As with every Honda I've ever owned, this car does everything just as it should. It is beyond reliable, incredibly comfortable, handles great, is powerful and yet returns pretty impressive fuel economy for a V6. It turns heads everywhere I go - thanks to the Tiger-Eye Pearl (metallic brown) paint job and the beautiful two-tone leather interior.
But more than all of that, I was so impressed by the technology (lane-watch camera, front collision warning, land departure warning) that I actually convinced my partner to replace an aging Hyundai Santa Fe with a new 2015 CRV Touring to get the same (plus even more) safety technology.
Lane-watch camera is great for changing lanes of course but also for spotting cyclists and pedestrians in an urban setting. The styling is more refined than the last version which seemed a little chunkier and I always have people telling me at stoplights that they thought it was a BMW.
I wish it had adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot indicator for the driver's side. A heated steering wheel (Canada here) and a power passenger's seat would be nice additional bonuses in an already luxurious vehicle.
The navigation/audio/information package is great but the voice controls are not nearly as useful, intuitive or accurate as they are in the Ford system. I can never get it to recognize my phone call requests.
I purchased my black Accord Sport as a "leftover" 2014 in October of 2014. As of late March 2015, I have driven the car for 13,100 miles.
The Accord Sport is very, very comfortable to drive. (I am 6', 220 lbs.) The back seat is giant for its class. The active sound cancelling works quite well -- reducing fatigue on my long trips.
I have never reset the trip "B" fuel mileage calculation. Before winter, the overall average was at 34.3 mpg. Currently, after a very cold winter it reads 30.8 mpg. 95% of my driving is mixed urban.
One strange thing, which my son also noticed, the highway fuel mileage is 3-4 mpg lower WITH cruise control than without - even in ECO mode.
The continuously variable transmission (CVT) is fantastic! Very responsive and well-behaved.
It is especially fun to hold the accelerator to the floor, until top speed, and listen to that beautiful Earth Dreams 2.4 hang out for awhile around 6500!
While a little stiff on SE Michigan's third-world quality roads, the Sport handles very well.
The almost silly paddle-shifters are handy for downshift braking, in stop & go traffic.
The dealer-installed, Honda-authorized remote start stalls the engine when the doors are unlocked. How bizarre! My last five (Chrysler and GM) vehicles have featured remote start, and did not have to be restarted upon entry.
The lack of heated outside mirrors on the Sport package is a bit disappointing. And, there is no (reasonable) way to add heated mirrors, because the Sport uses unique electrical harnesses.
Have taken the car in at least 9 times (I stopped counting) for interior noises...in the dashboard, in the doors, in the glovebox. I now have to ride around with the glovebox open...that the only way to stop the ticking sound. Service dept can never replicate the noise so I'm stuck. Glovebox door closed - ticking sound; glovebox door open - ticking sound. You would think they could figure it out, but they can't. I plan to have them remove glovebox door and I'll try to fix on my own. Very nice car otherwise...but that's what I get for switching from Toyota. You spend $25000 on a car and have to drive around with glovebox open...
Only 11000 miles at 14 months...because I hate to drive it.
Blind spot camera
Touch door handles for lock/unlock
Push button start
Vehicle rides a little low - would raise ground clearance.
Stop using cheap plastics that rattle.
Add tray inside the center console.
Headrests make you tilt your head forward - very uncomfortable.
Use wider tires - would help with lateral stability and looks.
My new Accord EX is excellent with its CVT and new engine. Plenty of power, smooth, and great gas mileage!
CVT, Engine, Push Button Start, quality and looks of engine - nice clean layout. Honda doesn't have to hide their engines under plastic covers! Mileage remaining is great along along with all the info the computer retains.....
Great car - especially on the highway. Plenty of power even in economy mode. No need for a turbo or V6.