Honda has stolen the fuel economy crown from Ford.
Honda's all-new 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle has received a combined rating of 115 MPGe from the EPA, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan currently available in the United States market.
Honda's announcement comes just days after the EPA certified Ford's Fusion Enrgi plug-in hybrid at 100 MPGe combined, which was a segment-best at the time. The Fusion Energi now finds itself a rather significant 15 MPGe behind the similarly spec'd Honda Accord plug-in.
However, the Fusion Energi still holds the upper hand when it comes to electric motoring. The Fusion Energi can travel up to 21 miles on battery power while the Accord plug-in can only muster 13 miles in EV mode.
The 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle is currently available at select New York and California Honda dealers with a price of $39,780, but California driver's will likely be the most interested in the sedan. Because the Accord plug-in meets new LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standards, it qualifies for single-occupant carpool-lane access in the state of California.