Honda says the Accord is the best-selling car in America. Toyota says the Camry is the best-selling car in America. Who’s right? Well, that depends on how you look at the data. Toyota sells a whole bunch more Camrys to rental car companies and other corporate and government entities, while Honda parks more Accords in driveways like yours and mine.
In my book, that makes the Accord the most popular car in America, if not the best seller.
What makes this midsize sedan so popular? Most people buy Accords because they’re reliable, because they’re fuel efficient, because they’re safe, and because even after putting 100,000 miles on one, it’s still worth a decent chunk of change. Plus, you don’t need to justify an Accord purchase among family, friends, or colleagues. Tell ‘em what you bought, and they’ll think you’re one smart cookie.
Here’s the wonderful thing about an Accord, though. In addition to all the reasons people actually buy them, they deliver a sensation of impeccable engineering combined with a genuine fun-to-drive character. They feel quick, spry, and nimble, at the same time displaying uncanny precision and refinement. And that’s why I’m a big fan of the 2015 Honda Accord.