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Revised Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel Economy Numbers Go...Up

Revised Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel Economy Numbers Go...Up

By Jeff Youngs,
During the course of the past year, several automakers have been forced to revise optimistic EPA fuel-economy ratings and, in the aftermath, to perform public relations damage control and to launch costly customer reimbursement programs. Now, another automaker is changing its original fuel-economy estimates, except this time a key number is going up rather than down.

Originally, Honda said the new 2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan would get 49 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 47 mpg in combined driving. New figures, however, reflect a city rating of 50 mpg. The car retains its highway rating and its combined driving rating.

"Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. "For customers looking for a 50-mpg-rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid."

The new Accord Hybrid joins the Accord Plug-in Hybrid and the rest of the Accord family later this year. Pricing will be available closer to the car's arrival in showrooms.

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