|Midsize car; Built in USA, Japan|
|Good condition price range: $11,200 – $23,200*|
2008 Honda Accord Sedan Front
2008 Honda Accord Sedan Rear
2008 Honda Accord Interior
2008 Honda Accord Coupe Front
2011 Honda Accord Coupe Front
2011 Honda Accord Coupe Profile
2011 Honda Accord Coupe Rear
2011 Honda Accord Coupe Interior
2011 Honda Accord Sedan
2011 Honda Accord Sedan Profile
2011 Honda Accord Sedan Rear
2011 Honda Accord Sedan Interior
This perennial benchmark for midsize value and performance gained power and passenger space in the 2008 redesign. Though Accord is not leaps and bounds ahead of competitors such as the Toyota Camry and Chevy Malibu, its rewarding balance of performance and passenger accommodations make it a fine choice for shoppers in this class.
Completely redesigned for 2008, the midsize front-wheel-drive Accord boasted more power and passenger space. Four-cylinder and V6-powered coupes and sedans returned, but the gas/electric Hybrid model was dropped. Two engines were available: A 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 177 or 190 horsepower, and a 3.5-liter V6 that made 268 horsepower. The V6 included Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management, which shut down cylinders while cruising to conserve fuel.
Coupes and sedans were offered in EX and EX-L trim levels. Sedans also came in entry-level LX and LX-P versions. An entry-level LX-S coupe also was offered. A four-cylinder engine was available on all models, while EX and EX-L sedans also were available with the V6. A five-speed automatic transmission was available across the board. V6 EX-L coupes were available with a six-speed manual transmission; other models could have a five-speed manual. Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. Leather seating was standard on EX-L models, but not available otherwise. A navigation system also was available. Accord faced a long list of rivals, including the Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda6, Nissan Altima, Saturn Aura, and Toyota Camry.
Following its redesign for 2008, Honda’s Accord saw no major changes in its second season. Horsepower/torque ratings for the V6 engine increased slightly this year.
The returning Accord coupe and sedan saw no changes of note for 2010, but added to the lineup was the Accord Crosstour, an SUV-flavored four-door hatchback with unique styling, a raised ride height, and available all-wheel drive. EX models were front-drive only, but EX-Ls could have front or all-wheel drive. Accord’s 3.5-liter V6 and 5-speed automatic transmission were standard.
The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan got freshened styling and a new mid-line SE trim level. The 2011 Honda Accord Coupe received freshened styling and some new features.
The Honda Accord saw few changes for 2012.