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Award-Winning Honda Accord Lineup Gets Even Stronger for 2014

Honda announced the 2014 Accord Coupe and Sedan will go on-sale today.  Featuring the award-winning Honda Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, the Accord lineup includes a direct injected 4-cylinder engine and a powerful and fuel-efficient V-6. A sporty CVT (4-cylinder models only) and a 6-speed manual transmission are also available. A new 2-motor Accord Hybrid, built1 with the rest of the Accord lineup in a Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, will debut later this fall.

The all-new 2014 Accord has earned a host of awards for setting new benchmarks for safety , fun-to-drive performance, customer-friendly connectivity, advanced safety features and overall value.

Starting at $23,990, the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan goes on sale August 28, 2013, and Coupe pricing starts at $26,400, with the same on sale date. Pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid Sedan will be announced closer to its October on-sale date.

The 2013 Accord has received numerous accolades, including an impressive win of one of the country’s most coveted automotive industry awards - the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) ‘Canadian Car of the Year’.  The 2013 Accord has also been recognized by Auto123.com as Canada’s Midsize Car of the Year, and by Autos.ca as a Top Pick – Family Car. ALG Canada found the 2013 Accord to be the mid-size vehicle with the Best Retained Value in Canada.  

Sophisticated and Athletic
Using the highest amount of high-strength steel in the history of the model, the Accord Sedan and Coupe bodies combine sophisticated and athletic styling with high-efficiency safety protection and remarkable aerodynamic streamlining. Extensive use of under-covers improve the aerodynamics for increased fuel efficiency, while other advances include available LED headlights, DRLs and brake lights, and mirror-mounted turn signals.

Earth Dreams™ Technology
Innovative Earth Dreams™ Technology powertrains include Honda's next-generation 2.4-litre, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. The 2014 Accord Sedan and Coupe are also available with a powerful and efficient V-6 mated to 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual (Coupe only) transmission. The new Accord Hybrid Sedan uses an all-new two-motor hybrid system paired with a  Continuously Variable Transmission.

Fuel efficiency is the best ever for an Accord, with 4-cylinder models earning a 7.8/5.5/6.7 L/100 km2 Transport Canada rating and V-6 models garnering a 9.6/5.7/7.9  L/100km Transport Canada rating2.

Well-Appointed Interior
The Accord interior provides a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. Available in Black, Gray and Ivory colour schemes, in cloth or leather, the Accord interior combines welcoming comfort with an impressive range of available technologies. A new smarter auto-dimming rear-view mirror no longer requires an on/off switch. Standard features include Expanded  View Driver’s Mirror, rearview camera, 8-inch (diagonal) "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID), Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface, and an SMS text messaging feature.

Other innovative technologies include the available cloud-based HondaLink™ connected car system, which lets drivers put away their smartphones and still stay connected to the people, music and social media they love. Also available is the Honda LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, which uses a camera system mounted on the passenger mirror for an enhanced view of the passenger-side roadway.

Responsive Chassis
A highly rigid unit-body, refined suspension technology and advanced electronics define the Accord chassis as the most capable in model history. The Accord is quiet and responsive on city streets, smooth and composed on the highway, and faithful to the driver's wishes on winding roads.

Features include a MacPherson strut front suspension (with Amplitude Reactive Dampers on Hybrid models), a hybrid steel-and-aluminum front subframe (all-aluminum on Hybrid models) and electric power steering (EPS). Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC) on both 4-cylinder and V-6 models counteract noise for a more serene cabin.

Comprehensive Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
The Accord Sedan and Coupe offer the greatest range of active and passive safety and driver assistive features in Honda history. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is standard on all Accord models, and available new technologies include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The Accord’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) II body structure, standard on all models, helps improve frontal crash safety performance. This allows the Accord to be one of few midsize offerings to excel in the rigorous U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small-overlap frontal barrier crash test, earning it the IIHS’ coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ crash safety rating. The Accord also obtained a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).3

Accord Model Range
The 2014 Accord Sedan is available in eight  model choices, including six gasoline-engine versions (LX, Sport, , EX-L, EX-L V6 Touring and Touring V6) and two Accord Hybrid Sedan models. The 2014 Accord Coupe is available in three model choices (EX, EX-L and EX-L V6).

Manufacturing
Celebrating 31 years of Accord production in North America, the 2014 models reflect the expanding capabilities of Honda in North America. The Accord Sedan and Coupe, and the Accord Hybrid are produced in Marysville, Ohio by Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

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1 Produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.
2 Based on 2014 Transport Canada mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
3 U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). Test results for MY11 and later vehicles cannot be compared to those for MY10 and earlier vehicles.