2014 Honda Accord Coupe Review: Handbook or Manual?

2014 Honda Accord EX-L Coupe

More than mere spec…the Accord Coupe.

2014 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Coupe, price and key specifications as tested
Body style/layout: 2-door coupe, front engine/front-wheel drive
Base price: $32,400 plus $790 destination
Price as tested: $33190 with destination

Engine
* Type: 3.5 liter 24-valve SOHC V6
* Displacement, cc: 3471
* Block/head material: aluminum alloy/aluminum
* Compression ratio: 10.0:1
* Horsepower: 278 @ 6200 rpm
* Torque: 252 @ 4900 rpm
* Required fuel: regular unleaded
* Fuel economy, EPA est.: 18/28/22 mpg city/highway/combined
* Fuel economy, observed:  19.8 miles per gallon in-town stop-and-go, 26.8 miles per gallon freeway

Transmission: 6-speed manual with slight overdrive on 5th and .771:1 on 6th

Chassis/Suspension
* Suspension, front/rear: Double-wishbone / Multilink
* Wheels: 18 x 8-inch alloy
* Tires: 235/45R18 All-season
* Brakes: 4-wheel disc; 11.5-inch dia. front/11.1-inch dia. rear
* Steering: Electric Power Steering (EPS), rack-and-pinion
* Turning circle: 39.0 ft.

Dimensions
* Wheelbase: 107.3 inches
* Length: 189.2 inches
* Height: 56.5 inches
* Width: 72.8 inches
* Curb weight: 3400  lbs
* Trunk volume: 13.4 cubic feet
* Fuel tank: 17.2 gallons

Safety
* Airbags: Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Dual-Stage Airbags, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Active Head Restraints
* Anti-lock brakes: Yes  Traction control: Yes  Stability control: Yes  Electronic brake-force distribution: Yes  Brake assist: Yes
* Other:  ACETM Body Structure

Warranty: 3-year/36,000 mile limited warranty and 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain limited warranty. Also, 5-year/Unlimited mileage limited warranty for outer body rust-through.