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The Accord is our Top Pick family sedan. Handling is fairly agile, and the ride is steady and compliant. The cabin is roomy, and controls are intuitive. A telescoping steering column facilitates an ideal driving position. The Accord is quiet, though less so than the Toyota Camry and VW Passat because of some road noise. The automatic shifts very smoothly and responsively. The four-cylinder engine is smoother than many V6s. Side and curtain air bags are standard. The V6 model is very quick and relatively fuel-efficient. The hybrid version is even quicker and gets 25 mpg. Crash-test results are impressive.

See Reliability page for the latest 2005 Honda Accord recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. Forward collision warning optional from 2013, automatic emergency braking optional from 2016.

Road Test

The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel econom...

Highs

  • Powertrain, ride, fuel economy, accommodations, driving position.

Lows

  • Road noise.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (255 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (240 hp)