This is a good looking saloon car that will not disappoint. It is the perfect all-rounder, giving excellent reliability from its powerful diesel engine; it is definitely serious competition for the more expensive BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. The quality of construction is solid and the interior has a luxurious feel to it. Externally, the dimensions are ample and sleek – a lovely car indeed.
Reliability is assured and there is even a “green” model, the 2.2 i-DTEC ES 4dr at £25,395 for those who have a preference. It also provides many safety features which are often high on the list these days. The Accord must be one of the safest cars in its class, as it has won a five star rating in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests. Coming as standard is the electronic stability control and six airbags. Available as extras are the adaptive cruise control and a highly effective collision warning system.
Driving is a pleasure with the quiet engine and distinct lack of wind noise giving the car a luxurious feel. The new model also provides extra internal space allowing five adults to travel comfortably. The whole range is well equipped, with even the basic model having electric windows, electric heated mirrors, automatic climate control, CD stereo with MP3 player connection, cruise control and remote central locking.
With prices from £25,395 up to £33,680 for the very special 2.2 i-DTEC Type-S ADAS 4dr, you will always want to be out driving.