The Honda Accord has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States for more than two decades. Though the Accord has taken the form of a station wagon, hatchback and even a crossover, the sedan has been the most popular model thanks to its overall versatility.
Families love this car because it is comfortable and economical. Parents love to buy it for their teens and college students because it is fuel-efficient and safe. Young professionals love the Accord because it has a stylish and sporty look without being too flashy.
The Accord continues to impress with each new generation, and the 2015 model only builds on its reputation for success. The 2015 Honda Accord is proof that this popular model will continue to be a best-seller for many more years to come.
The Honda Accord has earned the reputation that it has primarily for its easy handling and its reliability. Year after year, the Accord delivers consistent performance for its owners. The car is known for having few mechanical issues even with age and for having a long life span, lasting 200,000 miles or more for most model years.
The 2015 Honda Accord offers a quiet and pleasing ride. It has a modest 2.4-liter Inline 4 engine that puts out 185 horsepower and 181 pounds per feet of torque. This sporty sedan isn't going to be leaving any dust trails in its wake on weekend racing, nor will it be hauling any trucks out of the mud, but it will give you enough get-up-and-go for some spirited around-town driving. The continuously variable transmission with optional paddle shifters also makes it easy to navigate.
Contributing to the comfortable ride is the MacPherson Strut Front Suspension and the Multi-Link Rear Suspension, which absorbs most shocks you're likely to encounter on the road. Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering makes the car easy to handle, and features like hill start assist and the drive-by-wire throttle system give you more power while you're driving, creating uninterrupted performance.
In addition to the smooth ride, you'll also enjoy great fuel efficiency. The base model gets 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the hybrid version can get up to 50 mpg in the city.
The 2015 Honda Accord isn't a luxury vehicle or a flashy sports car, but it doesn't scrimp on style. Its understated design contributes to its versatility. The Accord is like the little black dress in every woman's closet, you can dress it up or down and wear it to just about any occasion. Likewise, the Accord can blend into the crowd as a family car or make a great first impression on a date or when picking up a business client.
With the 2015 model, the Accord gets a bit of a sleeker design, with rounded-off edges and a more aerodynamic look. The design changes are minor, but they add up to a noticeable improvement in the overall look. Some standard exterior features on the 2015 Honda Accord include chrome door handles and exhaust finisher, halogen head lights, and power side mirrors that are the same color as the body. The driver's side mirror has an expanded view.
Inside the 2015 Honda Accord are cloth, bucket front seats and folding rear seats. There is plenty of leg room and head room all around, and the driver's seat is height adjustable. The interior has been upgraded to include numerous features as standard that were once only available with a higher trim level or an optional package.
Some standard features include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary jacks, steering wheel-mounted controls with back lighting, and an 8-inch Infotainment touch screen.
The 2015 Honda Accord is leading the way in making what were once considered advanced features standard.
One reason that the Honda Accord is so popular is that it has also performed well in safety tests consistently over the years. The 2015 Honda Accord continues on that tradition of excellence, and it comes loaded with numerous safety features.
The new Accord comes with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, ventilated front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes, an engine immobilizer, stability control, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring. A rearview camera with dynamic guidelines is standard, providing more eyes around the car to reduce the risk of accidents from unexpected obstacles.
Numerous airbags are included for maximum protection in case of an accident. The setup includes dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and front and rear head airbags. The airbags also include a rollover sensor. There is also a sensor in the passenger seat to turn on the airbag system as necessary.
On the exterior, daytime running lights, auto delay off head lights and dusk-sensing head lights help to manage illumination. Child safety features include child locks on the rear doors and child seat anchors in the back seat.
Overall, the car's safety is reinforced by the advanced compatibility engineering of the body, which is designed to stand up to greater forces and to offer a more stable ride. Whether you are driving your family around town or you have gifted the car to your first-time driver, you will feel secure with the 2015 Honda Accord.
You would be hard pressed to find another car that offers as much bang for your buck as the 2015 Honda Accord. The base model starts at $22,105, which puts it in range for most budgets. With its fuel efficiency and its reliable performance, you'll also spend much less in overall maintenance and repair costs throughout the life of the car. On top of that, Car and Driver has named the 2015 Honda Accord one of its 10 best cars of the year.