2014 Accord

2015 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: After a redesign for 2013 and the addition of hybrid and plug-in hybrid models for 2014, the Honda Accord sees only minor changes for 2015. EX-L models get a Homelink universal remote system, EX-L coupes get an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and EX Coupes add Honda’s LaneWatch rear-view camera system. 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, Accord remains among the best in the class.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA, Japan
Base Prices LX: $22,105
LX-S Coupe: $23,775
Sport: $23,865
EX: $25,030
EX Coupe: $25,450
EX-L: $28,420
EX-L Coupe: $28,495
EX-L V6: $30,495
EX-L V6 Coupe: $30,775
Touring: $33,630
Hybrid: $29,305
Hybrid EX-L: $32,055
Hybrid Touring: $35,055
Plug-In Hybrid: $39,780

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
185 (189 in Sport model)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-27
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34-36

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
278
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual (coupe only)
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-34

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
196
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
50
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
45

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Accord PHEV
2015 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)
2014 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe
2015 Honda Accord Coupe