The 2023 Honda Accord lineup—together with the Accord Hybrid—has achieved prime crash-test outcomes from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS), the company revealed on Friday.
Improved side-impact safety, a part of the redesign the Accord lineup acquired for 2023, is partly to credit score for the highest displaying. It now achieves a “Good” score within the up to date facet take a look at, versus a “Marginal” score for the outgoing 2022 fashions, giving it a spot on the IIHS Prime Security Choose+ honor roll.
The IIHS confirmed to Inexperienced Automotive Reviews that it would not distinguish hybrids in its present scores, so outcomes introduced final week for the Accord apply to all variations of the Accord Hybrid, too.
The necessities for Prime Security Choose standing evolve as extra automakers meet the factors. The IIHS now exams entrance crash prevention methods in daytime and nighttime situations, and whereas these outcomes for the Accord lineup are additionally respectable, they go away room for enchancment. The Accord Hybrid and different Accord fashions obtain the highest score of “Superior” in daylight however “Superior” at midnight.
As in earlier years, fashions should get prime “Good” scores for small overlap and average overlap entrance exams. The IIHS has dropped roof power (rollover), head-restraint, and vehicle-to-vehicle classes this 12 months.
2023 Honda Accord
In a evaluation, the 2023 Honda Accord impressed Inexperienced Automotive Reviews as modestly improved in most methods, and extra entertaining to drive than its predecessor. Its hybrid system tends to carry the drivability of an electrical automobile, and it capabilities as a sequence hybrid a number of the time; a reconfigured model of the powertrain additionally given to the CR-V Hybrid altogether makes the Accord Hybrid really feel perkier at increased speeds.
Alongside the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, it’s among the many most fuel-efficient massive or mid-size sedans you should buy within the U.S. The 2023 Accord Hybrid achieves EPA scores of 48 mpg mixed, 51 metropolis, 44 freeway—that leads to a superb 614 miles of vary on its 12.8-gallon tank, in keeping with the company (primarily based on the mixed quantity).
On the time of publication, the Camry Hybrid is on the revised 2023 Prime Security Choose+ record whereas the Sonata Hybrid hasn’t made the reduce.