2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Ownership Has a Wait List

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Honda’s most sophisticated hybrid to date is turning out to be a bigger hit than the company expected.

People interested in buying an Accord hybrid are being put on a waiting list. The U.S. market Accord is built in Marysville, Ohio, but the battery pack is imported from Japan. High demand there is keeping Honda from producing enough of the sedans to satisfy customers in the U.S.

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From October through February, Ward’s Auto reports that Honda sold 2,414 of the hybrid sedans. Honda’s stab at a dedicated hybrid with the Insight failed, and the company said it would discontinue the vehicle this year. But the Accord hybrid uses a much more sophisticated system than the Insight did. Honda also briefly offered a previous hybrid version of the Accord in the U.S. for three model years from 2005 to 2007.

By moving from a mild hybrid to a proper two-stage setup, the company’s electrically-assisted mid-size sedan is able to function exclusively on electric power in certain scenarios. That’s a big step up from the company’s previous “Integrated Motor Assist” system, which is s till in place on other Honda and Acura hybrid models.

[Source: Ward’s Auto]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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  • Peter Peter on May 31, 2014

    I'm also in Canadaordered on Feb 19 and the latest estimate if sometime towards the end of June for delivery.

  • Leona Laird Leona Laird on Oct 23, 2014

    I ordered 2015 Touring model October 9 - estimated delivery date is end of February 2015