Three versions of the 2015 Honda Accord go on sale today at dealerships across America, and they're priced to sell. Whether you're shopping for a coupe, a sedan, or a leaner, greener hybrid, the always-popular Accord is worth a look.
2015 Honda Accord Sedan
This is the most affordable member of the Accord family, with the four-cylinder sedan starting at an MSRP of $22,105 -- though of course, that's for the base LX trim with manual transmission. Moving up through the Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi, and Touring trims -- and a range of four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines, mated to manual, continuously variable, and automatic transmissions -- prices can begin as high as $33,630.
In terms of creature comforts, the Sedan hasn't received too many upgrades for 2015. However, EX-L and EX-L Navi models now come equipped with Honda's HomeLink universal remote, which can be paired with as many as three devices -- devices like garage door openers and home alarm systems. That could reduce the minutes separating you from Miller Time.
Pricier sedan models offer a few more bells and whistles, but they don't offer the best fuel economy of the group. The top-of-the-line, V6 Touring sedan with automatic transmission offers 21 city/34 highway/26 combined. If fuel efficiency is your #1 criteria, you'd fare better sticking with one of the four-cylinder EX models, all of which boast 27 city/36 highway/31 combined.
Performance fans, however, should go for the V6. While the 2.4-liter four-cylinder generates a respectable 185 horsepower, the 3.5-liter VTEC V6 churns out a much chunkier 278.
2015 Honda Accord Coupe
The coupe starts slightly above the sedan, with the four-cylinder LX-S manual priced at $23,775. Tweak the trim level (EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi), the engine (four- or six-cylinder), and the transmission (manual, CVT, or automatic), and you could begin haggling at $32,550.
The coupe's fuel economy can't match that of the sedan, with some V6 manual EX-L and EX-L Navi models earning as little as 18 city/28 highway/22 combined. Four-cylinders with CVT can boast a bit higher: 26 city/35 highway/29 combined. Engine output is the same as the sedan.
That said, the coupe does offer more pizzazz. EX-L and EX-L Navi models offer the same HomeLink system as the sedan, plus auto-dimming rearview mirrors. Four-cylinder EX coupes come with Honda's LaneWatch display, which gives drivers a better view of the passenger side of the vehicle, thanks to a camera that feeds to the in-dash display screen.
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
Not surprisingly, the hybrid has the highest starting price of all three Accord models, with the base beginning at $29,305. EX-L and Touring models are priced from $32,055 and $35,055, respectively.
In exchange for the added dough, buyers get Honda's Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive two-motor hybrid system. As you might guess from the name, that system propels the car with an electric motor, a gas-powered engine, and a hybrid system incorporating both powerplants. The hybrid seamlessly cycles from one mode to the other, depending on driving conditions.
And that, in turn, generates some savings at the pump. All three trim levels are rated at 50 city/45 highway/47 combined -- substantially higher than either the sedan or coupe.
Want to know more? Check out our complete review of the 2015 Honda Accord.