The variable gear ratio steering is precise and supple, with a clear, on-center feel. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. Though bigger, the new Accord has a lower center of gravity, thanks to Honda engineers. The base 2009 Honda Accord Coupe comes standard with a 190-hp inline four and a choice of five-speed manual or automatic. Also, the opening that's revealed when you fold the backrest down is small because of the intruding bulkhead, which limits the passage's usefulness. The new Accord's cockpit is definitely among the best, too; the dashboard is laid out in a sort of dual-cockpit mode, and gauges and controls are particularly well placed.
It's not without some weaknesses, to be sure, but overall, the positive attributes far outweigh the negative ones. To see what's new for 2009, click , or check out a of the two model years. The Accord's four-wheel independent suspension features a double-wishbone design in front and a new multilink setup in back. Recall Date 2017-01-10 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016.
Anti-lock brakes, six airbags, and active head restraints are standard. The auto experts at TheCarConnection. The finished product is a sport-oriented car that is better than its predecessor — a model that was already near the top of its segment. Recall Date 2017-08-31 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Climbing in and out of the cabin is easier, thanks to the larger door openings and higher roof. The Accord defines what Americans want in their midsize vehicle: reliability, comfort, performance, and affordability.
Honda's numbers for this recall are B0K and L0J. The 2009 Honda Accord Coupe is well appointed in base trim, and it has enough optional electronic gadgets to impress even the most dyed-in-the-wool techies, though some may find the navigation fiddly. Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability system and active front head restraints are standard. Both have a more upright front end than the previous-generation Accord, which featured a pointy nose. The Accord also features Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body technology that's designed to maximize crash-energy dissipation in a front collision with either taller or shorter vehicles. Cargo The sedan's trunk remains unchanged at 14 cubic feet, while the coupe's cargo area shrinks slightly to 11.
Combined with standard 18-inch wheels, the result is a very supple suspension package that seems to soak up bumps almost imperceptibly, without numbing its road feel. And not leaving well enough alone, engineers also modified the double-wishbone front suspension geometry, while choosing a multilink setup for the rear. Recall Date 2016-05-24 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Have a great day and enjoy the ride!!! Thanks to a slight increase in passenger volume, the Accord sedan is now considered a full-size car by the Environmental Protection Agency, which tracks such things. Three-cylinder mode, meanwhile, is used for city cruising, while six-cylinder mode is activated when full power is needed. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control units, free of charge. The larger cabin doesn't mean backseats are more easily accessible, but there is more space between front-seat occupants and a larger center armrest.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Interim notifications have been mailed to owners on March 15, 2016, and a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. According to Honda, this new mode allows the Accord V-6 to cruise on four cylinders at highway speeds. This is a great sedan from Honda and I hope you will enjoy! Show full review Editor's note: This review was written in August 2007 about the 2008 Honda Accord. Shoot me an email to let me know how I can help - brockfrady gmail. All in all, it looks like the folding feature was added as an afterthought. You still get dual front, side, and side curtain airbags, a tire pressure monitor, and antilock, four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist and anti-skid.
The Accord received Good overall scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset, side-impact and rear crash tests. Still, if it were my money, I'd opt for the four-cylinder because the premium for the less fuel-efficient V-6 isn't worth the so-so performance. The five-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and will quickly a gear or two if necessary. Honda has found the sweet spot here, with a driving experience that rivals the sporty characteristics of the Nissan Altima, without the Altima's stiff ride on rough surfaces, while equaling the Toyota Camry's ride smoothness, without its floaty, unsure responses on winding roads. The 2009 Honda Accord Coupe's front seats are more comfortable and supportive than in previous Accords. You still get dual front, side, and side curtain airbags, as well as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and antilock four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist and anti-skid.
Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The Inside The new Accord's cabin treads ever-closer to the domain of Honda's luxury brand, Acura, with its use of high-quality materials, good fit and finish and the adoption of an optional knob-based navigation system in place of the car's previous touch-screen setup. Even though there's noticeable body roll on twisty roads, it's by no means excessive and is counteracted by a sense of stability when driving the car aggressively. It's not without some weaknesses, to be sure, but overall, the positive attributes far outweigh the negative ones. The upgraded engine is a beefy, 3.