After disappearing for a year, the Accord Hybrid has returned!

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It's rocking a fresh set of front and rear fasciae, similar to the revamped 2016 Accord.

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The hybrid model features several specific touches, including blue-tinted LED headlights, a special aluminum hood and new wheels.

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And, of course, the Accord Hybrid has plenty of hybrid-specific badges littered about.

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Standard equipment includes Honda Sensing, a safety-system package that includes automated emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control.

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Mated to Honda's dual-motor electric system is a 2.0-liter, Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine. Net power output is pegged at 212 horsepower, 16 higher than before.

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The Accord Hybrid also features a unique gauge cluster.

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The addition of a charge/drain meter and battery level indicator let you know this isn't some flashy gas-powered car.

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The 2017 Accord Hybrid will achieve an EPA-estimated 49 mpg city and 47 mpg highway.

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Honda claims this is the highest EPA fuel economy rating of any midsize hybrid sedan.

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The car operates in three different modes.

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EV mode allows the car to move on electricity alone, for short distances with light engine load.

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In hybrid mode, the electric propulsion motor drives the front wheels while the gas engine powers a second electric motor to supplement current drawn from the battery pack.

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In "Engine Drive" mode, the gas engine connects to the propulsion motor, and both drive the front wheels.

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The lithium ion battery has been compacted to increase trunk space to 13.5 cubic feet.

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That's apparently enough capacity to make it best in class among midsize hybrids.

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The 2017 Accord Hybrid goes on sale this spring, but pricing is not yet announced.

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