2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 from North America
The Accord is a beautiful, sporty car that is economical, reliable, and fun... good value
Nothing has gone wrong, but it's still very new.
I usually prefer the styling of a coupe, but I really like the styling of the sedan and chose it over the coupe for the extra space, access to the rear seats, and the resell value.
At the dealership, I test drove the V-6 and the four cylinder each twice. I decided on the 190 hp 4 cylinder engine and am very impressed with its power, performance, and gas mileage, which has been about 28 mpg. It redlines at 7100 rpm so downshifting for passing power is a rewarding experience with the engine's nice sound at higher rpms.
The ride is excellent and better than I had anticipated. It's fun to drive on any road, but especially on twisty roads, where the steering, engine, and the suspension create very supple, responsive handling.
The number of convenience features is impressive for the price... moon roof, heated seats, compass, sound system, leather, and automatic everything. I particularly like the engine oil life readout and the automatic headlights that switch on and off depending on ambient light.
I am impressed that the Accord has won Car and Driver's top ten car award so many times. Now I can see why.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2009