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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 New for 2007

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 2201 Ratings for the 2003 - 2007 models.

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  • 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 Saturday, July 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "quality, features, reliable, nice design layout"

Cons: "brakes, ride is so so, replacing headlight"

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

"Very reliable vehicle. The one downside is it seems to have brake issues. Ive have put new brakes on front and rear. It is making some noises already. I had another brake issue that was fixed before the front brakes were replaced."

Great reliable vehicle

By on Thursday, July 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

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
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great Value, very reliable, and easy to maintain."

Cons: "Have not found any"

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

"I have owned this car since 2008 and have put over 120,000 miles on it and I have to say it has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. I have just done basic maintenance to the car and it has never left me stranded."

reliable, comfortable transportation

By on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 195,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Original owners. Maintained regularly, as per manual. Would be a worthy, reliable car for its next owner."

If you have a chance to buy an Accord, do it!

By on Thursday, June 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

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: "Amazing spirited engine. Quality fit and finish."

Cons: "I have not experienced any."

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

"I've had a 2007 Honda Accord coupe for about 4 years now. Wow! What a great car. I've owned at least 2 dozen cars in the past 35 years. The Accord is the best. The overall quality is outstanding. The fit and finish of the body & interior are outstanding. The A/C is super cold & the heater super fast. The system is very responsive. The engine is AMAZING. It stands up and moves -- when necessary. I've only had to replace the starter, the battery & the headliner in the past 4 years. This is an example of a car where you can actually pay off the loan on it and enjoy driving it with a minimum of repairs. I long for flashy American cars of the past (1954-73) but can't say enough about the Accord for everyday driving needs. I recently drove from Tampa to Miami &, later, realized the cooling fan had become disconnected. No worry - the car remained cool and reliable. My advice: Close your computer now & go get an Accord!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned!

By on Friday, May 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

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: "Comfort, Reliability and Economy."

Cons: "None"

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

"What a great and reliable car! I love this car, it is comfortable, spacious and loaded. I find it interesting that a car from 2004, 12 years ago, has so many features. It has a large center display and a great navigation system! I love the Sirius/XM satellite radio system and the 6 CD changer is great for long trips, but beside the DVD system and the comfort, this car is a blast to drive! it glides down the highway like a Cadillac, very sure footed. I am lucky that I bought this car from a reputable dealer who gave me the whole story on it. It is a one owner, dealer maintained, garage kept vehicle. It looks as if it came off the showroom floor yesterday. I have the V6 and it is peppy, yet gets 30+ MPG. So I highly recommend this car to anyone!!!"

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

The only problem I've had.....

By on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "instant response to pressing on gas"

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

"was that my car drains the battery when the engine is not on. Other than that 0 problems! I also love that the accelerator is attached by wire, and not electronic. It has instant response as opposed to the electronic accelerator which has an annoying and dangerous delay."

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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