Honda Accord History Quiz

September 16th, 2011 by

id you take the Honda Accord History Quiz in our September eNewsletter? If you are not a subscriber just click here to subscribe. Below are the answers as well as a short Accord history lesson. You may even want test some of your favorite Honda owners!

The well loved Accord has been with us since 1976 and changed automotive history forever. I would guess that the majority of you reading this right now have fond memories of an Accord in your life.

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Question: What model year introduced the first Honda Accord 4 door sedan?

Answer: 1979

The first generation Honda Accord was available exclusively as a three-door hatchback until 1979 when Honda released an optional four-door sedan. By 1980 185,972 first generation Accords had been sold.

Question: What model year did the first optional four-speed automatic transmission became available in the Accord?

Answer: 1983

The second generation Accord (1982 – 1985) grew larger and by 1983 Honda offered an optional four-speed automatic transmission. By the end of this body style Honda introduced fuel injection in the SEi model increasing horsepower to 101 and improving fuel consumption to 29 city / 40 highway.

Question: The first Accord V-6 was introduced in what model year?

Answer: 1995

The Accord debuted a V-6 engine producing 170 horsepower and 165 lb-ft of torque from 2.7 -liters.

Question: The Accord is now classified as a full-size car, what model year kicked this off?

Answer: 2008

The 2008 Accord was the first to be classified as a full-size car—and yet this latest generation is still as nimble and fun to drive as ever. It offers more luxury, more features and better fuel economy.

Question: Currently what percentage of new Accords sold in the United States are produced at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio?

Answer: 95%

Currently more than 95 percent of new Accords sold in the United States are produced(1) at Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.’s Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio. In its 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS), J.D. Power and Associates named the Accord as having the highest initial quality in its segment. Additionally, Car and Driver magazine has chosen the Honda Accord as one of its “10Best” vehicles 25 times in the 29 years that its editors have conducted the competition, more than any other vehicle in the award’s history.

(1) Honda products are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.

We are excited about the release of the 2012 Honda Accord Sedan, they are arriving daily.

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