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Honda Hybrid Nets High MPG Rating

September 6, 2013
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2014 Honda Accord hybrid (photo: Honda)

The new Honda Accord Hybrid will have a best-in-class fuel economy rating of 50 mpg when it goes on sale later this year, the automaker has announced.

Honda released the fuel-economy figure this morning for a vehicle that is being assembled in Marysville.

"Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda, in a statement.

The gas-electric hybrid will have an EPA fuel-economy rating of 50 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and a combined rating of 47 mpg. It will have a driving range 673 miles, which is the most in its segment.

That is more efficient than other mid-size hybrids, such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which has a city and combined rating of 47 mpg.

The Accord Hybrid is the first hybrid assembled in Ohio by any major automaker. Honda spent $18.8 million and added 50 jobs in Marysville to add hybrid production, the company said.

Pricing for the vehicle has not yet been disclosed.

dgearino@dispatch.com

@dispatchenergy

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