2005 Honda Accord Automobile Magazine

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2005 Honda Accord

Powertrain

Like the Civic it, the Accord Hybrid is an engine-powered car is supplemented by electricity. The 3.0-liter V-6 has a lightweight aluminum block and head construction with valves per cylinder, variable timing, and programmed fuel Its tricks lie in the variable cylinder cutting the bank of three cylinders during light-duty such as cruising, and in its idle-stop The efficient engine is supplemented by the Integrated Motor Assist motor system, adding up to hp and 100 lb-ft of torque.

The IMA captures kinetic energy deceleration and braking in a compact battery back. Backing drivetrain is a new five-speed automatic designed with a few features to aid application, including a new torque that shortens shift and hastens startup from The net result is a 255-hp powerplant bests the EX V-6 by 15 horsepower, giving the bragging rights for both and efficiency.

Behind the Wheel

town, the Accord runs a traditional car, with the caveat being its stop-idle While sitting silent at a signal, the car retains its climate abilities thank s to the combination and engine-dependent system. Acceleration is swift, with power smoothly in a satisfying rush. Trend has tested the Hybrid mph at 6.6 seconds, just a tick off an V-6 at 6.5. The added weight on model is demonstrably offset by the horsepower.

On the highway, the Honda discretely off three cylinders and cruises When it’s time to all six cylinders fire in a seamless the transmission downshifts quickly, and the IMA power to complete the maneuver. In the engine performance is quite There is always ample and never an excuse needed. all Accords, the independent suspension connected to the road, communicating as and isolating harshness.

The overall feeling is active and with the sizeable car having a character.


Ownership

Upscale, frisky, and yet socially responsible, the Hybrid succeeds in its positioning as the Accord as the premium choice in the popular range. The sedan a 29 city/37 highway mpg rating, the four-cylinder Accord while 95 more horsepower. This have your cake and eat it too car 17.1 gallons, enabling a 633 mile range on regular Allaying buyer concerns, the scheduled tune-up doesn’t until 105,000 miles.

Even with its extreme economy, it would take a few to offset the $3,290 price between the best Accord V-6 and the tested, leaving the ultimate for purchasing this impressive new being the attraction to the premium environmental activism, and affinity for

Final Word

The Honda Hybrid is a refined, powerful sedan that scores on its own with the efficient, seamless drivetrain almost as a bonus.

New The Hybrid variant expands the range, marking the first midsize sedan to offer a gasoline-electric drivetrain as an option. significant, this model the popular Accord to new heights in technology and luxury. Non-hybrid see few updates, such as side added to DX and LX trims, revised and new wheel covers.

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