Honda Accord Tourer Road Test

Honda Accord Tourer Interior
78%

Honda Accord Review

Honda Accord Tourer ReviewHonda Accord Tourer Review | Part Two

The Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC ES GT we tested was well equipped; our car had the Advanced Navigation Pack, which we will outline later.

Comfort and Refinement

The Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC ES GT we tested was well equipped; our car had the Advanced Navigation Pack, which we will outline later.

We were keen on the wrap round instrument panel and we found the controls ergonomically laid out.

Cruise control is standard on the Honda Accord Tourer, but not Honda's excellent adaptive cruise control, you need to opt for the Advanced Driver Assist System (£2000) pack which includes: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and HID Xenon headlights with automatic headlight height and headlight washers.

On the Honda Accord Tourer ES GT you do not get luxuries such as rain sensitive wipers, auto-on headlights or Xenon headlights, higher grade models can be specified with these options.

The ES GT does have dual climate control and all round electric windows, front fog lights and heat absorbing tinted windows.

Infotainment

Our Honda Accord Tourer test car was fitted with the optional Advanced Navigation Pack which comprises Voice recognition DVD Satellite Navigation, rear parking camera and a premium audio system with 6 CD changer.

We liked the navigation system - it might take you sometime to figure everything out but it does work well and you can use voice recognition.

There is seamless iPod integration, so it will charge your iPod and you can access it through the telematics screen. It will even read out track and album names, so you do not have to look at the screen. If you do not have an iPod there is AUX in and USB socket and if all else fails a 6 CD changer.

Our test car was also equipped with Bluetooth phone integration which could even upload contact lists, etc.

Rivals
  • Audi A4 Avant
  • BMW 3-Series Touring
  • Mazda6 Estate
  • Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate
What We Liked
  • Smooth compliant ride
  • Telematics system
  • Diesel automatic option
  • Exterior / interior styling
What We Disliked
  • Fuel consumption
  • What We'd Like To See
  • A bit more get up and go
Build Quality

Excellent - a very good choice of materials - the Honda Accord Tourer seemed very well screwed together.

Value for Money

At £26,470 the Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC ES GT automatic with the Advanced Navigation pack is beginning to look expensive - if you are worried about perceived 'branding' you can buy a Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate for the same money.

Summary

As with the previous Honda Accord Tourer we grew rather fond of the new Accord Tourer during our test week, although we did feel that it wasn't as striking to look at as the old model. It does seem expensive when compared to the excellent Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate or the BMW 3 Series Touring, which is a shame as it does offer a rather good package albeit if the luggage space is on the small side.

3 August 2009 Melanie Carter
Honda Accord Tourer ReviewHonda Accord Tourer Review | Part Two
Honda Accord Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHonda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC ES GT
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourVolcano Grey
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.4 Seconds
Top Speed 126 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban32.8 mpg
Extra Urban52.3 mpg
Combined42.8 mpg
  
Insurance Group10
Euro NCAP Rating5 Star
Warranty3 years / 90000 miles
Price (when tested on the 03/08/09)£26,470

The information contained within this Honda Accord review may have changed since publication on the 3 August 2009. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Honda dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017