2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
Table of Contents
2017 Accord Hybrid | Overview.. 2
2017 Accord Hybrid | Powertrain. 8
2017 Accord Hybrid | Body and Exterior 13
2017 Accord Hybrid | Chassis. 19
2017 Accord Hybrid | Safety and Driver Assistance. 22
2017 Accord Hybrid | Interior 27
2017 Accord Hybrid | Audio and Connectivity. 33
2017 Accord Hybrid | Overview
With its innovative and elegant two-motor hybrid powertrain, the 2014-2015 Accord Hybrid set the benchmark for a mid-size hybrid sedan in refinement, advanced technology and class-leading fuel efficiency. The 2017 Accord Hybrid moves even further ahead of its competitors with the application of a second-generation two-motor hybrid system, providing class leading total system horsepower while still offering one of the best fuel economy in its class of Hybrid Intermediate sedan. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is also benefitting from the styling and technological enhancements made to the Accord lineup for model year 2016. From an Accord family perspective, the new Honda Accord Hybrid is the ultimate Accord, the most refined, technologically sophisticated and, of course, most fuel efficient model in the lineup.
The Accord has set the benchmark for vehicles in the midsize sedan class. Accord is widely recognized as a segment-defining product, delivering class-leading interior space and superior ergonomics along with outstanding fuel efficiency, refined and responsive driving dynamics and top-class safety performance.
The 2016 Accord received multiple enhancements that further advanced the 9th-generation Accord by making it more stylish, sophisticated and sportier and with enhanced safety features and other technological advancements. For the 2017 model year, the Accord Hybrid benefits from all these improvements that also include new standard and premium features such as the combined application of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, the expanded use of LED exterior lighting, remote engine start and the application of the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, offered as standard equipment on the 2017 Accord Hybrid.
Additional new available features for the 2017 Accord Hybrid, depending on model and trim, include front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, wireless charging and auto high-beam headlights. The Accord Hybrid will also feature a new exterior colour and décor. Hybrid-exclusive design features include a special aluminum hood and unique alloy wheel design, blue highlighted LED headlights and taillights and "Hybrid" exterior badging. A more compact hybrid battery pack increases trunk capacity to a class-leading 382L in the intermediate hybrid sedan segment.
Combining the next generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid system with an ultra-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine, the 2017 Accord Hybrid powertrain will achieve peak combined output of 212 horsepower, the highest of any intermediate hybrid sedan and up 16 horsepower over the 2015 Accord Hybrid. NRCan fuel economy ratings of 4.9/5.1/5.0 l/100kms(city/highway/combined) put the Accord Hybrid at the top of the class for ratings, making it the most powerful and fuel efficient intermediate hybrid sedan in Canada.
Exterior and Interior Design
The Accord Hybrid gets a major facelift for 2017 that closely follows the changes made to the gasoline-only powered 2016 Accord models. In place of the previous wrap-around front bumper is a more sharply creased and intricately structured front fascia, the lower portion of which tucks into large intake-like meshed areas that house new standard LED fog lights. An Accord Hybrid exclusive, elegantly contoured aluminum hood meets up with a brighter, more pronounced front grille. The new more expressive face of Accord is complimented by a sharply sculpted rear bumper fascia and new LED taillight design. Blue-accents on the front grill, headlights and taillights of the 2017 Accord Hybrid, along with special “Hybrid” badging, provide a subtly distinctive look and visual differentiation between from its gasoline-only powered stable mates.
All Accord Hybrid trims have unique 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels and feature the expanded use of LED lighting – LED daytime running lights (DRLs), taillights and fog lights for all trims, and LED headlights for the Touring trim.
Body and Chassis Upgrades
The 2017 Accord Hybrid’s sportier design is matched by its improved dynamic performance. New higher performance Amplitude Reactive dampers and a retuned electric power steering system combine to deliver an even more linear and compliant ride and precise handling response. Body and chassis upgrades also improve NVH, particularly with reduced noise and vibration at low engine speeds and reduced engine noise at higher engine speeds.
All 2017 Accord Hybrids come standard with Honda Sensing™, among the most comprehensive suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies in the competitive class. The following technologies comprise Honda Sensing:
All 2017 Accord Hybrids also feature a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. The Touring trim adds new auto high-beam headlights that enhance nighttime visibility and driving convenience ).
Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Overview
The 2017 Accord Hybrid audio and digital experience is also significantly upgraded with the standard application of a new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, as well as HondaLink Assist (e911), Satellite and HD Radio®. Smartphone pairing is now simplified with a single USB cable connection, no longer requiring an HDMI cable connection. The new Display Audio system serves as the interface for new Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, offering a multitude of new functions and features, including smartphone-linked navigation (Apple Maps or Google Maps), audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS text messaging and more.
The lower 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen is paired with an upper 7.7-inch display screen and steering-wheel controls. The upper screen can display audio settings, turn-by-turn directions (from embedded navigation when so equipped or from Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay™ navi apps), time and trip information (e.g. range, trip distance), LaneWatch and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS text messages, and parking sensor alerts.
Major Engineering Changes and Feature Upgrades
Body and Chassis
Safety and Driver Assistive
The 2017 Accord Hybrid features a significantly reengineered second-generation two-motor hybrid, Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain. The i-MMD system received numerous changes that reduced the physical size and weight of components and increased efficiency to provide more power and improved fuel efficiency as well as increased cargo capacity. Total combined horsepower is up 16 hp to 212 horsepower and NRCAN fuel economy ratings are class leading 4.9/5.1/5.0 L/100kms(city/highway/combined).
Advanced Safety Performance
In keeping with Honda’s commitment to safety, the 2017 Accord Hybrid i will have as standard equipment the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing™ is designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other vehicles, road obstacles and even pedestrians, even to the point of mitigating the possibility or severity of a collision
The 2017 Accord Hybrid is expected to receive the highest safety ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests.
The Accord Hybrid incorporates Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to more efficiently absorb and disperse the energy from a frontal collision, along with new ultra-high-strength door rings designed to help better protect occupants.
Standard safety and driver-assistive features include four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, driver and front passenger side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS.
2017 Accord Hybrid New Features Summary
Second-Generation 2-Motor Hybrid Powertrain
Honda Sensing™ technologies including Lane Keep Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
New Front and Rear Exterior Styling (front and rear fasciae, head and tail lamps, hood)
Side Sill Garnish
New exterior colour
Auto High-Beam Headlights
LED Daytime Running lights
LED Tail Lights
LED Fog lights
New Wood Grain-Style Dashboard Trim
Heated Outboard Rear Seats
Remote Engine Start
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
7-inch Display Audio touchscreen
7-inch Touch Screen Display Audio with Navigation
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
HondaLink Assist (e911)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
i-VTEC, in-Line 4-Cyl., Atkinson Cycle
Horsepower (SAE net)
143 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque (SAE net)
129 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Hybrid Electric Motor
AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Type
181 @ 5,000-6,000 rpm
232 lb.-ft. @ 0-2,000 rpm
Total System Horsepower
212 @ 6,200 rpm
CARB Emissions Rating
Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion (EPS)
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc
All Season, 225/50 R17 94V
1584 mm / 1592 mm
Curb Weight (base)
Passenger Volume (base)
NRCan Fuel Economy Ratings (City/Highway/Combined)
2017 Accord Hybrid | Powertrain
Offering a significant powertrain upgrade from the previous Accord Hybrid, the 2017 model features the second-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid powertrain. This sophisticated, refined and seamlessly operating system further extends the Accord Hybrid’s advantages over its competitors with even more power and fuel efficiency.
Honda’s second-generation i-MMD uses a two-motor hybrid approach with three operating modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive – responding to the demands of the driver while maximizing fuel efficiency. Under most conditions, the vehicle operates in Hybrid Drive mode, in which the gasoline engine operates as a generator, supplying electric power to the hybrid batteries, with motive power supplied by the electric propulsion motor. Under certain conditions, the Accord Hybrid can operate on electric power only, with the engine shut off. In Engine Drive Mode, used mainly during medium- to high-speed cruising, the vehicle can operate on gasoline engine power only.
Changes to the two-motor i-MMD for the 2017 Accord Hybrid include upgrades to the gasoline engine, electric generator, electric motor, Power Control Unit (PCU), Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) and lock-up clutch. These second-generation refinements reduce weight, size and complexity, and increase power and efficiency, all of which have packaging and performance benefits. Furthermore, to enhance the fun factor, the i-MMD includes a new Sport mode.
The result of the 2017 Accord Hybrid’s cutting-edge powertrain technology is a fun-to-drive character, aided by a new Sport mode and an 8.2 percent increase in total system power to 212 horsepower (as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gas engine), coupled with fuel efficiency unmatched in its segment. The Accord Hybrid has NRCAN fuel economy ratings of 4.9/5.1/5.0L/100kms (city/highway/combined) – giving it top class ratings for intermediate hybrid sedans.
Two-Motor Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) Hybrid System Features
Second-Generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) Two-Motor Hybrid System
The 2017 Accord Hybrid’s second-generation i-MMD two-motor hybrid system is a highly efficient powertrain that selects the optimal drive operation under a wide range of driving conditions to combine a fun-to-drive character with excellent fuel efficiency. Detailed energy management for each component, as controlled by the Power Control Unit (PCU), enables this system to make the best use of both the electric propulsion motor and the gasoline engine to seamlessly provide smooth and responsive performance and to garner top classNRCAN fuel economy ratings in the intermediate hybrid sedan class.
To help maximize efficiency on the road, the Accord Hybrid seamlessly shifts between three distinct drive operations: EV Drive (100 percent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine [driving the generator motor]) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine). The Accord Hybrid's powertrain shifts seamlessly and smoothly among the three driving operations, utilizing power from the Atkinson-cycle i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor to suit the driving conditions moment to moment. An animated visual display of current operation power flow, including regeneration, can be displayed on the Multi-Information Display (MID) in the centre of the instrument cluster.
EV Drive Operation
All-electric drive EV Drive operation occurs when starting from a stop, during light cruising and acceleration, and when braking. The gasoline engine is off when the i-MMD is in EV Drive mode and is decoupled from the drivetrain to reduce friction.
Hybrid Drive Operation
The electric propulsion motor alone powers the front wheels, as the gasoline engine (decoupled from the drive wheels) powers the electric-generator motor, which in turn provides power to the battery pack. This allows the gas engine-generator motor combo to supplement the battery by providing added electrical power to the propulsion motor or, alternatively, to charge the battery. In this type of operation the system works as a “series hybrid.” The electric propulsion motor offers crisp acceleration, and can reach maximum torque almost instantaneously, thanks to electrical power that can be supplied from both the gas engine-powered motor/generator and the battery.
Engine Drive Operation
When cruising at medium to high speeds, the high-efficiency Atkinson-cycle i-VTEC gasoline engine provides propulsion via a new higher capacity lock-up clutch, which connects the generator motor (always linked to the engine) and the electric drive motor, effectively sending motive power directly from the engine to the drive wheels. In this type of operation the system works as a “parallel hybrid” where both the gasoline engine and, when required – for instance upon quick acceleration – the electric propulsion motor, both provide power to the wheels. The i-MMD powertrain operates without the use of a conventional transmission.
The 2017 Accord Hybrid uses two electric motors, a propulsion motor that drives the wheels and a generator motor that produces electricity, both of which have been upgraded from the previous generation i-MMD for more power, smaller size and lighter weight.
When in regenerative mode, the propulsion motor converts the kinetic energy of the decelerating vehicle into electrical energy to recharge the battery. Its operation is seamlessly coordinated with the Accord Hybrid’s electric-servo braking system. A separate generator motor is driven by the gasoline engine to generate electric energy to drive the propulsion motor when the vehicle is operating in Hybrid Drive Mode. This generator motor can also restart the gasoline engine when the vehicle is in idle-stop mode.
Both motors utilize segment conductor winding, where the coil is inserted from the axial direction of the stator core, providing a denser and more compact stator than the previous motors’ distributed winding arrangement, where the coil is inserted from inside the state core. This change enables the electric motors to be significantly smaller and more than 23 percent lighter than the previous motors.
An additional improvement in the motors is the replacement of two larger rotor magnets with three smaller and lighter magnets. The three magnets are arranged in an arc pattern that creates six magnetic poles, which helps to improve torque multiplication.
These changes result in significantly increased output performance. The propulsion motor’s maximum power is raised by 14.8 horsepower to 181 horsepower and torque is increased by 6 lb.-ft. to 232 lb.-ft. The generator motor’s power was raised to 142 horsepower from 140.8 with torque remaining at 62.7 lb.-ft.
Intelligent Power Unit (IPU)
The Accord Hybrid’s intelligent Power unit (IPU), located behind the rear seat, packages a DC-DC converter and a 1.3 kWh Li-Ion battery pack that powers the Accord Hybrid’s electric propulsion motor. Significant changes to the IPU provide the same capacity and output but in a much more compact and lighter package. This was achieved by utilizing VDA standard, high energy density Li-Ion battery cells, unifying the battery ECU and cell voltage sensor into one component and utilizing a single rather than dual cooling duct. These changes reduced the overall volume of the IPU by more than 30 percent to 64L from 94L and reduced the weight by almost 13 percent to 45kg. from 51.6kg
The battery pack is recharged by the propulsion motor operating in regenerative braking mode, and by the generator motor, which is powered by the gasoline engine. Battery temperature is controlled by a fan system that pulls air from the interior of the vehicle via vents located beneath the left rear seat bottom.
Power Control Unit (PCU)
The Power Control Unit (PCU), which is the real brains of the i-MMD system, dictates the power management strategy of the two-motor hybrid system, including motor power and battery recharge. In addition, the PCU increases the electric voltage up to 700 volts, enabling the propulsion motor to realize output as high as 181 horsepower.
As with many components of the second-generation i-MMD, the 2017 Accord Hybrid’s PCU was upgraded. The new design reduced the component weight by 27 percent and reduced its size by almost 23 percent. This, in turn, increased the power density 25 percent by volume. The new floating structure of the PCU’s reactor greatly reduced vibration and high frequency noise.
Along with the greatly reduced size, overall i-MMD component packaging was improved by directly mounting the PCU to the transmission and utilizing a three-phase connector, which eliminated the need for the previous frame mounting bracket and connection cable.
For the first time the 2017 Accord Hybrid includes a sport mode that provides a more engaging driving experience by adding more battery assist to the propulsion motor for increased acceleration performance. It combines a sportier response to driver input with exhilarating acceleration feel. Sport mode is activated by pressing on the SPORT button located below the transmission straight-gate shifter and can be used in either Drive or Brake mode. A green SPORT icon lights on the instrument panel in this mode.
Accord Hybrid Powertrain Specifications
Engine Block/Cylinder Head
Bore and Stroke
81.0 mm x 96.7 mm
13.0 : 1
16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Hybrid Electric Drive Motor
AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet
Total System Horsepower1
Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode
2017 Accord Hybrid | Body and Exterior
The most sophisticated model in the Accord nameplate’s history, the crisply styled and aerodynamically efficient ninth-generation Accord Hybrid body design is similar to the changes made to the gasoline engine powered 2016 Accord. Every aspect of the body is tailor-made to improve all aspects of the Accord Hybrid ownership experience, from more precise ride and handling to a quieter interior environment, along with enhanced visibility and increased fuel efficiency.
The 2017 Accord Hybrid gets an all-aluminum hood of a different design than its gasoline engine stable mates providing subtle model differentiation along with advantages of the lighter weight material. Additional styling differences include blue-accented grille, headlights and taillights, and special Hybrid badging.
The Accord Hybrid unibody uses a high degree of high-strength, high-tensile steel, with fully 55.8-percent of the body using high-tensile steel, with 17.2-percent of the steel being ultra-high strength (780, 980 or 1,500 megapascals). This contributes to higher body rigidity and reduced weight, which directly benefits ride and handling, interior quietness, performance and efficiency, and long-term durability.
2017 Accord Hybrid Key Body Specifications
1584 mm in / 1592 mm in
The 2017 Accord Hybrid features sportier, more sophisticated and expressive styling, includes a restyled front and rear bumpers fasciae, a new grille, and new headlight and taillight designs.
The Accord Hybrid benefits from the same major facelift applied to the 2016 Accord. In place of the previous wrap-around front bumper is a more sharply creased and intricately structured front fascia, the lower portion of which tucks into large side intake-like meshed areas that house new standard LED fog lights. A unique aluminum hood with sophisticated tapered crease design accentuates the premium look of the Accord Hybrid. The new more expressive face with more pronounced front grille is complimented by a more sharply sculpted rear bumper fascia and new LED taillight design.
Included on the sophisticated Accord Hybrid Touring, body-coloured side sills provide an even more premium look to the vehicle’s flanks and front and rear body-coloured parking sensors create a refined and finished appearance.
The 2017 Accord Hybrid comes with 17 x 7½ J aluminum alloy wheels with a unique design featuring five paired spokes and a painted metallic finish. The wheel and tire size optimizes ride and handling qualities, while also reducing rolling resistance for fuel efficiency. Aerodynamically shaped spokes also help improve overall efficiency.
All trim levels feature the expanded use of LED lighting with standard LED daytime running lights (DRL), side mirror-mounted LED turn-signal indicators, and LED taillights and fog lights for all models. The Accord Hybrid Touring also features auto on/off LED headlights.
The 2017 Accord Hybrid is available in four exterior colours, including one new colour. Exclusive and new colour is Vortex Blue Pearl,
White Orchid Pearl
Modern Steel Metallic
Crystal Black Pearl
Vortex Blue Pearl**
The Accord Hybrid exterior also includes a standard deck lid spoiler, a small fin-type antenna mounted at the rear of the roof, heated door mirrors with integrated turn signals. A moonroof is included on Touring trim. Aerodynamic advancements improve fuel efficiency while also reducing interior noise. These features include body A-pillars that are now nearly flush with the windshield glass, windshield wipers that are flush with the rear edge of the hood edge, and optimized windshield and side glass thickness.
Honda LaneWatch™ Display
Standard on all Accord Hybrid trims, the Honda LaneWatch™ display uses a camera located below the passenger-side mirror to display an expanded rear view of the passenger side roadway on the intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID).
Smart Entry System
The Smart Entry system with engine start/stop button is standard on all Accord Hybrid models and simplifies approaching, entering and starting the Accord Hybrid – especially when the driver is carrying personal items. The Smart Entry system allows the driver to walk up to the vehicle, touch the door handle to unlock the door, start the engine and shut it off at the end of the trip using a push button ignition switch, and then get out and touch the lock button on the door handle to secure the car – all without ever touching a key. The system only requires that the driver has possession of the Smart Entry key.
The Smart Entry key also allows the driver to lock or unlock the doors and trunk with the press of a button on the remote fob. This system has a range of up to 50 feet and includes an emergency “panic” button that sounds the horn when pressed. In addition, the Smart Entry system features a security system that is automatically activated when the lock button on the remote is pushed. A beep of the horn confirms that the security system is set. Any unauthorized entry will then sound an alarm. The Smart Entry key features a die-cast body with attractive chrome plating and acrylic covers that use “back side printing” for durability.
Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
The 2017 Accord Hybrid Touring includes rain-sensing wipers that automatically activate if water is detected on the windshield.
The Accord Hybrid Touring receives a new auto high-beam feature. When the headlight switch is set in the Auto position, the system automatically illuminates the high beams until a dedicated camera detects oncoming traffic or a proceeding vehicle and automatically switches to low beams.
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Reduction
Structural improvements in the unit-body and the greatest use of high-tensile steel in Accord Hybrid history provides exceptional rigidity that reduces bending and twisting, which directly improves NVH characteristics. These upgrades, together with aerodynamic and sound-proofing improvements, provide a near-premium level of ride quality and cabin quietness to the Accord Hybrid.
Aerodynamic tailoring of the body and undercarriage also contribute to reduced cabin noise levels as turbulence is reduced in the surrounding airflow. The strategic use of specific engine-, body-, door- and interior-insulation materials also contributes to an even quieter cabin, which directly increases passenger comfort. NVH design features continue, even in areas that cannot be seen. These include under the hood, inside the doors and body openings, and in the technical properties of the interior carpeting and trim. Key Accord Hybrid NVH countermeasures include:
Due to the highly compact nature of the new i-MMD Intelligent Power Unit (IPU), the trunk capacity of the 2017 Accord Hybrid has been increased by 23L to 382L and is spacious enough to accommodate four large golf bags. The trunk area is easy to access and use, with the almost flat trunk floor main area length being increased by 86mm to 830mm, allowing easy placement and removal of items. Integrated storage hooks allow securing cargo for safe transit. The trunk is carpeted and lined, and a temporary spare tire is located in a well under a removable section of the cargo-area floor.
2017 Accord Hybrid Body and Exterior Features
Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) Body Structure
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines6
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
One-Touch Turn Indicators
Taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars
LED Fog Lights
Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release
Body-Coloured Deck lid Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles
Heated, Body-Coloured Power Side Mirrors including Integrated Turn Indicators and Expanded View Driver's Mirror
Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
Body-Coloured Parking Sensors (front/rear)
Body-Coloured Side Sills
2017 Accord Hybrid | Chassis
Befitting the Accord Hybrid’s mission as an engaging and responsive everyday driver, chassis engineering and componentry are designed to provide a car that is quiet and responsive on city streets, quiet and smooth riding on the highway, and faithful to the driver’s wishes on winding roads.
Accord Hybrid chassis features include a MacPherson strut front suspension, an aluminum front subframe, electric servo brakes, electric power steering (EPS) and Active Noise Control (ANC).
The advanced MacPherson strut front suspension provides superior ride and handling qualities while also reducing interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The 2017 Accord Hybrid also uses an aluminum front subframe that reduces weight and, in conjunction with rear compliance bushings and independent multi-link rear suspension, also measurably reduces NVH. Additional noise reductions are derived from careful tailoring of the underbody and suspension systems. The EPS uses an electric motor to assist the rack-and-pinion steering for reduced steering effort, less power consumption, and improved precision, feel and stability.
Standard on the 2017 Accord Hybrid are 17-inch aluminum wheels, four-wheel disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Hill start assist is also standard, helping the driver accelerate smoothly from a stop while on an incline.
The standard Active Noise Control (ANC) uses microphones, a signal processor and the Accord Hybrid’s audio speakers to counteract engine noise. Additional noise reductions are derived from careful tailoring of the underbody and suspension systems.
Accord Hybrid Key Chassis Features :
All Accord Hybrids feature 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with an exclusive design with 5 sets of grouped spokes and a contrasting black painted inner surface.
Electric Servo Brake System
The Accord Hybrid’s electric servo brake system maximizes regenerative braking capability for improved fuel efficiency. The braking system is fully hydraulic from the master cylinder all the way to the 4-wheel disc brakes, just like a traditional braking system. The key difference is that the braking function is electronically controlled rather than a purely mechanical activation, allowing regenerative braking from the electric drive motor to slow the vehicle, rather than the hydraulic friction brakes under most circumstances. Besides its payoff in efficiency, the system offers excellent feel and feedback for the driver through the brake pedal.
When the driver applies the brake pedal, a signal is sent to the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which determines the appropriate amount of braking force to assign to regenerative braking through the electric drive motor and to the hydraulic friction braking system. In many cases, friction braking is not needed until the vehicle speed drops below 5 mph, as the vehicle slows to a final stop. When the ECU determines that friction braking is needed, the dual hydraulic master cylinder pumps brake fluid through the system. Midway between the master cylinder and the calipers is a separate motorized electronic actuator. This actuator receives an electronic signal, generated in the master cylinder module that precisely defines how the driver has applied the brakes – soft or hard, slow or fast. The actuator then directly apportions hydraulic pressure to the brake calipers at each wheel.
While the gasoline Accord uses a 10-inch vacuum booster to assist the driver in applying needed brake pressure, the Accord Hybrid uses an electric servo brake actuator. The vented front brake rotors are 11.5 inches in diameter, while the rear discs are 11.1 inches. Both front and rear calipers have one piston each.
For 2017, the initial force required to activate the braking system has been lowered by approximately 10 percent for further improved, more linear brake control. Together with a smaller, lighter design, a finer control logic allowing a 25 percent increase in maximum regenerative brake torque combine to further improve fuel efficiency.
The 2017 Accord Hybrid’s electric servo brake system provides efficient regenerative braking effect along with smooth and consistent brake control and feel. Regenerative braking begins as soon as the driver releases the throttle pedal, with a strong regenerative braking effect beginning when the brake pedal is depressed and continuing until the point that the vehicle speed drops below 1 mph, when the friction brakes fully engage. The result is to maximize battery recharging during normal driving – while still maintaining top levels of braking precision and driving enjoyment.
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) is standard on all Accord models. EBD adjusts front-to-rear brake pressure according to vehicle load distribution for optimum brake balance at all times. Sensors at each wheel send signals to the brake-control module, which can modulate braking pressure based on individual wheel speed, optimizing brake pressure balance on all four wheels, while providing a linear pedal feel.
Accord Hybrid Chassis Specifications
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear)
19 mm / 16 mm
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock
Turning Radius, Curb-to-Curb
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes
11.5 in / 11.1 in
17-inch Aluminum Alloy
All-Season 225/50 R17 94V
Tire Repair Kit (TRK) with 24-Hour Assistance
2017 Accord Hybrid | Safety and Driver Assistance
Featuring a host of new standard and available technologies, the 2017 Accord Hybrid offers a wide range of active and passive safety and driver-assistive features and technologies, including as standard the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. The following technologies comprise Honda Sensing:
Also, all 2017 Accord Hybrids feature a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. Also, for the first time on the Accord Hybrid, the Touring trim features new auto high-beam headlights, which enhance nighttime visibility and driving convenience by automatically defaulting to the high-beam setting and switching to low beams when an oncoming or proceeding vehicle is detected.
Collision safety engineering in the Accord Hybrid is also significantly enhanced, thanks to a next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. More extensive use of high-tensile steel allows a high level of protection to be provided while reducing the weight of vehicle structures. An important evolution of the previous ACE system, ACE improves occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. Like other Honda models, the new Accord Hybrid also has an impact-absorbing front body design to help attenuate energy in the event of a frontal collision with a pedestrian.
Inside, passive-safety features include a total of six airbags, including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, improved new front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. The front side airbag construction helps mitigate the risk of excessive airbag deployment force while eliminating the need for the prior Accord Hybrid’s Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).
The 2017 Accord Hybrid targets the highest available crash safety ratings - a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash test ratings program.
Active Safety Features
Passive Safety Features
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
The 2017 Accord Hybrid incorporates as standard a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. Viewable on the 7.7-inch upper display, the camera can show a top view, normal or wide views, as selected by the driver when the transmission is in Reverse. The rearview camera includes dynamic guidelines that project the vehicle’s future path based on the driver’s steering inputs.
Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
All Accord Hybrid models are equipped with the Expanded View Driver’s Mirror that increases the driver's field of vision to provide a better view of objects to the back and side of the vehicle. The Expanded View Driver’s Mirror uses a flat reflective plane on the inner portion of the mirror closest to the door, while the outer portion of the mirror uses a convex element to provide a broader field of view.
To assist in maneuvering in tight spaces, such as entering or exiting a parking space, the 2017 Accord Hybrid Touring features a set of six parking sensors. A sensor is located at each corner of the vehicle with an additional two at the rear. When a sensor(s) detects an object close to the vehicle, the system provides an audible warning plus a visual alert on the MID and, when backing up, also on the Display Audio screen when showing the rearview camera view. With each type of visual alert the system indicates in what direction the detected object is located. The sensors are of a low profile type to improve their appearance.
The 2017 Accord Hybrid includes the Honda LaneWatch™ display. Honda LaneWatch uses a camera located at the bottom the passenger-side exterior mirror to display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the new, larger 7.7-inch upper display. The image appears when the right turn signal is activated or when a button on the end of the turn signal stalk is pressed.
The typical field of view for a passenger-side mirror is approximately 18 to 22 degrees, but the LaneWatch™ display field-of-view is about four times greater, or approximately 80 degrees. The system helps the driver to see traffic, pedestrians or objects often in the vehicle’s blind spot. To help make judging distance easier, three reference lines are shown. Drivers should visually confirm roadway conditions prior to changing lanes.
LaneWatch™ can be customized to suit the driver’s preferences. Turn-signal activation of the LaneWatch™ system can be switched on or off, as can the three on-screen reference lines. Screen brightness, contrast and black level are also adjustable.
Comprised of a suite of standard and available safety and driver assistive features, Honda Sensing™ helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle. Honda Sensing™ is standard equipment on all Accord Hybrid models.
Honda Sensing™ features include the following:
2017 Accord Hybrid Safety and Driver Assistive Features
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (HS)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (HS)
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) (HS)
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDS) (HS)
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) (HS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (HS)
2017 Accord Hybrid | Interior
To give the Accord Hybrid every advantage in the highly competitive mid-size class, a completely new interior was designed for the ninth-generation 2016 Accord that is being applied to the 2017 Accord Hybrid, bringing with it a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord Hybrid. Available in Black and Ivory with new wood grain accents, the Accord Hybrid’s interior combines welcoming comfort with an impressive new range of standard and available technologies.
Ergonomically designed seating and features like dual-zone automatic climate control enhance passenger comfort inside the roomy cabin, and the operation and positioning of controls and instrumentation help the driver feel in command and control.
The Accord Hybrid’s interior offers spacious accommodations for five passengers, upscale style and high-quality fit and finish. Due to the compact nature of the new Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) battery pack, the Accord Hybrid’s trunk capacity is increased by 23L. to a class-leading 382L. for plentiful cargo space.
The Accord Hybrid audio and digital experience is also significantly upgraded for 2017 with the standard application of a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring Apple CarPlay™1 and Android Auto™1, as well as HondaLink Assist (e911). Smartphone pairing is now simplified with a single USB cable connection, no longer requiring a separate HDMI cable connection. The new Display Audio system serves as the interface for new Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, offering a multitude of new functions and features, including smartphone-linked navigation (Apple Maps or Google Maps), audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS text messaging and more.
Key Interior Features
Key Interior Technology
The Accord’s interior palette is sophisticated and coordinated and is offered in black, and ivory – Tricot fabric in the Accord Hybrid and leather in the Touring.
The Accord Hybrid has elegant analog instrumentation with a sophisticated and technical appearance. The centrally positioned speedometer is the largest feature in the instrument cluster. A Multi-Information Display (MID) is positioned in the centre of the speedometer and provides a range of information and trip computer functions. The high-contrast white-on-black display can provide a wide range of information for the driver, including exterior temperature, trip information and much more.
MID information categories include:
Illuminated Eco Assist arcs on each side of the speedometer indicate when the vehicle is being operated efficiently. The speedometer is flanked by an analog tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level gauge.
Due to the new more compact Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) containing the hybrid battery pack, the Accord Hybrid’s trunk capacity was increased by 23L: to 382L , now the largest within the competitive set. To make loading and packing easier, the largest area of the trunk floor is almost flat, the length of which was also increased by almost 89 mm. Storage hooks on the left and right walls make it easy to secure cargo.
The trunk is carpeted and lined, and a temporary spare tire is located in a well under a removable section of the cargo-area floor.
All Accord Hybrid models come with an Eco Assist™ function. Located on either side of the speedometer, Eco Assist has illuminated arcs that show if the vehicle is being driven in an efficient style. The system operates in essentially the same manner as on other Honda models, in this case with white and green “coaching” arcs that illuminate on either side of the speedometer. A white colour signifies inefficient driving, while green means a more efficient driving style is being used. The colour changes gradually in response to overall driving style.
Every Accord Hybrid is equipped with a green ECON button to the left of the steering wheel. When the ECON mode is activated, several operating characteristics of the vehicle are modified for enhanced fuel efficiency. The drive-by-wire throttle system provides more gradual response and, to save additional energy, the climate control’s fan speeds are lowered incrementally, while other climate control system characteristics are altered based on the conditions.
Immediately behind the shifter is an EV button that lets the driver select purely electric operation. A green EV icon lights on the instrument panel in this mode. When the battery charge is sufficiently depleted, EV Mode is automatically cancelled and the gasoline engine will automatically restart to recharge the battery in Hybrid Drive Mode or to power the front wheels in Engine Drive Mode.
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Brake System Indicator
ECON Mode Indicator
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator
EV/EV Mode Indicators
Fuel Level Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Lithium-Ion Battery Charge Level Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Power System Indicator
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator
Smart Entry System Indicator
Sport Mode Indicator
System Message Indicator
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) Indicator
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator
Security System Indicator
Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators
Auto High-Beam Indicator
Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.
2017 Accord Hybrid | Audio and Connectivity
The Accord Hybrid is designed to keep occupants connected to their music, their social networks and their smartphone-enabled digital lifestyles through intuitive and easy-to-use controls while minimizing driving distraction. For 2017, the Accord Hybrid audio and digital experience has been significantly upgraded with the standard integration of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ offer users a multitude of new smartphone-enabled functions and features, including navigation (Apple Maps or Google Maps), audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS text messaging and more.
All Accord Hybrid trims are equipped with a 7-speaker including subwoofer, 360-watt AM/FM/CD premium audio system. The CD player can also read CD-Rs loaded with Windows Media® Audio (WMA) or MP3 audio files. The system also includes Bluetooth® streaming audio (with compatible iPhone and Android devices). Audio information is displayed on the colour i-MID screen positioned high in the centre section of the instrument panel. A USB Audio Interface that can allow an iPod, iPhone or flash drive to be connected to the system is standard.Additionally Touring trim comes equipped with Sirius XM®.
7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
The Display Audio system, standard on all 2017 Accord Hybrid trims, features an intuitive touchscreen that lets you swipe, tap and pinch to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features – just like on a tablet or smartphone. Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on the hi gh-definition capacitive touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use.
7.7-inch “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
The lower Display Audio touchscreen is complimented by an upper 7.7.-inch full colour “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID), which features trip and audio information, clock and wallpaper functions, a compass (on models with Honda navi) and turn-by-turn directions (when using embedded navigation or Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ navigation apps). The i-MID also serves as the display for the available LaneWatch and standard multi-angle rearview cameras and alerts users to incoming calls when paired with the user’s phone.
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto brings users’ smartphone experience, features and functions to the Accord Hybrid’s Display Audio touchscreen with a single, dedicated USB cable connection and, in the case of Android Auto, automatic Bluetooth® phone pairing. Once a compatible iPhone or Android smartphone is connected, the user simply selects the Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto option on the Display Audio system’s home screen to gain access to certified applications and functions, such as audio streaming, voice-to-text, smartphone-enabled navigation and more. Voice activation is controlled by the steering wheel-mounted button, while approved apps and other smartphone functions are selected using the 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. When utilizing Google Maps, turn-by-turn directions are also displayed on the 7.7-inch i-MID. Disconnecting the phone or deselecting the CarPlay™ or Android Auto feature returns the user returned to the native Honda system and all of its features and functions, including Honda’s embedded navigation capabilities (Touring trim).
The Display Audio system with next generation HondaLink allows the customer's digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate with the car and provides access to a world of cloud-based information. The application-based platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car. The connection between the system and the user’s smartphone can be made using either the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface or Wi-Fi tethering. A HondaLink phone app provides convenient access for many services including location searches, local weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, service scheduling by phone, and access to the vehicle Owners Guide .
An additional new feature standard on all Hybrid trims is HondaLink Assist, which can help request emergency assistance for drivers. If a compatible phone is paired through Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an operator, report the car’s current location, and allow occupants to talk directly to the operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed.
Song by Voice®
The navigation-equipped Accord Hybrid Touring offers the Song by Voice® feature. From most navigation screens, the driver can simply press the TALK button on the steering wheel. With so much audio content potentially available via USB or from an iPod, Honda engineers set out to make it easy to find content. So drivers can simply give a voice command, such as "Play 'Danny Boy,'" and the system will automatically begin playback. Song by Voice also lets the driver choose music by artist, album, track name, genre, playlist and even composer.
Siri Eyes Free
Adding another new premium feature, standard on all trims integrate Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode. Compatible iPhone® users will be able to operate Siri through familiar voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the steering wheel when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth®. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps to minimize potential distractions by keeping the iOS device's screen from lighting up.
Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Capabilities include:
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
Standard on the Accord Hybrid Touring trim, the integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS technology to provide drivers with turn-by-turn guidance to their chosen destination. This navigation system, developed in cooperation with Garmin, offers many improvements, including enhanced graphics, live search, speed limit display, customized vehicle icons, 3D buildings and terrain, and more. The system includes free map database updates for up to 5 years (initial purchase plus one yearly update each year for 4 years). The system includes the HD Digital Traffic feature, which alerts the driver to current traffic conditions and can display alternate routes around gridlock. It features expanded coverage including many surface streets within the U.S., allowing the driver to choose faster, less congested routes. HD Digital Traffic is subscription-free.
The navigation system can be controlled by voice or through the 7-inch Display Audio electrostatic touch-screen audio display utilizing its tap, pinch and swipe functionality. The voice-activation system can respond to more casual command phrases that require less user familiarization, in addition to the previous capability of being able to understand spoken city and street names. For example, a voice request for "Radio 98.3 FM" can now be spoken in approximately a dozen different ways ranging from "change the radio station to 98.3" to "98.3 FM." This logic applies to audio functionality of the audio/information screen. The navigation system can also be controlled by voice with conventional navigation commands like, "Find nearest Chinese restaurant" or "find nearest ATM."
The audio system is automatically muted when the "Talk" button is pressed. The voice-recognition technology allows the driver to simply speak city and street names aloud, and the system responds by displaying the matches available in the database. Points of interest on the map, such as restaurants or grocery stores, can be displayed with brand logo icons or you can have the system provide turn-by-turn navigation, all by voice command. The massive point-of-interest (POI) database includes telephone numbers that can be dialed by using the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system when the driver's cellular telephone is connected to the system.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS in combination with detailed information from the vehicle's mapping system to pinpoint the vehicle's location and to provide a host of useful mapping and route guidance features. The system’s antenna receives positioning information from a network of 24 global positioning satellites. If the GPS signal is obstructed, such as by a tunnel, a parking garage or a tall building, an internal gyroscopic system and a speed sensor track the location of the vehicle so that the map information remains current and reliable. The vehicle clock is independently controlled by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, the clock will automatically set itself to the current time.
Audio and Connectivity Features
i-MID with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Screen
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
SMS Text Message Function
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
USB Audio Interface
1.5-Amp Charging Port in Front / 1.0-Amp Charging Port in Centre Console
360-Watt Premium Audio System with 7 Speakers, including Subwoofer
7" Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic and Song By Voice® (SBV)