Unfortunately, the Accord Hybrid WAS NOT designed for fuel economy, just preformance. That is why the Accord Hybrid has the most powerful engine in the Accord family, and just gets only a "smidge" better MPG than a regular Accord. All this yet it has awesome acceleration.

I don't know what Honda has done with the 2006 Accord Hybrids, but the previous models made buyers "think" they were buying green that came with preformance, but did not. And guess what, the extra power and IMA system will cost you...greatly.

P.S. If you don't believe me, you might want to check out last months' issue of Consumer Reports. It provided solid evidence to what I have said all along.