2015 Honda Accord: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: A few small conveniences are now available on lower trims

Price change: $150 across the board

On sale: Now

Which should you buy, 2014 or 2015? 2014

For 2015, the ninth-generation Honda Accord enters its third model year with a handful of minor changes and a $150 price hike across all trims. All the updates involve equipment: A HomeLink universal remote is now standard on four-cylinder EX-L trims, while the four-cylinder EX coupe gets the automaker's LaneWatch camera system, which was previously restricted to higher trims. Finally, an auto-dimming rearview mirror comes on the EX-L coupe.

Related: Honda Accord Continues To Be a Real Steal fo Thieves

Those are minimal changes for a car that won Cars.com's six-car family sedan comparison in late 2012. Honda continues to offer the Accord as a coupe or sedan, with more than a dozen trim levels between the two, including a hybrid sedan. All of them are on sale now for the 2015 model year. In California and New York, Honda also markets an Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which stays in the 2014 model year for the time being. Details on the 2015 Accord Plug-in Hybrid are still forthcoming, spokesman Chris Naughton told us.

Editor's note: This post was updated on Aug. 20 to reflect more details on the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid.

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By Kelsey Mays | August 20, 2014 | Comments (5)

Cyber-Security Experts Name 'Most-Hackable' Cars

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We'll get right to the point, as time is of the essence in this fast-paced new world of connected cars and cybersecurity anxiety: You may be driving one of the "Most Hackable" cars as designated by researchers. On Wednesday, Twitter security engineer Charlie Miller and Christopher Valasek, director of Security Intelligence at computer security firm IOActive, presented a study at the 2014 Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vegas, identifying popular car models they determined to be the vehicles most vulnerable to a remote cyber-attack.

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The top three Most Hackable vehicles are:

By Matt Schmitz | August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Honda Accord Continues To Be a Real Steal for Thieves

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For the fifth year, automotive tracking-device manufacturer LoJack has released its Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, and once again, the Honda Accord ranks as the most stolen and most recovered car. That's not really a surprise, as the Accord is also consistently one of the top-selling cars, so there are more of them out there to swipe. The same goes for much of LoJack's top 10, six of which were among the 10 best-selling vehicles of 2013, including the Honda Civic, Toyota Camry and Corolla, and Chevrolet Silverado at Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively, and the Nissan Altima at No. 9.

Honda Accord Still Most Popular Car to Steal

What is a surprising, however, is the continued appearance of the Acura Integra on the list of most stolen and recovered cars. The Integra was last available in the U.S. as a sedan or coupe for the 2001 model year. It clocks in at No. 6 (down two spots since last year) and is followed by the Cadillac Escalade at No. 7, the Ford F-350 at No. 8 and the Chevrolet Tahoe at No. 10.

By Matt Schmitz | May 23, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Cars.com Review

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Honda's midsize sedan is one of the best in the class, and a new hybrid model with impressive fuel economy promises to make the 2014 Accord even more appealing — at least on paper, says Cars.com reviewer David Thomas. During Thomas' test, however, the sedan fell short of its 50/45/47 mpg city/highway/combined EPA rating. Still, plenty of features, pleasing road manners and a comfortable cabin should earn the hybrid model a place on shoppers' lists. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 16, 2014 | Comments (8)

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Car Seat Check

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Honda's midsize sedan is one of the best-selling cars in the U.S., and it's no secret why. The comfortable, affordable Accord easily holds five occupants, including room for two child-safety seats in the backseat. What about the new-for-2014 hybrid version? It too impressively handles two child-safety seats thanks to easy-to-access Latch anchors and a spacious backseat.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

By Jennifer Geiger | January 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: December 2013

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With the top seven automakers reporting sales, the industry is on track to end December 2013 about flat with December 2012. Don't call it a sputter just yet. Recall that December 2012 was a decent month — and that 2013 still ended well. Toward that end, each automaker charted its own course to the finish line.

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Shoppers gave Toyota the indifferent shoulder as the automaker fell 1.7 percent in December. Three of Toyota's four best-sellers — the Camry, Corolla/Matrix, RAV4 and Prius family — saw lower sales versus year-ago figures. Nissan, by contrast, chalked a 10.5 percent rise on strong Sentra and Rogue sales. And Honda gained 1.9 percent in December as dealers began the month with Accords and CR-Vs aplenty, and shoppers lined up for both. Despite a similar inventory situation, however, the Civic fell 12.4 percent.

By Kelsey Mays | January 3, 2014 | Comments (7)

Camry, Impala Top Most-Stolen List

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Among midsize and large cars, the Toyota Camry and Chevrolet Impala proved most popular among thieves, according to a new report from the crime-stats crunchers at the National Insurance Crime Bureau in Des Plaines, Ill. The report is based on National Crime Information Center vehicle-theft records for a period spanning Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, and limited to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 model years. Researchers culled the top 10 list from the 16 makes and 20 models of the midsize class, and the nine makes and 10 models of the large-vehicle class.

During the counting period, a total of 31,586 vehicles were stolen from both car classes combined, with the midsize group comprising the vast majority, with 22,090 thefts, or 70 percent.

The top 10 large/midsize vehicle thefts by make and model are:

By Matt Schmitz | December 5, 2013 | Comments (7)

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: October 2013

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As experts largely predicted, car shoppers shook off any hesitation from the federal government shutdown and bought enough new cars in the second half of October to drive the auto industry up about 11 percent by Halloween, judging by numbers from the largest seven automakers.

The Detroit Three led the pack, with sales up 13.9 percent. Nissan, Toyota and Honda gained 9.5 percent, while Hyundai-Kia were nearly flat with a 0.6 percent increase.

"Consumers showed resiliency in October with steady auto sales despite headwinds caused by the government shutdown," Toyota division GM Bill Fay said in a statement. Sales for the automaker's best-selling Camry ebbed, but a redesigned Corolla lifted Toyota's numbers. Honda saw a larger boom in the Civic, while shoppers shied away from the Accord; both cars had a strong October 2012. Nissan's popular Altima, meanwhile, fell 11.5 percent.

By Kelsey Mays | November 1, 2013 | Comments (11)

Which Midsize Sedan Has the Best Resale Value?

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By Rick Popely | October 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Honda Announces 2014 Accord Hybrid Price

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In the market for a high-mileage hybrid around the Halloween holiday? Honda has a treat for you. On Oct. 31, the 2014 Accord Hybrid will begin haunting dealerships at a starting price of $29,945; all prices include a $790 destination charge.

The 2014 Accord Hybrid comes in three trim levels: base, EX-L ($32,695) and Touring ($35,695). The base model comes standard with a blind spot warning system, rearview camera, LED running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, alloy wheels and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The EX-L adds forward collision and lane departure warning systems, leather-trimmed heated front seats, the HondaLink multimedia system, a memory driver's seat and a one-touch moonroof. The Touring package adds navigation with voice recognition and traffic data, and adaptive cruise control.

All models share the same mileage ratings, an EPA-estimated 50/45 mpg city/highway; Honda says it's the highest among four-door sedans. The sedan's powertrain combines a 124-kilowatt electric motor and lithium-ion battery with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and is operable in fully electric mode, gas-only or combined power. The 2014 Accord Hybrid is the first hybrid to be manufactured at Honda's Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, and the automaker's second hybrid produced in the U.S., joining the Civic Hybrid, built in Greensburg, Ind.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 23, 2013 | Comments (3)

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