2015 Honda Accord Review, Feature and Images – Long considered a top contender in the family-sedan market, the Honda Accord is among the best of a crop of superb midsize cars. Accord comes in four-door sedan and two-door coupe form, with a wide variety of engine and transmission choices. The Honda Accord was completely redesigned and re-engineered for the 2013 model year. Test drivers say the 2015 Honda Accord provides good fuel efficiency, precise handling and a roomy rear seat.
The 2015 Honda Accord comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that provides eager acceleration and solid highway passing power, according to reviewers. They add that the available V6 engine makes the Accord feel particularly fast. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the base Honda Accord; test drivers say the optional automatic transmission is pleasantly responsive when mated to the four-cylinder engine. According to the EPA, the 2015 Accord LX sedan gets 27/36 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission, which is very good for the class. The Accord’s composed ride impresses most test drivers, as does its agility around corners. However, a few are disappointed with its numb steering.
The 2015 Accord comes in sedan and coupe body styles, and critics praise the smartly-designed interior, saying it has high-quality materials and an attractive look. Test drivers are notably fond of the climate and audio controls, which they say are quite user-friendly. Critics find the rear seat particularly roomy in the sedan but note it only folds down in one piece. They report that most of the Accord’s rivals have a split-folding rear seat, which allows them to accommodate rear-seat passengers and long cargo items. Standard features include a USB port, Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display and Pandora integration. Available features include leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, a moonroof, navigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a passenger-side blind spot camera, push-button start and a seven-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a touch-screen display.
Safety equipment that comes standard on all models includes two-stage front airbags, dual-chamber front side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, rearview camera, tire-pressure monitors, and daytime running lights. LaneWatch, forward collision warning and lane departure warning are available.
The 2015 Honda Accord comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a USB port, hands-free text messaging, a four-speaker audio system and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display and Pandora integration. Available features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a passenger-side blind spot camera (LaneWatch), adaptive cruise control, a moonroof, navigation, push-button start and a seven-speaker audio system with a touch-screen display, satellite radio and smartphone app integration.
Reviewers are pleased with the Accord’s simple audio and climate controls, which include relatively few buttons and a large screen that displays a wide variety of useful information. However, some note that the available touch-screen audio system has complicated menus. Automotive journalists appreciate the available LaneWatch system, which uses a camera to display images in the Accord’s blind spot on the passenger side.