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08-01-15

Honda Accord Top Honors in The Midsize Sedan Class

Through the years, the iconic Honda Accord has continued to be one of the most marketable sedans on the market. From college rookies to business professionals, they can all be seen driving around town in a Honda Accord. That is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that the new Honda Accord for 2015 has been getting rave reviews from numerous and legitimate car experts. And while the new Honda Accord merits much recognition, the competition is still very tight and strong.

Under the hood, a huge portion of attributes make the Honda Accord for 2015 more engaging to drive, beginning with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder that makes 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The Sport sedan clutches a little more power out of the same engine: 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. Although a six-speed manual transmission is provided for the first time with this engine, keep in mind that many Accords will have the gearless CVT.

The optional 3.5-liter V6, offered with a new six-speed automatic transmission or a coupe-only six-speed manual, makes 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Note that the engine is largely a carry-over from the previous Accord, but the six-speed automatic produces a big difference notably in acceleration, pushing the Accord V6 to the head of the category.

Generously equipped, the new Honda Accord for 2015 has a good deal of nice added features, including start/stop system, an info display with consumption feedback, an instant fuel meter, and an integrated rearview camera. Even the audio system is also quite stable. And of course, not to be ignored, the latest Honda Accord for 2015 now sports daytime running lamps. Furthermore, it has cornering lights that slowly disappeared when you straighten the steering wheel rather than going off quickly.

Phenomenally well engineered, the Honda Accord for 2015 is ready for use as a midsize sedan and coupe. Four-cylinder sedans come in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Navi. Choose the Accord’s 3.5-liter V6 and three trims are provided: EX-L, EX-L with Navi and Touring.

The Accord coupe with the four-cylinder engine is available in LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Navi, while the V6-equipped version comes only in EX-L and EX-L with Navi trims.

The base four-cylinder 2015 Accord LX is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, an 8-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a one-piece folding rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB audio interface and Pandora Internet radio control, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels.

Going for the 2015 Accord Sport trim delivers a little more horsepower, a rear spoiler, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles for the CVT (continuously variable transmission), in addition to 18-inch wheels.

Note that the 2015 Accord EX also builds off the LX, but in lieu of the Sport’s features highlights heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, the power driver seat, the leather-wrapped steering wheel, Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot display and a six-speaker sound system, along with 17-inch wheels.

The 2015 Accord EX-L trim includes driver-seat memory functions, a four-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, forward collision and lane-departure warning systems, a more sophisticated rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a premium seven-speaker sound system with a 6-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio and smartphone app integration (HondaLink with Aha) and leather upholstery.

The 2015 Accord EX V6 feature content is very much alike to that of the four-cylinder EX versions. Keep in mind that the V6-exclusive Touring sedan caps the range, mixing LED headlights and adaptive cruise control with the equipment from the EX-L with Navi.

For the 2015 Accord coupe, the base LX-S trim is very much alike to the LX sedan but comes available with 17-inch wheels instead of 16s, while its audio system has six speakers instead of four. Additionally, the coupe’s EX trims are as good as to the sedan’s when it comes to equipment, though the V6-powered EX-L has 18-inch wheels.

In terms of interior, all the controls have been carefully and deliberately positioned to give the huge luxury of use, as shown by obviously marked knobs, buttons, stalks and switches that are reasonably situated across the door panels and dashboard. ?

Every Honda Accord for 2015 comes with front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags in addition to active front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control. A rearview camera is also standard across the board, while blind-spot, lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems are ready for use on the upper trim levels.

In addition, Accord’s LaneWatch blind-spot system (EX trim and above) is very remarkable as it instantly switches the 8-inch screen’s display to a low and wide view of the passenger side of the vehicle when the right turn signal is engaged. A camera in the right-side mirror gives the poise-inspiring view, and adjusting to checking the center-dash display is swift and logical.

The crash tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program revealed that Honda Accord for 2015 garnered the top-five overall safety rating from the federal vehicle safety regulators, with four stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for side-impact safety. The car earned five stars across the board.

In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, the 2015 Accord earned ‘Good’ ratings in every segment for its outstanding performance in the moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests. Furthermore, the 2015 Accord’s seat and head restraint design was ranked ‘Good’ for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

If you want to know more about all the options available for the 2015 Honda Accord or you just like to experience a truly ambitious all-road performance when you test-drive the Honda Accord for 2015, you can ask and consult with Honda of Joliet.

The skilled staff at Honda of Joliet serving Aurora, Joliet, Bollingbrook, Plainfield, Oswego and Montgomery, is enthusiastic to help car shoppers pick a 2015 Honda Accord, or any other new or used vehicle according to their budget and preference. All loyal and new Honda customers always get exceptional service and hassle-free experience.

Convinced the Honda Accord for 2015 is the perfect car for you? Book an appointment or just stop by at Honda of Joliet now if you want to learn more about the sophisticated Honda Accord for 2015.


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