Honda Accord Review
The 2015 Honda Accord ranks 3 out of 19 Affordable Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Honda Accord, as well as reliability and safety data.
Test drivers say the 2015 Honda Accord has sharp handling, and they appreciate its roomy back seat and impressive fuel economy.
Most reviewers think the 2015 Honda Accord’s standard four-cylinder engine provides strong acceleration and good highway passing power, while an available V6 engine earns praise for making the Accord feel particularly swift. The base Honda Accord comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is available, which most critics say is surprisingly responsive in the four-cylinder Accord. According to the EPA, the 2015 Accord LX sedan gets 27/36 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission, which is very good for the class. The Accord’s composed ride impresses most test drivers, as does its agility around corners. However, a few are disappointed with its numb steering.
The 2015 Honda Accord comes in sedan and coupe body styles. Critics report that the Accord’s interior is well-built, with first-rate materials and attractive styling. The Accord draws praise for its simple audio and climate controls, and for the sedan’s spacious rear seat. The Accord sedan’s trunk size meets class expectations, but the rear seat only folds down in one piece. Critics report that most of the Accord’s rivals have a split-folding rear seat, which allows them to accommodate rear-seat passengers and long cargo items. Standard features include a USB port, Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display and Pandora integration. Available features include leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, a moonroof, navigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a passenger-side blind spot camera, push-button start and a seven-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a touch-screen display.
- "The 2015 Honda Accord earns top honors in the midsize sedan class with its well-rounded mix of excellent packaging, superb fuel economy and rewarding performance." -- Edmunds
- "For many buyers, the Honda Accord is the default choice for a midsize sedan. It's easy to understand why - between a generous level of standard equipment, excellent mileage, novel technology features and a reputation for reliability, the Accord has a great deal to offer." -- Left Lane News
- "Is the Accord the midsize sedan to beat? We wouldn't go that far. There's just too much parity in this segment right now, with seemingly every automaker offering a compelling product, but the Accord has certainly caught up to the pack, and it's nice to see Honda's stalwart once again fighting its way to the top." -- AutoTrader
- "Today, the 2015 Honda Accord continues to set the standard in a segment that's crowded with rivals like the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200 and Nissan Altima." -- Kelley Blue Book
Other Cars to Consider
The redesigned Subaru Legacy comes standard with all-wheel drive, and test drivers say it has composed handling and responsive steering. The Legacy’s intuitive touch-screen infotainment system and first-rate cabin materials also draw praise from auto writers.
Reviewers write that the all-new Hyundai Sonata has a serene, comfortable ride and one of the most upscale interiors in the class. Critics also appreciate the Sonata’s cavernous trunk and spacious, split-folding rear seats.
Details: 2015 Honda Accord
The 2015 Honda Accord seats five and is available in sedan and coupe body styles. The Accord sedan comes in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trims, while the Accord coupe comes in LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6 trims. The Honda Accord Hybrid is reviewed separately. The base Accord LX sedan has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. An automatic transmission is optional on the base Accord, and standard on higher trims. The Accord’s last full redesign was in 2013, and since it sees no major changes for 2015, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2013 through 2015 model years.
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