The Difference: 2021 Honda Accord vs. Accord Hybrid

November 4th, 2020 by

2021 Accord vs 2021 Accord Hybrid

The latest Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid have stepped up their game and introduced new features to their 2021 models that include the newest grille design, new optional LED headlamps, new alloy wheel designs, and even introducing a new color, Sonic Gray Pearl. In comparison with other sedans in the market, the Honda Accord is a fan favorite with incredible features, updated style, performance, technology, and power that all come together to deliver improved functionality.

2021 Honda Accord for Sale in Charleston, SC

What’s New for the 2021 Honda Accord and Hybrid?

The 2021 Honda Accord offers high nimble handling, peppy powertrains, easy to use infotainment. It includes impressive styling, practicality, and affordability. Consumers can select between two four-cylinder turbocharged powertrains or a fuel-sipping hybrid variant that is offered as well. The Accord’s handling is easily balanced, rendering it a comfort to travel for long trips.

The 2021 Accord Hybrid gains from identical improvements to the two-motor hybrid setup, offering a more natural sense of acceleration. The total output of the machine is 212 horsepower and all its torque of 232 lb-ft is usable right from the idle speed.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance- Accord Vs Hybrid

Between the 1.5L and the 2.0L, the 2021 Accord includes 1.5-liter supplies plenty of power with 192 horsepower, while introducing the Eco Assist that assists you to drive more effectively. The 2.0L turbocharged engine supplies a 252 horsepower high-revving powerhouse. For an enhanced driving experience, an integrated damper system effectively monitors suspicious activity while minimizing road noise. Including paddle shifters that allow you to control shift points for variable transmission or gear shifting making your daily trips more advanced.

The most sophisticated version of the revolutionary two-motor hybrid powertrain combined with an e-CVT transmission and a total of 212 horsepower is introduced in the Accord Hybrid. To track the flow between the engine and the electric motor, the Hybrid model displays a Power Flow Monitor and unlike any other hybrids, the battery is located under the seat resulting in more cargo trunk space.

Interior Style

The interior comfort of the 2021 Accord and Hybrid make it suitable for everyday commuting. Features such as noise cancellation when driving will keep you focused on the road and give you more quiet time to sit in silence, listen to your favorite road-trip tunes, or hear your favorite podcast. Paired with a comfortable interior, heated and ventilated seats, and a moonroof, you’ll be driving comfortably on country roads and cities alike. The Accord models also offer a variety of rear seat folding options to give you more storage space. This is extremely helpful for making each ride customizable for each driver.

2021 Accord 60/40 fold down rear

Exterior Design

The exterior of both models offer a streamlined look that won’t go unnoticed, including automatic LED low beam headlights, LED fog lights, and 19-inch alloy wheels that keep you grounded on the lane. Of course, depending on your trim level – you may have other or additional styling features. The Accord’s new front end features a bold, sculpted, and trendy look, so test drive a new 2021 Accord at Hendrick Honda of Charleston today!

2021 Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid Characteristics

  • Accord starting at $24,770* and Accord Hybrid starting at $26,370*
  • New grille
  • New wheel design
  • New LED headlights are available
  • Addition of Sport SE trim
  • Accord Hybrid up to 48 EPA mpg rating*
  • Updated braking system for smoother engagement
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard features (includes wireless)
  • Updated adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid | Charleston Honda

Hendrick Honda of Charleston is looking forward to showing you the various features and advantages associated with both the Accord and Accord Hybrid. Schedule an appointment with a sales representative to ask questions and choose the perfect trim for your budget and lifestyle. Shop our online Accord inventory or learn more about the Accord’s features. Contact our Charleston team with additional questions!


*MSRP – MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

*Fuel Efficiency – 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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