Rankings & Awards
The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid’s #1 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric Cars category. It is a finalist for our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric Car for Families award. Currently the Honda Accord Hybrid has a score of 8.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
Is the Honda Accord Hybrid a Good Car?
The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is a good midsize sedan. In fact, we named it a finalist for our 2021 Best Hybrid or Electric Car for Families award. The Accord Hybrid has a spacious interior with quality materials, an easy-to-use infotainment system, and a sizable trunk. It rides comfortably over rough road surfaces, and it feels surefooted and agile around turns.
The hybrid system provides plenty of punch for everyday driving, though it does begin to taper off at highway speeds. The Accord Hybrid is packed with active safety features as well. If there’s a weakness with the Accord Hybrid, it’s that while fuel economy is much better than the nonhybrid Accord, estimates are noticeably below those of other top hybrid and electric cars.
Why You Can Trust Us: 28 Reviews Analyzed
We’ve analyzed 28 Honda Accord Hybrid reviews, as well as data points like reliability scores and fuel economy estimates, to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.
This 2021 Accord Hybrid review incorporates applicable research for all models in this generation, which launched for 2018.
U.S. News Best Cars has been ranking and reviewing vehicles since 2007, and our staff has more than 75 years of combined experience in the auto industry
Should I Buy the Honda Accord Hybrid?
The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is a well-rounded hybrid car that’s worth your consideration, but you may want to shop around if gas mileage is your top priority. While the Accord Hybrid is surely fuel-efficient, it can’t match hybrids like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, or even Honda’s own Insight in overall fuel economy.
2020 vs. 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid: What’s the Difference?
There are a few key differences between the 2020 and 2021 Accord Hybrid models. For 2021, Honda restyled the Accord’s grille, and previously optional features including an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are now standard. The biggest difference is to the hybrid system, which has been updated to provide quicker throttle response.
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Here are the key changes for the Honda Accord Hybrid over the last few years:
- 2018: fully redesigned with a roomier back seat and larger trunk; added more available features like a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, and wireless device charging
- 2019: no major changes
- 2020: no major changes
- 2021: a restyled grille, an updated hybrid system, and more standard features
If you’re considering an older model, be sure to read our 2018 Accord Hybrid, 2019 Accord Hybrid, and 2020 Accord Hybrid reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.
Accord Hybrid Interior: Fine Accommodations
Accord Hybrid Cargo Space
The Honda Accord Hybrid has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. This cargo area is deep and wide, making it easy to stow a couple sets of golf clubs or a few carry-on bags. Longer items fit nicely as well, thanks to the 60/40-split-folding rear seats. That said, you may want to consider a hybrid hatchback like the Toyota Prius or Hyundai Ioniq if you plan to carry bulky items on a regular basis.
How Many People Does the Accord Hybrid Seat?
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a four-door sedan with five seats. The front seats are supportive and well-cushioned, and they provide ample headroom and legroom, even for taller occupants. The driving position is comfortable, and outward visibility is good in all directions. The rear-seat cushions are comfy as well, and there’s sufficient space in back for two adults, as long as they aren’t especially tall. Three kids can fit comfortably in the back with wiggle room to spare.
Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats are standard. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats are available.
Accord Hybrid and Child Car Seats
There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor for the rear middle seat. These car-seat anchors are easy to find and maneuver around, and they don’t require too much force to attach.
Accord Hybrid Interior Quality
The Honda Accord Hybrid earns praise for its upscale and premium-feeling interior. The cabin styling is modern and clean-cut, and most surfaces are trimmed with quality soft-touch plastics. There are a few hard plastics here and there, but overall, the interior feels up to par with some Acura models (Honda’s luxury brand). The cabin muffles most road and wind noise, though there’s a fair amount of engine noise that filters through.
Accord Hybrid Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation
The Accord Hybrid’s standard 8-inch touch screen is simple and easy to use. It has crisp graphics, responds promptly to inputs, and is easy to reach. It’s bookended by physical buttons and knobs for the main audio and climate controls, so you don’t have to rely on the touch screen for every function.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as well, allowing drivers to integrate their smartphone interface on-screen. The standard setup requires a USB connection to access these apps, though users can connect wirelessly in the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.
- Standard infotainment features: an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four speakers, Bluetooth, and two USB ports
- Available infotainment features: navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, eight or 10 speakers, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and two additional USB ports
- Additional standard features: dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, and remote start
- Other available features: a moonroof
Accord Hybrid Reliability
Is the Honda Accord Hybrid Reliable?
The 2021 Accord Hybrid has a predicted reliability score of 82 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average
Honda Accord Hybrid Warranty
Honda covers the Accord Hybrid with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and an eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid battery warranty.
Accord Hybrid Safety
Accord Hybrid Crash Test Results
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. The Accord earned five stars in the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests as well.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not crash tested the 2021 Accord Hybrid, but the organization gave the similar 2020 model excellent ratings across the board.
Accord Hybrid Safety Features
Standard advanced safety features:
- Rearview camera
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keep assist
- Automatic high-beam headlights
- Road sign recognition
Available advanced safety features:
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear cross traffic alert
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Head-up display