More power doesn’t always translate to superior performance. Take the 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid for instance; does its class-leading power lead to a meaningful advantage in acceleration compared to the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrids? We track-tested the Honda to find out. And after our First Drive review, we also discovered two minor faults in what remains one of our favorite midsize family sedans.
If you’re on the fence between a 2020 and 2021 Accord Hybrid, we’d suggest picking the newer model—and this is coming from a particularly frugal-minded MotorTrend editor. It’s not because of newly available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; it’s thanks to Honda’s adjustments to the way the car feels—and sounds—under acceleration.