2014 Honda Accord | new car review

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 by
2014 Honda Accord
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 89,000 - 129,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 2 Reviews

  • Accord
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
    User: 96%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
    User: 91%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
    User: 99%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
    User: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
    User: 98%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%
    User: 86%

Review Summary:

The USA’s best selling car can’t really do any wrong. Combining comfort, style, and practicality, Honda’s flagship model will always be a smart choice.

Pros

Looks
Engineering
Finishing

Cons

Glossy plastic in interior

Looks

The is a good-looking car. The saloon version is simple yet stylish, and new added features such as LED lights give it an Audi-like sense of refinement. Subtle contours rise and fall along the sides making the car look sharp as they join the four corners together seamlessly. The version of the Accord is especially pretty; Honda should be proud of themselves.

2014 Honda Accord Sedan front

Feel

Inside the Accord the style is continued, with an interior that knocks its rivals – the Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima – out of the park. There are some unusual shapes in there, but it is all packaged together neatly and finished exquisitely. There is a fair amount of glossy plastic that will certainly be susceptible to scratches, but otherwise the Accord feels refined and safe.

2014 Honda Accord interior

Engineering

Honda have fitted some clever bits and pieces to the Accord, the most interesting being the “Honda Lane Watch” feature. There is a camera that is mounted within the passenger side wing mirror, eliminating your nearside blind-spot. The Accord is also available with “Variable Cylinder Management”, which matches your driving style and deactivates three cylinders to improve fuel economy. I’d love to find out how that works!

What’s on offer?

There are several variations of the Accord on offer, with the 4-door saloon ranging between AED 89,000 and AED 121,000. The standard 2.4 litre engine also comes in a coupe body, which is AED 110,000. Should you wish to flex your muscles that little bit more, then there is a 3.5 litre V6 coupe model that costs AED 129,000.

2014 Honda Accord Sedan rear

Summing it

The Honda Accord can be summed up thusly: it looks good, it feels good, it’s economical, and there are plenty of options available. While it may not jump out at you as an exotic car, it will do everything you ask of it, and do it well.

4 Responses to 2014 Honda Accord | new car review

  1. Aravind Warrier Reply

    December 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    • Exterior
      95%
    • Interior
      97%
    • Quality
      100%
    • Features
      80%
    • Performance
      95%
    • Value for money
      81%
    • Rated 5 stars

    The perfect allrounder! It has the style, the features, the power. Ofcourse, for speed thirsty drivers, the CVT and the eco mode would be looked down upon, it delivers enough power to zoom past all traffic. The engine feedback is also amazing.

    With the reliabiltiy of HONDA, there is nothing that could go wrong with this car.

    If I had to make changes I would:
    a. Reducee the steering size, a little oversized for my liking.
    b. sound proof the cabin as there as some above average road noise.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      January 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Aravind,

      Hope you’re well.

      Good to hear you’re enjoying your Accord and thank you for your feedback.

      I guess you weren’t the only one concerned with the road noise, as for 2015 the Accord does come with active noise cancellation and it works brilliantly. Now keep those fingers crossed for a reduction in steering size, too!

      Regards,

      Zaran

  2. Brenda Skeel Reply

    January 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    • Exterior
      97%
    • Interior
      84%
    • Quality
      98%
    • Features
      100%
    • Performance
      100%
    • Value for money
      91%
    • Rated 5 stars

    I bought my 2014 Honda Accord EXL the day after Christmas. I initially was looking at a Nissan Maxima but was told by a friend to look at the Hondas. I have never owned a Honda and was a little leary. I am so glad I checked it out! I love everything about my car. It is classy looking and turns heads for sure. After being a Nissan owner for 10 years I have become a Honda owner for life.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      January 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Brenda,

      It’s great to see you’re enjoying your Accord 🙂

      Regards,

      Zaran

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