So, you read my review (you did, didn't you?) of the 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring and said "I'd like to have one of those---but $38,985 is out of my budget."
Well, good news for the price-conscious. The Honda Accord Hybrid Sport gets you all the goodness of an Accord Hybrid for $5,995 less.
It has the same 204-horsepower two-motor hybrid (the most powerful powerplant available in the new Accord), and delivers the same EPA-estimated 46 miles per gallon city/41 highway/44 combined.
You'll notice no mention of transmission. That's because Honda's current-generation two-motor hybrid -electric system doesn't use one. It's direct-drive. Explanation here: https://hondanews.com/en-US/releases/release-1503019bd8a757ea08267d7944378955-honda-two-motor-hybrid-electric-system
In Honda-speak, "Sport" doesn't mean "sporty" (though the blackout trim is meant to suggest something along those lines) so much as "less-luxe". The nearly six-thousand dollar price difference is about what the Sport doesn't have that the Touring does.
That means no leather-trimmed seats (though the steering wheel is still leather-wrapped), no Bose Premium Audio system (though the Sport audio system is a very good eight-speaker setup, using the same 12.3-inch touchscreen found in the Touring), non-illuminated USB ports (the horror!), no heated or cooled front seats, no heated rear seats, no four-way power seat for the passenger (but the driver gets the same 10-way unit found in the Touring), and no rain-sensing wipers.
What you do get is the same comprehensive suite of active safety features, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration system, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, a power moonroof and 19-inch wheels---just like on the Touring.
And, just like on the Touring, it's a one-price deal---no extra cost options. So the starting price and the bottom line on the window sticker are the same number---$32,990 including destination.
Far from being a penalty box, the Honda Accord Hybrid Sport is a very well-equipped family sedan at a remarkably low price for its class.