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2014 Honda Accord

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The Accord , next to Civic , has the longest history in Honda ’s lineup. Unveiled for the first time in 1976, the model is currently in its ninth generation and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The model evolved with every passing year, and has become one of the premier midsized sedans in the U.S., but its long-time competitor, the Toyota Camry, still gives it a good run for its money.

The 2014 Accord brings no major updates from the 2013 model, with the only improvement being the addition of premium fabric for the seats on the LX sedan. The rest remains identical to what we saw in the 2013 model year, including the exterior colors and engine lineup.

For the 2014 model year the Accord comes in six trim levels — LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6 and Touring — with prices ranging from $21,955 to $32,400.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Honda Accord.

Exterior

Honda Accord
Honda Accord
Honda Accord

The ninth-generation Accord uses the highest amount of high-strength steel of any car in history, making it more comfortable, better handling and safer. The Accord also features a sophisticated and athletic design to go along with stellar aerodynamics.

The 2014 Accord has available plenty of high-end features, like LED headlights, daytime running lights and brake lights, and mirror-mounted turn signals. Honda slightly redesigned the grille from last year’s model, giving it a smile-shaped chrome strip.

On the rear, V-6 models get dual exhaust pipes, while all models will get chrome insertions above the license plate.

2014 Honda Accord - Standard Exterior Features

LX

  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Chrome Exhaust Finisher
  • 16-Inch Alloy Wheels

Sport

  • All LX features, plus:
  • Body-Colored Decklid Spoiler
  • Fog Lights
  • Chrome Exhaust Finishers
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheel

EX

  • All LX features, plus:
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels

EX-L

  • All EX features, plus
  • LED Brake Lights

EX-L V6

  • All EX features, plus
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off

Touring V6

  • All EX-L V6 features, plus
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored, Heated, Power Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Indicators and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

Interior Dimensions:

Wheelbase (in)109.3
Length (in)191.4
Height (in)57.7
Width (in)72.8
Track (in, front/rear)62.8 / 62.7
Curb Weight (lbs, 6MT/CVT)3192 / 3254
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, 6MT)60 / 40
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear, CVT)61 / 39

Interior

Honda Accord
Honda Accord
Honda Accord

Just like on the exterior, the interior of the 2014 remains pretty much unchanged from last year’s model. The only addition of note is the new premium cloth upholstery on the Accord LX. For 2014, buyer can order the interior in cloth or leather and in Black, Gray and Ivory colors schemes.

The Accord also offers lots of new technological features, like Pandora internet radio, HondaLink connected car system and Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display.

2014 Honda Accord - Standard Exterior Features

LX

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air-Filtration System
  • i-MID with 8-Inch High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
  • Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise, Audio, Phone and i-MID Controls
  • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with four speakers

Sport

  • All LX features, plus:
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment, Including Power Lumbar Support

EX

  • All LX features, plus
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Push-Button Start
  • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with six speakers
  • Smart Entry System

EX-L

  • All EX features, plus:
  • Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment, Including Power Lumbar Support and Two-Position Memory
  • Front Passenger’s Seat with Four-Way Power Adjustment
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with 7 Speakers, Including Subwoofer

EX-L V6

  • All EX-L features, lus:
  • HomeLink Remote System

Touring V6

  • All EX-L V6 features, plus
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Exterior Dimensions:

Headroom (in, front/rear)39.1 / 37.5
Legroom (in, front/rear)42.5 / 38.5
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)58.6 / 56.5
Hiproom (in, front/rear)55.6 / 54.7
Cargo Volume (cu ft)15.8
Passenger Volume (cu ft)103.2
Seating Capacity5

Drivetrain

Honda Accord

Under the hood, the 2014 Accord offers a choice of two engines: a direct injected, 4-cylinder engine, and a powerful and fuel-efficient V-6. The base, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine delivers a total of 185 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 181 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm. The optional 3.5-liter, V-6 version produces 278 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 252 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. Depending on the trim level the two engines can be combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT for the top trims.

The Accord offers the best ever fuel economy for the model, with the four-cylinder models delivering 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with the CVT. The V-6 model checks in at 21 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with the CVT.

LXSportEXEX-LEX-L V-6Touring
Engine TypeIn-Line 4-CylinderIn-Line 4-CylinderIn-Line 4-CylinderIn-Line 4-CylinderV-6V-6
Engine Block/Cylinder HeadAluminum-AlloyAluminum-AlloyAluminum-AlloyAluminum-AlloyAluminum-AlloyAluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc)235623562356235634713471
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)185 @ 6400189 @ 6400185 @ 6400185 @ 6400278 @ 6200278 @ 6200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net)181 @ 3900182 @ 3900181 @ 3900181 @ 3900252 @ 4900252 @ 4900
Bore and Stroke (mm)87 x 99.187 x 99.187 x 99.187 x 99.189 x 9389 x 93
Compression Ratio11.1 : 111.1 : 111.1 : 111.1 : 110.5 : 110.5 : 1
Valve Train16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Fuel InjectionDirectDirectDirect DirectMulti-PointMulti-Point

Prices

Honda Accord

Sedan Pricing

Model Transmission MSRP EPA City/Hwy/Combined MPG
Accord LX Sedan6-Speed Manual$21,95524/34/28
CVT1$22,75527/36/30
Accord Sport Sedan6-Speed Manual$23,71524/34/28
CVT$24,51526/35/29
Accord EX Sedan6-Speed Manual$24,88024/34/28
CVT$25,68027/36/30
Accord EX-L SedanCVT$28,27027/36/30
Accord EX-L Sedan NaviCVT$30,04527/36/30
Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan6-Speed Automatic$30,34521/34/26
Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan Navi6-Speed Automatic$32,12021/34/26
Accord Touring V-66-Speed Automatic$33,48021/34/26

Coupe Pricing

Model Transmission MSRP EPA City/Hwy/Combined MPG
Accord LX-S Coupe6-Speed Manual$23,62524/34/28
CVT$24,47526/34/29
Accord EX Coupe6-Speed Manual$25,30024/34/28
CVT$26,15026/34/29
Accord EX-L CoupeCVT$28,34526/34/29
Accord EX-L Coupe NaviCVT$30,12026/34/29
Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe6-Speed Manual$30,62518/28/22
6-Speed Automatic$30,62521/32/25
Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe Navi6-Speed Manual$32,40018/28/22
6-Speed Automatic$32,40021/32/25

Competitors

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Currently in its seventh generation, Toyota Camry is offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine for the base versions and a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine on upper trims. The four-cylinder engine delivers a total of 178 horsepower, while the V-6 version delivers 268 horsepower.

The model is priced from $22,235.

Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

The Malibu is another model with a long tradition, as Chevy produced it between 1964 and 1983, then again between 1997 and 2014. Just like the Accord, the Malibu improved over the years, so that for the 2014 model year it got better than ever.

The Malibu is offered with a choice of two engines: an Ecotec 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with direct injection that delivers a total of 196 horsepower and a 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine that delivers 259 horsepower.

The Malibu is priced from $22,140.

Conclusion

Honda Accord

While updates for the 2014 model year are minimal, the Accord remains one of the best midsized sedans on the market. It looks good, runs well and has plenty of power, but it is lacking a good bit inside its cabin.

LOVE IT
  • Looks very cool
  • Lots of models to choose from
  • Comes highly equipped
  • Good mpg
LEAVE IT
  • The interior looks too average
  • CVT automatic not the best in class

Press Release

Honda today announced the 2014 Accord Coupe will go on-sale tomorrow followed by the Accord Sedan on August 22. Featuring the award-winning Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, the Accord lineup includes a direct injected 4-cylinder engine and a powerful and fuel-efficient V-6. A sporty CVT (4-cylinder models only) and a 6-speed manual transmission are also available. A new 2-motor Accord Hybrid, built1 with the rest of the Accord lineup in a Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, will debut later this fall.

Honda Accord

Launched in fall 2012, Accord was the most popular midsize passenger car in America for the first six months of 2013, based on sales to individual (non-fleet) car buyers, according to new vehicle registration data from R.L. Polk.

The all-new 2013 Accord has earned a host of awards for setting new benchmarks for fuel efficiency, fun-to-drive performance, customer-friendly connectivity, advanced safety features and overall value.

Starting at $21,955, the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan goes on sale August 22, 2013, and the Coupe, with prices starting at $23,625, launches tomorrow. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan, with prices starting at $39,780, debuted in early 2013. Pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan will be announced closer to its October on-sale date.

Honda Accord

The 2013 Accord has received numerous accolades, including an unprecedented 27th Car and Driver "10 Best" title for the model, as well as an Automobile Magazine All-Star award, a Best Family Car award from Parenting magazine and Edmunds.com, and Best New Sedan Under $25,000 status from KBB.com. The Accord also topped the competition in a six-way midsize sedan comparison test by Cars.com, USA Today and Motorweek, and was found to have the highest resale value in its class by KBB.com. The Accord’s Earth Dreams Technology 4-cylinder and V-6 engines were also chosen as among the 10 Best Engines of 2013 by Ward’s.

Sophisticated and Athletic
Using the highest amount of high-strength steel in the history of the model, the Accord Sedan and Coupe bodies combine sophisticated and athletic styling with high-efficiency safety protection and remarkable aerodynamic streamlining. Extensive use of under-covers improve the aerodynamics for increased fuel efficiency, while other advances include available LED headlights, DRLs and brake lights, and mirror-mounted turn signals.

Earth Dreams™ Technology

Honda Accord

Innovative Earth Dreams™ Technology powertrains include Honda’s next-generation 2.4-liter, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. The 2014 Accord Sedan and Coupe are also available with a powerful and efficient V-6 mated to 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual (Coupe only) transmission. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan and new Accord Hybrid Sedan both use an all-new two-motor hybrid system paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel efficiency is the best ever for Accord in the EPA Midsize class, with 4-cylinder models earning a 36 mpg highway EPA rating2 and V-6 models garnering a 34 mpg highway EPA rating2.

Well-Appointed Interior

Honda Accord

The Accord interior provides a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. Available in Black, Gray and Ivory colors schemes, in cloth or leather, the Accord interior combines welcoming comfort with an impressive range of available technologies. New for 2014 is a more premium cloth seat fabric on the Accord LX. A new smarter auto-dimming rear-view mirror no longer requires an on/off switch. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, 8-inch (diagonal) "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID), Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface, Pandora® internet radio interface and an SMS text messaging feature.

Other innovative technologies include the cloud-based HondaLink™ connected car system, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media they love. Also available is the Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway. The Accord also has a standard rearview camera and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.

Responsive Chassis

Honda Accord

A highly rigid unit-body, refined suspension technology and advanced electronics define the Accord chassis as the most capable in model history. The Accord is quiet and responsive on city streets, smooth and composed on the highway, and faithful to the driver’s wishes on winding roads.

Features include a MacPherson strut front suspension (with Amplitude Reactive Dampers on Hybrid models), a hybrid steel-and-aluminum front subframe (all-aluminum on Hybrid models) and electric power steering (EPS). Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) on both 4-cylinder and V-6 models counteract noise for a more serene cabin.

Comprehensive Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
The Accord Sedan and Coupe offer the greatest range of active and passive safety and driver assistive features in Honda history. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is standard on all Accord models, and available new technologies include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The Accord’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) II body structure, standard on all models, helps improve frontal crash safety performance. This allows the Accord to be one of few midsize offerings to excel in the rigorous Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small-overlap frontal barrier crash test, earning it the IIHS’ coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ crash safety rating. The Accord also obtained a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).3

Accord Model Range

Honda Accord

The 2014 Accord Sedan is available in eight model choices, including six gasoline-engine versions (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring), the Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, and the new Accord Hybrid Sedan. The 2014 Accord Coupe is available in four model choices (LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6).



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