Honda Accord Review
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March 21, 2012. Honda Accord prices are raised with a considerable steep that may turn to be repelling its fans to a large extent. Its entry level version 2.4 MT ceases with an increase of Rs 67,500 that when added to the lump sum makes the current price amount to Rs 20.28 lakh. The mid ranged version, 2.4 AT faces a cliff of Rs 70,600 which when added to the old price tag, makes it sound Rs 21.07 lakh.T
The new Honda Accord is a perfect Sedan for those who wish to travel in luxury and style. Honda truly delivers its cars in style. And this new variant exhales high level of perfection in its every feature. Honda Accord sedan is designed for delivering perfection mostly in all terrain. The spacious interiors and a decent legroom prove its worth in long journeys including the eight-way power seat adjustment jolted with lumbar support these make it a level ahead in its class.
The reading lights in the rear are an additional feature for book loving travelers. The exterior curves are beautifully carved and demands a second look. The dazzling head lights when turned on give it a monstrous look, both its front and read lights adds beauty to its appearance.
Honda Accord drives smoothly giving us a relaxing, comfortable ride and this perfection is delivered by its robust engine which is environment friendly compiling BS-IV norms. It is delivered in two engine variants. First: the 2.4L, i-VTEC, 4 - Cylinder engine and 3.5, SHOC i-VTEC, V6 engine. The high end technology is also blessed with PGM-Fi fuel system which improves the mileage of this car to 8.2 kmpl on city roads. The engine is capable of smoking out a beastly power of 180 PS at 6300 rpm while offering a top torque of 222 Nm at 4300 rpm. This fierce Sedan is jolted with a 5 speed manual transmission and automatic gearbox.
Honda Accord Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Honda Accord Variants||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Honda Accord 2.4 MT||8.2 Kmpl||11.5 Kmpl|
|Honda Accord 2.4 AT||7.2 Kmpl||10.5 Kmpl|
|Honda Accord 3.5 V6||6.5 Kmpl||9.0 Kmpl|
Honda Accord variants offer a good mileage of range 6.5 to 8.2 Kmpl on city roads and of 9.0 to 11.5 Kmpl on highways which means that it is a fuel efficient and its engine of 2354 cc and 3471cc is of great support to the car in maintaining its mileage and fuel efficiency and gives a smoother drive.
Honda Accord Variants and Features
|Honda Accord Variants||Special Features|
|Honda Accord 2.4 MT|| Luxury 4 – spoke with aluminum color panel leather steering wheel, wooden garnish on instrument panel, power lumbar support, front centre arm rest with multi functional console, illuminated vanity mirror at driver and front passenger’s seat, map light with sun glass box, illuminated lockable glove box, outside temperature gauge, electric sunroof, standard front chrome grille, front and rear fog light, rear 4 corner sensor, chrome door handles, front and rear mudguard, glass antennas and hood damper.|
|Honda Accord 2.4 AT||Same as 2.4 MT except for the automatic transmission accomplice in this variant.|
|Honda Accord 3.5 V6||Same as 2.4 MT but it also has trunk spoiler, chrome garnish on lower door and rear lower bumper, dual exhaust pipe with finisher, economy indicator and illuminated side stepper, powered by a V6 Engine and also has accomplice for optional packages.|
|Honda Accord 3.5 V6 Inspire||Same as 3.5 V6 except for the premium leather upgrade and GPS that comes with this variant.|
Honda Accord Colors
|Tafeta White||Urban Titanium Metallic||Crystal Pearl Black||Alabaster Silver|
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Honda Accord Engine, Power and Performance
The Accord 2.4 L i – VTEC, which delivers an impressive power as well as fuel economy and lower emissions is an impressive example of Honda’s power of technology. It delivers a maximum power of 180 Ps @ 6500 rpm and has the ability to deliver tremendous and massive performance that is exceptional and matchless through the segment. The Honda Accord has been typically blessed and provisioned with the unique Drive by wire platform and technology that makes use of a wired sensor connected through the acceleration pedal and the Power train module located in the network of the engine unleashing a bashing performance as pert he force and requirement by the driver. The very performance oriented engine of the sedan stands out to be well reformed and quite marvellous in sense and sheer strength.
3.5L i-VTEC VCM
By delivering a Power of 275 Ps @ 6200 rpm, the revolutionary 6 cylinder 3.5L i –VTEC VCM engine makes Accord 6 one of the most powerful cars in its class. It will work by firing all the 6 cylinders together at once to give the maximum power but once it has reached to the cruising speed, it will automatically drop down to 4 or even 3 cylinders if it is an easy cruise. By this it’s performance and fuel economy, both maximizes.
It’s ACM (Active Engine Mount System) technology works by cancelling out engine vibration, ensuring a smoother, more comfortable ride. Accompanying it is ANC (Active Noise Control) which nullifies the unwanted noise that may occur due to the harmonics of cylinder operations by generating out of face sound waves.
Honda Accord Pickup and Acceleration
|Honda Accord Variant||Max Power(PS @ rpm)||Max Torque(Nm @ rpm)||Transmission||Pick Up(0 – 100)||Top Speed|
|Honda Accord 2.4L i – VTEC||180 / 6500||222 / 4300||Manual||9.93 Seconds||198 kmph|
|Honda Accord 3.5L i –VTEC VCM||275 / 6200||339 / 5000||Manual||8.5 Seconds||220 kmph|
The powerful Honda Accord not only emits tremendous power of (180 - 275) Ps at (6500 - 6200) rpm but also a great torque of (222 - 339) Nm at (4300 - 5000) rpm. With a manual transmission it raises its speed from (0 – 100) Kmph in (9.93 - 10.93) seconds. But when it comes to be speedy, Accord reaches the scale of 198 – 200 Kmph and gives you a terrifying drive.
Honda Accord Interior and Features
Accord’s interiors are made to give you a feel of high class, comfort and peace of mind. Not only this but it has looked after all your desires, safety and convenience and thus makes it a car of your choice. The interiors of the sedan have been made and designed right for the appeal that gets tested once you enter and make your way through the best upholsteries ever. The dash is enormous and grand housing the best of instrument cluster and ergonomics that have no match in the segment together with the tachometer like no other and the very beautiful and extremely gorgeous central panel. The Cruise Controls on the steering wheel are placed there for your convenience such that they so that you can relax on long drive and maintain speed without bothering with the accelerator. Now your eyes will be on road rather than speedometer.
Sitting on driver’s seat can never be pleasurable, but Accord’s 8 – way power seat adjustment with lumbar support along with its tilt and telescopic steering that has an effect in the remarkable comfort and luxury of the sedan suiting the best of expectations from any Honda product. There is no room for discomfort at all in the all new Honda Accord that has been designed to compete with the luxury at the very best of its name. Their seats are huge, vast and enough to make you as relaxant at home. The superb adjustable head rests and the center arm rests at the front and at the rear count for the luxury of the Accord. The scintillating and as admirable as ever contours of the fascinating sedan are the best of luxury found ever. The sedan speaks of sheer elegance in the leather trims and superior quality moldings at the doors. The Accord is truly wondrous of the elegance of a high classy leather sheet very widely flourished through the seat and other terraces of the glamorous interiors. The remarkable and epic style of the Honda Accord gives wings to your thoughts at the very first step of yours into the royal chambers of this courtyard.
Interiors of every car include entertainment package and so does Accord. Tune into an advanced audio system with a multi – selector jog dial, and rear audio controls. Its intuitive interface makes it very easy to operate, while the scroll – down display multiple data through different connections. Its luxurious interior features appear to be more attractive as they include leather steering wheel, wooden garnish on Instrument Panel, economy indicator, illuminated side step garnish, beige interior color, leather interior, leather gear knob, front center armrest with multi – functional console, vanity mirror with illumination at both, driver and front passenger’s side, map light with sunglass box, lockable glove box with illumination, outside temperature gauge, digital clock, driver’s and front passenger’s seat back pocket, front rear door pocket, front and rear cup holders, rear seat center arm rest with trunk – through, rear foldable seats and also noise and vibration reduction carpet.
Honda Accord Exteriors and Features
Accord is a definitive symbol of sophistication and thus stands out with its distinctive front grille, sporty alloy wheels and the new electric sunroof. At its first glance, Accord appears to be a real stunner with its aerodynamic contours. It is one of the commanding cars on the Indian roads with its bold looks, muscular strokes, connoting power and a striking presence with its sheer size. A forward thrusting nose with the chiseled corners, flared fenders for a wider solid stance, long and sleek head lights give it an unmistakable character. Accord features a rigid chassis, wide opening doors and shapely rounded cabins. Its body panel is solidly built and is engraved with a sharp character line. Special emphasis is given on wheels for a bolder looks. Its front grille has a chrome garnish. The ORVM’s (Outside Rear View Mirror’s) are there but with turn indicators. The rear side of the Car even has chrome finishing. Every part of its exterior has chrome garnish on it. For example, front, rear and door lower part and also front, rear, trunk and side under spoiler.
This car is assumed as the POWER OF DREAMS as it fulfills the dream of creating roads without accidents, a cleaner planet for our children and ourselves and a technology that does not cost the earth. It’s G – CON technology provides a safer driving experience and thus your heart will take you to Honda. Some other left over features that accompany its exteriors are front and rear fog lights for bad weather or even for the foggiest days of the season, front and rear sensors, door handles with chrome garnish, dual exhaust pipe with finisher in V6 3.5 and single for 2.4 variants, front and rear mud guard, glass antennas and also hood dampers.
Safety Features in Honda Accord
The Honda Accord has been given safety and security mechanisms far beyond one can imagine. The ABS with EBD and the very important vehicle stability program together with the terrific and splendid cruise control function truly makes a charm. The rear view camera park assist feature of the Accord counts for the best safety from unwanted bruises to the body. Moreover the body kit of the Honda Accord has been blessed with the Honda’s G- CON technology for perfect encapsulation of the body of the car within extra steel. The brake assist feature together with the facility of six airbags completes the demand of safety in the sedan. Covering all major aspects and matching up to the standards of its name, the Honda Accord is outstanding in all respects.
Honda Accord Driving and Handling
What are the first most things that a person thinks of when he wants to buy a car? The answer to this question lies in the fact that a car is for its owner’s comfort and convenience which are only related to its smoother drive. And not just only its one part responsible for a comfortable drive but all the parts of its machinery work inter – related to give you a wonderful drive. This includes the VGR (Variable Gear Ratio) steering system that responds sensitively and precisely, giving the sedan the smaller turning radius making the car easily maneuverable, despite of its size. Its intelligent electronically controlled 5 – speed paddle shift takes driving comfort to a new level. While cornering, the shift hold control system reduces unnecessary gear shift by supplying acceleration immediately after taking the turn.
For better cornering or manoeuvring, the advanced double wishbone suspension in the front uses both upper and lower control links. The double wishbone suspension in the front and multi – link rear suspension ensures a smoother and comfortable drive with better stability, especially while cornering or taking fast turns. The low floor and the under body airflow management significantly reduces drag and lift, giving Accord better manoeuvrability. The multi – lateral disc brakes in front and rear solid disc brake works by reducing skid and slip of the wheels on slippery surfaces and help them to have a better grip on road and thus maintaining the balance of car and giving a smoother drive.
Honda Accord Accessories
As mentioned previously that Accord fulfills all your desires, then how can it forget to think about making your drive full of entertainment. It has the CD player, Mp3 player, CD changer, AM / FM radio accompanied with audio system remote control and speakers at rear and front for the better quality of sound and so that you may enjoy music at your best no matter that whether you are seated in front or at rear seats and have peace of mind.
Honda Accord Conclusion
In flashes of chrome and blazes of steel, in the sparks that flare and blow a million times over, unrelenting quite by design but thundering and roaring to the tune of road, playing to gear concealed behind buttons, a metallic wind in an island of calm submerged beneath roaring dry sea, in a circle of safety and care they all meet in a blend presenting the most sought Honda Accord with great performance and comfort and is itself a model of perfection.
Honda Accord VariantsWrite Review
20,29,500Get On Road Price
8.2 Kmpl (City)
11.5 kmpl (Highway)
21,07,600Get On Road Price
7.0 Kmpl (City)
9.5 Kmpl (Highway)
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