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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 2068 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

SOLID VEHICLE

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"For dependability and reliability, this automobile is one of the best. Well made in regards to quality for a vehicle in this price range. A few things that bug me though are as follows: 1) I like sporty responsive cards, but the brakes and accelerator are ultra touchy on this car. Therefore, never a smooth ride for passengers. I don;t care how smooth you think you are, it will be a rough ride. 2) Transmission downshift is rough when decelerating through 35mph. A huge downshift occurs around then that makes your head jolt a little. The car should glide down smoothly when off the pedal. This car doesn't. 3) Who designed the sunscreen? Not very adjustable. If it is not fully down, you can only pull it back toward you to adjust, and then it blocks your rear view mirror view. 4) Driver seat sticks out a little, and when getting in, I am always rubbing and wearing down the seat back as it hits my back pocket. That area wear down and ruins the seat. Otherwise, this is an outstanding vehicle. I would buy another if they worked out the brake smoothness and transmission issue."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Car I've ever owned

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

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: "Reliable, comfortable, responsive, cool ride"

Cons: "none"

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

"My Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe is the best car I've ever owned. For 10 of 11 years it was reliable, great to drive and park, pretty good on gas for a 6 and she was beautiful. I took it on many trips as well as using it as the "mom taxi". At one point until High School I fit 3 kids in the back. When my daughter went to college she used it for 3 entire years but its been back to me the last year as she is now living in the city. The car never broke down. I have had all the maintenance performed on schedule so that may have contributed but I just think I would up with a gem. Other than a recall item this car has never needed to be in the shop. Its year 11 of ownership and the clear coat has been rapidly chipping off so she is no longer a beauty. But her engine is still in tip top condition and the only reason I am considering getting rid of her is I have no need for a second car. I bet after having it repainted the next owner would get another 200k miles out of it."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Purchased new in 2006 and have had no issues

By on Monday, October 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliability, Safety, Comfort, Convenience, Quiet"

Cons: "Not overly exciting, brakes are average"

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

"The best Honda I've owned (out of 4 I've purchased new over the years). Have had no problems for the 140K miles and it still runs near new. Reliability, Comfort, Safety, Convenience are top notch in this class of vehicle. Just do the usual maintenance and keep it rolling!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A very compact comfortable best vehicle ever

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 207,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price for a reliable, comfortable car"

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

"This vehicle is very reliable and takes you anywhere trouble free. The engine runs smoothly and quietly as it was when I purchased it 10 years ago. If you are looking for a comfortable, and very reliable car, buy a Honda Accord today. My secret for a trouble free, reliable car is Honda brand, and following manufacturer's maintenance schedules."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

197,000 Miles and Still Runs Like New

By on Monday, October 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Extremely reliable, great quality, good mileage."

Cons: "Not much fun to drive"

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

"I previously had a Honda Civic with 150,000 miles that ran like new until it was rear ended. In 2006, I replaced it with a new four cylinder Honda Accord EX-L sedan and it was one of the best decisions I've made. I now have 197,000 miles and it still runs like new with almost no repairs. After I had about 90,000 miles I had to replace a sensor and recently replaced the windshield wiper link. Other than that, I have only had regular maintenance. Decent gas mileage and I just change the oil, gas it up, and just drive. The leather driver's seat did rip on me at about 70,000 miles, but I may have caused it because of something sticking out of my back pocket. I am thinking of giving it to my teenage son and getting another Accord."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Reliable Honda

By on Monday, September 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"Of the cars I have owned, Hondas have been most reliable. They have required less maintenance. The mpg is decent."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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