Honda’s limited-market Accord Hybrid was recently acknowledged by Kelley Blue Book as the plug-in electrified car with the best resale value.
The car was one of four Hondas that took honors based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide.
The other “best resale value” winning cars are the 2014 Accord in the midsize clas, Civic Si in sporty compact class, Honda CR-V was one of the “Top 10.”
“Honda earns three segment awards this year and a seat in the Top 10 with its impressive lineup,” said Eric Ibara, director of residual consulting for Kelley Blue Book. “Repeating their category wins for the 2014 model year, Honda Accord, CR-V and Civic Si live up to its high expectations, continuing to dominate among competitors.”
The Accord Hybrid PHEV starts just shy of $40,000, is sold only in New York and California. It is the first of a new generation of hybrid architecture that truly does take a step upward in fuel economy of 46 mpg combined and electrical usage efficiency at 115 MPGe.
It is the foundation for the Accord Hybrid launched Oct. 31, and to be the mass market electrified Accord.
The PHEV is a relatively rare car with production slated for only a “couple of years” and sales total projected for around 1,100 units.