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2014 Honda Accord sedan – A top choice for a midsize sedan

Published on August 28 2014

''There is also driver’s seat position memory, heated rear seats, and perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces. In addition, a premium audio system and satellite radio are offered on the EX-L, Touring, EX-L V6, and Touring V6. ''

In many ways, the Accord has set the benchmark for the midsize sedan segment. Rivals like the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima are intriguing in their own right, but the 2014 Honda Accord really provides an A-grade overall package. Sensible and refined, the Accord offers good fuel economy, a roomy backseat and cargo area, quick acceleration and responsive handling, in addition to a history of reliability and high resale value. 

Honda introduced a lot of new elements to its Accord last year. The fully redesigned 2013 model received new styling, engines, suspension, chassis, along with new features and technology. For 2014, the automaker has introduced two new models: a regular hybrid, and a plug-in variant. Consumers will certainly have a range of choices when selecting an Accord vehicle, although if the regular-gasoline version is the preference, it is definitely a thumbs-up choice. 

With a starting price of $23,990 MSRP, the 2014 Honda Accord comes in six different trims, starting with the base LX model, and ending with the top-of-the-line Touring V6. The LX to Touring models come equipped with a 2.4-litre direct-injection 4-cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower. The engine can be coupled to a standard 6-speed manual transmission (LX and Sport models), or an available Continuously Variable Transmission. 

Although CVT transmissions can be awkward, noisy and slow, the one found in the 2014 Accord works seamlessly and will provide drivers with more acceleration response and a sportier driving experience than you may be accustomed to. With the CVT, buyers may also find that fuel economy ratings are more than satisfactory with ratings like 7.8/5.5 litres per 100 kilometres (city/highway) – and a combined consumption rating of 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers. 

Even with the 3.5-litre V-6 engine found on the top two trims, which generates 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, fuel economy ratings are still quite good with a combined average of 7.9 L/100km when paired with the 6-speed automatic. There are a few elements that help the 2014 Honda Accord in achieving exceptional efficiency. The available Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, Eco Assist, and ECON mode serves to help minimize fuel consumption. 

The 2014 Accord has also received the TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the top 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The sedan does offer solid handling, and consumers can take advantage a lighter independent front strut suspension when compared to the previous generation model, and higher dynamic performance, resulting in enhanced responsiveness, ride comfort and stability. Safety technologies also include, depending on the model, a blind spot display, a multi-angle rearview camera, lane departure warning, and Honda’s HomeLink system, among others. 

Inside the midsize sedan, customers will also find a list of standard and available features to consider, ranging from dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth with hands-free calling, and a satellite-linked navigation system for comfort and convenience. There is also driver’s seat position memory, heated rear seats, and perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces. In addition, a premium audio system and satellite radio are offered on the EX-L, Touring, EX-L V6, and Touring V6. 

The 2014 Honda Accord is a top choice for a midsize sedan – one that demands to be tested. If this vehicle is on your radar, we suggest contacting your Civic Motors dealer to book a road test. It will be worth it, especially when considering all it has to offer.

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