Honda Accord 4 DR EX-L on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

Honda Accord 4 DR EX-L on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

Are you ever so groggy in the morning, coffee in hand, stumbling out of the door that all your looking for is your blue car?

That’s what happened this week.

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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com August 14, 2015

This week I drove a blue Honda Accord 4 DR EX-L and a blue Volkswagen CC 2.T R-Line.

(The 2015 Honda Accord EX-L. Photo courtesy of Lou Ann Hammond)

The 2015 Honda Accord EX-L with NAVI

EPA MPG: 27 city, 36 highway I got about 31 mpg
MSRP: From $30,195 the one I drove was out the door at $30,985.
Horsepower: 185 horsepower
Engine: 2.4L 4-cylinder
Warranty: 3 yr/36,000 miles basic, 5 yr/60,000 miles power train

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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com August 14, 2015

(The 2015 Volkswagen CC R-Line sedan. Photo courtesy of Lou Ann Hammond)

The 2015 Volkswagen CC R-Line Manual Sedan

MSRP: $34,275 mine out the door was $35,140
EPA MPG: 21 city / 32 highway I got 27 mpg
Horsepower: 200 horsepower
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder
Curb Weight: 3,358 lbs
Warranty: 3 yr/36,000 miles basic, 5 yr/50,000 miles powertrain

The 2015 Volkswagen CC is a sleeper in that class and one I would recommend. I love the TSI engine and the drivability of the car. The exterior is reminiscent of its sister the Audi A7.

The Honda – any Honda – has so many safety features that other car companies don’t have. The 2016 Honda Accord will include a suite of sensing technology. I will check if Honda has done anything in 2016, but the sound of the trunk shutting was metal on metal. ouch

If you’re going to buy Honda, I would look at the 4D 2.4 L4 EX-L Continuously Variable Transmission w/ Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV for MSRP of $30,570 or the 4D 3.5 V6 Touring 6-Speed Automatic Transmission PZEV MSRP of $34,580.

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About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.