The 2015 Honda Accord is available now to our Metro Detroit drivers, and we think that when you compare its specs to its competitors, you’ll find they simply don’t hold up. Today, we’ll be looking at the engine specs of the Accord and figuring out if one of its most popular competitors can keep up with regard to power, torque, or fuel economy.
Who Builds the Better Powertrain?
While there are lots of different ways you can define “better” when it comes to a vehicle’s engine, but there are three main specs that drivers should be concerned with. We’ll give you a hint: we mentioned them already.
- Power: Measured in horsepower (hp), this is the amount of energy your engine is able to harness from your gasoline and transfer directly into the motion of your car.
- Torque: Measured in pound-feet (lb-ft), torque is a force applied via turning rather than pushing or pulling.
- Fuel Economy: Measured in miles per gallon (mpg), this is a measure of just how far each gallon of gasoline will let you drive.
The 2015 Accord’s basic model comes with a 185-hp four-cylinder engine rated at 181 lb-ft of torque. And 2015 Accord LX Sedans with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) earn an EPA-estimated 36 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city.*
How does a competing sedan like the Toyota Camry compare? Well, the Toyota can only manage 178 hp and 170 lb-ft with its engine, falling short of the Accord. And that saved power doesn’t result in better efficiency either; at 35 highway mpg and 25 city mpg, the Camry just can’t keep up.
If you’re looking for the better powertrain, we think the choice is clear: the specs support the 2015 Honda Accord.
Test Drive an Accord
We think we’ve proven our point on the specs of a competing model, but you need to see if the 2015 Honda Accord is right for you. And the only way you can really do that is to take it for a test drive. Contact a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you and let us put you in the driver’s seat of the new Accord.