Thursday, September 27, 2007

2007 Honda Accord Sedan Review

With more than five different trim levels to choose from, there is a different 2007 Honda Accord for almost every driver. Non-hybrids (front-engine, front-wheel drive) come with a 166hp 4 cylinder engine or a 244 hp V-6, while the hybrid features a 237 hp V-6 in combination with a 16hp electric motor. Transmission options include 5-speed automatic and 5- or 6-speed manual.

Even the Accord's "value" trim level is packed with comforts and conveniences. Air conditioning, steering columns with tilting and telescoping functions, and cruise control are standard across the line, as are power windows and door locks, intermittent windshield wipers, front and rear cup holders (minimum of six), and fold-down rear seat-backs. Other standard features are lights for the cargo area, rear-window defrost, and at least one power outlet.

The hybrid sedan has additional standard features that are also available on more expensive trim levels on the standard sedan and coupe, like dual-zone climate control, map-lights, sunglass holders, coin boxes, and a power moon-roof.

The Accord has always been well-rated for fuel economy, and the 2007 line is no different, averaging 24/26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, with the 6-speed V6 coming in with slightly lower numbers (20 city/31 highway), and the Hybrid a bit higher, with estimated mpg of 28 city/35 highway.

With all of these features, easy drivability, excellent steering and prices comparable to the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, the 2007 Honda Accord is an excellent choice for long or short commutes, and every-day use.

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