2014 Accord

2014 Honda Accord Sedan

Pros: Impressive ride and handling balance; spacious back seat; all-around visibility is among best in class; availability of sporty coupe models

Cons: Attaining some desirable features means stepping up to high-end trim levels; trunk space and accessibility, especially with hybrid models

CG Says: Honda’s midsize sedan was redesigned for 2013, and sees the addition of hybrid and plug-in hybrid models for 2014. Accord’s traditional strengths include a fine ride/handling balance, a spacious back seat, and a solid, cohesive overall feel. Worthwhile technology features, competitive fuel economy numbers, and high-quality cabin materials are other high points. The rare-for-the-class 2-door coupe versions offer a bit more sporty style, and the new hybrid models are a welcome addition to the line for eco-conscious buyers.

The Hybrids are the “greenest” models in the Accord lineup. They boast economical hybrid operation (with limited-range EV capabilities in the Plug-in version) with no real sacrifices in comfort or drivability compared to their regular gas-engine siblings. The downsides are relatively steep sticker prices, compromised trunk room, and (at least for now) the limited availability of the Plug-in Hybrid model—it’s only offered in California and New York.

Now more than ever, the hyper-competitive midsize-car segment is filled with excellent vehicles, but in all its forms, the 2014 Honda Accord remains among the best in the class.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Accord PHEV
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
2014 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe
2014 Honda Accord Coupe