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2015 Honda Accord Overview

Honda Accord Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Honda Accord 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  82 Accords, 10.0 months of data per Accord, average 13800 miles

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 This "why to buy" is tentative. While the regular Accord's reliability has been excellent, Honda has produced some decidedly unreliable hybrids in the past. So I'd like to see more time and miles before declaring the new Accord Hybrid glitch-free. The new Fusion had a glitchy first year, including poor panel fits, but has improved since. full 2014 Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
It's been fairly reliable. I have put nearly 80,000 miles and so far I have only had to deal with brakes. full 2013 Honda Accord review
2012 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Our past Hondas have been the most reliable cars we've owned. I would expect the Accord Coupe to be much more reliable long-term than the Volkswagen. full 2012 Honda Accord review
 

Honda Accord repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (44%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 25 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Honda Accord.

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 We start with the downfall of the first Honda Accord Hybrid: it failed to deliver the mpg people expected from a hybrid. EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway were well above the regular V6's 18/26, but not much better than the four-cylinder's 21/31. Genius wasn't needed to discover the root cause: Honda had paired a 16-horsepower electric motor with a 240-horsepower V6 (for a combined 253--the two didn't climax together). Quite simply, the electric motor was too small--it couldn't power the car on its own--and the 3.0-liter gasoline engine was too large (if able to deactivate three cylinders while cruising). Honda hasn't made the same mistake again. The new Honda Accord Hybrid joins a far stronger, 166-horsepower electric motor with a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine for a combined 196 horsepower. For the latter, Honda modified its new, significantly more efficient "Earth Dreams" engine to run, like Ford's and Toyota's hybrids, on the Atkinson-cycle (the intake valves remain open for the first bit of the compression stroke). Honda's big idea isn't with the motor or the engine, though, but in how they are connected to the front wheels. There's no conventional stepped automatic transmission this time around. Nor is the transmission a planetary gearset CVT, as in Ford and Toyota hybrids. Nor is it a belt-and-pulleys CVT, as in the Honda Civic Hybrid. Instead, the new transmission barely warrants the term. It's a one-speed. You won't find a one-speed transmission in any car powered by a conventional engine because a single ratio would be either way too tall for performance at low speeds or way too short for efficiency at high speeds. A conventional engine is only powerful at high rpm but only efficient at low rpm. For acceptable performance and efficiency, a transmission must be able to shift gears to put the engine at whatever rpm is appropriate for the current task (accelerating or cruising). In contrast, electric cars DO tend to have single-speed transmissions, as their motors deliver acceptable efficiency and power over a much wider range. Given that the new electric motor is strong enough to accelerate the Accord on its own, Honda lets it do this up to 43 mph. At that point the fixed transmission ratio is a good match for the gasoline engine, and a clutch engages to connect it to the wheels. (At lower speeds the engine only comes on as needed to charge the battery pack.) Brilliant in its simplicity, this single-speed design dramatically reduces internal friction and weight. The payoff: the new Accord Hybrid is rated 50/45, vs. the Fusion Hybrid's 44/41, the Camry Hybrid's 40/38, and the regular Accord's 27/36. In suburban driving the trip computer reported averages from 38.5 to 54.8, and 43 overall for the week (tying the MKZ Hybrid). I found it fairly easy to crack 50, spectacular for a midsize sedan. full 2014 Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Outstanding fuel economy. Regularly exceeds EPA estimates. Recent 100 mile highway trip with no AC produced 37.2 mpg. Unbelievable for V6. full 2013 Honda Accord review
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy. I have the V6 and I usually average between 28 and 29 mpg overall. I do mostly highway driving and some suburban roads. And I'm usually doing about 70-80 mph on the highway, so you can do even better if you were to be driving 55-60 mph. full 2013 Honda Accord review
2015 Honda Accord Gas Mileage: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT FWD
Excellent fuel economy. I still get more than 27mpg in the city with the airconditioning on. Highway driving gets me 37+ with the airconditioning on. full 2013 Honda Accord review
 
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Questions about the Honda Accord

  13 responses   Honda CVT Transmissions
2013 - 2017 Honda Accord
jeffcurran

Anybody having problems with the Honda CVT transmissions on "newer" Honda Accords? Specifically, are they failing prematurely? I understand that it's too early to get a feel for this on cars that are less than 3 or 4 years old.

I'm looking at Camry with AT vs. Accord...

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