Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very happy with the Accord, excellent levels of equipment. I chose this in preference to a BMW, very glad that I did despite the BMW being very good, equipment levels just do not compare. Reliability on the Honda is first rate. Performance is phenominal for a 2.2 Diesel. Had a small problem with an audio speaker, this was fixed at service without the usual nonsense one might expect from other manufacturers. We now have 3 of these on our fleet and we are all delighted. I would recommend Honda to anyone looking to buy especially with the new diesel engine. Dealers are fantastic also, they always valet the vehicle during service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have owned Accords since 1990 (apart from a short time when they did not have an estate when I needed one) and this one is the best yet. It could do with a litttle more boot room and a bit more rear seating space but i would buy another in a heartbeat. I had a worn carpet - replaced instantly, and a fuel problem that took a week to find and fix but the service was fantastic and although I would prefer not to have had these problems they were resolved quickly and without complaint from dealer or Honda HQ.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

It is far and away the best equipped and most reliable car I've ever had which is why I've hung onto it for so long. The only thing that lets it down is the cost of parts and servicing, but that can be lowered by not going to a main dealer. I normally change my car every 4 years, but the Accord has been absolutely fabulous in every department and I'll hang onto it for a while yet. I would recommend the Accord to anyone as the overall build quality is exceptional.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

In 9 years of ownership I have had no problems with this car.the original battery was replaced this year,after ten years.the car is still on the original clutch,and exhaust system ,and everything else except brake pads,and two light bulbs. I average 35 mpg.in fact I've never been able to get more than 50 litres of fuel in the tank.servicing costs me ł250pa.at a honda dealer.tyres seem to last well.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I really like my car. All the problems I have experienced and are still experiencing are associated with an accident endured a few years ago. You know the old saying, 'a car is never the same after a bump'.
I would like to mention that my local franchise dealer is operated by the Phoenix Motor Company which I do not rate at all and from whom, I will never purchase anything from in the future.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Far less reliable than I'd hoped. Minor problems (EGR, alternator, clutch master cylinder and handbrake) have resulted in 9 weeks off the road in 4 years from new. I own a statistical outlier!

Still looks and drives pretty much like new on 98k miles though, so it's not all bad. I don't think Honda get much practice fixing them - the AA and the dealer always look confused as it's trucked in.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Exhaust manifold cracked,duelmass flywheel failed,both drive shafts worn out,suspension bushes and links worn,most of these items a aparently known problems with this model but the press say they are reliable that includes auto express?????. Not as good on fuel as expected,parts are very expensive and some are of qustionable quality oe,has special oil which makes serviceing expensive.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Fuel filter problems cause the car to hesitate when you accelerate hard. it was fixed less than a year ago and it's back again. not impressed by so called honda reliability. For a big car costs are good. I drive carefully. boy racer I am not but I keep up with the traffic easily.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

No issues outside of routine maintenance and normal wear and tear give serious peace of mind. Fuel costs very low. servicing at independent garage very reasonable (both parts and labour). franchised dealer costs disproportionately high for the same quality of work.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Normally very reliable. only age/mileage related issues have occurred (dual mass flywheel replaced, tyres, brakes etc). Spare parts can be more than mainstream brands, but quality is good. fuel economy is excellent considering performance and size of vehicle.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The Honda Accord is one good mid-size sedan.

The car is really reliable and here in snowy Chicago, it is very stable even if there are thick snow mounds on the road.

The engine is 2.4 L but the acceleration is really good. It is runs like a sports sedan!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Problem with vsa module resulting in failed mot. Vsa module was going to cost in excess of ł1500 to replace even though it went within timescale for replacement. manufacturer changed mileage and time limit for free repair but did not make owners aware.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Faultless. Being an auto and a fairly large car fuel economy is not the beat by modern standards but definitely very respectable. never needs repaired mechanically either so no costs there and after 110000 miles I can't complain.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My Honda Accord is by far the best overall car I have ever owned - spacious, well equipped, easy to drive, great performance and economy, reliable and reasonable to upkeep oh and Honda dealers are the best I've ever encountered.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

When new it had a problem with power drain and have had three new batteries so far. the problem has been fixed now and all is ok. The car is very good on long journeys and gives good mileage. no unnecessary costs involved.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

I have had this car 7 years and only spent £200 for 1 faulty component, it has passed all of the MOTs without fault, I am very satisfied with this car, it is the best I have ever had from all 10 I have ever owned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

The only time this car has been inside a garage in SIX years is for its' annual service and M.O.T. It has never let me down and is without a doubt the most reliable car I have owned in over 40 years of motoring.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Superbly reliable. Never broken down or failed its MOT in the 9 years I've had the car and have only ever done a basic service once a year at home (engine oil, air & oil filters, spark plugs change only).

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is the most reliable I have ever owned. I have had many models from many manufacurers and this is the only car that is as good as the day I got it. The only downside is it won't last for ever!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. just regular service. totaly dependable. Two liter petrol engine cant not use fuel. spare parts not ofter reqired but expensive when needed. 95 pounds for a rear wheel bearing plus labour.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

its the 3lt Coupe is fast and a great ride, i drive across europe over 600miles i a day with not problems nd no back pain great car sorry its not on sale in here anymore.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Well built, very well equipped, great drive and despite a few minor problems that have had to be fixed under warranty it has not left me stranded at the side of the road.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Great car. Would certainly buy another Honda with no hesitation. However, the service at the Honda dealer is not nearly as good as that at the local garage.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable, well built car that is a pleasure to drive.
Would not purchase model with spoiler that is intrusive as far as rear view vision is concerned.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems other than normal wear and tear so far. but, had to have some suspension work done probably because of the number of potholes existing now

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent build quality,very good spec. Sporty,family car that shout out that it has the performance. It could be the perfect Q car. Recommended!!!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Its a Honda. Expected build & reliability comes upto scratch. Very good dealership, friendly & value for money compared to other main dealers.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It's a great car that i know will not give me regular problems other than wear and tear. despite it's size it feels light to drive

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults since I bought it and it already had 43k miles. Servicing at honda can be a bit pricey, but worth using genuine parts.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great engine, design, practicality. Build quality falls well short. It does what it does very well and it's enjoyable to own.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Wondefull car. Stylish, comfortable, well made and reliable. Would definately consider another of this model in the future.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since purchase. Good on fuel and only parts I have bought have been wiper blades which are reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Honda seems to be very well built and good quality materials. Costs are very good compaired to my last car.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A powerfull load lugger with style and tons of room.great road holding and over all lovely car to drive .

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Comfortable and reliable. Good performance, bit thirsty. Service intervals not long, every 9000 miles.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Had the car from 6 months old and have never experienced any problems. The car runs as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. No problems apart from a clutch that failed at 50,000 miles. Replaced under warranty.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent build quality and reliable. Comfortable and roomy.
Only criticism is fuel consumption

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems in 10 months. There a re more economical cars out there, but the accord is good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. just regular service. 2.0 litre petrol and large and heavy car must burn fuel.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Had honda for years and have yet to take back one for a problem. Average to date is 42 mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Top quality, great build and very reliable. A cut above your everyday Ford's and Vauxhalls

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

reliable and comfortable but only problem is as a saloon does not have rear wash wiper.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent. It has just covered 89000 miles from new but still feels like a new car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Ownership has been great. The car is reliable, practicle and enjoyable to drive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A well built car that is very reliable, excluding the clock that looses time.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Overall the best car I've ever owned. Even my wife likes it which is a first.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Not what I expected from Honda at all. Must have got a Friday afternnon car.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 1/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not a single problem in 74,000 miles! Would be a 5 with better fuel returns.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from problem with exhaust manifold , I have found this car amazing.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No reliability problems at all. Average for an automatic 2 litre estate.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. Petrol consumption is not good. average for make of car ??.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Comfortable, pretty quick, well made, reliable. What I want to drive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Free of faults since new. Reasonable servicing and running costs.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's jap car no need to say more. Haven't had any problems yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic! Legendary Honda reliability and BMW like balance.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Has not gone wrong. One dealer service per year includs mot.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Very good vehicle. Reliable and comfortable, just like me.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Stylish, reliable, very convenient (Tourer - estate model)

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Can't fault the car at all, does everything I want or need

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

With the exception of Brake wear I cannot fault the car

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems in four years. Ok for a 2.4 petrol engine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice car but thirsty and not as reliable as expected.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good allrounder, reliable, bit boring but good value.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Cannot fault it. Would definitely buy Honda again.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems whatever. Seem good for a big car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg , Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, powerful and comfortably practical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No problems. Very good for the size of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Its a good buy.. excellent build quality.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Nothing has gone wrong or broken. Fine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Getting problems now as milage climbs

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Reliability is good and costs are low

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Ultra reliable and easy to live with.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Has never broken down or let me down

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very good car. great build quality

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Had no problems since purchasing

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Unexplained battery failure

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No big problems despite age

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The best car I've ever had

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent car from Japan!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

1st class cant fault it

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable (old!) hack!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Does all that I need

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A very reliable car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

solid and reliable

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Faultless. Good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Delight to own.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

superb

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5