EX-L V6 Accord Coupe is Upscale, Sporty, Reliable and Even Hot!
written on 01-08-2011
The 2011 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 looks great outside and inside. The exterior looks upscale and sporty like an entry-level luxury car. The handling is tight and sporty. The black leather interior looks sporty and upscale. It's hot! The Accord coupe exterior looks different than the sedan. I would compare the V6 Accord Coupe more to an Infinity or Acura than a Camry, Fusion or Sonata sedan. We also own a loaded 2010 Camry XLE sedan to compare against. The Camry has a more comfortable, quiet and luxurious ride, but the Accord V6 Coupe is more sporty and hot looking inside and out. The Honda Accord is super reliable, so you always have dependable transportation and no headaches. It's a good buy.
Sport car performance, Honda reliability = win win
written on 06-08-2013
I knew I wanted an Accord for my next car. Honestly, before researching I didn't even know Honda made an Accord Coupe though. Once I started researching this vehicle, I knew it was the one for me. It has every option imaginable in this version, except navigation which I haven't missed. The look is definitely Accord, but much much sportier than the sedan version. Also, the handling is improved with the 18in. wheels and tighter suspension. You can paddle shift down a couple gears and take the hair pin curves and freeway ramps with incredible speed and precision. For that handling dynamic, the ride quality suffers slightly. But with a 6 second 0-60, It's well worth it.
Not exactly a sports car, but a Grand Coupe withV6
written on 04-13-2016
EX-L V-6 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
With the V6, the EX-L Coupe is more Acura than Honda. I've owned 2 BMW's, and I'm used to a "driver's car". Handling-wise, this is no BMW, but power-wise, the V^ certainly does not disappoint. This car is tops for reliability and reasonable dealer service fees. It is also a super safe vehicle. I bought this one after being rear ended and run over by a Mack truck in a 2008 Honda EX-L V6. No, its not as fun as a BMW, but if you want a nice looking vehicle that is somewhat fun to drive, go for the V6.
I'm very picky about what I drive, which is why I chose the Coupe. This car has beautiful lines, I can't tell you how many compliments I get on this car. I bought the Polished Metal with Black Leather and couldn't be more happier. I could easily see 10 years from now this car still turning heads. I really wanted to buy stick shift but after I saw the automatic came with the paddle-shifters I chose the automatic and couldn't be more happy. What is truly amazing is that I've seen used versions of my car selling for nearly what I paid for the car Brand NEW! Oh Honda, I love their re-sale value. That's exactly why I didn't buy the Genesis Coupe. Oh and did I mention the car is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I've got 45k miles on my car and haven't had to do anything other than routine maintenance. Actually, this car has been a better and more dependable performer than my wife's Lexus. I bought this car because my daughter sold her Accord coupe to a friend with 400k+ miles and they're still friends. I would have rather bought an American car but..... well, you know about the reliability issues. I'm placating myself knowing that although made by Honda it was manufactures in Tennessee.
With this four-cylinder automatic Accord, there's virtually nothing I could do to make an impact on acceleration. All runs essentially the same with traction on/off, with brake torque or manual shifting up the PRNDL. Could detect the VTEC changeover at about 5,000 rpm.
Whoa! Remarkable lack of bite from the tires. Brakes are obviously in full-ABS cycle, but the Accord doesn't feel like it's slowing in a corresponding fashion. What's worse, the front pads were smoking HEAVILY after four stops and required 10 feet more to stop.
Skid pad: Yikes, these tires scream in protest well before the car is anywhere near grip limit. Steering feels appropriately weighted and is reasonably informative. With stability control on, the throttle is pulled back to an almost ridiculously low speed. Slalom: This car's rear gets very loose with the stability control off -- entertaining at the closed-course track, but not recommended for the real world. Steering is light and precise, suspension wind-up improves transitions, but ultimately tire grip (or lack thereof) is the limiting factor. With stability on, the car makes appropriate corrections, then lets go again. Well-tuned stability control.