According to Honda's literature the new Accord 'fits you like a glove' and we couldn't agree more.
Comfort and Refinement
According to Honda's literature the new Accord 'fits you like a glove' and we couldn't agree more. The interior is driver focused and feels like it has been 'designed just for you'.
The Accord is a very easy car to access and the cabin is spacious with impressive head, leg and shoulder room in both the front and rear.
Honda has worked closely with Schukra, experts in seat design to develop the perfect posture driving seat. The seats are designed to pull your pelvis into the seat for full spinal support and were undoubtedly amongst the most comfortable we have tested. The seats also provide good lateral and under thigh support which is imperative for longer journeys.
Leather upholstery and heated front seats with hi and low settings are standard on Executive models which also feature electric driver and passenger seat controls. The Drivers seat has eight-way adjustment including 40mm of height and 80mm forward and recline and lumbar support. The front passenger's electric seat is adjustable for leg length and recline but not height which proves awkward if you are on the shorter side.
The leather multi function steering wheel incorporates the cruise control and audio controls. The steering column has 4 degrees of tilt adjustment and 40 mm of telescopic adjustment enabling you to find the perfect driving position.
Dual zone climate control is standard and allows front passengers to set their preferred temperature independently of each other or if you prefer you can operate the standard glass electric tilt or slide sunroof with sunshade.
The level of refinement is high and includes a sliding centre armrest incorporating a shallow tray and a deeper storage box, rear seat central armrest with integral twin cupholders, leather wrapped gear knob, front and rear electric windows, driver's foot rest, driver & passenger illuminated vanity mirror with lid, blue half shade windscreen and heat absorbing tinted windows.
How It Looks - Exterior
With the new Accord Honda's engineers have designed a bold, beautiful and refreshing take on the traditional saloon car. The Accord's distinctive shape has the familiar Honda family traits, moulded into a sweeping muscular body. The headlights dramatically swoop each side of the V shaped slat front grille and fog lights have been incorporated into the front spoiler. The fluid lines of the new Accord are sleek and flow uninterrupted from the front to the wedge shaped rear which incorporates boldly designed light clusters.
The window surrounds are chrome for a better quality look, the wing mirrors incorporate indicators for safety and even the radio antennae is concealed within the rear windscreen creating a sleeker line, and improving air-flow.
Honda Accord Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Honda Accord 2.2 i-CTDi Executive|
|Body Type||4-Door Saloon|
|Colour||Satin Silver Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||131 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||62.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-year/90,000 mile (whichever comes first) mechanical warranty|
3-year paint surface warranty
6-year rust through warranty
|Price (when tested on the 16/04/05)||£20,400 OTR |
Car as tested £20,710 including £310 for metallic paint