AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are natural competitors. Both are built by manufacturers with excellent reputations for reliability and fuel-economy. Both have been among the most popular mid-size sedans ever built and made available on America's roads and highways. It only makes sense that as Honda and Toyota expand their roster of available hybrid vehicles to their most popular models that the rivalry would reignite. When it comes to the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, each automaker has taken a different route to get to their goal of implementing the latest in fuel-saving technology. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid that will be arriving to Howdy Honda very soon pulls ahead of its chief rival in few impressive and exciting ways.
Powering the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine that uses traditional gasoline and has a basic engine output of 141 horsepower. The engine uses a pair of fairly powerful electric engines that will supplement the horsepower of the regular gas engine, helping to raise the final output to 196 horsepower. Honda and Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid are set at 50 miles per gallon in the city and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. These outstanding numbers are achieved by the electric motors' ability to power the Accord Hybrid on their own for many low-speed operations. The car doesn't start using gasoline until higher speeds are required. As for the 2014 Toyota Camry, it uses a similar system that allows for a bit more horsepower (200) and uses an increasingly popular transmission design of a continuously variable transmission that doesn't quite match the fuel-economy of the Accord. The Camry Hybrid is rated by the EPA to get 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
Describing how power is transmitted from the engine of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to its wheels is a bit of mouthful. The new sedan does not use a type of transmission that would be easily recognizable by most people. It doesn't use gears like traditional cars and it doesn't use a CVT like some of its cousins and competitors. Instead the transmission of the new Accord Hybrid is actually a pair of small electric motors that are attached to each of the front wheels. One is used to power the wheels and the other is used as a generator that pushes energy to the first one. The second generator motor gets power from Atkinson-cycle engine and larger electric motors used by the engine.
The entire Howdy Honda inventory can be viewed anytime at www.howdyhonda.com. Their showroom is located at 5519 East Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78741. Anyone with questions about the availability of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid or how its innovative transmission actually works should call 512-443-4300. Howdy Honda also has one of the most complete inventories of reliable used cars for sale in Austin, Texas.
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