The Accord Hybrid utilizes the third-generation of Honda's advanced Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) full hybrid system in combination with new Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology to deliver the world's best V-6 fuel efficiency – on par with a 4-cylinder, compact class Civic – along with highly responsive and powerful V-6 performance.
The IMA system's 12-kilowatt, high-output, electric motor contributes more than 100 lb.-ft. of torque to the Accord Hybrid's 3.0-liter V-6 engine during hard acceleration and recaptures kinetic energy generated during deceleration and braking for storage in the IMA system's advanced nickel-metal hydride battery pack. When cruising at steady speeds where less engine power is required, the VCM system deactivates the V-6 engine's rear bank of cylinders, closing both the intake and exhaust valves for reduced fuel consumption.
|Name||Accord Hybrid Sedan|
|Engine displacement (cc)||2997|
|Valve configuration||SOHC i-VTEC V-6|
|Battery capacity||144V, 6.0 Ah|
|Horsepower @ RPM||255 hp @ 6000|
|Torque @ RPM||232 lb.-ft. @ 5000|
|Transmission||New 5-speed AT|
|Passenger volume (cu. ft.)||102.7|
|Cargo volume (cu. ft.)||11.2|
|EPA Fuel Economy (mpg city / highway)||29 / 37|
|Driving range (based on hwy mileage)||633 miles|