Honda Legend Review

Honda Legend Interior
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Honda Legend Review

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The Honda Legend’s interior is uninspiring, it feels dated and the colour scheme of our test car would be best described a drab seventies nicotine brown.

How It Looks - Interior

The Honda Legend’s interior is uninspiring, it feels dated and the colour scheme of our test car would be best described a drab seventies nicotine brown. It is not that it is poorly finished but it not on par with Audi or Mercedes-Benz and it doesn’t feel like a £40k car from inside or out. If the Legend is on your shopping list go for a dark colour interior.

Infotainment

We see that some fellow motoring correspondents have commented that the Legend’s standard DVD Satellite Navigation system is hard to use. We found it very easy and amongst the best to program and it even features speech recognition.

The telematics system incorporates a hands free telephone system, which allows you to integrate your Bluetooth mobile phone with the car. This also allows you to use voice recognition to dial numbers and answer calls.

The audio system features a BOSE 10-speaker system which offers surround sound.  Plus the Legend is fitted with BOSE’s AudioPilot technology, or ‘in-cabin noise suppression’, which ‘cancels’ road, wind and other intrusive noises by sending out an opposite phase signal through the speaker system. This clearly helps to create a more relaxed, calming atmosphere behind the wheel with significantly reduced ‘boom’. It’s similar technology to that used in RAF fighter jets to cancel out exterior and engine noise. The jury is out on what we thought of the noise reduction system, it was hard to detect what impact it had on ambient noise. In saying that the Legend does feel very cosseting.

Rivals
  • Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar S-TYPE, Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class
What We Liked
  • Honda’s superb Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), you only have to apply full power out of a wet junction to witness that it really works
  • We also liked  Honda’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) which includes the Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
What We Disliked
  • The bland and dated interior
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Honda Legend Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHonda Honda Legend
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourGraphite Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph7.3 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban17.1 mpg
Extra Urban32.8 mpg
Combined24.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group16E
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year / 90,000 Mile Warranty
Price (when tested on the 20/02/07)£39,000

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