Honda Says it Has Highest Mileage Plug-in Hybrid Ever at LA Auto Show

Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Amer­i­can Honda Motor Co. held a media event dur­ing LA Auto Show with big news on its top-selling Honda Accord sedan. For 2014, one of the ver­sions will be the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, which is esti­mated to get 115 miles per gal­lon equiv­a­lent with an esti­mated 49 city, 45 high­way, and 47 com­bined fuel econ­omy and a sticker price for $39,780. Honda said it will be the high­est fuel econ­omy of any plug-in vehicle.

Like other plug-in hybrids, includ­ing the Ford C-Max Energi and Toy­ota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, its bat­tery only capac­ity is lim­ited. The Accord will go about 13 miles before it kicks over to the gasoline-powered engine but the MPGe takes all that into account with an esti­mate based on typ­i­cal dri­ving con­di­tions, sim­i­lar to the C-Max Energi, Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and Chevro­let Volt were rated. The Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is set to go on sale on Jan. 15, 2013, start­ing in Cal­i­for­nia and New York.