The 2oo9 Honda Accord

1 comment, 15/05/2009, by , in Auto Reviews, Honda

2oo9 Honda Accord

Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord have been serving as top choices for nearly two decades when it comes to family sedan. A large number of owners seem quite satisfied considering their safety and reliability.

People who want to pick one out of them often prefer Camry when they looked for some softly sprung that had elegant isolation, while those who preferred a sporty ride; The Accord was really a thing for them.

The saying still holds some truth even today, but when it’s about midsized family sedans, a lot changes have occurred with the passage of time and now the Accord is emerging with a bigger and better redesign.

There are lots of reasons why the 2009 Honda Accord is so aphrodisiac for those who want to have astounding reliability, robust feel and excellence of performance in their vehicle.

It has been classified as a large car by EPA with its commodious cabin that is available in all family sedans. Just like many other Hondas, you will find it impressively well constructed when it comes to looks and design.

There are only a few family sedans which have a coupe styling in their make and the Accord is one of these vehicles and it’s coupe styling gives it even sportier feel than some work daily sedan especially their V6 option and exclusive six speed manual really makes it a treat to ride.

Options, styles and trim levels

You will find it in coupe as well as in sedan style body. For sedan, there are EX-L, EX, LX-P and LX trim levels and EX-L EX and LX-S are some trims levels for coupe. There are standard 16” steel wheels, wide range of powerful accessories folding rear seats, keyless entry, stereo speakers and MP3/CD player in the standard LX sedan.

While in the coupe the equipments in the LX-S AND LX-P are the same and the only differences are the power driving seats and auto-up window of passenger sites.

Engine choices and performance

There are three engine choices in the 2009 Honda Accord, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine powers the LX and LX-P sedans that boost 177hp and 161 pound-feet torque. The EX-sedans and other coupes have been powered with 2.4-liter engine that produces 190-hp.

A five speed automatic has been made optional while in four cylinder engines there is standard five speeds manual. All four-cylinder engines have class competitive acceleration, however, a 7.5 second middling of sprint has been recorded in it.

Safety

There are standard antilock brakes in all the Accords and similarly they have front and side airbags and full side curtain airbags and other stability and traction control features. The car has received five stars for the protection and safety of the front passenger.

Specific features and inner design

You would find a really nice tight constructed interior in 2009 Honda Accord in which some high quality materials have been used  that speak to themselves and give a real impressive look to its interior.

There is an array of some nice buttons that seem quite workable with the optional system for navigation, but the thing that doesn’t appear friendly for the passengers is its high mounted screen with multipurpose knob. There are some other standard features that you can also see in the previous models

The Good

  • Quite spacious for passenger
  • Impressive interior design
  • Great steering feel
  • Good resale value
  • Availability in coupe body styling

The Bad

  • Lots of buttons on center stack
  • Seats are not quite comfortable for some
  • Disturbing road noise

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