Chosen Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, the 2013 Honda Accord has quickly earned a special place in the midsize sedans.
Chosen Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, the 2013 Honda Accord has quickly earned a special place in the midsize sedans. This year, the 2014 Honda Accord returns virtually unchanged compared to the 2013 model, but a new model is added to the range to offer even more to buyers.
On the road, what a joy it is to drive 2014 Honda Accord! This is a car that manages to blend comfort and performance as very few intermediate models are able to do, and that is why it is so popular. Once you are settled in, the driving position is perfect, the seats are comfortable, and the controls in the center console are right at hand. Furthermore, visibility is excellent and contributes to the tranquility felt inside.
Obviously, the 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers the most dynamic performance with its 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. As soon as you press the accelerator, the car leaps forward with an acceleration reminiscent of German performance cars. That being said, many buyers will choose the four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine that comes standard. It develops 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque and, if you want my opinion, does an outstanding job both in terms of performance and with regard to fuel economy.
Indeed, helped by the ECO Assist device that facilitates the adoption of a fuel-efficient drive and by the Earth Dreams technology that makes the engine more efficient, Honda Accord's four-cylinder engine has an average fuel consumption of 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway and 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city with the continuously variable automatic transmission.
The manual 6-speed transmission is not bad either when it comes to fuel economy, showing an average of 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers. Even the V6 engine is doing well with its average 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers.
The new hybrid
Those particularly concerned with the consumption of their car will want to pick the new model of the 2014 Accord range: the Honda Accord Hybrid. Powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine linked with a 124 kW electric motor, it shows an average consumption of 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers while providing 196 horsepower at your right foot.
This power is relayed to the front wheels through a new e-CVT transmission. In addition, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid offers three operating modes (EV, hybrid and gasoline), which are selected automatically based on your current needs.
Priced from $29,590 before taxes and preparation, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is just as cheap to buy as at the pump.
In addition to its dynamism and frugality, the 2014 Honda Accord also offers a spacious and comfortable interior. In short, it has everything and that is why you see so many on the road. Come try it today and you will be convinced!