With what the Toyota Prius is capable of offering right now, they position in the hybrid market is pretty much secured right now but the new announcement by Honda would have made Toyota Prius squirm in their seat.
According to Honda, their new Honda Accord Hybrid will be able to offer about 49mpg in the city, 47mpg on the highway as well as 48mpg combine which is good enough but not as good as the Prius. However, Honda also added the Honda Accord Hybrid is actually capable of reaching about 50mpg if the drivers drive it the right way. With 50mpg to offer, the Honda Accord Hybrid model might be closer to the Prius than we think.
The new 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will be powered by a 2.0-liter engine that will be offering about 212hp. The engine will be mated to a CVT and will come with a few new features including a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple Carplay support, adaptive cruise control, lane departure mitigation and more.
Should the Toyota Prius be worried?