COUNTRYSIDE, Ill., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As one of the most popular cars in the country, the Honda Accord receives a great deal of attention from drivers and industry analysts alike. In fact, a record-setting achievement has brought a resurgence of attention to the 2014 model of the Honda Accord. Every year Car and Driver issues a list of the year's 10 Best Cars, and this year's class included the Honda Accord as a record 27-time honoree.
Due to the increased attention surrounding the Accord line of vehicles, Continental Honda sought to serve interested drivers with an intra-model comparison of the 2014 Honda Accord and 2014 Accord Hybrid. Chicago-area service for both vehicles is now available at Continental Honda.
While both versions of the Accord are understandably similar in many ways, the differences between the models help to identify the unique divergences that differentiate traditional and hybrid drivetrains. Of course, the 2014 Accord Hybrid records higher fuel efficiency numbers than the gas-engine Accord. However, the hybrid must sacrifice a portion of its cargo space to accommodate an advanced battery pack. A hybrid's battery packs is critical to the success of its transmission, and transmission considerations are actually the largest distinguishing factor between the 2014 Accord and 2014 Accord Hybrid.
Traditionally defined, a transmission applies engine power to the wheel axles through a series of gears. The standard 2014 Honda Accord model accomplishes this with a driver's choice of six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Accord Hybrid is unique due to the fact that it technically has no transmission at all. The 2014 Accord Hybrid actually uses no gears at speeds under 44 mph. Contrary to the typical transmission, the Accord's engine instead channels all of its power to an electric motor, and the electric motor in turn delivers power to the wheels.
While a brief treatment of the transmission differences between the Accord and Accord Hybrid only begins to scratch the surface, Chicago–area drivers are invited to Continental Honda to personally compare the two sedan models. Contact Continental Honda at (888) 865-0378 or visit www.continentalhonda.com for more information.
Media Contact: Joe Veverka, Continental Honda, (888) 865-0378, firstname.lastname@example.org
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