2015 Honda Accord | New Car Review

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 by
2015 Honda Accord
  • Editor Rating

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

  • Rated 5 stars
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  • Last modified: December 22, 2014
  • Exterior
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    User: 100%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
    User: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
    User: 100%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
    User: 100%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
    User: 100%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%
    User: 100%

Review Summary:

The 2015 Accord has not changed much in looks, but there’s a fair bit that has changed. First , the car is now made in China. Next, there's changes on the engine and transmission sides. Further on, the new Accord features newer technologies, some new for the segment as well. Summing it - the 2015 Accord is a worthy evolution. Competition watch - similar offerings from Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai.

Pros

* Arguably the best looking Japanese sedan in its segment.

Cons

* Honda’s blind spot monitoring system (Lane Watch) needs to be fitted to both sides of the vehicle, not just one!

Looks

The 2015 Honda Accord is a good-looking car. Not much has changed on the skin. The saloon car is simple yet stylish. New LED lights give it a sense of refinement. Subtle contours rise and fall along the sides, making the car look sharp as they join the four corners together seamlessly.

2015 Honda Accord side

Feels

Inside the Accord style continues. The interior clearly knocks its rivals – the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima – out of the park. There are some unusual shapes in there, 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.

2015 Honda Accord interior

Engineering

Honda has 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. The latest gizmo comes in the form of an electric parking brake, which in addition to making the cabin feel a little more premium, brings with it an Auto Hold feature and Hill Start Assist.

2015 Honda Accord rear

What’s on offer?

There are several variations of the 2015 Honda Accord on offer, ranging between AED 89,000 and AED 129,000. As part of the engine line-up, there’s still two options available: a 2.4 litre 4-cylinder and a 3.5 litre V6. However, having bid farewell to port injection, the new direct injected 4-cylinder unit churns out 185 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 245 Nm of torque at 3,900 RPM, (a jump of 12 horsepower and 20 Nm) while being mated to a CVT transmission. Thankfully, the V6 isn’t on to get involved in the CVT hype; channeling 274 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 333 NM of torque at 4,900 RPM through a conventional six speed auto box.

2015 Honda Accord engine

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 the best, it will do everything you ask of it, and do it well.

2015 Honda Accord front

Specifications

Specifications2015 Honda Accord 2.4L2015 Honda Accord 3.6L
Engine/ Cylinders2.4 litre / 4 cyl3.6 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
185 hp @ 6,400 RPM274 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
245 Nm @ 3,900 RPM333 Nm @ 4,900 RPM
TranmissionCVT6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h9.8 secs7.1 secs
Top speed210 km/h210 km/h
PriceAED 89,000 - 101,000AED 116,900 - 129,000

4 Responses to 2015 Honda Accord | New Car Review

  1. Malcolm Luis Reply

    January 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    • Exterior
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    • Interior
      90%
    • Quality
      100%
    • Features
      100%
    • Performance
      100%
    • Value for money
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    • Rated 5 stars

    Practically everything one needs to have in a car. The one & only thing missing is arm rest for the passengers sitting behind. AWESOME car.
    & yes, it doesnt have passenger ejector seat 🙂

  2. Suhel Reply

    September 26, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Zaran,

    Any idea why the 2016 accords are without apply car play in UAE? It still has the same old outdated infotainment system here.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Suhel,

      Not entirely sure why our market is treated as an unimportant one. The only thing we can do is keep our fingers crossed and hope it comes with the 2017 batch!

      Regards,

      Zaran

  3. amirali Reply

    September 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I own black accord and I am very happy becauseof the value for money

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