While still a fine, competent car, the Accord is losing ground to newer competitors. Braking, ergonomics and fit and finish remain impressive. But engine performance, ride quality, accommodations, and interior quietness aren't outstanding.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration is still great and is quick to reach maximum speed. Turning is great and rounding curves and accelerating up hills is just great!"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and good handling"

John F., CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is wonderful, especially when entering highway from a complete stop. V6 ending works very well on mountain roads. Steering is comfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and handling was very good when you really needed it and is still good though the car is 17 years old."

Anonymous, ON (2001 Honda Accord)

"With good tires and new struts this vehicle handles very well, with over 235K miles. Acceleration with the V6 is good but newer cars are now quite a bit faster."

Edward S., TX (2001 Honda Accord)

"The accord 6 cylinder is best engine ever made; not sure why they went to a turbo 4...big mistake. Transmissions for that year were garbage and the vehicle should have been recalled to replace transmission instead of simply extending warranty. Because of transmission car is not trustworthy or reliable ans only good for around town."

Anonymous, WV (2001 Honda Accord)

"It handles and accelerates very well."

Glenn G., IL (2001 Honda Accord)

"First I must tell how many times I have been stopped and individuals have commented on the looks of the 2002 Tacoma. It is a beautiful styled vehicle. The V6 has more than enough power and acceleration for the homeowner.I feel it the the perfect truck for my purposes."

Anthony D., CT (2001 Honda Accord)

"Almost 190k on a single clutch (manual 5-speed). Gear ratios are spaced comfortably apart for a relatively small engine."

Samuel S., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Driving this is a pleasure. Very sure road feel, it goes where you point it with no lean or sway,"

Erik W., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Fits our lifestyle"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration on short on ramps."

J I., PA (2001 Honda Accord)

"It's a very comfortable car to drive, and handles in a sure-footed (though not what I'd call "sporty") way. Acceleration is plenty adequate for our needs, and the brakes, though non-ABS in this model, work very safely and predictably."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Excellent acceleration."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is good from the 205hp 3.0 liter engine but mpg falls short for this earlier model. Handling is responsive—no complaints."

Charles L., OR (2001 Honda Accord)

"Great acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"this vehicle is a beast in acceleration; outstanding"

Terry C., IL (2001 Honda Accord)

"V6 delivers outstanding acceleration. Road grabbing handling. Rides smoothly like a much larger car."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car is a pleasure to drive. It handles well and is plenty powerful enough for the kind of driving we do. However, I've never liked the gear ratios in the lower gears of our automatic transmission."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"strong acceleration adequate reserve power"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Handles the road very well and has very good acceleration"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is very good but bottoms out at higher speeds. Handling is quick, precise and predictable."

Lee W., BC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Love the response and handling."

Germaine S., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Easy to drive and comfortable even on long-distance trips."

William D., NE (2001 Honda Accord)

"No disappointment handles and accelerating is great!"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration around town is fine but on the highway for passing it's pathetic."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"Sporty"

Mike M., CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"Great performance and handling."

Anonymous, TN (2001 Honda Accord)

"HANDLES GREAT....."

Joseph A., FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"It moves surprisingly fast for a large sedan, great acceleration with the VTEC engine, but really poor MPG. 20 MPG if, and only if, the entire tank was spent on the freeway (no stop-and-go traffic, either). Otherwise it gets about 18 in mixed driving conditions."

Jason R., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"The car is very easy to handle and dependable when you need to accelerate."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Traction on wet surfaces is horrible, both acceleration and braking. I've installed the "stickiest" tires possible and still will spin the front wheels when starting from a stop if there is any incline at all on a wet street. Often slide when trying to stop on wet pavement even if driving slowly. Not a problem with my previous Accord."

Jim D., OH (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car has problems on slick roads. It is as if the front end is not heavy enough; front tires spin even after a ran when first starting. I have the 4-cylinder standard engine with standard transmission. On the other hand, this car has been totally trouble ffree until I just had to replace the clutch--more a maintenance item than anything, but $1500!!!"

JIM D., OH (2001 Honda Accord)

"V6, lots of sip"

Anonymous, MB (2001 Honda Accord)

"It accelerates to merge with highway traffic with ease, and handles well in emergency situations."

P P., ON (2001 Honda Accord)

"Although I live my Accord it does not handle as well in the snow as our Toyota. This is my only complaint."

Anonymous, ME (2001 Honda Accord)

"When I want to accelerate pulling out, pick up is very good and not sluggish. Steering and handling during drive time is adequate and responsive in turns."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"prone to fluid leaks, but is an old car seats are uncomforable"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Honda Accord)

"6 cylinder accelerates very well. Can see out of all windows. Easy for me to handle."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"Great acceleration"

J I., PA (2001 Honda Accord)

"The steering wheel turning isn't as smooth as the 2000 Accord. (Our mechanic said that there wasn't an issue, it was just the make of the car). It is MORE noisy than the 2000 Accord. It does not smoothly accelerate."

Anonymous, AE (2001 Honda Accord)

"I love the manual transmission."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Honda Accord)

"very good acceleration; we feel safe with the way the vehicle responds and handles"

TERRY C., IL (2001 Honda Accord)

"My Accord has proven to be an excellent purchase. The 3.0 V6 provides admirable power and acceleration, and it handles well both locally and on extended trips... so I'm never tired out when I arrive at my destination. Highway fuel mileage meets and exceeds its window sticker rating."

WILLIAM C., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Accord exl has always been a comfortable drive for city and hiway."

Charles L., OR (2001 Honda Accord)

"low low seats, hard to get out and cannot position seat to sit up straight,. Car very noisy, always has been with road noise and wind"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"From the first time I drove my Accord, the comfort has been top notch. The seats are very comfortable and easy to adjust. I’ve always felt comfortable driving this car and it feels like an extension of me. It’s noticeably quieter than my previous car as well."

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable seats with good back support. Very adjustable."

John F., CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"It's too noisy."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Seats go horizontal"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Wind noise is a factor at highway speeds."

Anonymous, IA (2001 Honda Accord)

"I was forced into buying the V6 instead of the 4-cylinder in order to get electronic seat adjustment. I have arthritis in my knees and sometimes I want to be just a little closer and sometimes just a little further away, depending on how my knees feel."

Basha Y., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"My wife and I are low-average in height. The driver's seat can be adjusted up. At it's max it's just a decent height. The front passenger seat is not height adjustable and is too low."

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Accord)

"Remarkable durability. Rides more like a European sedan. Seats seem spacious compared with more modern sedans,"

Samuel S., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is bothersome when trying to have conversations. Seats are still somewhat comfy even after all these years. Ride is still smooth and efficient."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is high"

Carol H., AL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Car is noisy at highway speed. Road surface noise is transmitted right through to the interior. Seats are fine for short trips but are small. width is not a problem but where the seat back has a cushion roll is to low for me and I'm only 5'9".My wife at 5'6" finds them fine. As to ride it's stiff and sporty and handles curves very well. It's one of the best features of the car"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle is the barebones 4 cylinder model. It has significant road noise, very firm seats, uncomfortable seating positions and most roadway imperfections are noticeable"

Lee W., BC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Back seatbelt are not long enough for larger adults. Inquired about replacing seat belts or getting extensions but told Honda doesn't provide either. Larger ( not even super obese) adults can not ride safely/legally in back of this vehicle."

Anonymous, DE (2001 Honda Accord)

"COMFORT...."

Joseph A., FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Noisier and rougher riding then comparable Toyota camry"

J A., WA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Excellent comfort in seating and legroom. Complaint: excessive road noise."

Charles L., OR (2001 Honda Accord)

"For an octogenarian, the seat is too low for easy entry and exit and lumbar support is lousy."

Anonymous, MD (2001 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable car. debating about whether I want to invest in new shocks and struts to improve the 16-year old ride, or let it be. Pretty quiet, too."

Jason R., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Not too thrilled with the famous "Honda" road noise."

RICHARD H., TX (2001 Honda Accord)

"good"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"The car when new was quiet. Now the window seals make air noise when traveling at speed. I should have replaced them two years ago."

BRAD P., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"an easy-handling comfortable and reliable car"

DOUGLAS D., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Climate controls work like a champ even after many years of use. Seats holding their shape well. Doors and windows seal well. Not a noisy ride."

Anonymous, IL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable seats,powerful climate control,good ride."

Anonymous, SC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Seats are VERY comfortablr"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"Noise. The interior is not insulated enough."

LAURENT N., NB (2001 Honda Accord)

"Excessive wind noise"

MICHAEL C., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Seats have always been uncomfortable for long drives. It has bad wind noise which interferes with your hearing ability. Due to an intermittent engine noise (possibly an upcoming pulley or component failure), the engine runs rough and is overall louder, as if my car is straining, when this happens. Considering my Air bag light has been on due to a faulty drivers seat belt, per SRS code, the safety of my ride is completely compromised at all times. AC has always worked great for me. Appreciate the"

SHANNA J., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Front seats need better lumbar support. Air conditioning still cools with no service in over 16 years, but could put out a little more cooling."

J L., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"comfortable seats, climate control is great, road noise, but could be due to tires, as when I purchaed the car I noticed how quiet it was. rides is smooth."

NANCY M., BC (2001 Honda Accord)

"comfort and climate control has been excellent"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Honda Accord)

"On the highway, it's noisier that I'd like. It's old, but was always noisy."

ROSS H., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Our Honda Accord only gradually got noisier, less comfortable. I can't fault it for that, after all it's 15 years old. I always wanted the AC to run better for the back seat passengers. When I am no longer able to drive, this will make someone else a fine vehicle."

Anonymous, ID (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car is also an EX-L model so the seats are very comfortable and supportive. The ride is good but noise level is intrusive at speed. Climate control is adequate summer and winter. Even now, some passengers comment about the comfortable ride for this older model."

DOUGLAS S., NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"The seats are well-built and well designed but rather hard, so driving long distances can get quite uncomfortable. This has always been a somewhat noisy car, something CR noted way back when it was a new model. Heater is excellent, AC is a bit anemic at low speeds and seems to work better on the highway."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I bought my Accord brand new in 2001 with a discount through the AAA. At the time I knew I was getting a good deal buying a car with a great reputation and I have not been disappointed with the car I bought. It’s had some problems here and there but the money I’ve spent to get them fixed so far has not exceeded what I have spent in money and time in getting my prior car repaired."

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda Accord)

"i got more than i moneys worth"

Richard T., WI (2001 Honda Accord)

"I have owned this car for 17 years with only routine maintenance it has been one of the best cars I have ever owned"

Richard C., CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Never thought I would drive the car this long with almost no repair issues. Still does not feel like an older car."

Edward S., TX (2001 Honda Accord)

"Best"

Thomas F., FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"The car has held up excellently with only very minor repairs needed."

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Accord)

"I drove this car for 17 years and am only now getting rid of it because the paint is very bad and the gaskets are dry rotting"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Honda Accord)

"Until this year I have had only regular maintenance on this car. Now, because of car's age there is a need to replace the engine belts in case they deteriorated. This is the first major repair needed on this car since it's purchase. Good value."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"one of the best cars I ever owned"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"After 224000 miles the only work reguired other than maintenance and tune ups has been a master celenoid and a wheel bearing. Less than $200 in parts."

Brian F., AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"When this car was built, Honda was definitely focused on reliability and longevity. This car is now 17 years old, and has had only two issues in its lifetime that I'd consider major, one of which was covered by warranty. Based on its original price and the cost of ownership over its long life, I'd say we more than got our money's worth."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"It had no repairs and still looks good"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"I purchased the top of the line. It has convenience features that are now pretty standard. They are all still working with the exception of the 6 position in-the-dash cd player. I recently had to replace the ac condenser. It cost me $400. This is the only parts expense (other than maintenance) I have had in 17 years. What a car!"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Other than regular oil changes and annual state of Virginia inspections, I have had only one occasion ( headlamp replacement ) to have service done on the vehicle."

Richard S., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Best value for your money based on dependability and handling."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable and very low maintenance - few repairs"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"Excellent quality - very little expense for non-regular maintenance."

Don A., FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Cost of ownership is extremely low for this car. Other than minor repairs this car costs very little to keep. No major repairs needed in 17yrs."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Great ride and conford"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Honda Accord)

"The 4 door Accord EX is fast and comfortable fun car to drive. It's become our second car that my husband just drives back and forth to work. It sits outside n the Fl sun and the leather is still n great shape. Only work on it has been routine maintenance and airbag recalls. Top of the line and it gets up and goes. Gas mileage has been a disappointment though."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Car overall still runs very well"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car has been incredibly reliable over the years (it's now nearly 16 years old) and in its long lifetime has only had two significant issues, one of which was entirely covered by warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Outstanding dependability! With customary maintenance and car, nothing seems to ever break or fail. Virtually no major problems to date."

Charles L., OR (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car has been great in every way since purchase and it is as good now as it was in 2001."

Anonymous, TN (2001 Honda Accord)

"This has been a dependable car with few repair needs."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car has had a few issues with the transmission but other than that the car has been very reliable."

Jacques G., NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Still running after 16 years....and minimal engine work. Possibly $3,000 outside of oil changes,."

Germaine S., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"This car just runs and runs. My next car wiil be another Hond Accord!"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda Accord)

"Car is bulletproof! No problems other than ordinary maintenance items in 16 years -- amazing."

Jim D., OH (2001 Honda Accord)

"comfort and reliability"

Anonymous, MB (2001 Honda Accord)

"I'm pleased with the durability and ride comfort. We went on a 6000 road trip and enjoyed every minute of it in the car. It performed flawlessly in all respects including comfort, handling @ 80 mph, gas mileage, and with the v6 plenty of acceleration."

GARY P., AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"I PURCHASED THE CAR IN 2003 WITH 17500 MILES ON IT. PURCHASE PRICE WAS APPROX $13000.00. CONSIDERING TYPICAL MAINT. COSTS AND PM EXPENSES AND YEARS OF OWNERSHIP I FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE HONDA."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Amazing overall cost per mile. (Acquiring, maintenance, Repairs, Fuel)"

STEVE W., KY (2001 Honda Accord)

"I bought this car with 101,000 miles from the proverbial little old lady. It has been exceptuionally well worth the $8K I paid for it. It now has 178K miles."

SUSAN L., FL (2001 Honda Accord)

"For the 15 years I have owned the car it has been great and never had any issues that left me stranded or prevented it from driving. It's had regular, routine maintenance, and a few minor issues that mostly started in the past year or so such as with the CD player (but that is to be expected on an older car)."

JAMES W., AL (2001 Honda Accord)

"Considering the price I paid ($26,000) and the reliability of this vehicle, I definitely believe I got a good value for my money."

THOMAS G., CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"Great value"

CHARLES L., OR (2001 Honda Accord)

"long term dependability - owned car for 16 years"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Honda Accord)

"The leather trimmed seats were very much worth the investment. Gas mileage has suffered with the advent of 10% ethanol. Gas mileage has dropped more than 10% on long trips which use to net an average of 30 MPG or more. Now it is less that 26 MPG.."

DOUGLAS S., NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Reliability, super quiet motor and ride, few repairs. My car has 240,000 KM and still going strong, and feel this is one of the best purchases I have ever made (bought used with only 23,000 KM). There is a recall on the airbags and my warning panel lights are not all working as they should but beside those correctable issues I'm a very happy owner."

JENNIFER J., BC (2001 Honda Accord)

"No repairs on this 15 year old car purchased new.Pay oil changes, brake fluid chgs.,new Honda batteries every 5 years(before they die), tires from time of purchase just now showing wear. I drive only 1200 miles per year. My best purchase ever."

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda Accord)

"Required almost no repairs that are not scheduled maintenance."

JEANINE B., NY (2001 Honda Accord)

"It has held up great compared to repairs needed and mileage, amazing paint job, solid feeling vehicle with less plastic body than newer cars."

Anonymous, IL (2001 Honda Accord)

"You pay for quality and with almost 200,000 miles on the car and only about $150 in parts for repairs, I have saved $$ on the back end"

BRIAN F., AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"It's been a great little car!"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Honda Accord)

"Reliable transportation for16 years. You cannot beat that!"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Accord)

"The 2001 Accord had a design/engineering problem with the automatic transmission. As a result, I had to have the transmission replaced around 110-120K miles. Very expensive, around $3000."

GARY N., MN (2001 Honda Accord)

"Good all around car. Reliable"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Honda Accord)

"With regular maintenance for over 48,000 miles, this car has had no major malfunctions or reliability issues. You take care of the car, and Honda will take care of you."

Anonymous, MD (2001 Honda Accord)

"Most of the money I have spent on this vehicle has gone toward basic maintenance. The only non-maintenance-related money I've ever spent on it was for a new upper subframe. The old one rotted out on the right side."

MICHAEL H., MI (2001 Honda Accord)

"I have had the car over 15 years and over 205K miles and it has NEVER been in the shop for a repair outside of maintenance or recalls. I have fixed some things myself and let some small things go. With good tires it still drives great. Very low cost of ownership. I think I have gotten my moneys worth out of it."

EDWARD S., TX (2001 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle just will not die. After 215,000+ miles, still have the original spark plugs; very good ride; and extremely good MPG on Interstates (32+MPG at 65-70 mph."

JOHN K., VA (2001 Honda Accord)

"It was a very fair price considering the year (2000). But even so, it's taken us comfortable to and from work (20 miles round trip) and around the city and neighboring towns."

Anonymous, AE (2001 Honda Accord)

"It is a very reliable car"

LAURENT N., NB (2001 Honda Accord)

"I bought this vehicle used from a friend who had taken very good care of it and it was only 5 yrs old.but have had several issues with it as noted, which has been quite expensive and disappointing for a Honda known for high reliability."

MARK F., IN (2001 Honda Accord)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Despite being a very common car I still love its clean, sleek shape and it has not become dated-looking"

DAN S., TN (2001 Honda Accord)

"it suits my taste very well"

WILLIAM C., NE (2001 Honda Accord)

"The paint stays looking like new and I never polished it."

SAM M., KS (2001 Honda Accord)

"Like the interior room and the space inside the vehicle as well as trunk space. I like the "box" look in lieu of an outside slant look."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Accord)

"Ugly brown. Great value."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda Accord)

"It is pleasant to look at. Nothing stands out to detract from the looks."

GARY P., AZ (2001 Honda Accord)

"Uncomfortable driver seat"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Honda Accord)
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