I hate to say it, but the V6 sedan is not all that fast. Don't trust BS magazine times, which have this car at 5.5-5.6 seconds to 60 with 14.1 100+ quarter-mile times. Completely unrealistic. It's really in the 6-second range to 60 and in the mid 14's and mid 90's in the quarter-mile, judging by what actual owners have been running at the track.
There are a lot of cars in the Accord's class that can match or beat it. Here's a list of those cars off the top of my head.
Chrysler 200 V6 (FWD most likely quicker than Accord)
Camry V6 (quicker than Accord)
Sonata 2.0T (quicker than Accord at higher speeds, I know from experience)
Altima 3.5 (close off the line, but Altima pulls away at higher speeds/higher trap speed)
Avalon (roughly the same)
Passat 3.6 (quicker than Accord)
Maxima (about the same)
Pretty much the only cars that the Accord V6 sedan can beat in this class are:
Fusion EcoBoost 2.0 (AWD is a dog, FWD probably not much better)
Legacy 3.6 (AWD + less power + too much weight = slower than Accord)
200 V6 AWD (6-flat to 60, about the same as Accord but Accord should be quicker after 60)
Malibu Turbo (close, but Accord should still beat it by a few tenths)
That's it. The V6 sedan is really a mid-pack performer in the V6/Turbo family sedan class. There are a lot of cars that can match or beat it out there in its own class. The Camry and Passat are actually faster. The Camry because of its similar power but lighter weight, and the Passat because of its more efficient DSG transmission, similar power, and similar weight. The only cars in the class that I'd say the Accord can clearly smoke at any speed are the Fusion EcoBoost and the Legacy 3.6. Everything else will be right there with it.
From all the various sources (, , Car& Driver, MotorTrend, .) the above cars are close, but the V6 Accord still usually beats them all and has a higher trap speed indicating to most that in addition to the very quick 0-60 times, it also pulls away at higher speeds. Anyone can find different times based on the altitude, driver, location, temperature, fuel, etc. but the V6 Accord is still pretty quick. (The 6 speed manual Accord has reported times of 5.6 sec 0-60).
My wife had a 2012 Accord I4 and when we were looking at a replacement I drove all the cars below (and also the Audi A3, BWM 328i, Kia Optima, Chevy Impala and VW Jetta). Only the excellent 8 speed manual/auto in the BMW felt quicker, but it was actually was slower time-wise. The “seat of the pants” feel in the Passat and Sonata was not on par with the V6 Accord. Each person needs to drive the other cars before making comparisons. I also liked the Accord styling, large back seat, navigation and nice leather interior.
Here is a summary from ; all cars are 2014, automatic, 4 door sedans:
; 0-60 time
; ¼ mile
Honda EX-L Accord V6; 5.9 sec 14.4 sec 100 mph
Toyota Camry XLE V6; 6.5 sec; 14.8 sec 97 mph
Chrysler 200 V6 Ltd; 6.0 sec; 14.7 sec 95 mph
*Hyundai Sonata Ltd 2.0T; 6.0 sec; 14.7 sec 94 mph
Nissan Altima 3.5 SL; 5.9 sec; 14.5 sec 97 mph
Toyota Avalon Ltd; 6.8 sec; 15.0 sec 96 mph
VW Passat 3.6L SEL; 5.7 sec; 14.5 sec 95 mph
Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV; 5.8 sec; 14.4 sec 97 mph
*The 2015 Sonata dropped the 2.0T from 274hp to 245hp and the 0-60 times jumped to 7.1 seconds.