet of goods. All but the LX and EX Sport have leather seats; the LX and EX Sport have fabric seats.
The Accord’s infotainment system can be accessed through a 7.0- or 12.3-inch touchscreen display mounted high in the dashboard. A 10.2-inch digital gauge display is included as standard equipment on all variants. While CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all models, wireless connectivity is only available on the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen. Touring models have deluxe features such as a wireless charging pad, a 6.0-inch head-up display, and a 12-speaker Bose sound system.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which produced 252 horsepower in the previous generation Accord, has been discontinued, and a new hybrid powertrain, based on the one found in the CR-V Hybrid, will be available in the next generation model. That narrows the portfolio to just two engine options: a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder paired with a CVT in the two base models and a transmission-free “two-motor hybrid system” producing 204 hp and 247 hp in the four above variants.
While the power and torque ratings for the 1.5-liter engine used in the LX and EX trims of the Honda Accord haven’t changed, the machine has been updated with a new direct-injection system and a more durable oil pan and crankshaft. All in all, these modifications should result in a more refined engine with fewer pollutants.
Performance should be very similar to the outgoing model, with a 0–60 mph time in the low seven-second range and a CVT modified to reduce noise levels. Honda claims that the 2017 Accord’s driveability and performance are improved by including Step-Shift programming, which simulates gear changes when full throttle is applied. Unlike competitors like the Toyota Camry, the Accord continues to send all of its engine power to the front wheels alone.
The EPA has not yet released fuel efficiency estimates for the 2024 Accord, but it is safe to anticipate that they will be on par with or even better than the outgoing model. The 1.5-liter engine could improve on last year’s best results of 30/38/33 mpg on city, highway, and combined cycles with roughly the same weight, presumably refined aerodynamics and Honda’s claimed reductions in tailpipe emissions. If the Accord’s standard 14.8-gallon fuel tank remains unchanged, the 1.5-liter model should be able to travel close to 490 miles before needing another fill-up. That’s great if it’s true, but hybrids should get even better gas mileage than that.
2024 Honda Accord Release Date and Price
Though we have not received official word on the 2024 Honda Accord‘s price, we don’t anticipate a significant hike. The LX might go up by approximately $500, bringing the price to about $27,000. The EX should be available for about $29,000. We also analyze the Accord Hybrid lineup separately; however, the last hybrid trim level should be the Touring with an MSRP near $40,000. In 2024, Honda will release a completely redesigned Accord, and sales are slated to begin in November of 2023.