Some slender types wished the door wasn't so far away though few will complain about reaching the seat adjusters with the door closed. Everybody else uses a small-bore turbocharged four-cylinder engine for their upmarket models. There's a mild forward tilt to the profile, enhanced by the scalloped front door panels and raked headlight housings. As painful as it may be to do so, therefore, I'm going to disqualify the Fusion Sport because it has four doors, all-wheel-drive, and a mandatory automatic transmission. The payoff is crisp handling, which it delivers. I reached a 3rd time, no response. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with improperly torqued connecting rod bolts, which can cause the engine to lose power or leak oil.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. But the Accord has certainly caught up to the pack, and it's nice to see Honda's stalwart once again jostling for position at the front. Coupes get a more pronounced center section, honeycomb grilles top and bottom, and round fog lights in square openings for more attitude; it's the same width as the sedan, just an inch lower. A very obvious blue-ringed, Hybrid-badged charging port in the left-front fender is at odds with the square fuel door at the back; we prefer the Chevrolet Volt's approach of one discrete opening on each side. The Accord has plenty of interior and cargo space. Up front the dual-bar horizontal grille is all Honda, with a more stylish lower half. Engine revs, temperature and fuel level flank the speedo; the digital center gives instant fuel economy, trip odo, exterior temperature, gear and so on.
During this event we drove about 12 different cars on track, all of them supposedly more capable than the Accord. There are performance parts aplenty. This has light effort but doesn't feel artificially light nor elastic or floaty as some on long sweeping bends. Vehicle Overview The competes in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment, but despite all the heavy competition, the Accord still manages to be a favorite, not just within the segment, but overall, as it continues to be one of the top-selling models in the U. Recall Date 2017-06-29 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
Their response ended with come in to test drive. Safety The Accord comes with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and six airbags front, front-side, full-length side curtain. But the Accord didn't handle like one. After checking to see Ii the truck I was interested in was available before I left my home. You can say that it's a dawn of a new turbo-powered era of efficiency, or you can say that it's 1968 all over again. We were told that when starting the Accord Hybrid it can be helpful to rev the engine a few times to charge the battery a bit, which results in better fuel economy. It averages 31mpg on the freeway and 26mpg in commuting use, even with a heavy throttle foot.
On the inside, those choosing the Accord with this package will cherish red interior lighting and specialized flooring mats and badges. When I asked if they were firm, they said the price is what got you here. All have a chrome bottom strip to complement the front, and the rear quarters are reasonably square even if you can't see the edges from the driver's seat. Those would be impressive stats for a compact car, let alone a roomy, comfortable midsize sedan. I called back 2 days later and it was still at the mechanic, the salesman said he would call me back and let me know when I could come in to test drive it, and no one called me back to let me know what was going on.
Somebody at Honda was given the green light to make this car handle. If you want to experience the last American muscle car on your own terms, now's the time to start shopping. It's not exactly a stellar handler, although around most road courses it can dispatch Miatas and the like just on the strength of the motor—that is, until the brakes utterly vanish, which usually occurs around Lap Five. Inside, the Accord essentially remains the same size despite the tidier exterior, and its dashboard is richer than before. Was it the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, which also inspired the first rock-n'-roll song? Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor, free of charge.
Front seats proved comfortable and supportive, not at all flat and spongy; adjustability degrees vary by manual or power, driver or passenger. This ninth-generation Accord blends curves, creases and angles, now in a more cohesive shape; it's incrementally lower, wider and three inches shorter than pre-2013 models. On four-cylinder cars, it's actually quite nice to pilot through the curves -- for a midsize sedan anyway. You might get some decent acceleration numbers that way, but strictly speaking something like a Malibu Turbo is the descendant of the high-revving small-block Chevelles. My own 2014 Accord Coupe gets to 120mph about as quickly as my 1995 Porsche 993 under similar conditions, although the Porsche launches harder and it also steams away pretty quickly after 130 or so.
The speedometer is flanked by a partial corona that changes color to green the more economically you drive, giving a Christmas-light effect against the red gauge markings on Sport and Coupe. Meanwhile, most rivals took a big step forward, making the Accord feel a shadow of its former self. There's the Accord V6, the Camry V6, the Altima V6, and the Ford Fusion Sport. The upper door panels are soft-touch only on the back half, which visually splits the upper in two and some may construe as cost-cutting. Regular gasoline is recommended for all models.