A lot of standard features; roomy interior with improved materials; quieter ride; above-average continuously variable transmission (CVT); capable handling
Base stereo only has four speakers; navigation system is only available on the EX-L and above
The Accord sees only minor changes for 2015, including a newly standard LaneWatch camera on EX coupe models, a standard universal remote in the Accord EX-L and an auto-dimming mirror in the Accord EX-L coupe.
The 2015 Accord sedan is offered in six trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring. The Accord coupe starts out at LX-S and can't be had in Sport or Touring trims, but it shares the sedan's other trim levels.
Honda used to punish entry-level buyers with a lack of equipment offerings, but starting this year, that's no longer the case. Even the base LX sedan ($23,000) includes perks like 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB audio connectivity, Pandora Radio compatibility, a 4-speaker stereo and the i-MID (short for intelligent multi-information display) infotainment system with an 8-in screen.
The Sport sedan ($24,500) adds 18-in alloys, a rear deck-lid spoiler, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 10-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar.
The EX sedan ($25,800), traditionally the luxurious Accord, actually isn't that much more special now, though it does feature 17-in alloys, a sunroof, a 6-speaker stereo and keyless entry with push-button ignition.
The EX-L ($29,200) sets itself apart from the EX with LED brake lights, HondaLink, a rearview camera, 2-position memory for the driver's seat, a 4-way power passenger seat, a new-for-2015 HomeLink garage-door opener, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a touchscreen audio interface and satellite radio.
The EX-L V6 sedan ($31,200) adds the V6 engine and LED daytime running lights.
The top-of-the-line Touring sedan ($34,400) features automatic LED headlights and adaptive cruise control.
Note that the optional navigation system with voice recognition is only available on the EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trims. Selecting it increases the resolution of the i-MID screen substantially.
In terms of feature content, the coupe-only LX-S model ($24,400) is roughly an EX sedan without the sunroof and push-button ignition. From there on out, the coupe more or less follows the sedan's equipment formula.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
Ford Fusion -- The recently redesigned Ford Fusion is one of the few rivals that can give the Accord a run for its money in terms of technology. It doesn't hurt that the Fusion is great to drive, too.
Hyundai Sonata -- The current Sonata almost single-handedly started the trend toward good-looking, value-packed family sedans. Newly redesigned for 2015, it's still a formidable foe -- especially with its powerful 2.0-liter engine.
Toyota Camry -- The Camry is heavily updated for 2015 in order to give Toyota a fighting chance against major rivals from Honda, Hyundai and Ford. We suspect that the new Camry will offer an appealing package -- much like the outgoing model.
The LX is so rich with features that we're tempted to recommend it and call it a day. We do consider the LX to have a strong value, but given all the extra features you get with the EX-L, it could be the pick of the litter if the price is right. Find a Honda Accord for sale