Finally, A/C when in auto-stop! This is definitely a needed feature for "normal" drivers. The addition of a battery that puts out 100 ft lb torque is nice too. The Insight probably couldn't use this feature because it would drain the battery too quick and it couldn't charge back up fast enough - the Accord can use it's V6 power but the Insight needs the assist. As for an automatic transmission, while it's needed, it's still going to provide lower economy due to the torque converter slippage. They need at least a manual option for people who want max fuel economy. If everything comes out alright, the Accord may give the Prius a run for it's money.
btw, what's the Cd for the Accord? Toyota changed the Prius to a more Insight-like body to lower it's Cd. I hope Honda just didn't put an IMA in a regular Accord like all the SUV manufactures are to scrape out a few more mpg.
-2000 NF Red
-JVC El Kameleon HU, JVC 12 disc changer, Infinity Kappa 3-ways up front and Alpine 2-ways in the rear