The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is the 10th generation of Honda perennially best-selling midsize sedan after fully redesign last year. All new from the ground up, the Accord Hybrid is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; three advanced new power units, including Accord's first-ever turbocharged engines, a new 10-speed automatic transmission and a third-generation two-motor hybrid system.
In recreating Accord for its 10th generation, Honda designers and engineers sought to convey "absolute confidence" in every element of design and performance. Building on the bedrock character of Accord – its outstanding quality, fuel efficiency, packaging and sophisticated driving dynamics – they have imbued the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid with a new level of emotional appeal and premium quality; an Accord that defies its mainstream midsize sedan status, providing even more refined and engaging performance, a more spacious and upscale interior, and the latest generation of advanced Honda safety, connected-car and driver-assistive technologies.
The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid powertrains are joined by the third generation of Honda's Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (iMMD) two-motor hybrid technology. The hybrid powertrain features a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine with improved thermal efficiently, now at 40 percent (up from 38.9 percent on the 2017 Accord Hybrid), the highest for any mass-produced Honda engine. It develops a peak 143 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 129 lb.-ft. of torque at 3500 rpm. The engine is paired with two Honda-developed electric motors that are the first drive motors in the world to use permanent magnets containing no heavy rare-earth metals. As before, the Accord two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission.
Additionally, a new, more compact intelligent power unit (IPU) containing the hybrid battery pack and its control systems is now mounted under the rear floor instead of in the trunk. This packaging provides the same 16.7 cu. ft. of trunk space as its gasoline-only counterpart, and preserves the flexibility and utility of a 60/40-split and folding rear seat, standard on all Hybrid models.
To help maximize efficiency on the road, the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid seamlessly shifts between three distinct drive operations: EV Drive (100-percent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine [driving the generator motor]) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine), utilizing power from the Atkinson-cycle i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and the electric motors to suit the driving conditions moment to moment.
2.0 In-Line 4-Cylinder
Horsepower (SAE net)
143 @ 6200 rpm
Torque (SAE net)
129 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Bore and Stroke
81.0 mm x 96.7 mm
13.5 : 1
16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC
Hybrid Electric Drive Motor
AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor
Horsepower (SAE net)
181 @ 5,000-6,000
Torque (SAE net)
232 lb.-ft. @ 0-2,000
Total System Horsepower
212 @ 6200
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Electric Parking Brake
Eco Assist System
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Hill Start Assist
Remote Engine Start
CARB Emissions Rating
None (uses Drive Force Transfer System)
Fuel Tank Capacity
EPA FUEL ESTIMATED (mpg)
48 City/ 48 Highway/ 48 Combined
Zero to 60 mph
Zero to 100 mph
15.5 sec @ 90 mph
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR
Upscale and sophisticated, confident and distinctive, youthful and sporty – the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid design strongly advances the emotional and aspirational appeal of Accord. Designed to distinguish itself from its competitors, the Accord has a wider stance, lower roofline and a dramatically longer, lower hood to achieve improved dynamics, a more comfortable interior and a more dramatic presence. Using a slightly shorter overhang than before, the front-end design is characteristically Honda, with the chrome wing grille and streamlined wing-shaped headlights (LED high/low beams on the Touring trim), and aggressive air inlets presenting a strong image. Aggressive hood lines add an athletic look to the Accord front end, while thinner A-pillars moved rearward on the body (and relative to the driver's seating position) improve outward visibility for the driver by 7.9 degrees compared to the previous generation.
The sporty body sides are distinguished by strong wheel arches, an emphatic character line running from front to rear along the beltline, concave door panels that capture the light just right, and strong, flowing lower sills – finished with bright trim on the Touring trim – that lend a look of solidity at the base of the body.
With the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid longer wheelbase, the more spacious cabin is even more streamlined than before, with a more tapered rear section including longer and sleeker quarter windows. These windows contribute to a large "6-light glass" cabin that adds lightness, visibility and a sporty flair to the new Accord, while a bright trim strip flowing front to rear above the windows adds a windswept look.
In back, the brightly trimmed rear fascia is as athletic and energetically designed as the front end, with a slightly longer overhang than found on the previous generation Accord. Here, a sharply tailored decklid helps air separate cleanly from the body, while bright trim (including dual bright exhaust finishers on the Touring trim) add an upscale look, and dramatic light-pipe LED taillights define the Accord as all new – and all Honda.
The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid boasts a larger, more premium and tech-savvy interior that compliments its elegant new body design and more refined and athletic driving character.
The wider body and longer wheelbase contribute to its improved cabin space, most notably an additional 1.9 inches of rear legroom, as well as an added 2.5 cu. ft. of interior volume and 0.9 cu. ft. of trunk space. The more spacious cabin and trunk moves Accord into the EPA Large Car class, despite its shorter, more compact and sporting exterior form, the result of Honda’s packaging expertise and “Man-Maximum, Machine Minimum” design philosophy.
The new cabin is highlighted by ultra-low-profile, three-tiered instrument panel, an intricately contoured sport steering wheel, a new color TFT digital driver’s meter and a “floating” 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen. Meticulous attention to the tactile and visual quality of materials elevates the overall premium feeling of the cabin. The driver and front passenger are also treated to a panoramic view of the road ahead, made possible by the wider body, a lower cowl and newly designed A-pillars that are 20-percent narrower and moved rearward relative to the driver’s seating position.
Max Cargo Capacity
16.7 cu ft
TRIM LEVELS & PRICING
The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is a midsize sedan sold in four trim levels: base, EX, EX-L and Touring. All is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a pair of electric motors that are fed by a lithium-ion battery pack.
Standard equipment for the base models includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic high-beam control, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a 60/40-split rear bench, a 7-inch central display, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port. Safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist are also standard.
The EX adds a sunroof, LED foglights, heated mirrors, Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, an 8-inch touchscreen with upgraded smartphone integration (via HondaLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), and an upgraded sound system with eight speakers, satellite and HD radio and an additional USB port. The EX-L adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, leather upholstery, and a 10-speaker audio system. A navigation system is optional.
The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring adds the navigation system plus adaptive suspension dampers, automatic wipers, LED high beams, chrome exterior accents, front and rear parking sensors, illuminated exterior door handles, memory settings for the mirrors, wireless smartphone charging, a head-up display, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
MSRP for all 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is as follow:
*MSRP plus $920 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options.