The Accord was the segment leader since its launch in 2001. Sales have taken a hit because of lack of a diesel engine and Honda only offers a 2.4-litre iVETC and a 3.5-litre V6 iVETC. Its biggest competitors are the Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata. In 2011 Honda gave the Accord a facelift.
Honda is preparing a new installment of their medium sedan for 2008. Featuring the new "Keen Edge Dynamics" design, the new Accord will offer a brilliant cocktail of comfort and performance. Following the general lines of the Sports 4 concept car, the 2008 Honda Accord is expected to make a real splash in the sport sedan segment, giving serious headaches to all the Mazda 6s and Alfa 159s out there.
The Honda Accord has long been Honda’s best selling vehicle, continually winning high praise and numerous awards year after year. While the current Accord is more luxurious than ever, it has stayed true to its original mission as a practical automobile that combines economy and value with sporty style and spirited performance.
From the flagship design to an interior overflowing with thoughtful amenities, the Accord has been the choice for descerning drivers since its inception. A measure of elegant simplicity, the Accord Coupe offers legendary Honda quality, cutting-edge technology and a long list of safety features to round it out. It’s been neticulously engineered to deliver precise cornering, powerful acceleration and strong breaking.
The seventh-generation of the Honda Accord remains one of the most popular cars in America. For 2006, the Accord receives fresh front and rear styling as well as a long list of enhancements and additional standard equipment. Accord Coupe and Sedan models provide more power, more comfort and convenience features, and a comprehensive list of standard safety features that help make the 2006 model the most exciting and well-equipped Accord in its 30-year history.
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a hybrid car version of the Honda Accord made for the United States domestic market. It became the company’s third hybrid when the 2005 model was introduced in late 2004, following the Honda Insight and Honda Civic Hybrid. The Accord Hybrid is priced US$3,000 higher than the EX V6 model Accord, and retains the same trim and feature levels (with the deletion of the power sunroof). Honda has positioned the Accord Hybrid at the top of its (non-Acura) lineup.