Friday, February 15, 2008

2008 Honda Accord Sedan

2008 Honda Accord Sedan

Have you heard the one about Honda Accord owners? They are so faithful that when it is time to get a new car, they simply buy the new version of the Accord.

This may sound like a joke, but it's true in about half of the sales agreement. You see, Honda research shows that 50 percent of new agreements to go to consumers who already possess a remarkable statistical Agreements for a plaque, which is now over 30 years.

In fact, Honda officials to know who owns their fourth Agreement. Some do not even bother to go around to see what else is new on the market. This year, there will be even less reason for them to look beyond their Honda, as later, the eighth generation Accord arrive.

The Agreement of 2008 is more spacious, more powerful, front-wheel drive, with the coupe or sedan looks richer, more features, safety improvements, detailed and a touch enjoyable ride.

It is also expensive. From now on, the retail price for a $ 20360 sedan with four-cylinder engine and manual transmission. This compares to $ 18625 for a base 2007 Accord sedan and four-cylinder manual. Accord Coupe prices rose, too, with the lowest retail prices are now starting to $ 21860. This contrasts with $ 20475 for a base of the Accord Coupe 2007. The cheapest, at the 2008 Accord V6 is a sedan with automatic start, and a retail price of $ 25960.

The reason for the price increase is mostly new, additional equipment, and elimination of the Agreement on a cheaper package (VP). All Accords of 2008 came with the standard wheel mounted, anti-whiplash front-seat head restraints and electronic stability control. The new, safe head restraints are not provided in the Agreement predecessor, and stability and control wheel controls previously available only on high-trim models. The Agreement standard side curtain airbags are also more sophisticated, with new two-bedroom units that can be deployed much longer than before.

But what has not changed in 5 passengers will Agreement is its durability, and quality, which are the main reasons for purchasing their much-loyal buyers. In a pre-sale consumption of 2008 showing Accord, Honda have regained people praised the perceived quality, and some have expressed what they thought of the new Accord looks more prestigious than what they expect you to Honda.

This probably will not hurt sales of the Accord, a model which has been among the top five best-selling cars in the United States for over 20 years. In fact, by the end of 2007, total sales in the United States are expected to top $ 10 million, surpassing such well known that the name of the Toyota Camry and Ford Taurus.

But perhaps not obvious at first glance, the new Accord is the biggest yet iteration. In fact, my 6-foot-tall husband and I (5'4 ") did not even rub elbows as we sat in the saloon sharing agreement of the front seats and the now enlarged centre armrest / storage console lid.

Another indicator of growth is that the 2008 Accord sedan is now classified as a "large" because, according to the internal volume rankings of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 2007 Accord sedan was similar to its direct competitors, the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima-classified as a "medium".

Do not fret that the four-door Accord is now the size of a Lincoln Town Car. Far from it. The Agreement of 2008 to 106 cubic feet of passenger volume of the saloon advice comes in the "Great" class for the first time. The Camry mid-size has 101.4 cubic feet of volume of passenger compartment, while Toyota "large" Avalon has 106.9 cubic feet. If you want a cozier ride in a mid-size sedan, try the Mazda6, with a volume of 96.1 cubic feet travellers.

The new Accord coupe is slightly smaller than the inside of the Accord sedan and its 104.1 cubic feet of passenger volume has increased by only 0.1 cubic feet between 2007 Accord Coupe.

How do you Accord sedan greatest? Three inches were added to the total length, with an additional inch added to the width. The new Accord sedan is now almost 5 inches longer than a Camry, and 4.3 inches longer than the Nissan Altima.

Capacity fuel rose by 1.4 gallons to match the Camry's 18.5-gallon fuel tank, but the sedan's trunk space remains the same at a generous 14 cubic feet (which include four Golf bags). With room remaining static trunk, you probably can guess passenger received gains from the increase in size.

Legs Rear grew last year from 36.8 to 37.2 inches, and there are more than 2 inches of hip room in the front seats than there were last year. That means there are more than 2 inches of front-seat hip room in the Agreement that in the Camry sedan, even though the Camry has a half inch of the rear seat more legroom.

The best part of the Agreement of 2008 is that it does not like a big car. With a double-wishbone suspension in front and a new multilink suspension replacing the previous rear double wishbone configuration, the new Accord maintains an agile and easy to drive sentiment. One of the few nits is that the turning circle climbed slightly to 37 feet, the 2007 sedan 36.1 feet.

Honda engineers have been stingy about adding weight to the new Accord, because of the reduced weight of fuel. The basis of the 2008 Accord sedan weighs only 89 pounds more than his counterpart in 2007. And the base, 2.4-litre 4-cylinder, now with 177 horsepower (compared to last year's 166 horses), has a fuel economy rating that changed little.

According to preliminary estimates by Honda, the best government mileage rating for a 2008 agreement with the 4-cylinder engine mated to a manual 5-speed: 22 city / 31 mpg hwy. This is almost the same as last year, less powerful, 4-cylinder manual tranny Accord, which would have rated 23/31 mpg 2008 if the government mileage calculations were used (the federal government reduced fuel ratings of the quasi all vehicles in 2008 because a new, more stringent, the use of fuel formula is used).

The story is even better for the Agreement of 2008 with its new, larger displacement, 3.5 liter V6. With 268 horsepower, it's the most powerful engine ever offered in a Honda. But despite the increase in power, the 2008 has a V6 of the preliminary agreement in the opinion of the government mileage 19/29 mpg for sedan equipped with a 5-speed automatic. This exceeds the rating of the less powerful, 3.0-liter 2007 Accord V6 automatic (18/26 mpg) in the new government calculations 2008.

The fuel notable figures from the i-VTEC V6 are derived from a variable cylinder engine management system which allows the engine to operate on six, four or even three cylinders, as required driver, terrain, etc. One Honda to a nonhybrid car production, managing variable cylinder is available only with the agreement of 5-speed automatic transmission. Note that Honda Odyssey minivan took cylinder variable in the management of its V6 before the arrival of the 2008 Agreement. But the Odyssey V6 has been able to adjust bottles from six to three.

However, while some consumers may wish for a smaller Agreement with even greater fuel economy, Honda is trying to "reach accord" by balancing a car with more spacious fuel.
Source: autos.msn

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