Son's Automotive Group Compares 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid VS 2017 Toyota Prius Near Tucker, GA

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2017 Toyota Prius

Safety Comparison

Both the Accord Hybrid and the Prius Prime have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available front parking sensors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Hybrid its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 45 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Prius Prime has not been tested, yet.

Engine Comparison

The Accord Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid produces 91 more horsepower (212 vs. 121) than the Prius Prime’s 1.8 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Accord Hybrid has 4.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Prius Prime (15.8 vs. 11.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Accord Hybrid’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Prius Prime:


Accord Hybrid

Prius Prime

Front Rotors

11.5 inches

10 inches

Rear Rotors

11.1 inches

10.2 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Accord Hybrid has larger tires than the Prius Prime (225/50R17 vs. 195/65R15).

The Accord Hybrid’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Prius Prime’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Accord Hybrid has standard 17-inch wheels. Only 15-inch wheels are available on the Prius Prime.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Accord Hybrid has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Prius Prime’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Accord Hybrid’s wheelbase is 3 inches longer than on the Prius Prime (109.3 inches vs. 106.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Accord Hybrid is 2.2 inches wider in the front and 2.1 inches wider in the rear than on the Prius Prime.

Chassis Comparison

The Accord Hybrid uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Prius Prime doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Accord Hybrid has standard seating for 5 passengers; the Prius Prime can only carry 4.

The Accord Hybrid has 11.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Prius Prime (103.2 vs. 91.5).

The Accord Hybrid has 1.9 inches more front hip room, 4.4 inches more front shoulder room, .3 inches more rear headroom, 5.1 inches more rear legroom, 3.1 inches more rear hip room and 3.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Prius Prime.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

With its sedan body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Accord Hybrid offers cargo security. The Prius Prime’s hatchback body style, non-lockable folding seat and non-lockable remote release defeat cargo security.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Accord Hybrid. The Prius Prime doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

When different drivers share the Accord Hybrid EX-L/Touring, the memory seats make it convenient. Each keyless remote activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position. The Prius Prime doesn’t offer memory seats.

The Accord Hybrid’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Prius Prime’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Accord Hybrid has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Prius Prime has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the Premium/Advanced.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Accord Hybrid has standard extendable sun visors. The Prius Prime doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Both the Accord Hybrid and the Prius Prime offer available heated front seats. The Accord Hybrid Touring also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Prius Prime.

The Accord Hybrid’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Prius Prime doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the Accord Hybrid and the Prius Prime offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Accord Hybrid has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Prius Prime doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

Recommendations Comparison

The Accord was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 22 of the last 24 years. The Prius Prime has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

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