Accord, one of the most successful sedans by Honda, has carved a niche for itself in the automobiles market. It has got roomy interior and an elegant exterior to boast of. The dynamics of the car are impressive too. The car speaks volume of luxury and sophistication. It has done quite well for itself and is continuing to do so too. Variants and Design This beautiful sedan called the Accord by Honda has five variants. They are LX, LX-P, SE, EX and EX-L.The base trim, LX has got 16 inch steel wheels, power accessories, keyless entry, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, air conditioning, manual height adjusting driver seat and six speaker music system. The next trim LX-P has got 16 inch alloy wheels and eight way power adjusting driver’s seat as additional features apart from the standard ones. The SE trim has got further additions which are quite lucrative. This trim has got leather covered steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front seats and power adjusting driver lumbar.
Next is the EX trim. It has got 17 inch alloy wheels, sunroof, power adjusting driver lumbar, heated mirrors, six CD changer music system, upgraded interiors and a more powerful and enhanced four cylinder engine.The EX-L trim level has got some more interesting features to flaunt. EX-L has got heated front seats, leather covered steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control air conditioning, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, rear view camera, river seat memory settings, four way power passenger seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, Bluetooth, satellite radio, navigation system and a seven speaker music system.
Honda Accord has got two engine options depending upon the trim level you choose. The first is the 2.4 litre incline four engine that develops 177 horsepower and 161 pound feet torque. There are two transmission options; one being the five speed manual transmission and the other five speed automatic one. This engine zooms from 0 to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds. The fuel economy given out by this engine comes to 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on highways.The second engine option is the 3.5 litre V6 engine that develops 271 horsepower and 254 lb ft torque. It has got a five speed automatic transmission and six speed manual gearbox. This engine zooms from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. The fuel economy given by this engine is 20 mpg in city and 30 mpg on highways.
Car’s Safety features
Safety features given in this car are stability and traction controls, side curtain airbags and front side airbags and antilock disc brakes.Accord got five stars for its frontal impact, side impact and overall performance. The IIHS gave away a “good” rating to its frontal offset and side impact crash testing.
Honda Accord has been considered a good performing, beautiful looking sedan that has got many advocators its credit. It is still considered a coveted car in today’s fierce competition