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The redesigned 2008 Accord has a roomy cabin, agile handling, and a steady, compliant ride. Most controls are logically arranged. The driving position is excellent, the seats are supportive, and visibility is impressive. The automatic shifts very smoothly and responsively. The four-cylinder engine is smoother than some V6 engines and gets 23 mpg. The new V6 model is very quick and polished, but fuel economy of 21 mpg overall isn't as good as in the previous generation. Road noise is still a bit noticeable. All models have standard stability control.

See Reliability page for the latest 2008 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

While this iteration of the Honda Accord remains an excellent midsized sedan overall, gas mileage is not as good as that of the previous model. This Accord still has a generous backseat, however both the four- and six-cylinder versions are more power...

Highs

  • Handling, transmission, ride, rear-seat room, driving position, visibility, controls, crash-test results.

Lows

  • Road noise, no trip computer.

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 (190 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (177 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (268 hp)