Come 2014 and the Honda Accord lineup is all set to get even better with the launch of the 2014 Accord Coupe and Sedan models, both of which have already won quite a lot of accolades and awards from various automotive magazines and websites. Even an all-new dual-motor Accord Hybrid is set to make its debut this fall with the rest of the Accord lineup, which would further strengthen the popularity and sales rankings of the Honda brand. Having completed 31 years of producing Accord models in the US, the 2014 models stand as a testimony to the growing capabilities of the Honda brand and their ever-expanding sales figures.
Ever since its launch in fall 2012, the Honda Accord has managed to emerge as the most popular midsize passenger car in America for the first six months of 2013. It has even won many awards for its fuel-efficiency, customer-friendly connectivity, superb driving performance, advanced safety features and overall value. It has won the 27th Car and Driver “10 Best” title for the model, “Best Family Car” award from Edmunds.com and Parenting magazine, “Best New Sedan Under $25,000” Award from KBB.com. The Accord had also topped the list of six-way midsize sedan comparison test by Cars.com, Motorweek and USA Today and even won the award for the highest resale value car by KBB.com.
For 2014, the Accord Sedan range is available in eight trims, namely LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring models, along with the Plug-In and Hybrid Sedan models. The Coupe variant is available in four trims namely the LX-S, EX, EX-L and EX-L V6 models. These models have been designed using the largest amount of high-strength steel ever used in their production till date and combine athletic styling with maximum safety protection. The use of under-covers improves the aerodynamics of these models for increased fuel efficiency, along with other features such as LED headlights, mirror-mounted turn signals, and brake lights.
Both the Accord Sedan and Coupe models are powered by the highly efficient V-6 engines that are mated with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Following the Innovative Earth Dreams Technology all upcoming models of Honda would be powered by a 2.4-liter, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine that would be available with either a CVT or six-speed manual transmission. The Hybrid models use an all-new two-motor hybrid system paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The estimated fuel efficiency for four-cylinder engines stands at 36mpg highway and 34mpg highway for V6 models.
The interiors of the 2014 Accord models offer an extra-ordinary level of luxury and craftsmanship which has never been witnessed in any of the models prior to this. Available in black, ivory and gray colors, in both leather and cloth, the interiors of the Accord spell maximum comfort and luxury. Other standard features on the models include dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink phone interface, rearview camera, 8-inch "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID), Pandora internet radio interface and an SMS text messaging feature. Other innovative features include the cloud-based HondaLink connected car system, Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display, a standard rearview camera along with an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.
A refined suspension technology combined with a powerful chassis allows the Accord to account for a quiet ride on the city streets, highways and even on rugged roads. Moving on to standard safety features, the Accord models are available with Vehicle Stability Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning system. The Accord’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure helps improve frontal crash safety performance and it has even earned an overall 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2014 Honda Accord Sedan has been priced at $21,955 and the Coupe would be available for $23,625. The Plug-In Hybrid Sedan model is priced at $39,780 and the price for the 2014 Hybrid Sedan model would be announced closer to its launch in October 2013.