The 2014 Honda Accord Sedan

The 2014 Honda Accord Sedan Review

The 2012 Honda Accord lineup was completely redesigned for the 2013 model year. Thanks to this overhauling decision, the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan has been made slimmer, and its fuel efficiency also being improved. Inside, you are going to feel as if you are in a nearly-luxury car, as the interior designing was boosted as well. With all these changes, though, a lot of people still had something to complain about: the lack of an exceptional hybrid. So, it was then decided that, for the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe series, a hybrid is going to be offered.

And offered a hybrid is what the Japanese car maker did. To top everything off, Honda did not only launch a single hybrid - it released two for the 2014 Accord line up. Because of this, the Accord series gro
w stronger than ever, something that many experts, motorists, and enthusiasts hope will continue for as long as the line releases new models every year.

What’s In the 2014 Accord Sedan

Some of the key components that made the Honda Accords so popular is their reliability, well-roundedness, problem-free ownership, and overall value for money. So those who were expecting these qualities to be present in the 2014 Accord Sedan were not disappointed. Even the base models, which come with the automatic transmission and a 4-cylinder engine, have a lot more to offer than their pricier competitors.

This combination, which technically makes it a continuously variable transmission (CVT), has made the Accord Sedan an exceptional fuel-efficient performer. The estimate for the vehicle’s combined fuel economy is 30 miles per gallon, something that is already very impressive for its class and size.

There are many other things that continue to make the Honda Accord a success. Comfort is one of them. The midsize vehicle, even with its comfortable seating and spacious cabin, is still going to take you for a quiet drive.

As far as amenities go, you will be surprised that the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan’s base trim, which is called “LX,” has been equipped with a lot of features. Standard technologies on the LX are a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and iPod/USB integration. This is a surprise, seeing that even the more expensive vehicles often offer them only as options.

Styles, Trims, and Options

The 2014 Honda Accord Sedan is offered in five different four-cylinder-equipped trims. There’s the LX, the Sport, the EX, the EX-L, and the EX-L with Navi.

If you want a more powerful engine, you can go for the 3.5L V6 engine, which is offered with the EX-L, the EX-L with Navi, and the EX-L Touring.

The base trim that comes with the four-cylinder engine is known as LX. With this, you  get an impressive set of 16” alloy wheels. As for technologies, some of the standards include dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable manual driver seat, a rearview camera, and a folding rear seat. Some navigation and connectivity amenities are also standard, including an 8” video display, phone and audio connectivity via Bluetooth, iPod/USB audio interface, auxiliary audio jack, 4-speaker sound system, CD player, and Pandora.

Take the next level trim, which is the Sport, and you have a slightly more powerful engine, together with 18” wheels, power lumbar-equipped eight-way power driver seat, a rear spoiler, leather-clad steering wheel, and the CVT’s shift paddles.

The EX, on the other hand, has been basically built off the base trim, but there are several distinguishing features, such as the 17” wheels in place of the 16” alloy wheels. You also get a sunroof, heated mirrors, keyless ignition, keyless entry, leather-clad steering wheel, power driver seat, 6-speaker sound system, and Honda’s very own LaneWatch blind-spot display technology.

Opting for the Sport trim brings a bit more horsepower, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, an eight-way (with power lumbar) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles for the CVT. The Accord EX also builds off the LX, but here you get 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, the power driver seat, the leather-wrapped steering wheel, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot display and a six-speaker sound system as added content.

With the EX V6-engine equipped trim, you are going to enjoy the same contents and features as those from the EX models.

Get the highest trim level, V6-exclusive 2015 Honda Accord Touring Sedan and you’ll have the adaptive cruise control and LED headlights as a standard.

Engine and Performance

All the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan trims come with the front-wheel drive system. Most of them have been equipped with a 2.4L, inline four-cylinder powertrain. This machine is capable of giving you an engine power of up to 185 horses. As for torque, you get to enjoy 181 pound-feet of it.

The Bottom Line

All in all, with the 2014 Accord Sedan’s powerful performance, impressive fuel economy, accurate handling, spacious cabin, and Honda’s reputation for being one of the leading manufacturers of safe vehicles, it is no doubt, one of the best in its class, which is quite a feat, seeing that the midsize sedan segment is very competitive. And while there may be several other good alternatives, this midsize sedan should be somewhere on the top of your list, simply because it can do almost everything properly and affordably too.

If you have become interested in one of the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan trims, now is the best time for you to start shopping. And with the help of the expert, friendly,  knowledgeable staff at Honda of Joliet, you can find out everything you need and wish to know about this very popular sedan offering from Honda.

In the event that you also become quite keen on checking out the other latest offerings from the Japan car maker, you can still rely on Honda of Joliet’s expert customer service providers. You can even test drive any of the vehicles you may soon become an owner of.

So visit Honda of Joliet in Illinois now so that you can make up your mind and become the next proud owner of a 2014 Honda Accord Sedan.