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2018 vs. 2019 Honda accord

Comparison between the 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord

1. Exterior Design

The effect of this design philosophy results in an Accord that has a larger, more premium feel. However, the 2018 Accord is actually shorter in overall length and height compared to the 2017 model. The clever packaging has resulted in more rear legroom, shoulder room, and headroom. Trunk space improves a hair that would not be obvious given Accord's dramatic new styling. Honda has done an excellent job in maintaining a car that has a sporty image but does not compromise passenger or cargo space.

The current Accord, like other vehicles in the Honda lineup, takes on the brand's "man maximum, machine minimum" philosophy. When this design concept was revealed some years back, it looked more like a catchphrase that seemed to be loosely used to justify Honda's design direction. However, in recent years, the concept has been realized more distinctively in Honda's new products - most recently the Ridgeline, Odyssey, and Civic. The end result is a vehicle focusing on maximizing passenger space and practicality/performance as its leading attributes. Considering "the man," the ergonomic aspects of this philosophy are intended to make life better for the vehicle occupants. "The machine" aspect conveys that Honda's main focus is to give the car more soul and a sense of emotional involvement to better compete against its fierce competition.

The sleek and modern exterior styling of the Accord is certain to make a strong first impression on Calgary-area drivers. Some standout exterior features include the aggressive front and rear fascia, a more aggressive hood, a sharply-angled rear window, available dual exhaust, and LED tail lights. The 2018 Accord rides on a 111.4-inch wheelbase, measuring 192.1 inches in length, 73.3 inches in width, and 57.1 inches in height. Increasing the Accord's width and stance and lowering its overall height helped create the more athletic stance of the 2018 model.

1.1. Sleek and modern styling

Long strokes have been the preferred motif for motorcars in the 21st century, a decision influenced by conceptual designer notions of futuristic and dynamic design. The resulting vehicles are often sleek and futuristic, but rarely dynamic so as to appear faster and more aggressive than they truly are. In effect, there is usually an aerodynamic premium to the level of sleekness. Usually, increased fluidity in form is proportional to an increase in speed, ultimately making a vehicle appear sleek in accordance with its aerodynamic efficiency. The 9th generation Accord successfully captures both premium and above average levels of sleek styling, creating a vehicle that appears fast, efficient, and above its class in terms of market segmentation. This consequently was achieved without sacrificing the vehicles classically proportioned Japanese mid-sized sedan looks. The front fascia is more aggressive than previous generations, a result of a more sharply raked bonnet and creased bodylines leading into an upswept beltline. LED tail lights are standard and a dual exhaust garnish further adds to the sports appeal. All of these features were penned coinciding with almost no change in overall height and length from the previous generation, indicating both a creative design and efficient packaging. Previous to this, the 8th generation Accord (and Crosstour) have been noted to have awkwardly long front overhangs and short rear overhangs. The long dash to axle ratio that resulted from this gave both cars a somewhat unbalanced and "front wheel drive" appearance. Overall stance was not significantly impacted but changes to the dimensions have helped create a vehicle with a more balanced feel, the 9th generation having a very slight increase in overall length and wheelbase, and a rear overhang that is 1.5 inches longer. An increase in front track and decrease in rear track aid in giving the car a sporty appearance, and overall weight was kept in check with the use of high tensile steel in the body construction.

1.2. Updated front grille and headlights

The front grille and headlights receive a significant makeover on the new Accord. The new grille is now a lot more upright than the outgoing model. It also dispenses with the shiny surrounding trim, instead opting for a body-colored strip that runs along the base of the grille and then around the lower edge of the headlight. The top-spec models also score some bling with some chrome garnishes around the grille and at the rear of the car. The headlight shape also changes, and dependent on model these will differ in complexity. The range-topping V6L models enjoy some beautiful LED headlights with the high beam integrated into the main headlight unit. LED daytime running lights have been integrated into the headlights and they take the shape of a U in the headlight. And no, this is not an angel eye, as Honda will have you believe. The shape of the headlight and LED daytime running lights is apparently supposed to resemble an eagle's wings. It's the kind of marketing spiel that has Honda's PR department flying high, but we're not quite sure if it will take off with punters. Step down to the base and mid-spec models and it's a more traditional and far less interesting headlight with a circular lamp for the headlight and separate LEDs for the daytime running lights. The headlight and grille update is subjective, but we're not entirely convinced that it's a step forward in design from the outgoing model. The safety side of things is improved with the new lights as they provide better illumination and thus allowing the car to achieve a high score in the IIHS headlight tests. In short, the front of the car has some interesting styling, but we'll leave it up to you to decide if it looks better than the outgoing model.

1.3. Enhanced aerodynamics

The 2018 Accord has already shown a significant improvement in drag coefficient over the previous generations by reducing the overall size, reworking the rear of the vehicle and adding underbody panels to smooth out airflow beneath the vehicle. Though while adding an aggressive and sporty look to the vehicle, this sometimes may lead to functional sacrifices such as rear lift. Tests have shown that rear lift is more detrimental than high drag when it comes to vehicle stability at higher speeds and is more difficult to achieve improvements. Honda made this a focal point of the 2019 Accord by increasing the size of the rear underbody cover and adding strakes to the rear wheel wells. It shows in testing that these changes resulted in a 50% decrease in rear lift, drastic improvements that set apart the competition. A common drawback of improving vehicle aerodynamics has always been increased wind noise. It often indicates more efficient airflow over the body, but the customer always frowns upon an increase in interior cabin noise. This Accord fortunately has no compromises in noise; improved seals and aero-shaped mirrors have succeeded in reducing wind noise to lower levels than the previous generation.

The 2019 Honda Accord was designed with a lower drag coefficient score by focusing on making changes to the exterior body shape as well as underbody and the wheels. With generational body changes and raised sales, the Honda Accord has always been known for its high fuel efficiency, achieving this through a balanced mix of comfort and performance. The 2019 Accord returns with an EPA estimate of 30/38 mpg (city/highway) with this EX measured at a staggering 33 mpg (combined), all while boosted in power, surpassing the competition. An increase in overall length and wheelbase and a lower height over the 2018 Accord leads to improved stability and handling at higher striking in the heart of the enthusiast, while keeping a composed ride for the average consumer.

2. Interior Features

The high-quality materials and overall feel of the interior is where the new Accord really shines. The infotainment and climate control systems are housed in a panel with a brushed aluminum looking finish, which is slightly reminiscent of a Volvo. Although it is only an appearance and the panel is still plastic, it gives the interior a modern and sophisticated look compared to the fake wood panel on the outgoing model. There is no trace of cheap hard plastics to be found, and the leather seats on the EX-L models and up have been upgraded to a softer style of leather. The headliner material is soft, and on the Elite models, the headliner and sun visors are finished in a suede-like material. Every trim level comes with LED interior lights, and an optional feature is a moonroof included on the EX-L models and standard on the Touring models. The Elite trim has a unique woodgrain steering wheel and the only difference in the overall interior colors is the choice between gray and ivory. Step into an Accord and you may momentarily forget what kind of car you're actually getting into.

The Accord comes with a 7-inch TFT digital driver's meter and an 8-inch infotainment system. All of the functions can be a bit confusing at first, but the system itself is fast, easy to use, and easy to learn. There are physical buttons and knobs for key functions, although the radio volume is the only knob provided. A 6-speaker audio setup comes on the lower trims, whereas the Sport models and up come with a 10-speaker setup. The audio quality is about average, but it sounds better than previous Accords due to the quietness of the cabin. Smartphone integration is included via the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Coming from the Sport models and up, you get dual-zone automatic climate control. The automatic climate control actually comes with a new feature to use the climate control settings from the infotainment system, but there doesn't seem to be any added benefit to this compared to the traditional physical climate control buttons. A rear sunshade is also standard on the Touring models, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charger. An added bonus to the Accord is the ability to unlock and open the doors using a Bluetooth connection on your phone.

Entering the Honda Accord, the cabin is spacious with plentiful head and leg room in both the front and back seats. The forward and side visibility is good due to a thin A-pillar and side windows that have been increased. The rear window is slightly smaller due to the more pronounced beltline and sloping roof, but you still get a good view out the back. Seat comfort is excellent, especially in the Touring models that come with adjustable thigh support. Also, both the front and rear seats are heated (standard on the Touring models).

2.1. Spacious and comfortable cabin

So great the changes in all segments of the 2019 Honda Accord of the previous model. It will be very different and felt when driving from the previous model. But it also does not eliminate the proud of the owner of the 2018 Honda Accord because the 2018 Honda Accord is still a luxurious car by saving warranty and service from Honda itself. And also the pride of a reliable product from Honda to be the reference for the user. So for those who use the 2018 Honda Accord should not be discouraged with the changes in the 2019 Honda Accord, we still have to be proud both with the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2019 Honda Accord. Because every has their own satisfaction and decision. Both are the Honda Accord!

It can be concluded that the 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord has been through a lot of change and sophistication but it still retains the characteristics of Honda which is a reliable yet sporty in driving. Both types of Honda Accord have their respective advantages and disadvantages, it all depends on the user itself whether it's a major or a minor matter. A business that has a major influence that is a change from the previous model and a significant price increase from the previous model. And this is a challenge for the owner of the 2018 Honda Accord to want to change with the 2019 Honda Accord.

From the comparison that already been explained, the 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord has a lot of change and it makes a lot of difference in both types of Accord. If for those who already owned the 2018 Accord would probably want to change/upgrade their vehicle to the 2019 Honda Accord. But it also does not mean the 2018 Accord is less good with 2019 Accord just because it has features and stability that almost matches the 2019 Honda Accord. But it all depends on the owner itself whether want to use the 2018 vehicle or upgrade with 2019 Accord vehicle.

The interior of the 2018 and 2019 Accord has a lot of space for the occupants of the vehicle and has been one of the most pleasant types of Accord car because it has lasting comfort in driving. The cabin is a bit larger than the previous Accord and has a comfortable feature. With a piano black innovation console gives an extra comfortable ride. Meanwhile, for the 2019 Accord cabin interior is spacious both in the front and back seat. The design of the cabin has a high roof with a sturdy door. This design helps taller passengers and large one to easily enter and exit from the vehicle and for the interior of the backseat feels larger than the previous model and does not lose seat headroom. Both types of Accord have spacious and comfortable features that can be felt by all levels of drivers.

2.2. Advanced infotainment system

A feature promoted as the HondaLink, only select models of the 2019 Accord range are equipped with the remote control function, which is able to control the car and access its data via a smartphone (Android and iOS). On the security and remote features, we have the Honda Sensing Package, which the car is able to notify the driver if it has left the car unlocked or has not turned off the engine. On the safety feature, the car is also equipped with Automatic Emergency Call, in which the car will make a call to the emergency services (999 or 112) in the event of a deployment of the SRS airbag, with the call going through either the car's embedded SIM or a connected mobile phone. This feature is initially launched in Europe for the Accord. Automatic Emergency Call function is activated by default, but customers can turn it off. Also available on select models is emergency remote engine start. Your smartphone app will display the data of the car and is able to remotely start the engine for a duration of 10 minutes to warm up the car. If you do not enter the car within 10 minutes while the engine is running, the engine will turn off automatically.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard for both LX and EX alike, but the new generation Accord is the first in Honda to utilize the said smartphone integration service to its full degree. The EX variant and above will feature an improved version of the Display Audio with a high-resolution 8-inch screen equipped with CarPlay and Android Auto with new features and functions. CarPlay will finally be able to run Google Maps and Waze if the app is installed on the connected iPhone. With the said improvements, the Accord is the Honda car with the best smartphone integration function to date. The improvements on the Display Audio and integration functions are also said to be equipped on the upcoming 2019 Honda Civic.

Compared to the previous model, the Accord overhauled its infotainment system. For the 2019 Accord LX, it is the first to feature a 7.0-inch colour TFT driver's meter and an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring physical volume and tuning knobs. A high point for Honda, the physical quick access buttons help a lot in utilizing the said features. The system is known to be easy to control and learn, producing better response time due to the enhancements on both the hardware and software. The system is also capable of over-the-air updates to improve functionality, which is equipped for the first time in a Honda car.

2.3. High-quality materials and finishes

Significant changes are visible in the new Accord, such as its reduced size and the employment of new underpinnings, but many carryover design cues link the ninth and 10th generation model. Honda Accord high-quality materials throughout, their styling has remained quite similar, and the Accord's traditional few box form speaks to its concentrate on interior place and comfort. The 2018 and 2019 Honda Accords have preserved a very useful model, but the brand new motor vehicle is definitely a lot more advanced, notably in its exterior style. Honda Accord high-quality materials and finishes. The ninth-generation Accord incorporated something of a styling renaissance for Honda's venerable nameplate, and the 2016 redesign was in fact quite radical in comparison to its predecessor. A fast examine the 2018 and 2019 models one can make sure that Honda has decided to play it safe with styling decisions around the new model. Honda Accord high-quality materials. Even though the coupe body design is axed, the new Accord sports a lower wider stance with a more aggressive front end. The hood is also longer and more shapely compared to the ditched ninth-gen design and joins on to the passenger cabin a lot more fluidly. This is a radical departure from the upright and angular concept seen since the end of the 20th century and suggests a move towards a more European sedan aesthetic. The top-end models sport LED headlights and taillight for a high-end look, and the hood, front fenders, and rear doors are comprised mostly of aluminum for weight saving. This all adds up to a more crisp and quality-looking car overall, especially on higher-end touring models. Without being too brash or deviating far from the silent statement Accord has always made, Honda has developed a modern and capable-looking sedan.

2.4. Improved driver-assistance technologies

New for 2018, though the outgoing Accord offered driver-assistance features, the 2018 version significantly upgrades what's available, and even on the least expensive model. Previously, features like adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist were reserved for higher trims, but Honda has made them standard across the board. The Accord also marks the debut of the next generation of HondaLink technology. This is the latest in a suite of app-based services aimed at making owning a Honda vehicle a more rewarding experience. HondaLink can be accessed by owners through their smartphone, tablet or computer and it enables them to put personal bookmarks for services like a local dealership, schedule service appointments, access owner's manuals and warranty information, and even summon emergency assistance. And in the realm of helpful tech, an available heads-up display brings information such as speed, turn-by-turn navigation directions and incoming calls and texts to the driver's line of sight. Continuing into 2019, a year later, Honda reverted a bit on some of the tech enhancements. For 2019, the big change is that Honda made its Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist technology standard at all trim levels. Previously it was standard on EX trim and above. This may not seem like anything new for the Accord, but remember that Honda is coming off a 2018 model year where the previous Accord and most of Honda's lineup were rated subpar ratings for headlight output from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS made it a requirement for a Top Safety Pick + rating that a vehicle's headlights earn a good rating, and adding Honda Sensing to all Accords should help Honda get those perfect ratings next time around. The availability of features like driver memory settings, navigation, and Wi-Fi hotspot do make interesting upgrades, but knowing that Honda foreseeably will resort to the Accord as the leader in sedan safety ratings and will address the IIHS challenge, presents an applicable preview of what to expect next.

3. Performance and Efficiency

In terms of the type of engine, it seems that there are almost no differences from the 2018 Honda Accord model. The use of a 1.5L VTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is still the best choice for today's generation. A small and powerful engine with lower fuel consumption is the appropriate selection for an executive car. However, we have to remember that Honda has a different transmission method for the engine. Although it's very different in terms of the type of power source, the 2018 Honda Accord also utilizes a 1.5L VTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine up to the highest variant. The car has a problem with gaining more power from the engine, and the speed produced by the car does not have any differences from one variant to another. Additionally, the engine sound produced by the car is not too silent, which requires insulation for the cabin in order to reduce the noise. Moving to the 2018 Honda Accord, the type of transmission used is still Honda's direct control system.

From what we can gather, the 2019 model from Honda was designed to have different power sources for different variants. The base models for the 2019 Honda Accord, including LX, Sport, and EX, are using a 1.5L VTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to supply power. This engine can produce 192HP with 192 lbs-ft of torque. The 2019 Honda Accord Sport 1.5 is expected to be one of the favorite variants for many people because it has a more aggressive look and there is no price difference for manual or CVT. Moving up to the EX and EX-L, they also use a 1.5L VTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 192HP with 192 lbs-ft of torque, but they use CVT. It is expected that these 3 variants will continue to use the same engine in the next model. The last variant is the most expensive one, the 2019 Honda Accord Touring 1.5, which uses the same engine but has an additional feature: the adaptive damper system, which is not available in any other variant.

3.1. Powerful Engine Options

3.1. Powerful engine options

The perennial choice and the essential powerplant for all but the sportiest Accords is a 1.5-liter turbo linked to a CVT or a conventional six-speed manual. This will be the best Accord for many, not only because of the built-in revival in the availability of a manual transmission. The engine is a polished operator, with 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. It is satisfyingly smooth and it accelerates energetically. We have only driven the CVT configuration, and it has shed any pretension to the variable gearless transmission behavior or tuning, so the entire breed might be surprised at how much they like it. Step on the gas and it revs unobtrusively off the line, and under gentle throttle, the CVT keeps revs low and vibrations discrete as it lazily shifts through the gears. Step into it and the CVT quickly moves through a fixed arrangement of ratios, and the engine sound morphs into a confident growl without becoming loud or coarse, simulating a 10-second 0-60 mph time. More importantly, there is a fuel economy gain of nearly an EPA-rated 33-30 mpg city/highway, compared to 27-26 mpg for the 2017 model with the old, also unobtrusive, 2.4-liter i4 and CVT.

The 2018 Honda Accord is an attractive and fast vehicle with various powerful engines. These engines rely mostly on their turbos instead of extra cylinders and displacement. The redesigned Accord comes with a downsized turbocharged four-cylinder instead of a V-6, which is a testament to shifting customer taste and the need to improve fuel economy numbers.

3.2. Smooth and responsive handling

The smooth and responsive handling of the all-new Honda Accord matches its sophisticated exterior. This sedan uses front suspensions to help reduce road noise, and its Electric Power Steering with Variable Gear Ratio adds to the handling and makes the tight U-turns a breeze. So if we compare year-over-year, the electric power-steering feature was only available in the V6 models, and now it is incorporated into all, making Accords easier to handle at all speeds. With a lighter vehicle weight and a more rigid body structure, paired with the smooth-ratio CVT, the acceleration and fuel economy has increased without sacrificing handling. Lastly, the 2018 Accord showcased a new braking system, Agile Motion, which has fine-tuned the vehicle's motion during braking, this system is still in place for the 2019 model. In the grand scheme of things, the smooth-ratio CVT increases acceleration and efficiency, and there are numerous other features increasing Accord's handling capabilities. While Honda Sensing is an optional feature, the inclusion of a Traffic Sign Recognition system is an added benefit for those that opt in. This function identifies traffic signs and displays the information via messages and pictograms on the driver's i-MID display. Accord also helps drivers stay in their lane with the Lane Keeping Assist System, which subtly adjusts steering to bring the vehicle back to the center of a detected lane. This system is also in place so not to allow the vehicle off the road unintentionally, by use of the Road Departure Mitigation system. Evidently, the improvements in handling across the board are as innovative as they are comprehensive.

3.3. Fuel-efficient hybrid variant

The 2018 Accord does have a more efficient powertrain available on the Accord EX for the 1.5T engine. It is the first engine built for a Honda product to contain the Earth Dreams technology. This is supposed to bring environmental performance to the level required for the global market by around 2020. The idea is to lower CO2 emissions and increase fuel efficiency. With the aim to go close to full hybrid efficiency in a conventional powertrain, it brings better fuel economy than efficient driving a Honda Civic. The fuel economy is 27 MPG in the city and 36 on the highway. This by far is the more efficient engine for the Accord 2013-2018. The other option is a 2.0L 10-speed automatic which shares the same CVT economy ratings mentioned above. But this engine is not designed for performance, we'll get to that later. This is very unfortunate as the manual transmission is no longer offered for any Accord. A step backwards for me, but what can we do.

The 2019 Honda Accord brags about its ability to be a fuel-sipping car that can pack a punch, but as it only shares a monitor with a 2018, it is yet to be seen if the 2019 is more efficient. With the 2018 model, the Honda Accord offers a line of efficient 4-cylinder engines. Starting with the base 1.5 L turbocharged engine, this engine boasts 30 MPG in the city and 38 on the highway (CVT model). This is only 1 MPG better than a 2018 Toyota Camry with the same engine type, for reference.

4. Safety and Reliability

2018 Honda Accord 2019 Honda Accord Both the 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord received top safety ratings, though they differed in where the ratings came from. The 2018 Honda Accord sedan received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while the 2018 Honda Accord J.D. Power awarded the 2018 Honda Accord with their inaugural NHTSA and J.D. Power have not yet rated the 2019 Honda Accord. However, the 2019 Honda Accord there have been no body structure changes from the prior model years, mostly likely cause it to also garner top safety ratings. This expectation is supported by the Honda Sensing suite being standard for all 2019 Accords. The IIHS has not yet released crash test safety data for the 2018 or 2019 Accord. At the time of this writing, the 2018 Honda Accord is partially through to the automaker and making it an even stronger prediction that the 2019 Accord will receive a higher safety rating from the IIHS. Configuration walk.

4.1. Top safety ratings and features

Both the 2018 Accord and the 2019 Accord achieved the highest 5-star overall safety rating, which is a milestone in itself. Aside from both vehicles' structures and safety features, the IIHS rated the standard Honda Sensing® suite and LED headlights of 2019 Accords as "SUPERIOR" in a front crash prevention and crashworthiness scenario, which is a bolder statement than the 2018 Accord, which got the same rating on the front crash prevention but only a standard rating for the headlights. This proves that the 2019 Accord is a safer vehicle in dangerous situations. This is further proven by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report showing that the 2019 Accord has fewer chances of injury during an accident than the 2018 Accord. The NHTSA gave the 2019 Accord preliminary ratings of 5 stars for the frontal crash and side crash categories and 4 stars for the rollover category, while the 2018 Accord achieved 5 stars for the frontal crash category but only 4 stars for the side crash and rollover categories. This gives the 2019 Accord an overall safer result in the unfortunate event of an auto accident. In terms of features, the 2019 Accord has more driver assist and convenience features compared to the 2018 model. The 2019 Accord has all the features of Honda Sensing® that the 2018 model has but with the addition of a new feature called traffic sign recognition. This feature detects road signs and displays them on the driver's dashboard. The 2019 Accord also has driver assist features on all trims such as straight driving assist, low speed follow, and driver attention monitor compared to only having those features on select trims for the 2018 Accord.

4.2. Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive technologies

The new Honda Accord 2019 has taken the safety to the next level with the Honda Sensing Suite. Just like the previous model, all the 2019 Accords come with Honda Sensing standard in every model. With the Honda Sensing features all being included in all models of the 2019 Accord, it really shows that Honda is taking safety seriously. The new 2019 model has an improvement of the Honda Sensing features with the addition of Traffic Sign Recognition. This feature recognizes traffic signs and then displays the information about the signs on the driver's screen which can be helpful to keep drive focused and aware of surroundings. This feature is a new addition and was not in the previous model. All other features such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow are still in the 2019 model just with refinements and more accuracy. The new 2019 Honda Accord is also expected to have improved safety ratings. Overall, the safety features in the 2019 model are very advanced and are aimed at making the driver more aware and the driving experience overall much safer.

4.3. Dependable and reliable reputation

The 2018 edition of the Accord received the award for "Car of the Year" from leading automotive journal Motor Trend. This award was due in large part to the dependability track record the Accord has built over the years. Although not a direct safety measure, a vehicle that holds value over time is often an advantage in terms of safety as it allows owners to sell later down the line and purchase a safer vehicle with the money they've earned. This will certainly hold true based on a recent article from Forbes saying "The 10 Cars That Hold Their Value Best". Coming in at number 3 on the list was the 2018 Honda Accord. With the release of the 2019 edition and all of its improvements over the 2018, it is very likely these awards will continue in the future. The safety and reliability of the Accord remains one of the best in the market.

An extensive interview with chief engineer Junji Yamano on Autonews.com explains the extremes Honda went to in order to "exceed customer expectations" and develop a vehicle that will "run trouble-free for years to come." Yamano spoke of testing with past Accords and has easily surpassed safety standards set for all models by an additional 20%. All of these measures have resulted in numerous awards for dependability and resale value for the Accord. Among them are a KBB.com award for best resale value in its class and a 5-year Cost to Own award for midsize cars from Kelley Blue Book.

In the automotive industry, Honda has always maintained a reputation for reliable manufacturing. The Accord is no exception. An article on Olathehonda.com acknowledged that about 80% of all Honda vehicles sold in the last 25 years are still on the road. A Car and Driver article on the Accord says "Extensive product testing and strict quality control are such a point of pride for Honda that its senior VPs would sooner talk about their gold-standard sculptures of Accord drivetrains than the high profits they yield."

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