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2.0-liter, Four-Cylinder Engine 2.5-liter, Four-Cylinder
196 Horsepower 200
50/45 MPG 40/39
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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Winner

If there has been anything proven in the last several years it’s that hybrid technology is proven to be effective and is here to stay as well as continue to improve. Honda engineers have taken full advantage of the leaps and bounds they have made in fuel-saving hybrid technology and combined it with the known quantity of quality that has made the Honda Accord one of the most popular sedans in the United States. For a long time the Accord has battled with the Toyota Camry, which also has a new hybrid version available. It is time to see how a comparison of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid shakes out.

The battle of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid is certainly going to be a close one. Both cars are built by companies that have always been at the forefront of green technology. Honda engineers have had a few surprise innovations up their sleeves that will make the new Honda Accord Hybrid significantly more fuel-efficient than its Toyota Camry Hybrid competitor. The new Accord Hybrid has all of the handling characteristics and refined elements that have made it so very popular.

Transmission? The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid doesn’t need no transmission

That may not be expressly true. Every vehicle that aspires to actually move has to have a way to transmit power created by the engine/electric motor to the wheels. In 99.99 percent of vehicles that comes through use of gears in a traditional transmission or through a system of wheels and pulleys in the more modern continuously variable transmission. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid does this in a way nobody has done before. Each of the front wheels has a pair of small but powerful electric motors attached to it. One is for providing propulsion; the other is used as an electricity generator to keep the lithium ion batteries. Power is then transmitted electronically to the wheels and makes them turn in response to demands from the accelerator.

The combination of next-generation lithium-ion battery technology and this method of transmitting power from the source to the wheels have led to one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles ever built; even by hybrid standards. The contest for supremacy between the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid swings pretty decisively for the Accord. With the ability to break the 50-mile per gallon barrier in the city and nearly match that figure in the city, the 2014 Accord Hybrid more than makes up for the four-horsepower difference with the 2014 Camry Hybrid.

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