2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4 4 cylinder from North America
Be conscious of all the comments regarding the seats in these 9th generation Accords. Your cabin area should be comfortable.
I enjoy almost everything about the car, save for the seats. They are actually horrible. Me ~ 6’4” 240.
First ~ Both driver and passenger seats are canted at a degree or so off... meaning not quite centered. My wife noticed it instantly within 2 miles of her drive.
Second ~ the padding on the side bolsters is pathetic! You can press your right shoulder blade moderately into the bolster and feel the metal pointed frame of the seats, of which you may do more often than not to compensate for the canted driver position.
Third ~ The passenger seat! What? One sits so low you can’t even rest your arm out the right window on the door seal, even for someone my height. When driving I feel like I’m talking down from a podium to my passenger. Powered passenger seat option provides a tad bit better height because it’s somewhat adjustable... but not much. They are so low (Hyundai has a similar issue) that the aftermarket has available kits to raise passenger seats on these Hondas.
Road noise is not insulated from the driver as well as Honda’s competitors, but not as much of an issue as the crappy seats.
I adore the car otherwise, but here’s some more complaining. Not concerned about the high pressure direct injection fuel injection that people freak out over. The 6 speed manual transmission is nicely laid out and smooth, albeit the ratios are geared a bit too close. One may find themselves using 6th gear even in residential areas. 4 speaker radio is weak. Suspension with 18” wheels verges on the choppy for ride, yet leans in the clover leafs more like a Ford Granada.
The 4 cylinder engine provides adequate power with the 6 speed manual and is fun. I’ll never buy another CVT... ever. The automatic V6 hauls ass, but is nose heavy and seems noisier than the 4.
The car will probably last long, but if I cannot find a resolution for the seats, it may leave my quiver sooner than later.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2019
28th Aug 2019, 17:52
Replace the seats with aftermarkets.
29th Aug 2019, 11:39
Sure, and then enjoy the airbag light and/or warning messages being on permanently because the aftermarket seats have no airbags or sensors.
30th Aug 2019, 23:47
The comment appears to be trolled. Probably mimicking the same suggestion posted on the 2005 Honda Civic thread 3 days ago.
31st Aug 2019, 22:05
Why would anyone bother to troll a plain car like this? It’s a car found in just about any suburban driveway or grocery.
11th Sep 2020, 10:45
Well well, how come there is not (yet) one of those comments "did you actually test drive the car?". Anyhow, here's my take. From being a mechanical engineer, people need to realize something: in the car industry, things are not constant. The overall quality and reliability of a car will change through the years, due to changes in the engineering, design and management teams. In some years, you will have a passionate, dedicated and skilled team, while in other years it will rather be a bored team working under increased production pressure from a new management or CEO. Nothing stays the same in the car industry. This is why you have a good generation of Honda - like they were in the 90s, and then 10 years later a Honda is just a cheap, uninspiring econobox.