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The latest Honda Accord stands out as a comfortable, roomy, and efficient midsized sedan that's nice to drive and easy to live with. While it doesn't have the pizzazz of some competitors, the four-cylinder Accord remains competitive in this class. The Accord is also available with a spirited and economical V6, or as a conventional hybrid (the plug-in model was discontinued for 2016).
Alerts
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Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016.
Road Test

The latest Honda Accord stands out as a comfortable, roomy, and efficient midsized sedan that's nice to drive and easy to live with. While it doesn't have the pizzazz of some competitors, the four-cylinder Accord remains competitive in this class. The Accord is also available with a spirited and economical V6, or as a conventional hybrid (the plug-in model was discontinued for 2016).

When matched with the smooth continuously variable transmission, the standard Accord's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine squeezes out an excellent 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway. That's better than most smaller compact cars and even some subcompacts. The 3.5-liter V6 is super smooth and powerful, snapping off a 6.3-second 0-to-60 mph time that's competitive with some sports cars. And its 26 mpg overall is among the best in the V6 class.

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
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (212 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (189 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“All of the warning accessories would not go off and had to be reprogramed”

Anonymous, CT (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

“CD player over heats and shuts down on hot days”

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

“Display would freeze. restart of the car would solve it. Took into dealer and they reset and reflashed the firmware. Has been fine since”

Anonymous, MN (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“The top screen goes blank (black), and when it happens all the entertainment buttons on the steering wheel become useless, this happened after a month of driving, I just gotta kill the engine and restart the car and it's on again, and it happens so randomly too”

Fouad B., IA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“The compass read wrong-i.e. North became South; East became west; after approximately 5 Kms the compass reset itself. The screen went black and I had to restart the car to reboot the system; although Honda dealer attempted updates, the system would not take them. Eventually, Honda agreed to replace the whole system”

Anonymous, ON (2017 Honda Accord Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At random times, but more frequently, it gets lost, usually thinking it is going at right angles to its actual direction. This happens more frequently in some locations than others. Also on two occasions, it simply hasn't turned on at all. It seems unlikely that I will be able to get it fixed until it fails reliably”

William J., CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“My phone says it is connected but the car says not”

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“On dash above info.. system”

Anonymous, ME (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“Loud rear deck and trunk rattlig when music with deep bass is played due to a OEM sub-woofer and improper sound isolation. There is a TSB 17-006”

Anonymous, MI (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

“Air duct to rear seat, runs under center console, was improperly installed and clamp came loose creating rattle at a specific speed”

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“It is evident when driving at higher speeds”

Anonymous, ME (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)

“I accidentally, and unknowingly, rolled down the passenger side rear window about a quarter of the way when I parked the vehicle. I didn't notice the lowered window when I got back in the car. When I reached about 35 mph I started hearing a sound like a flat tire or a blown head gasket. I was on my way to the shop when I discovered the lowered window”

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Ended up being the cabin air filter was not installed correctly from the factory. Was re-installed correctly and problem was solved”

Anonymous, MN (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“Not sure rough shifting is the exact problem. The car exhibited similar "JUDDER" problem as my 2015 Accord. Honda Service confirmed the problem describing it as "vibrating at low RPM". Honda claims it is normal condition when the vehicle goes into valve pause mode and drops cylinders due to the VCM System. Vibration is worse than 2015 "JUDDER" problem, both observed from 28 mph and 50 mph. In retrospect I was correct... Honda does not know what is causing the problem or has no interest in s”

Anonymous, NH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

“The transmission began to run rough and then wouldn't shift. The service department changed something electrical and the transmission began to run correctly again”

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“The design of the headlights PROHIBITS the low beams from illuminating any object over 5 foot off the ground within 20 feet. If I drive up to a street sign at night - the low beams will not be bright enough to read the sign. I have to put on my high beams to illuminate anything higher than 5 foot - IT IS ANNOYING and I feel it is also DANGEROUS. The Dealership could do nothing about it even when I returned the car with my complaint. I had already signed the lease - I won't do a Honda Accord agai”

Deb P., IN (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Headlights illuminated too low. Dealer had to raise up headlights”

Anonymous, CT (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

“steering does not center, no help from dealer. believe the issue is tires”

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

“Less than 2500 mikes had to replace whole strut”

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Heater system

“One must set the temperature to 82 to get any heat heat at all, and then reset it manually tolow 70s to get any cooling. The Honda dealer seems to think this is acceptable behavior”

William J., CA (2017 Honda Accord Touring 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

“Heated seats warm, at best. Need heated seats for lower back but seat heater not effective. VW an Chrysler MUCH better”

Mark H., FL (2017 Honda Accord Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“I found 2 paint chips already, one on the front of the hood and the rear passenger door”

Fouad B., IA (2017 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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