|Midsize car; Built in USA, Japan|
|Good condition price range: $1,500 – $3,000*|
1996 Honda Accord EX 4-door sedan
1995 Honda Accord LX 4-door sedan
1995 Honda Accord EX interior
1994 Honda Accord EX 4-door wagon interior
1996 Honda Accord EX 2-door coupe
Overall, the Accord continues to be a fine, solid-feeling family car with a refined, sporty manner. In fact, this was the best Accord to date. The new V6 was most welcome, but long overdue. There was much stronger competition among midsize family sedans today than ever before, with Honda’s rivals making noticeable strides in the areas of styling, powertrain sophistication, chassis dynamics, ergonomics, and creature comforts. Yet, Accord came through in fine fashion.
A bigger interior, dual airbags, and more power were added in 1994. Sedan, coupe, and wagon models returned, riding about the same wheelbase as before. Overall length was down 1.2 inches, while width grew by a full three inches.Coupes and sedans were once again available in DX, LX, and EX trim, while the 4-door wagon only came equipped as either an LX or EX. Antilock brakes were optional on DX and LX, standard on EX. Two 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engines were available. Both DX and LX models featured a 130-horsepower unit, while EX buyers enjoyed a 145-horsepower engine.
Honda’s breadwinner, the front-drive Accord, finally pulls abreast of its midsize competitors by adding its first V6 engine. The 24-valve, 2.7-liter unit is an updated version of the engine originally used in the Acura Legend. Accords equipped with the bulkier V6 feature a longer nose and different grille.
Several appearance and equipment changes are added for 1996. Among the styling changes are larger front and rear bumpers, new parking lamps, new chrome grilles for 4-cylinder models, and new taillights. Also, the trunk opening has been enlarged on the coupe and sedan and a rear-seat pass-through feature was added.
Anticipating an all-new Accord for ’98, the popular midsize Honda was unchanged for ’97.