Honda Accord’s Two-Motor Hybrid Electric System Wins Prestigious “Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” Award

October 13th, 2023 by
Honda Accord’s Two-Motor Hybrid Electric System

Honda Accord’s Two-Motor Hybrid Electric System Wins Prestigious “Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” Award

With praise for its power, efficiency and refinement, the Honda Two-Motor Hybrid Electric System powering the 2023 Honda Accord has received a “Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems” award from the experts at WardsAuto, an industry-leading automotive research and intelligence resource since 1924.

A key step in Honda’s electrification strategy, the new fourth-generation of the Honda two-motor hybrid system maximizes efficiency without compromising a vehicle’s dynamic performance or packaging. Delivering a sportier and more pleasant driving experience, this latest version of the hybrid system is available in the all-new 2023 Honda Accord, with a variant in the 2023 CR-V, and represents more than 50% of Accord and CR-V sales.

Made in Ohio

Built by the Honda Transmission Plant in Ohio, the all-new two-motor hybrid-electric power unit features two larger and more powerful electric motors now mounted side-by-side, rather than in-line as in previous generations

The all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine is made at the Anna Engine plant in Ohio. All the engine’s major components have been redesigned and improved, including the block which features stronger main bearing caps, cylinder head, crank, connecting rods and camshafts. For the first time these components are manufactured at the Anna Engine Plant, improving production efficiencies and increasing capacity. More information about the manufacture of the Honda two-motor hybrid system and 2.0-liter engine is available here.

Honda Accord Hybrid
America’s best-selling car over the last five decades1, the all-new 2023 Honda Accord has re-energized the midsize sedan segment with an elegant and sophisticated design, and an available advanced hybrid-electric system that’s more responsive with 2042 combined system horsepower for a sporty yet refined driving experience.

Accord is available in six trim levels including the hybrid-powered Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Touring, which are positioned at the top of the 11th generation Accord lineup. With 247 lb.-ft of torque from Honda’s new 4th-generation two-motor hybrid system, the 2023 Accord hybrids are the most powerful ever.

The new 11th generation Accord is longer and sleeker with premium proportions and a broad stance, further advancing the new Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end. America’s most popular sedan backs up its sleek new looks with more confident and refined dynamics, improved responsiveness, and a more fun-to-drive personality.

Inside, a new sporty and modern interior offers fine craftsmanship, high-quality materials and must-have available tech features including Honda’s largest touchscreen ever, Honda’s first integration of Google3 built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity plus Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Standard class-leading safety features include a new Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology, next-gen front airbags, as well as new front knee airbags and rear side-impact airbags.

Accord Manufacturing
Honda marked 40 years of Accord production in Ohio on November 1, 2022.  The new 11th-generation Accord continues to be built* in the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, continuing Honda’s commitment to build products close to the customer. Honda has produced more than 12.5 million Accords in Ohio since U.S. production began in 1982.

* using domestic and globally-sourced parts

About the Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems Award
Since 1994, the Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems Award has recognized powertrain teams for their ability to dial up more power, more torque and better efficiency. The winners are scored based on horsepower, torque, NVH management, observed fuel economy and new technology onboard.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook.

1. Source: Wards Intelligence cumulative U.S. light vehicle sales among passenger cars, 1972-2023CYTD Aug.
2. Total system horsepower (ISO net) of the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.
3. Google, Android, Android Auto, Google Maps and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC

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