Whether you’re looking for a reliable family sedan or a fun car that can handle a little twisting and turning, the 2014 Honda Accord is a great option. The car’s V6 powertrain and Eco Assist system work to maximize fuel economy while still providing a smooth, comfortable ride. The EX-L and LX trims deliver the best fuel economy.
EX-L and LX trims deliver the best fuel economy
Getting great fuel economy in a midsize sedan doesn’t have to be a daunting task. The 2014 Honda Accord offers great efficiency, along with a variety of driving aids and safety technology. The 2014 Honda Accord is available in three distinct trim levels: LX, EX and Touring.
The LX is the base trim, with many safety aids and features, including Bluetooth connectivity, a rear camera, dual-zone climate control, and a four-speaker sound system. The EX adds a power moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity, and a wireless charging pad. The Touring offers all the amenities of the EX, plus Adaptive Cruise Control and LED projector headlamps.
The top of the line EX-L trim includes heated seats, leather upholstery, and a 360-watt audio system. EX-L models also include a sunroof and forward collision warning.
The 2014 Honda Accord Sedan is equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for improved fuel efficiency. The CVT also features a new Grade Logic Control system. This improves acceleration and fuel efficiency, while giving the car more control over the gear shifts.
Eco Assist system works to increase fuel economy
ECO Assist is a new feature for the 2014 Honda Accord that works to increase fuel economy. It’s also an effective way to save money at the pump. This feature uses color-changing play on the speedometer to provide real-time feedback to drivers.
This system helps drivers better understand their fuel economy. It also changes the settings on the vehicle. Among its more popular features is an ECON mode, which helps prioritize fuel economy over performance. The Eco Assist system also has a EV mode, which provides an all-electric boost.
The ECO Assist system is made up of a handful of components. The first is an Eco Drive Display, which is a visual indication of how efficient the vehicle is. The display also shows the vehicle’s Drive Cycle Score, which is an indication of how much fuel the vehicle is using.
The Eco Assist system also includes a Driver Feedback System, which has an ambient meter in the instrument panel. The meter changes color depending on whether the vehicle is in SPORT or ECON mode.
Whether you want a fun-to-drive sedan or a comfortable, economical hybrid, the 2014 Honda Accord has you covered. The sedan and coupe models feature a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 252 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid features an EPA-rated 48 mpg combined, 43 on the highway.
The Honda Accord is one of the most fun and efficient cars in its class. With a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 185 horsepower and eight-second zero-to-60 times, the Accord is also one of the quietest cars on the market.
The Honda Accord also has a range of safety features. The sedan features Forward Collision Warning, a Rearview Camera and Vehicle Stability Assist. Accord models also offer Bluetooth connectivity and a standard 8-inch touchscreen. A HondaLink app is available on all models, which allows you to connect your smartphone to your vehicle and access roadside assistance. You can also use the app to monitor your vehicle.
Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are covered in a separate review
Introducing the new Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, a hybrid sedan that is designed to compete with the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. It uses an all-new hybrid powertrain and will be part of the next-generation Honda Accord lineup.
The Honda Accord plug-in hybrid offers a host of features including Bluetooth, navigation system, LED headlights, a rearview camera, remote charging and more. It also comes with an energy dense Lithium-ion battery pack. The battery allows the car to be driven in pure electric mode for up to 13 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in.
The Accord plug-in uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s mated to two electric motors. This provides 141 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 226 lb-ft of torque. It also features electric valve timing, a cooled exhaust gas return system and an electric water pump. The Honda Accord is powered by a 2.0-liter iVTEC Atkinson cycle engine, which is electrically coupled to a Continuously Variable Transmission. Its total power output is similar to the Sonata hybrid.