The Honda Accord plug-in hybrid, which will debut January 15 at dealerships in California and New York, will be priced from $39,780 and is expected to compete with the Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt and just released Ford Energi.
The Ford Fusion is priced ($39,495), while the Volt is priced at $39,145. The Toyota Prius begins at $32,000.
According to information released at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which continues through January 9 at the LA Convention Center, the EPA rates the new Honda at 115 MPGe in electric mode.
The Chevy Volt is rated at 98 MPGe, and the Prius Plug-in at 95 MPGe. Ford has promoted the Fusion Energi at “over 100 MPGe.”
The new Accord Plug-In will achieve 13 miles in all-electric mode and will have an EPA fuel economy ratings of 47 mpg city, 46 highway, and 46 combined in regular hybrid mode.
Honda also announced the Accord Hybrid, which will returned in the summer of 2013, will have EPA ratings of 49 mpg (city) 45 mpg (highway) and 47 mpg (combined).