Only minor changes are due the 2015 Accord. The HomeLink remote system is now standard in EX-L and EX-L Navi trims of the sedan and coupe, as is the LaneWatch side monitor in the EX Coupe. Honda has yet to announce whether the limited-availability plug-in hybrid Accord will return for 2015.
After an all-new sedan and coupe were introduced last year, only minor changes are made on mainstream models. The big news for 2014 Accords is the introduction of a regular hybrid model and a limited-production, plug-in hybrid variant.
About Honda Accord Hybrid
Think about a Honda and an Accord will likely come to mind. For nearly four decades the Accord has been a staple for the automaker and a standout among rivals. In the process it has matured from a tiny 2-door hatchback to a full-featured family sedan and sleek coupe brimming with features. Today, the 2015 Honda Accord continues to set the standard in a segment that's crowded with rivals like the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200 and Nissan Altima. Still fresh off a recent revamp that blessed it with new design and more efficient powertrains, the 2015 Accord also continues to offer its something-for-everyone appeal with easy driving manners and a broad lineup that ranges from a sub-$23,000 family sedan to a premium-quality hybrid.
Pros: "Mileage, cmfrt, looks and well laid out instr pan"
Cons: "No spare tire and trunk space"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I always wanted to try a hybrid vehicle and after owning a number Honda vehicles decided to try their accord hybrid because I have been very satisfied with their Odyssey, CRV and other accords.
I have had this car for 4 months now and average around 46 miles per gallon per tank full. This is with both City and Highway Driving. You actually do get better gas mileage in the City. Living in Western Pa. has a lot of hills and this affects overall gas mileage but this vehicle is heads and shoulders above the competition.
I could not be happier with this vehicle. My only concern with this vehicle is like so many others have discussed is that there is no spare tire and the trunk is smaller than the non hybrid accord. But, this would not stop me from purchasing another one in the future. Since some of Honda's competitors do have spare tires, I feel that it is only a matter of time when Honda offers the same."
"A fun car. Great acceleration, amazing ride, Accord comforts. In fact, the only clue that this is not a gas-only Accord is the engine pitch when it is on not being connected to the car speed.
Be warned that once you stop, even at a stop sign, the whole car generally goes into EV mode -- engine stops -- dead silent. It will freak you out at first.
Why a Techie car -- ya gotta love seeing on the dash when you brake the battery filling up, to be used when you go. And the coolness of watching the gas engine shut off when travelling (normally constant speed, level). Thank goodness the dash lights up entertainingly -- it is easy to exit the car with the thing still "on" -- except the keyless entry in your pocket beeps at you to make you feel like a fool.
Did I mention it is an Accord -- you get the legendary design of that car model -- only eating a bit of the trunk for the battery. (Interestingly, that heavy chunk in the back seems to counterbalance the metal stuff in the front to give a neutral stance when cornering and driving vigorously.)
We drive 100 miles to and from work -- what was an every two day stop at the gas pump with an Accord V6 has become -- top it off on Sunday night just to make sure. Dramatic difference -- but still fun to drive. ALMOST like it better than my MDX."
Cons: "A few cheap components, MPG lower than advertisted"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love this car. I love the style, the mileage, and the ability to ride in my local HOV lane. I love the shark fin antenna and cool wheels. I love the pick up it has and the smooth ride. It was a little pricey & it does have some cheap plastic components (side mirrors), but I suppose all cars do these days. I get about 43 MPG overall. The only thing that bugs me is no spare tire."