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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 2196 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

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."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

This is a verygood car to use.

By on Saturday, April 09, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 280,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "You will have fun to drive it."

Cons: "Mileage too much but it doesn't matter."

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

"I have to sell this car because I have to go to Thailand. -Verygood battery -verygood tire Perfect engine and A/C"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Dependable and durable to the max.

By on Sunday, April 03, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "durability, driving characteristis"

Cons: "rusting out along top of windshield"

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

"Extra credit for the interior. I am around 250 pounds and we have been driving this car for 13 years and the seats are like new. Other cars I have had have had the seats in shreds after 2 years. I want to get rid of this car solely because I am sick and tired of having the same car for this long."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A well built, dependable car

By on Sunday, April 03, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: upgraded to a newer car

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

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

"I bought my '03 Accord brand new and drove it regularly for 13 years. At 145,000 miles, it still had a great deal of life left and was in good condition. I bought a Honda because of its reputation as being a solidly built, dependable and mechanically reliable car. For the most part, I found that to be true. I maintained it pretty well over the years, and aside from regular maintenance, I never had any *major* mechanical failures or defects. There were, however, a GREAT MANY recalls on this car over the years -- too many, in my opinion, most of which had to do with the airbags. In my experience, it seems that the car's durability (or lack thereof, in certain instances) began to reveal itself as the car aged. I suppose this is true for most cars, but in the case of my Honda, I was disappointed. The ABS went out way too early in the life of the car -- at just about 100,000 miles. The brakes needed replacing more often than should be necessary, and I didn't really put any more or less wear on my brakes than most other drivers. The remote key function quit working, so I had to manually lock/unlock my door. Both of my digital keys fell apart and I've since learned this is an issue with many Hondas. I did enjoy how this car drove, specifically how it always felt as if it had a firm grip on the road and handled very well. The air conditioner was excellent as it still put out ice cold air at the time I sold it. I also very much liked how it was well insulated against road noise and wind. Though it was by no means a "luxury" car, it was a comfortable car and just the right size. For 13 years of daily use and for someone who could've been a bit better with regular maintenance, I think this car did well."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A very good choice

By on Monday, March 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 223,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "no major problems after 10 plus years!"

Cons: "small truck space for all the money I saved. lol"

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

"Bought this car new 12/04, had only a few minor hick-ups in the beginning [ replace one injector]like any new car & but this hybrid preformed extremely well for the last 10 years & counting. No major problems of any kind for the last 9 years. And like any car I own, all the necessary maintenance was done at all time periods in the life of the car.[imo only half the folks do not or can’t afford or care] Still gets 32MPH in city driving, highway 34 to 37MPH. Original battery pack, catalytic converter,exhaust system etc...perfect condition. bottom line, take care of it & it will take care of you....."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great car overall

By on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,019

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great handling, comforatble interior, reliable"

Cons: "Uncovered cup holders,"

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

"I bought this car new in 2003. Aside from regular oil and occassional battery changes, I did not have any major problems to repair until it hit 10 years/100,000 miles. In the last 3 years though, I've had to replace the water pump, the alternator, an air hose and the starter, I've had to have the transmission flushed and I've also replaced the timing belt. The car drives smoothly, the interior is extremely comfortable but has some road noise. I love how it handles. I can take sharp corners without having to be in the middle of the road to do so. Gas mileage is good. I fill up every week and a half or so. The interior still looks good even after 13 years, growing children and multiple dogs. Thank goodness for Scotchguard! The fabric on the seats is very soft and comfy. Too bad they no longer use this fabric in the new models. Overall, I still love this car! I still enjoy driving it and it's been reliable."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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