When I first got wind of the new 2013 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, I was pretty optimistic about its viability. An improved hybrid system from Honda, a plug-in no less, mated to the practical, decent-to-drive package of the Accord? For a city dweller that gets electricity from clean hydroelectric power sources like me, it is, on paper, a decent choice for an everyday car. Until I saw it.
The 2013 Accord, in regular gasoline trim, looks a bit like a Hyundai Genesis. The plug-in version, shown above, is so awful that it was prohibited by Yaweh in the book of Leviticus as an abomination.
What the hell was Honda thinking?