2001 Honda Accord EX V6 Review, Start Up & Rev, Interior Overview
A quick overview of my personal car, been driving it for almost 2 years but its been in my family since 2007, it had 66,000 miles when we bought it from the original owner. I love it, but its time for a smaller, more fuel efficient car in the next 2 years. I forgot to mention my transmission is original so I got lucky since these generations are prone to failure.
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Review and Road Test
As of October, the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedan in America is the
Honda Accord. Or so Honda says. After all, Ford has been trumpeting a
matching 47 MPG combined from their Fusion. Who is right? And more
importantly, can the Accord get Honda back into the hybrid game after
having lost the first initial hybrid battles with their maligned Integrated
Motor Assist system? Honda invited us to sample the 2014 Accord Hybrid as
well as a smorgasbord of competitive products to find out.
I have always been a fan of "elegant and restrained" styling which explains
my love for the first generation Lexus LS. That describes the 2014 Accord
to a tee. Like the regular Accord, the hybrid is devoid of sharp creases,
dramatic swooshes, edgy grilles or anything controversial. This is a
slightly different take than the Accord Plug-in which swaps the standard
Accord bumper for a bumper with a slightly awkward gaping maw. In fact, the
only thing to indicate that something green this way someday are some
grille inserts and LED headlamps on the top-level Touring model.
Being the drivetrain geek that I am, what's under the hood of the Accord
hybrid is more exciting than the Corvette Stingray. Seriously. Why? Because
this car doesn't have a transmission in the traditional sense. Say what?
Let's start at the beginning.
Things start out with the same 2.0L four-cylinder engine used in the Accord
plug-in. The small engine is 10% more efficient than Honda's "normal" 2.0L
engine thanks to a modified Atkinson cycle, an electric water pump, cooled
Exhaust gas return system, and
electric valve timing with a variable cam profile. The engine produces 141
horsepower on its
own at 6,200 RPM and, thanks to the fancy valvetrain, 122 lb-ft from
The engine is connected directly to a motor/generator that is capable of
generating approximately 141 horsepower. (Honda won't
release specific details on certain drivetrain internals so that's an
educated guess.) Next we have a 166 horsepower, 226 lb-ft motor
that is connected to the front wheels via a fixed gear ratio. Under 44
miles per hour, this is all you need to know about the system. The 166 horsepower motor
powers the car alone, drawing power from either a 1.3 kWh lithium-ion
battery pack, or the first motor/generator. Over 44 miles per hour, the
system chooses one of two mods depending on what is most efficient at the
time. The system can engage a clutch pack to directly connect the two
motor/generator units together allowing engine power to flow directly to
the wheels via that fixed gear ratio.
Pay careful attention to that. I said fixed gear ratio. When the Accord
Hybrid engages the clutch to allow the engine to power the wheels directly
(mechanically), power is flowing via a single fixed ratio gear set. The
fixed gear improves efficiency at highway speeds, reduces weight vs a
multi-speed unit and is the reason the system must operate in serial hybrid
mode below 44 mph. There is another side effect at play here as well: below
44 MPH, the system's maximum power output is 166 horsepower. The 196 combined
ponies don't start prancing until that clutch engages.
So why does Honda call it an eCVT? Because that fits on a sales sheet
bullet point and the full explanation doesn't. Also, a serial hybrid can be
thought of as a CVT because there is an infinite and non-linear
relationship between the engine input and the motor output in the
Old Top Gear Honda Accord
Old Top Gear from 1998
Jeremy Clarkson roadtests the Honda Accord and the Honda Accord Type R with
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
1st October 1998
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2013 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
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class-leading vehicle with the release of their all-new 9th generation
Accord. With its dizzying array of new tech features, generous standard
equipment list, and improved fuel efficiency, it quickly puts the Accord
back to the top 3 of the midsize family sedan class. Our few gripes remain
with its lingering ever-conservative styling and a top trim touring model
that looks too similar to an EX trim.
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1989 Honda Accord Coupe w/ 249k Miles, Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
A true testimonial to Honda reliability! In this video I give a full in
depth tour of a 1989 Honda Accord Coupe. I take viewers on a close look
through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over
viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself.
I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it
sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to
give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe 2.3L VTEC Quick Test Drive & 0-60 @ 3/4 Throttle
2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe
This coupe has the 2.3L VTEC 4 Cyl making 150 HP while paired to a 4 speed
The road manors of this generation Accord is very good. Interior is
comfortable & for what it was during its day, the interior quality was ( IS
) decent. Heck, maybe a bit better than the 2008 Accord But a Hell of a
lot better than a 2007+ Camry.
The only issue I have here is the 4 Speed auto which can be annoying.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Start Up, Engine, In Depth Tour, and Brief Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS
V6. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.