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2007 Honda Accord

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2007 Honda Accord Review

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The Honda Accord is a legend in the automotive world, renowned for its reasonable price, excellent build quality, powerful yet fuel-efficient engines and high resale value—and that doesn't even cover its exceptional reputation for overall pleasure of ownership. Over the years the Accord has grown larger and more luxurious, but it has never forgotten its core customers. Their loyalty shines brightly in both the J.D. Power customer satisfaction surveys and repeat purchases. While the Accord's conservative styling is made all the more mainstream by the massive number of cars sold in the U.S., Honda's bread and butter sedan remains an attractive prospect. In sharp contrast to many of its competitors, Honda offers the same top-of-the-line trim levels on both its four-cylinder and six-cylinder models, a practice we wish more manufacturers would employ.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a roomy family sedan with a bulletproof reputation for reliability combined with the interior amenities and all-around sophistication found in most luxury cars, check out the Accord.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Though powerful, the Accord sedan does not handle turns as well as the most aggressive of its performance-oriented competitors. Station wagon fans will have to look to Mazda and Volkswagen to get a vehicle that fills their needs.

What's Significant About This Car?

A new Special Edition V6 model is all that is new for 2007.

Driving the Accord

Driving Impressions The standard engine for all Accord models is the marvelous 2.4-liter four-cylinder—arguably one of the best-built, smoothest-running four-cylinder engines on the planet. It can move the Accord with surprising speed,...

while returning an EPA fuel economy rating of 26-miles per gallon city and 34-miles per gallon highway. We particularly like the manual transmission version and recommend it for those who enjoy more spirited driving. The DX and LX models offer smaller wheel and tire packages that somewhat limit the Accord's racy potential, but the standard setup is just fine for daily driving. As you'd expect with Honda, the Accord's steering is spot on; its brakes are excellent (discs and drums on VP, LX and SE, four-wheel discs on EX and all Accords with the V6), and its chassis dynamics are at that harmonious spot between a comfortable ride and agile handling.

Navigation System
The Honda Accord has a great voice-activated navigation system on its option list.

Safety Features
We applaud Honda for making front side-impact and front and rear head-curtain airbags standard equipment.

2007 Honda Accord Details
Interior

The Accord's interior has grown in size and sophistication. The rear seat offers generous head and legroom, but we wish the front passenger seat had the same height-adjustable feature and manual lumbar support as the driver's seat. Customers of the EX trim level can opt for a voice-activated navigation system, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and heated leather seats, bringing the Accord into near-luxury territory. As safety is a paramount part of Honda's design, all Accords feature standard front side-impact airbags as well as front and rear side-curtain airbags.

Exterior
2007 Honda Accord photo

The Accord's exterior is quite handsome, and even a bit edgy. The body panels line up with all the precision of a crack drill team, and the overall fit and finish remain unmatched. Base models share the same overall look, but delineate from the higher trim levels in their smaller and less flashy wheel and tire packages. There is a noticeable move to include more Acura styling cues in the Accord's sheetmetal, resulting in a much more upscale appearance. If the Accord's look seems commonplace, it's only because there are so many of them on the road.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The entry-level Accord VP features a 2.4-liter engine, five-speed manual transmission, anti-lock brakes (ABS), six cup holders, rear defroster, power windows, dual side mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, folding rear seat, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, front side-impact airbags, front and rear head-curtain airbags, tachometer, intermittent wipers and full wheel covers.

Optional Equipment

Rather than offer a pick-and-choose options list, Honda instead equips each trim with a long list of standard features. There are a variety of trim levels from which to choose; the base VP, then the LX, SE and EX, with each of the latter three available with a four- or six-cylinder engine. Depending upon the trim level, you can get an Accord with keyless remote, cruise control, heated leather seats, navigation, six-speed manual transmission, power moonroof, premium audio, alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar support and HomeLink remote garage-door control.

Under the Hood

Honda's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is remarkably smooth and efficient. Counter-rotating balance shafts are employed to quell the vibrations commonly associated with small four-cylinder engines, and with a robust 166 horsepower at hand, acceleration is quick. The manual transmission heightens the driving experience, so long as you're not stuck in rush-hour traffic. The V6 is a work of art, delivering amazing power without sacrificing gas mileage, but we think the Honda four-cylinder engine is so good the extra cost of the V6 may not be worth the added power. Best of all, the 2.4-liter is rated as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) and the special California Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) will now be offered in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Vermont.


2.4-liter in-line 4
166 horsepower @ 5800 rpm
160 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/34 (manual), 24/34 (automatic)

3.0-liter V6
244 horsepower @ 6250 rpm
211 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 (manual), 20/29 (automatic)

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2007 Honda Accord Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 2151 Ratings for the 2003 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Great car

By on Sunday, June 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable"

Cons: "Brakes tend to be a little grabby like all Hondas."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Maintained according to owners manual. Had to replace a headlight and rear struts at 135000 miles. No other maintenance. Looks new and runs great."

Love my Honda Accord

By on Sunday, June 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Handles well, no mechanical problems,"

Cons: "2005 - noisy when driving, blind spots."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Accord will be 11 years old in Oct. Buying a new Accord Coupe this week. Will be my third one. "If it ain't broken why try and fix it". Never had any mechanical problems with my Honda's. Other than a few things wearing out due to age it's been a dream owing this car. A great car at a great price. Kept my first Honda for about 12 or 13 years. Sold it privately, over 100K miles and the next owner put on another 100K miles and then he sold it again. GO HONDA!!!!"

Love this car

By on Saturday, June 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, nice driving car."

Cons: "Poor quality paint"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This is the most reliable car I have owned. It is black and has major paint deterioration due to Honda's change in paint formula. The dealership would do nothing to correct the problem. I see many of these cars with the same issue all in dark colors. Not sure if I would purchase a Honda again. The only repair was the motor in the passenger side window had to be replaced."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

best vehicle ever!

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "rides nice, great on gas very dependable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love my Honda Accord I would drive it to 50000 but my husband is the one driving it now because we have a 2014 Honda Pilot and he wants me to drive that. He wants to get something newer for him to drive."

my car is a one owner car, it has been the best ca

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "I love everyyhing avout this car"

Cons: "none not a one"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this is the best car I have ever owned. it is a one owner car, garage kept. Never had a problem with this car. Put new tires on and a new battery, rides like a dream, very quiet. changed oil every 3 thousand miles. Don't want to give up this car. but I am looking for a suv, I want it to be quiet with a nice ride. only reason I want to buy another car is because I don't want people to think I can't afford another car. My kids say it looks old fashion, I still like how it looks, oh well. I just might keep it. Has great getiup, easy to pass other cars, good gas milage. They just don't make em like they used to."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Bad paint my only issue with my Accord EX-L

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 202,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Super reliable"

Cons: "C'mon Honda! Fix the faulty paint!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought this car when it came off lease in early 2005 with 46k on it. Have kept the maintenance current and have never had a problem. Replaced the AC compressor in 2013 and valve cover gasket in 2014. Gets a solid 29-30 highway 23-25 city. My only complaint has been the delamination of the gorgeous Noble Pearl Green paint. I used to use a black leather bra on this car because of all the highway miles I used to drive. Still use the cover for the leading edge of the hood. I would recommend this year and model to anyone who needs economic at, reliable preowned car!"

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