Honda Accord – Quality and Reliability for Three Decades
1976 was our country’s bicentennial, Jimmy Carter was elected president, “Rocky” was the big movie that year and Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci attained the first-ever perfect scores in Olympic gymnastics.
Oh, and Honda introduced the Accord, a three-door hatchback with 68 hp 93.7-inch wheelbase, and a weight of about 2,000 pounds.
Joining the successful Civic, the larger Accord was a success right out of the gate. Having felt the sting of an oil crisis a few years prior, Americans began buying small, economical cars. With the Civic, Honda had quickly established itself as a builder of a high-quality, fun-to-drive, dependable and fuel-stingy little car. The Accord took this concept to the next level by offering more room, style and power while still being economical, reliable and easy to park.
The 8th generation 2010 Honda Accord got larger, roomier and more powerful. Honda worked a little magic here too, as these improvements all came without any penalty in fuel economy. Honda went a bit more aggressive with the styling for the sedan and the Accord coupe is more daring, with its sleek look giving it the presence of a more upscale sport coupe.
“Few vehicles over the past three decades have garnered as much respect in America as the Honda Accord. It hasn’t achieved this by being sporty, glamorous or sexy. Instead, it has, for every year, offered what most Americans want out of their daily transportation.” The Honda Accord has been one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best for 23 straight years. After its 2008 redesign, the Honda Accord was named Motor Week’s Best Family Sedan. It’s also Consumer Reports’ Best Pick of 2009 (and 2008) in the Family Sedan category. The list of awards and recognitions just don’t stop. – Edmunds
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