Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe comes into the new model year with its strong reputation for reliability wholly intact. There’s a reason people buy nearly 400,000 Honda Accords a year, and one of them is the availability of the Accord Coupe. Boasting handsome styling, spaciousness, admirable fit and finish, and a wealth of comfort and convenience features; along with a choice of two sophisticated and efficient engines, the Honda Accord Coupe scratches all of the right itches. The base powerplant is a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder producing 185 horsepower and 181 ft-lbs of torque. This engine is paired either with a six-speed manual (as standard equipment) or a continuously variable transmission. The “big” engine is a 3.5-liter V6 capable of delivering 278 horsepower and 252 ft-lbs of torque. The transmission choices for the Accord Coupe with this engine are a six-speed automatic, or a six-speed manual. Dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, full power accessories, navigation, a touchscreen display, and smartphone application integration are all available. The safety suite includes forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring. The Accord Coupe scored five stars in all NHTSA crash tests, and the best IIHS ratings (“good”) in all of that organization’s tests—except the small-overlap frontal-offset test. In that one, the Accord Coupe scored the institute’s second highest rating, “acceptable”.

 



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