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Honda Accord
Honda Accord 2017 sedan Trim Shown: 2017 LX sedan FWD CVT

The Accord is one of the better midsized sedans. It is well-equipped and competitively priced, and it performs well. It handles responsively, though the ride can be a bit choppy. It has a roomy and well-finished interior. The four-cylinder gets 30 mpg overall with its unobtrusive CVT. The 3.5-liter V6 is lively and refined, and gets a decent 26 mpg overall. But the infotainment system on EX and above versions is unintuitive. Standard automatic climate control is a nice feature, but the LX lacks a power seat. The 2014 Hybrid that we tested got 40 mpg overall and operates smoothly, but it sacrifices a lot of trunk space. Reliability has been above average.

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2013 Redesign Year
Honda Accord 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 EX

With the 2013 redesign, the Accord shrank in size but remained very accommodating and family-friendly. Four cylinder models got a CVT (continuously variable transmission) that contributes to good fuel economy of 30 mpg in our tests. But this transmission has some quirks like amplifying engine noise when accelerating hard. V6 versions remain with a regular automatic. EX and higher trims come with a more complicated radio and LaneWatch, which shows an image of what's on your right side when using the right hand directional. We think it's no substitute to blind-spot detection system that covers both sides. A Sport version was also available. This sharpens the handling a bit, but compromises ride comfort.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $20,675 - $22,750 $17,800 - $19,735
2015 $18,050 - $26,250 $15,260 - $23,210
2014 $15,750 - $23,475 $13,070 - $20,570
2013 $14,200 - $21,100 $11,550 - $18,200
2008 Redesign Year
Honda Accord 2012 Trim Shown: 2012 Sedan EX

The 2008 redesign made the Accord a larger, roomier car with an immense rear seat. Most importantly, this vintage comes with standard electronic stability control on all versions, a vital safety feature which in itself justifies looking only at 2008 or newer Accords. Ride and handling are very good, and the four-cylinder engine is smooth, powerful, and economical. The V6 is smoother, quiet and powerful, but gets just 21 mpg overall. Controls remain a model of clarity. Try to focus on an EX, which is has a power driver seat, sunroof, and alloy wheels.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $11,375 - $14,350 $8,830 - $11,630
2011 $9,825 - $12,825 $7,310 - $10,110
2010 $8,975 - $11,575 $6,465 - $8,915
2009 $8,300 - $10,750 $5,825 - $8,125
2008 $7,475 - $9,750 $5,020 - $7,145
2003 Redesign Year
Honda Accord 2007 Trim Shown: 2007 Sedan

The Accord is a good used-car choice by virtue of being roomy, reliable and having clear controls. EX trims are the pick of the Accord line with alloy wheels, a sunroof and better audio system. Most samples will have a four-cylinder engine that together with the automatic makes for a smooth, unobtrusive powertrain. High-end versions have a slick, powerful and quiet V6. Handling is quite nimble, the ride is steady and controlled and switches and gauges are intuitive. If you can, focus on a 2005 or newer model since it came with standard curtain airbags that provide more protection. 2006 and later models with the V6 come with standard stability control, making them particularly desirable.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $5,750 - $7,475 $3,355 - $4,980
2006 $5,000 - $6,600 $2,650 - $4,150
2005 $4,725 - $6,100 $2,375 - $3,675
2004 $4,275 - $5,325 $2,005 - $2,955
2003 $3,875 - $4,950 $1,675 - $2,600
Honda Accord 2002 Trim Shown: 2002 Sedan

The Accord has been one of our top-rated sedans for years. While smoother and quieter than the standard four-cylinder engine, the larger V6 engines made the car more front-heavy and less nimble. Interior space is fine for four, tight for five. The redesigned 1998 Accord is larger and quieter but similar overall to previous models. It is very refined for the class, especially when equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 engine.If you're interested in a model of this generation, make sure to get an EX with standard ABS.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2002 $3,125 - $4,075 $1,060 - $1,835
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A