Honda Accord (new)

Honda Accord

Overall Average Rating - 88.15%Position in the Top 100 cars - 13th

Ratings

Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 9thBuild Quality: 15thRunning Costs: 21stPerformance: 17thBraking: 60thRide Quality: 31stHandling: 35thPracticality: 41stComfort: 26thEase of Driving: 18th

Your Quotes

“Awesome. Why would I buy something else? I can do 400 miles a day in it and not have backache, plus it starts every time. My fourth Accord; I look forward to my fifth.”

Mr Richard Snell - Hampshire

“For the type of car I think it is very hard to beat in its category for smooth performance and handling. It has good load space with easily tip rear seats. A good driving position is easily found due to reach & rake steering and the engine is economical especially on long runs. Fit and finish are excellent. The old saying you get what you pay for, it may be a slightly higher price but it good value.”

Mr Ernest Shaw – Co Durham

“The car is economical, comfortable, a great workhorse. The engine is very strong. The seats are fine for long journeys. I am well pleased with the car after 42,000 miles in 14 months, including towing a caravan.”

Mr Roger Bowles - Oxon

“Awesome - why would I buy anything else? I can do 400 miles a day in it and not suffer backache, it starts first time every time and does not go wrong, it is my fourth accord and I look forward to my 5th”

Mr Richard Snell - Hampshire

“Fantastic car lived up to my expectations, only complaint is the narrow gap between boot and rear seat when seat back is down.”

Mr Alistair Matheson - Inverness

“Very reliable only been to dealer twice for service, good build quality and very nice to drive. 37,000 miles maintenance free driving.”

Mr Ralph Williams - Ferndown

“Excellent, possibly the best car I have owned. It is my first diesel and I won't go back to a petrol. The problem was with the air-con and was caused by a strange problem that took ages to diagnose and fix - the garage (and seemingly Honda) had not seen the problem before.”

Mr Grahame Sherwin - Surrey

“It’s Japanese! That says a lot about its reliability and good dealer network. It's also a great motorway cruiser that can handle well on the B-roads. Whilst it doesn't set the world on fire in terms of performance, when in the right gear, it pulls like a animal and has frightened some warm hatches with its in-gear grunt!”

Mr Lee Dainty – South Yorkshire

“Doesn't drive like a normal fwd car; they should all be like this. Not perfect, but a pleasure to drive. There is some redundant gearing, the drive-by-wire throttle often messes up the 1-2 shift, the Michelin HX MXM4 tyres are not worthy of this car, and only work because the rest of the car is so good.”

Mr Greg Watt - Ontario

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 3rd)

It hasn'’t been a vintage Driver Power year for Honda, as its best models have slipped down a few rungs in the top 100. But the firm has managed to hold on to its bronze medal position. Buyers can still expect first-class motoring, no matter which model they choose. Interestingly, the car maker'’s strongest suit was reliability, and Honda didn'’t finish lower than 11th in any one of the 10 categories.

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