2014 Accord
2014 Honda Accord EX-L 
2014 Honda Accord EX-L interior

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
185 (189 in Sport model)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual (coupe only)
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

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