2023 Honda Accord Hybrid achieves High Security Choose+ distinction

The 2023 Honda Accord lineup—together with the Accord Hybrid—has achieved high crash-test outcomes from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS), the company revealed on Friday. 

Improved side-impact safety, a part of the redesign the Accord lineup obtained for 2023, is partly to credit score for the highest displaying. It now achieves a “Good” ranking within the up to date aspect check, versus a “Marginal” ranking for the outgoing 2022 fashions, giving it a spot on the IIHS High Security Choose+ honor roll. 

The IIHS confirmed to Inexperienced Automobile Reviews that it would not distinguish hybrids in its present scores, so outcomes introduced final week for the Accord apply to all variations of the Accord Hybrid, too. 

The necessities for Top Safety Pick status evolve as extra automakers meet the standards. The IIHS now checks entrance crash prevention methods in daytime and nighttime situations, and whereas these outcomes for the Accord lineup are additionally respectable, they go away room for enchancment. The Accord Hybrid and different Accord fashions obtain the highest ranking of “Superior” in daylight however “Superior” at midnight. 

As in earlier years, fashions should get high “Good” scores for small overlap and reasonable overlap entrance checks. The IIHS has dropped roof energy (rollover), head-restraint, and vehicle-to-vehicle classes this yr. 

2023 Honda Accord

2023 Honda Accord

In a overview, the 2023 Honda Accord impressed Inexperienced Automobile Reviews as modestly improved in most methods, and extra entertaining to drive than its predecessor. Its hybrid system tends to deliver the drivability of an electrical automobile, and it features as a collection hybrid a number of the time; a reconfigured model of the powertrain additionally given to the CR-V Hybrid altogether makes the Accord Hybrid really feel perkier at larger speeds. 

Alongside the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, it’s among the many most fuel-efficient massive or midsize sedans you should purchase within the U.S. The 2023 Accord Hybrid achieves EPA scores of 48 mpg mixed, 51 metropolis, and 44 freeway—that ends in a superb 614 miles of vary on its 12.8-gallon tank, based on the company (based mostly on the mixed quantity).

On the time of publication, the Camry Hybrid is on the revised 2023 High Security Choose+ listing whereas the Sonata Hybrid hasn’t made the lower.