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My wife and I both work out of the house and homeschool 3 of our 5 children. Sometimes we all get antsy and just want to go out for an afternoon drive into the countryside or to a park to take a walk. We have been considering purchasing a new, more energy efficient, family car.

With this in mind, we decided to test out a Honda Accord Hybrid Touring car. We had it for a full week to see if it fit our family lifestyle. I have to say, it was an eye-opening and educational experience. Aside from the exceptional money saved on fuel, the car lived up to our needs. Here is what we experienced firsthand.

Honda Sensing

Honda Sensing features are very important to us, as we have a teenager who will eventually be getting her driver’s license. We want the best safety features for when she takes the car on her own. These include:

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): With LKAS, the steering will automatically adjust if the car starts to veer from the center of the lane when your turn signal isn’t on.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): ACC helps you maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you. The speed of the car automatically senses and adjusts for you if you get a little too close.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS): CMBS helps to brake the vehicle when it senses that you might be headed into an unavoidable collision with the car just ahead.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM): There is a small camera in the car that sees road markers. You are alerted if you are about to stray off of the road. The RDM takes action to keep you from going over the line.

Other Features We Liked

The Satellite-Linked Navigation System was great for getting us where we needed to go using the best routes.

Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers were a no-brainer.

The overall roominess of the car really impressed us. There is plenty of legroom in both the front and back seats. The trunk is huge and we were able to fit all of our stuff for an afternoon outing.

Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

Bottom Line on the Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

As our kids grow and start to leave the house, our family is getting smaller and one day we will be empty nesters. In light of that, we are checking out areas where we can downsize and possibly save some money. Looking at hybrid touring sedans, rather than SUVs is a start. We really enjoyed testing out the Honda Accord Hybrid Touring. It seems to fit the needs of our family.