I should note that the max output of hybrid is **182 hp of that driving motor**, while that quoted 212 hp is somewhat misleading.

Apparently it is the power rating published for all cars that is misleading. You seem to think it means something that it doesn't. The "quoted 212 HP" is an approximation that means the exact same thing that the "quoted 192 HP" means to some other Accords.

And that is the SAE net horsepower of the

*engine*, not the

*car*. It is measured at the crankshaft, not the wheels. It gets apportioned to every device that needs power in the car. Steering, brakes, alternator, A/C, etc. Much gets lost in the transmission. There is no easy formula, but common estimates say that only 85% can reach the wheels. So that rating of 192 HP means that only 192*0.85=163 HP propels the car.

There is nothing in the HAH that limits it to 212 HP. The

*181* HP motor is essentially what you can get "at the wheel," the same place where 163 HP is what you get from the 1.5L. If it is running at 5500 rpm, that is. Where the 212 HP number comes from, is that it is what the hybrid system

*would have to* produce to power the

*181* HP motor. That is, 212*0.85=181 HP. So not only is it

*not* misleading, it is the number that compares directly to the power advertised for every gas car sold in America.

Check the specs of every iMMD hybrid Honda makes. You will find that (Total System Power)*0.85=(Traction Motor Power).