Accord hybrid versus the Camry hybrid
Slowly, albeit very slowly, competition amongst hybrid cars is building.
Already we have the Toyota Highlander hybrid versus the Ford Escape hybrid versus the Lexus RX 400h, as well the Toyota Prius versus the Honda Civic hybrid, and soon we'll have the Toyota Camry hybrid versus the Honda Accord hybrid.
Both the Accord and the Camry are already top selling cars in America. So, how will the hybrid battle between these two champions play out?
Unfortunately, it probably won't be much of a battle.
The Accord hybrid is a performance hybrid, offering some of the best performance of any Accord. For the power offered, the Accord hybrid offers good fuel efficiency. Ultimately, however, the hybrid Accord was built to perform on the highway, not to set fuel efficiency records.
The Camry hybrid, on the other hand, will offer significant gains in both fuel economy and pollution reductions compared to a standard Camry. While the hybrid Camry will still perform well, it wasn't designed for 0 to 60 supremacy, however the hybrid Camry should offer exceptional fuel efficiency.
Ironically, the real competition in the hybrid vehicle wars will probably be between the Camry hybrid and the Prius.