2014 Honda Accord Consumer Review: They just keep getting better.

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They just keep getting better....
By treeguybob on


2014 Honda Accord EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


Our 2014 Accord EX-L Navi is our fourth Accord, and our seventh Honda. So far, this 2014 Accord is the best ever. Superb seats, roomy, quiet, peppy, and an overall resounding ring of quality. In reading other '14 Accord reviews, I note a range of complaints...and while many of these complaints may be well founded, one must recognize the Accord for what it is...for it's value. What other car could I buy like this for less than $27K! We have owned several BMW's and other "luxury" vehicles. Most (but not all) have been a bit nicer than the Accord, but when rating any of them relative to their initial cost and maintenance costs, all fail to even remotely compare to the amazing value of the Accord. Our '14 Accord is now 2+ years old, and continues to run flawlessly. Like all my past Accords (and CR-V's, and del Sol), I perform all of my maintenance. Oil changes @ every 5K miles on this '14 are a virtual snap, with super easy access to drain and oil filter. The highest mpg recorded thus far was 41.4 mpg for one full tank, but this was a rare event which involved almost exclusively 55-60 mph continuous driving. I usually witness about 32-33 mpg overall per tank, and overall life of vehicle mileage is 31.9 mpg. The singular gross disappointment with this Honda does not directly involve the vehicle, but rather is aimed singularly at the Navi system. This Honda Navi system has to be the very worse system we have ever used. Not only is it difficult to use, not intuitive, but it also is inaccurate in providing directions. The solution thus far has been avoidance...we simply use our iPhones or portable Navi...but disappointing appreciating the $1K option price. Update 11/29/2016: This '14 Accord still proves to be the best Accords (and best Honda) we've owned. Although I had some doubts about liking the CVT transmission (we've had several manual and traditional automatic transmissions in past Hondas), I've learned to really love the CVT...especially when using cruise control in situations where more power is demanded (mountains). The CVT is near seamless, with RPM's rising to the needed power...but without any noticeable downshifts that one would experience with a normal automatic. Likewise, acceleration with the CVT is amazingly smooth. No CVT downsides at all. Update 5/30/2017: Really nothing new to report...and am doing so as Edmunds requested an update. Our Accord continues as one fine car. No complaints whatsoever, other than the lousy NAV system which we simply avoid. The bluetooth in the sound system is very good, sensing our iPhones immediately, and allowing us to stream music/podcasts from the iPhones through the sound system.
Nice feature. I mentioned earlier that I have owned several "luxury cars". This '14 Accord continues to rank right up with the best of all of them. The only vehicle I have driven that conveys more confidence and stability was a '97 Lexus LS400. While the Lexus was one very fine vehicle - it also had an new purchase price almost three times of this Accord. Overall mileage remains at 32.9 mpg, with highs around 35 mpg.

Best Features

  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Getting in out
  • Instrumentation
  • Cargo storage
  • Interior design
  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

Worst Features

  • Entertainment
  • Navigation

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