The Honda Accord is a mid-size compact car manufactured and marketed since 1976 by Honda, a Japanese car manufacturer. In the United States, the four-door sedan vehicle has been a best seller since 1989 and has been used on a broad range of automobiles around the world, including: Coupes, Station wagons, Hatchbacks and Honda Crosstour crossover. Honda has marketed the Accord in various body styles and variants since the model's introduction, and vehicles sold under the Accord name at the same time but in different locations can have significant differences.
History of Honda Accord
Honda Accord First Generation (1976 - 1981)
In May 1976, Honda launched the Accord as the first automobile to bear the name. An 80-horsepower 1.6L four-cylinder engine was mounted transversely under the hood of this front-wheel-drive hatchback. A year later, the Accord sedan made its debut on the market. In 1978, the company added a 1.8L engine to the available engine lineup. As a result, Honda has produced several variants of this vehicle throughout the years. After winning Japan's "Best Car of the Year" award and the United States' "Best Selling Car" title in just three years, the Accord has continued to progress.
Honda Accord Second Generation (1981 - 1985)
Honda Accord's second generation was the first automobile in the market to feature a navigation system, long well before the GPS era when it launched in 1981. After five years on the market, Honda introduced the second generation of the Accord. At the time, the Japanese automaker was attempting to keep up with the competition by rushing the introduction of new vehicles. In the opinion of Soichiro Honda, facelifts were insufficient for the significant improvements and enhancements he wished to make to his automobiles. The Accord had the same problem. 1982 saw the beginnings of the American assembly of Accords of the second generation, making this model the first Japanese vehicle to be built in the New World. They even exported this model to Japan in 1988. The second generation received a facelift in 1983. Honda introduced the PGM-FI electronic control system to 1.8L engines for the first time, and ABS first appeared on the scene.
Honda Accord Third Generation (1985 - 1989)
In 1985, the third-generation automobiles received an Aerodeck wagon and the hatchback and sedan. 1.8L and 2.0L DOHC engines and front two-lever suspension set this generation apart from the preceding ones. Honda Accord third-generation received the Car of the Year Japan Award when first introduced in 1985. The third-generation Accord was the first Honda model to use double wishbones at both the front and rear ends. The MacPherson strut system was more expensive than the competition's, giving the car superior stability and control. This third-generation lasted from 1985 to 1989.
Honda Accord Fourth Generation (1989 - 1993)
Fuel efficiency, lightweight body, and quick handling were key factors in the success of Honda's fourth Accord generation, which went on sale across the world with just minor modifications. A four-wheel steering system was available or even as standard on some models of the Accord fourth-generation, which shared its base with the sportier Prelude. Although Honda designed it as a family car, its large wheelbase, low gravity core, and independent suspension in all four corners quickly made it a competitive and sporty vehicle. The 2.0i LS was very popular among the fourth-generation variants. The LS decided to offer power windows in all four doors, a sunroof, ABS, rear-view mirrors featuring electric drive, and more. High-end features for the model include aluminum wheels, wood inlays, leather upholstery, air conditioning, an airbag, and central locking on the 2.0i ES's luxury trim level. In 1991, Honda introduced 2.2 DOHC to its engines.
Honda Accord Fifth Generation (1993 - 1997)
When the company introduced the fifth-generation Honda Accord in the Fall of 1993, it was the first time the vehicle had two unique variants: European version and North American and Japanese version. Honda and the Rover Group developed the European Accord and Rover 600 in response to the Honda Legend and Rover 800's previous popularity. This version of Accord was offered in Japan as the Isuzu Aska, and several Isuzu vehicles were also sold as Honda vehicles. A few engines from the fourth generation were also available by Honda. Honda Accord once again received the Car of the Year Japan Award for the second time in 1993.
Honda Accord Sixth Generation (1998 - 2001)
Honda split the Accord into three versions for the Japanese, North American, and European markets in Honda's sixth generation. The wagon was no longer in production in the United States, and they also discontinued the coupé in Japan. The Accord's sixth generation satisfied the highest safety standards at its debut. Honda also included three-point seatbelt systems in the back of the vehicle and several safety features, including two airbags, door reinforcing beams, ABS, stronger steering, and ventilated disc brakes. Re-styling took place in 2001.
Honda Accord Seventh Generation (2002 - 2007)
The Honda Accord's seventh generation, sold in North America from 2003 to 2007, was distinct from the model sold in Europe. It was a formidable competitor in a competitive automotive market. The Accord's dependability and reliability set it apart in the crowded mid-size sedan market. It didn't have any distinguishing design features that made it unique. In that area, Acura had the upper hand. Despite the Accord's plain exterior, its true worth was inside. It's easy to relax in the Accord salon thanks to its sleek design, excellent dynamic stiffness, and enhanced body protection.
Honda Accord Eighth Generation (2007 - 2012)
The eighth generation of Honda's Accord was available in 2008. The automobile has grown in size and aggressiveness as a result of history. The company enhanced the dynamic appearance through the hood's forward extension and the elongated headlights. I-VTEC gasoline engines are available in two configurations. This version features a more durable body because of laser welding, leading to a more open and quiet atmosphere. Honda incorporated the Acura luxury brand into the 2008 Accord's interior to improve comfort levels for the driver and front-seat passengers. This model's powerful and fuel-efficient naturally aspirated engines were a pleasant surprise to its customers. On the console above the ventilation vents, a huge screen now takes the primary position in the interior. There's also a handbrake nearer to the gear lever for your comfort. Engineers from Japan constructed the quickest warm-up system, which is critical for Russia's harsh climate.
Honda Accord Ninth Generation (2012 - 2017)
The 2012 Accord, on the other hand, was a step forward for the company. When they first released the model in North America in 2009, the ninth generation of Honda Accords appeared more like an American Acura than a European model. The EPA classified the eighth-generation Accord as a big sedan because of its spacious cabin. For the Accord to be on top of the mid-size cars, it needs to be at the bottom of the big sedans. As a result, Honda took a step backward in overall length. For more than three decades, Honda looks to have had the formula for a top-selling family car down pat. The Honda Accord provides impressive fuel efficiency, a stylish look, and gratifying performance in one package. There were two body types available for the Accord in 2015: a mid-size sedan and a coupe.
Honda Accord Tenth Generation (2012 - 2017)
Honda unveiled the tenth generation of Accord on July 14, 2017, starting production on September 18, 207, and sales on October 18, 2017, for the United States market as a 2018 model. Accord buyers in Europe were left heartbroken when Honda discontinued the tenth-generation model from sale in their region.
Since the same platform didn't bind it as its Old Continent twin, Honda built it bigger for the American market. There were two options for the 2017 Accord: a four-cylinder engine and a hybrid.
- China - Honda unveiled the Accord Sport Hybrid at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.
- Thailand - Debuted during the 2018 Thailand International Motor Expo and launched in public in March 2019.
- Indonesia - Launched at the 27th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show
- Japan - 46th Tokyo Motor Show in 2019
- Australia - November 28, 2019
- Malaysia - February 26, 2020
- Turkey - October 2021
Honda Accord 2022
First introduced in 1976, Honda has followed the same formula to earn the public's affections, which is affordability with excellence in mind. People who prefer SUVs and crossovers to sedans are losing out on a fantastic 2022 Honda Accord sedan. Even while it's not as sporty as some crossovers, it's still capable of doing most of the things you'd expect from a tiny crossover. With two turbocharged engines and a hybrid powertrain, you may have a more environmentally friendly take on everyday commuting. The Accord's large trunk and room for four passengers to lounge in luxury make it a great road-trip companion, enhanced by its complete driver-assistance technologies and smart infotainment system.
The famous Japanese car manufacturer sold the first-generation Honda Accord with an original MSRP of $3,995, which is $20,298 in 2022.
Currently, Honda retails its 2022 Honda Accord with a price tag of $27,615 for the LX trim (base model), and more variants with different prices:
- LX - $27,615
- Hybrid - $28,815
- Sport - $30,075
- Sport SE - $31,565
- EX-L - $33,935
- Touring - $39,545
Features of the Honda Accord
There's a surprising amount of interior space in the Accord, making the car a better choice for families with children in the back seat. The Accord's no-options trim pattern suggests that most amenities are decided for the driver, although almost every Accord has a few modern conveniences in the interior. Lower trim levels indeed have their unique appeals, but you can't go wrong with the top-of-the-line Accord. Honda equipped the Touring trim (top trim) with heated rear seats, heated and cooled leather seats, and a head-up display. Aside from its class-leading 17 cubic feet, the Accord hybrid's electric engine doesn't eat away at any of the Accord's storage capacity. The Accord accommodates two more carry-on bags with the rear seats folding than any other vehicle. While the Accord's inside storage space is adequate, it isn't as practical or as clever as the Honda Civic or the Hyundai Ioniq's interior storage layout. Nonetheless, the Accord should satisfy most drivers' fundamental requirements.
With a few cosmetic modifications over the generations, the new2022 Honda Accord retains its classic good looks. LED low-beam headlights (full-LED for upper trims) are slender yet broad, with tiny openings in the bumper for available LED fog lights farther down. In addition to a gloss-black decklid spoiler and chrome exhaust tips on the Sport and SE models, the 2.0L turbocharged engines in the Touring, EX-L, Touring, and Sport 2.0T trims come with standard power moonroofs. LX, Hybrid, and EX-L trims have standard 17-inch wheels. 19-inch wheels with black inserts are available on Sport versions, and gray inserts are present on Touring variants. The blue Honda logo on the front of hybrid cars distinguishes them from standard ones.
Exterior colors for the 2022 Honda Accord are as follows:
- Platinum White Pearl
- Still Night Pearl
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Radiant Red Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- San Marino Red
- Sonic Gray Pearl
- Lunar Silver Metallic
Standard Features of the Honda Accord
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED low-beam headlights
- LED taillights
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Cloth upholstery
- Forward-collision warning
- Lane-departure warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Road sign recognition
- Automatic high beams
- Lane-keeping assistance
- Adaptive cruise control
- 8-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- A 4-speaker/160-watt audio system
- Two USB ports
- Full LED headlights and fog lights (sport)
- 19-inch alloy wheels (sport)
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel (sport)
- 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat (sport)
- Two rear USB ports (sport)
- A 180-watt/8-speaker audio system (sport)
Factory Options/Features of the Honda Accord
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Front/rear parking sensors
- Self-dimming rearview mirror
- Universal garage door opener
- 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
- Leather seating surfaces
- Wireless charging
- A 10-speaker/450-watt audio system
- Wireless smartphone integration
- Satellite radio
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Heated/ventilated front seats
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Low-speed braking control
- Adaptive suspension
- Head-up display
- Tilt-down function
- Heated outboard rear seats
Honda released the Honda Accord's first generation in 1976. Meanwhile, the company released the 2022 Honda Accord in 2021.