2017 Honda Accord vs. Its Competition

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Three other mid-size sedans offering hybrid versions are the likely competitors for the returning Accord Hybrid: the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry.

The Fusion got a very mild restyle for 2017, and an updated infotainment interface.

The Sonata and Optima were redesigned this year, so they're a little fresher; they use identical hybrid hardware, While the Camry invented the hybrid sedan segment, and was restyled for 2015 as well, it's now fallen behind the others in both gas mileage and performance.

The highest fuel economy of all is delivered by the latest Toyota Prius, now in its fourth generation.

Its combined ratings reach new highs: 52 or 56 mpg combined, depending on model.

The styling is an acquired taste, however, but it's now far more "normal" and pleasurable to drive.

If you want a normal-looking mid-size sedan with a trunk, however, the Prius's love-it-or-hate-it shape and hatchback body may be a deal-breaker.

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The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid remains a handsome mid-size sedan with excellent fuel economy; with Honda promising better availability, it should be a strong competitor.
The 2017 Toyota Camry is a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style.
The 2017 Toyota Prius closes the gap between "driving a hybrid" and "driving a normal car," even though it still looks like nothing else on the road.
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