In short, the 2015 Honda Accord Sport 0-60 still delivers the similar ever-impressive performance just like its predecessor. Despite the minor shuffles in standard features, the new 2015 Honda Accord Sport is still one of desirable options available in the market. After all, remember that Accord has been the top selling family sedan for about 30 years, proving there’s something more the car can provide aside from the reputable manufacturer name.
The 2015 Honda Sport is one among five trims available for the 4-cylinder sedans. It is an upper trim than LX, but lower than EX, EX-L, and EX-L with Navi. In general, the 4-cylinder Sport is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 8-inch infotainment display. More standard features also include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel wrapped in leather with shift paddles for CVT, a rearview spoiler, an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar, a one-piece folding rear seat, inaddition a 4-speaker sound system.
All 2015 Honda Accord models are front-wheel drive. The inline 4-cylinder options are with 2.4 liters of displacement. The engine is capable of producing total output of 185 horsepower and torque of 181 lb.-ft. Compared to the base LX model, Accord Sport can boost greater horsepower, rated at 189, in addition to 182 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard with the CVT is available as an option. With CVT, 2015 Accord Sport is rated at 29 mpg combined. But with manual transmission, the fuel economy ratings drop at 27 mpg combined.
Most buyers usually end up choosing the 4-cylinder engine. If you do too, you will not be disappointed, though. Even though the 4-cylinder models are not as quick as V6 ones, the engine still revs willingly and is able to deliver the power in a smooth manner. Honda’s CVT is the best of the breed, considering CVT isn’t renowned for refinement. But with Accord, the CVT quickly responds when the sedan needs for swift passing maneuvers before smoothly drops the engine rpm back when quick acceleration is no longer needed.
Performance, in general, is relatively strong even with the base 4-cylinder engine and CVT. The 4-cylinder sedan can sprint from null to 60 mph only in 7.8 seconds, which is quick for the class. But if that Accord Sport 0-60 rating doesn’t truly impress you, you can chock the rating for the V6 model that can accelerates only in 6.1 seconds.