AccordFeature3We consider ourselves experts on the Honda lineup here at Detroit Area Honda Dealers, but even then, there are some questions we can’t answer. Like “Should I get the 2014 Honda Accord V6 or the 4-cylinder?”

What we can do, though, is give you the benefits of either choice and let you figure out which one fits your needs better.

The Standard Four-Cylinder

Under the hood of the entry-level Accord LX is a 185-hp four-cylinder. Drivers of the 2014 Accord LX with continuously variable transmission (CVT) gets an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.* That sounds like a pretty good combination of power to efficiency to us.

But maybe you want a little more power; will you be okay with a slight dip in efficiency?

Upgrading to the V6

To start with, you’ll have to upgrade to at least the EX-L trim levels to get access to the V6 engine, which bring extra amenities beyond the LX as an added benefit. But you’re here for the power, right?

The Accord’s V6 engine is rated at 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. And the Accord EX-L V6 with automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg.* So you trade a couple of mpg on the highway for nearly 100 hp? That doesn’t sound like a bad trade to us, but it’s a choice you’ll have to make on your own.

If you are looking at the Accord Coupe, don’t forget that upgrading to the V6 engine on the EX-L trim level gives you an added upgrade to your wheels too—they’ll be 18 inches with the V6.

Visit a Honda Dealer Today

If you want to see the difference between the Accord’s engines, we suggest a test drive. You can get behind the wheel of the 2014 Honda Accord at a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you. We have plenty of locations in the Detroit Metro area, and we can’t wait to serve you.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers includes Tamaroff Honda, Jeffrey Honda, Cawood Honda, Troy Honda, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Fischer Honda, Ferndale Honda, LaFontaine Honda, Victory Honda of Plymouth, Victory Honda (in Monroe), Suburban Honda, Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda, Brighton Honda, Page Honda of Bloomfield, and Bruce Campbell Honda.