2015 Honda Accord

$25,030 MSRP

KBB Ratings™
0
10
9.5

KBB® Expert Reviews

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.

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Price
View BodyStyle Transmission Invoice MSRP
Sedan Manual, 6-Spd $22,904 $25,030
Coupe Manual, 6-Spd $23,287 $25,450
Sedan Automatic, CVT w/Sport Mode $23,634 $25,830
Coupe Automatic, CVT w/Sport Mode $24,063 $26,300
Transmission Options
Drive: FWD
Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
MPG City: 24
MPG Highway: 34
Safety
Alarm System
Engine Immobilizer
Stability Control
Traction Control
Blind-Spot Alert
Engine
Engine: 4-Cyl, i-VTEC, 2.4 Liter
Horsepower: 185 @ 6400 RPM
Torque: 181 @ 3900 RPM
Recommended Fuel: Regular
Dimensions
Curb Weight 3267 Pounds
EPA Passenger 100.8 Cubic Feet
Head Room: Front 37.6 Inches
Head Room: Rear 37.0 Inches
Height 57.7 Inches
Leg Room: Front 42.5 Inches
Leg Room: Rear 38.5 Inches
Overall Length 191.4 Inches
Shoulder Room: Front 58.6 Inches
Shoulder Room: Rear 56.5 Inches
Trunk or Cargo Capacity 15.8 Cubic Feet
Turning Diameter 38.1 Feet
Wheel Base 109.3 Inches
Width without mirrors 72.8 Inches
Hip Room: Front 55.6 Inches
Hip Room: Rear 54.7 Inches

KELLEY BLUE BOOK® EDITORS' NOTES

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.

OVERVIEW SUMMARY

With its easy operation, sub-$23,000 starting price, high reliability and excellent resale value, the Honda Accord sets the benchmark for midsize sedans. And while it may not have the trendiest design, the Accord is available in a variety of forms, from a range of sedans that include a 50-mpg hybrid to a sporty coupe with an available V6 engine.

TEASER

The Honda Accord continues to be the benchmark for midsize sedans while offering something for everyone, such as hybrid and coupe variants.

WHAT'S NEW FOR

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.

YOU'LL LIKE THIS

Simple operation, great reliability and high resale value are obvious attractors to the Accord. But you may be surprised at the extent of its lineup, which ranges from an economical sedan to a V6-powered coupe or a hybrid rated up to 50 mpg. It's hard to go wrong in any of them.

YOU MAY NOT LIKE THIS

About the only boxes the 2015 Honda Accord doesn't check are all-wheel drive or diesel power. Need those features? Look to the Subaru Legacy, Ford Fusion or Chrysler 200 for the traction enhancement all-wheel drive provides, or the Volkswagen Passat for the high-mileage a diesel engine grants.

EXTERIOR

Over the past few years the midsize sedan segment has become something of a beauty contest. We've seen prominent grilles, swoopy body creases and elongated headlight housings stretched farther than string cheese. Some of the designs look great upon introduction but age quickly. The 2015 Accord sedan bucks the pursuit of trendiness in favor of more contemporary lines. It may not be the flavor of the month, but the 4-door Accord sedan remains handsome and will likely age well. The 2-door Accord coupe brings added visual appeal with its forward stance, sloping roofline and arrow-like rear-window treatment.

INTERIOR

Step into the latest Honda Accord, and its 5-passenger cabin will feel familiar yet sophisticated. The familiar part comes from its roominess, excellent outward vision and easy-to-reach controls. Among the nicer touches is a standard 8-inch screen that sits prominently in the dash to relay audio, phone and navigation information. EX-L models and higher have a secondary screen for touch-operated audio and Bluetooth wireless streaming. The front seats are supportive and comfortable. Rear seats in the sedan are roomy for two adults (three in a pinch) and - not surprisingly - tighter in the coupe.

NOTABLE STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Even if you spend the least on a 2015 Honda Accord LX sedan, you'll get a well-equipped car with an 8-inch color display with rearview camera, dual-zone climate control and a 160-watt AM/FM/CD stereo with Pandora, Bluetooth connectivity and USB input. Sport models get a power driver's seat, 18-inch alloy wheels and a slight power increase. EX models include a power moonroof and the LaneWatch system, while EX-L models gain leather seating, upgraded audio, heated front seats and lane-departure warning. Top-line V6 Touring models have forward-collision warning and adaptive cruise control. Hybrid Accords include LaneWatch, LED daytime running lights and a 10-way power driver's seat.

NOTABLE OPTIONS

With the exception of opting for an automatic transmission in lower models instead of a 6-speed manual, major options for the 2015 Accord are obtained by moving up trim levels. Among the most desired features are satellite navigation, the V6 engine, a 7-speaker/360-watt audio system, 18-inch wheels, leather seating, the multi-angle rearview camera, HomeLink remote system, LED headlights, blind-spot display and adaptive cruise control. Accessories for further personalization include a sport grille, underbody kit, rear spoiler, remote engine-starting unit and illuminated doorsill.

PRICING NOTES

The 2015 Honda Accord starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,895 for an LX sedan with manual transmission. The automatic transmission is an extra $800. At the other end of the spectrum, a 2015 Accord V6 Touring sedan starts over $34,000. Hybrid models range from roughly $30,000 to $36,000. At these prices, the 2015 Honda Accord is in line with key rivals such as the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu. Undercutting the starting price of Honda's family sedan are the Mazda6, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima and VW Passat. Before buying, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for their new Accord. In the years ahead, the Accord is expected to have excellent resale value, evidenced by its win last year of the Best Resale Value Award among Mid-Size Cars.

DRIVING IMPRESSIONS

With the Accord's various powertrains come different driving experiences, but most buyers will gravitate toward 4-cylinder models with an automatic transmission. Used in this setup is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and it's surprisingly refined. The Accord's CVT feels much like a normal automatic, mimicking gear changes. Even a base sedan has good power for acceleration and passing, yet attains up to 36 mpg on the highway. Ride quality is pleasing, with a smart balance between comfort and sportiness. Honda Accord sedans and coupes with the 278-horsepower V6 are downright quick. The Accord Hybrid sedan, meanwhile, offers an easy way to earn exceptional fuel economy. Its transition from gasoline engine to electric power is smooth. The only obtrusion we experienced from the hybrid was a whine from the electric powertrain likely to be heard only by canines and human passengers whose ears can still sense higher frequencies.

OUR FAVORITE FEATURES

LANEWATCH
This safety system sees where your eyes cannot by way of a tiny video camera under the passenger-side mirror that displays what's happening in the blind spot. LaneWatch - included in EX and Touring models - can be configured to stay on or automatically turn on when the right-hand turn signal is engaged.

HONDA ACCORD HYBRID
Get behind the wheel of this Honda and, if it weren't for its aversion to gas stations, you might not realize you're driving a hybrid. In addition to appearing nearly identical to the regular Accord, the 2015 Accord Hybrid drives similarly, with transitions between its gasoline engine and electric motor nearly imperceptible.

UNDER THE HOOD

Two engines and three transmissions are offered in gasoline-powered versions of the 2015 Honda Accord. The base engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that makes a healthy 185 horsepower (189 in Sport versions). Optional is a 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that makes the Accord surprisingly quick. In the sedan, 4-cylinder engines are linked to a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT automatic, while V6 engines use a 6-speed auto. In the coupe, the V6 can be connected to a satisfying 6-speed manual. The hybrid, available as a sedan only, uses a 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. Fuel efficiency is a strong point for the Accord, with 4-cylinder models rated up to 36 mpg, V6s returning an admirable 34 mpg, and hybrids up to 50 mpg.

2.4-liter inline-4
185 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm (189 horsepower for Sport models)
181 lb-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpm (182 lb-ft for Sport models)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/34 mpg (manual, sedan and coupe), 27/36 mpg (automatic, sedan), 26/35 mpg (automatic, coupe and automatic Sport sedan)

3.5-liter V6
278 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
252 lb-ft of torque @ 4,900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/28 mpg (manual, coupe), 21/34 mpg (automatic, sedan), 21/32 mpg (automatic, coupe)

2.0-liter inline-4 + 124-kW AC synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor (hybrid model)
Total horsepower: 196
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 50/45 mpg

OVERALL RATING
9.5
DRIVING DYNAMICS
9.3
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
9.1
DESIGN/INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
8.6
VALUE
9.3
WRITTEN BY
Matt Degen
RELEASE DATE
9/15/2014
From the Editors of Kelley Blue Blook
©2017 Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. All rights reserved

Dual-Zone Automatic

Standard

Integrated Glass

4.11

Honda LaneWatch

Standard

Standard

Power F&R Disc

Anti-Lock

Digital (Stand Alone)

Standard

F&R

Rear Window

Automatic Power

Standard

Standard

Push Button

Keyless Remote Control w/Smart Key

Chrome

Carpeted

Standard

Remote Control

17.2 Gal Cap

O/S Temperature

Automatic On-Off

Standard

Cargo Comp't, Glove Box & Reading, Daytime Running

Dual Heated Power w/Turn Signals, Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity

Power Glass

Standard

(2) 12V

Standard

AM/FM Stereo w/CD & MP3

Auxiliary Input & USB Port, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Pandora Internet Radio Interface, (6) Speakers

Dual Front, F&R Head Curtain & Front Side Impact Air Bag

Folding Rear

Power Driver's Lumbar, 10-Way Power Driver's

Cloth Bucket

Audible Text Messaging Function

Standard

Standard

F&R

Variable Assist Power

Tilt & Telescoping

Illuminated

Standard

Limited Use Spare

Standard

Standard

Standard

Power

Variable Intermittent

Alloy

Power


Interior Features
AM/FM Radio
Standard
Cup Holder
Standard
Folding Rear Seat
Standard
Front Air Conditioning
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Power Locks
Standard
Remote Keyless Entry
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
12V Power Outlet
Standard
Automatic Air Conditioning
Standard
Auxiliary Input Jack
Standard
Bluetooth Streaming Audio
Standard
CD Player
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
Standard
Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
Standard
Power Driver's Seat
Standard
Power Liftgate/Trunk Release
Standard
Power Outlet
Standard
Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
Standard
Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Tilt Steering Wheel
Standard
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
Standard
USB Port
Standard
Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
Optional
Exterior Features
Power Windows
Standard
Rear Window Defroster
Standard
Moon Roof/Sun Roof
Standard
Front Spoiler
Optional
Rear Spoiler
Optional

Power Train
Transmission Type
Manual
# of Speeds
6 Speed
Drivetrain
FWD
Engine Type
Gas
Cylinders
4 Cylinders
Displacement
2.4 Liter
Bore
3.43 Inches
Compression Ratio
11.0
Fuel Induction
Direct Injection
Horsepower
185 HP
Horsepower RPM
6400 RPM
Stroke
3.90 Inches
Torque
181 Foot Pounds
Torque RPM
3900 RPM
Total no. valves
16 Valves
Valve Train
Dual Overhead Cam
Engine Branding
VTEC (Honda/Acura only)
Engine Configuration
Inline
Recommended Fuel
Regular
Dimensions & Capacity
Curb Weight
3267 Pounds
EPA Passenger
100.8 Cubic Feet
Head Room: Front
37.6 Inches
Head Room: Rear
37.0 Inches
Height
57.7 Inches
Leg Room: Front
42.5 Inches
Leg Room: Rear
38.5 Inches
Overall Length
191.4 Inches
Shoulder Room: Front
58.6 Inches
Shoulder Room: Rear
56.5 Inches
Trunk or Cargo Capacity
15.8 Cubic Feet
Turning Diameter
38.1 Feet
Wheel Base
109.3 Inches
Width without mirrors
72.8 Inches
Hip Room: Front
55.6 Inches
Hip Room: Rear
54.7 Inches

Safety Features
Alarm System
Standard
Engine Immobilizer
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Blind-Spot Alert
Standard
Crash Test Ratings
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating-Front Seat
5 Star Rating
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating-Rear Seat
5 Star Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating-Driver (Male)
4 Star Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating-Passenger (Female)
4 Star Rating
Frontal Crash Rating-Overall
4 Star Rating
Overall Rating
5 Star Rating
Rollover Rating-Overall
5 Star Rating
Side Barrier Rating-Driver Front Seat (Male)
5 Star Rating
Side Barrier Rating-Overall
5 Star Rating
Side Barrier Rating-Passenger Rear Seat (Female)
5 Star Rating
Side Crash Rating-Overall
5 Star Rating
Side Pole Rating-Driver Front Seat (Female)
5 Star Rating

Warranty
Basic Miles
36000 Miles
Basic Years
3 Years
Corrosion/Rust Through Miles
Unlimited Miles
Corrosion/Rust Through Years
5 Years
Powertrain Miles
60000 Miles
Powertrain Years
5 Years