2014 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Home Run!

2014 Honda Accord - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Home Run!
By lji1 on


2014 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


Waited a few months before reviewing, so I could get a full grasp on the car. Honda has hit a price-value sweet spot, especially with the LX model. Features at the entry price is amazing (see fav features). Compared against a Camry SE, Altima S, Mazda 6 (2014MY Mazda 3 is way better than the 6) and this was THE best bang for the buck. Love the handling, gas mileage, and the front design. No complaints with the seats or the CVT (although I had some concerns before my purchase). After researching, found that the CVT judder was mostly relegated to the '13 MY Accords (TSB fix issued by Honda). This fix has been implemented on '14 MY Accords and I have no major issues with the CVT (@6k miles now)

Update (9/20/16 @ ~ 56k miles):
Truly one of my best purchases. The car really is very low maintenance and it's easy to do maintenance on it yourself should you choose to. Would have liked the car to be a bit quieter, but I came from a Toyota and Lexus before this car, so it's subjective. Steering is absolutely fantastic, comfort strikes a good balance between sport and comfy (I personally haven't had any issues with the seats). No issues with the CVT, behaves just like a regular automatic transmission in normal driving. You only realize that it's a CVT when pushing the car hard on the highway. Just changed out the CVT transmission fluid when the maintenance system brought it up at 55,000 miles although I'll be changing the fluid out sooner the next time around (every 40k or so). The maintenance minder system isn't perfect as it only provides an estimate. The only "major" issue I have with the car is what's been one of Honda's weaker points over the years, the brake rotors. The braking function and distance is fine, but Honda seems to have used cheap rotors on this car (I have the LX, maybe they have better quality rotors on higher trims). I've had the rotors turned at ~12k miles after some panic stops on the highway. It's still present now, but dealership has advised to turn the rotors again when the brake pads have to be replaced (don't reckon it'll be anytime soon as the original brake pads from the factory still have plenty of life left at last check - 55k miles). Another "minor" issue is with the bluetooth - folks on the other end of the line often say the sound is poor and I've had the system hang a few times over the years when the phone is paired after a while with the audio system. Another side note is that I've come to realize that the LX model is one of the better trim levels for gas mileage as it's the lightest (weight) model and I do prefer the audio layout with the large buttons than the two screen setup you get with EX-L and above). One of the highlights regarding mileage on this car was driving from Tuscaloosa, AL to Houston, TX on a single tank (tank size is 17.1 US gallons) of gas (over 600+ miles) averaging 35+ mpg!

Update (3/20/17 @ ~ 68k miles):
As mentioned before, this 2014 Honda Accord has been truly a great car for my needs. Gas mileage has gone up slightly (up 1 mpg over the life of the car) and there are no problems to speak of. I would recommend that owners of this vehicle change out the transmission fluid around 30k-40k depending on driving conditions as the maintenance minder waits a little too long (in my experience - mine came on at 56k or so). The car has been easy on wallet with regards to maintenance and I'm looking forward to the 2018 MY when Honda will put their turbo engines in these Accords.... Looking forward to driving this car for 200,000+ miles.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Front seats
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Climate control
  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Electronics
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

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