Performance and specifications
EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
Is the 2014 Honda Accord a Good Used Car?
The 2014 Honda Accord,, The base engine is strong enough for everyday driving, and fuel economy is acceptable. Inside there’s plenty of front- and rear-legroom, comfortable seats, and a long list of standard features. Still, there are reasons to shop around. The Accord has a firm ride. It also lacks a split-folding rear seat, limiting the trunk’s ability to hold larger and longer items. It has above-average reliability, but several midsize cars are even more reliable.
The base Accord sedan and coupe feature a 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is available. A 278-horsepower V6 engine is available. It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission (coupe models also offer a six-speed manual). Fuel economy estimates range from a high of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway for the base Accord sedan with a CVT to 18/28 mpg city/highway for a V6 with a six-speed manual transmission. All Accords provide a nimble, but firm, ride. Steering is good but doesn’t offer much feel for the road.
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The 2014 Honda Accord seats five. Cloth seats are standard and leather is available. Entering and exiting the Accord is easy, and the driver has great outward visibility. The dash layout is intuitive, with dedicated, easy-to-use radio and climate controls. There are full sets of LATCH anchors and tethers for installing child safety seats on the rear outward seats. The middle seat has a tether anchor.
The base 2014 Honda Accord comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a four-speaker stereo, and a USB port. Higher trims include satellite radio, a seven-speaker stereo, and navigation.
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Used 2014 Honda Accord Prices
The price of a used 2014 Honda Accord ranges from about $14,100 for the base LX trim with a manual transmission to about $21,500 for the fully loaded EX-L trim with a V6 engine. The price varies depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.
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How Reliable Is the 2014 Honda Accord?
The 2014 Honda Accord’s reliability rating from J.D. Power is 3.5 out of five. That’s above average overall, but many autos in the midsize segment, like the Chevrolet Malibu and Hyundai Sonata, score 4.5 or better. The Toyota Camry earns a perfect five.
How Safe Is the Accord?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2014 Honda Accord a five-star overall rating (out of five), scoring perfect five stars in all but the front crash test, where it earns four stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Accord a Top Safety Pick+. Standard Accord safety features include vehicle stability assist and a rearview camera. Available features include forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
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Should I Consider Another Used Accord?
The 2014 Accord is part of the car's ninth generation, which launched in 2013 and includes the 2017 model year. Each of these models share similar dimensions and performance characteristics. While a 2013 model can save you money, the 2015 model will cost more and provide no additional benefits. The Accord underwent a refresh for 2016, adding technology features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and refreshing the exterior look.Compare the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Accord »The 2014 Accord is part of the car's ninth generation, which launched in 2013 and includes the 2017 model year. Each of these models share similar dimensions and performance characteristics. While a 2013 model can save you money, the 2015 model will cost more and provide no additional benefits. The Accord underwent a refresh for 2016, adding technology features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and refreshing the exterior look.
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Which Used Honda Accord Is Right for Me?
The 2014 Accord sedan has six trims (LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring). The 2014 Accord Coupe has four (LX-S, EX, EX-L, and EX-L V6). The Accord Plug-In Hybrid and Accord Hybrid sedans are reviewed separately. The base Honda Accord LX sedan and LX-S coupe come with standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Available features in higher trims include adaptive cruise control and lane watch blind spot monitoring. They are not worth the extra cost because they add little value. For the best combination of features and fuel economy, stick with LX sedans that have the available continuously variable automatic transmission.
The Honda Accord has above-average reliability, but you might still consider buying a certified pre-owned model. Honda extends its original new-car limited powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles for all certified pre-owned models, and it extends the new-car non-powertrain warranty to four years or 48,000 miles. If the CPO Honda you purchase is more than four years old or has more than 48,000 miles, you’ll receive a one-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain limited warranty. Honda CPO vehicles must pass a 182-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Honda’s warranty page carefully.
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2014 Honda Accord and Other Cars to Consider
Which Is Better: 2014 Honda Accord or 2014 Toyota Camry?
The 2014 Toyota Camry and 2014 Honda Accord differ in small ways. The Honda has slightly more front legroom and the Toyota a bit more rear legroom. Both their four-cylinder and V6 engines offer almost the same horsepower. The Honda’s driving dynamics are a bit sportier, while the Camry’s are a bit smoother. However, the Camry earns a perfect reliability score and can run about $1,000 cheaper. Advantage, Camry.
Which Is Better: 2014 Honda Accord or 2014 Mazda6?
The 2014 Mazda6 is a fun-to-drive, agile midsize sedan with fuel economy estimates that nearly match the Accord’s. Like the Honda, the Mazda6's back seat is spacious, but the rear seat can fold in two sections to create more trunk space. The 2014 Honda Accord is the better choice, though, because the Mazda6 suffers from the lowest reliability score a vehicle can earn.
Which Is Better: 2014 Honda Accord or 2014 Honda Civic?
The compact 2014 Honda Civic offers almost as much front legroom as the midsize Accord, but less in the rear. Both cars share many of the same standard features, like a rearview camera and Bluetooth. If you can live with less rear legroom, save yourself some money and buy the Civic.