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2010 Honda Accord

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2010 Honda Accord Review

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While the Honda Accord-versus-Toyota Camry debate hasn't sparked nearly as many family feuds or bar-room brawls as Ford vs. Chevy, Coke vs. Pepsi or Mac vs. PC, it is nevertheless one of consumerism's biggest rivalries. Their continuous run as the two of the best-selling cars in America extends back to the second millennium, and they combine to account for roughly 40 percent of sales in a segment that numbers about 20 nameplates. As American, Korean and other Japanese manufacturers continue to roll out worthier and worthier competitors, however, choosing the right mid-size sedan is no longer as straightforward as flipping a coin.

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With styling and performance that splits the difference between the sportier Nissan Altima and softer Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord embodies the very balance that attracts so many buyers to the mid-size sedan segment in the first place. In terms of all-around quality and refinement, the Accord registers off the chart.

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In a category that offers sportier, softer and lower-priced options, the same well-rounded nature that makes the Accord so appealing to many can make it less attractive to some.

What's New for 2010

Changes for the 2010 model year include standard Bluetooth on leather-equipped models, as well as new rear seat air ducts on EX and EX-L trims.

Driving the Accord

Driving Impressions The refinement with which the 2010 Honda Accord delivers its distinctive brand of relaxed enthusiasm is almost uncanny. In pulling away from a stop, plodding along in traffic and passing...

on the highway, the throttle responds to your right foot as if reading your mind, seamlessly delivering exactly as much or as little power as you want. Steering, likewise, is perfectly weighted and the car tracks straight down the highway requiring very little driver input, thanks in part to variable-ratio steering that improves both high-speed cruising and parking-lot maneuverability. Rounding out a theme, braking feel, response and feedback are also top-notch. Topped off by a familiar blend of comfortable cruising and eager handling, the 2010 Honda Accord continues to do the same 'ol thing better than ever.

Excellent Throttle Response
Even though throttle response isn't exactly a feature, the Accord responds so naturally to the driver's gas pedal inputs that we're compelled to note it here.

Voice-Controlled Navigation System
The Accord's intuitive DVD-based navigation system – featuring an 8-inch screen and Zagat restaurant ratings – is further enhanced by an accurate and easy-to-use voice-recognition system.

2010 Honda Accord Details
Interior

That the inside of the 2010 Honda Accord feels so familiar is a tribute to the successful transference of Honda design DNA over the years. Although most view it as a mid-size sedan, the Accord's interior volume is big enough to move it into the EPA's Large Sedan category. The added interior volume helps provide room for wider seats and a big, two-arm center console. Every Accord features steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a dial-controlled eight-inch LCD display, while EX models and above offer blue ambient console lighting and highway-hushing active noise control. There are plenty of bins and cubbies throughout and the backseat and trunk qualify as roomy in every dimension.

Exterior
2010 Honda Accord photo

A bold front end, deeply angular side sculpting and more pronounced fender flares give the 2010 Honda Accord Sedan a fresh and substantial look. The largest Accord to date, the 2010 is some three inches longer than the last-generation Accord and five inches longer than the Toyota Camry. The base models come well-dressed, and climbing the trim ladder nets different wheels, chrome door handles, chrome exhaust finishers and fog lights. Beneath it all is Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure that improves collision compatibility with SUVs, among other advantages. The 2010 Accord Coupe shares the same design elements but to a much sportier effect.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The standard equipment list for a 2010 Accord LX sedan includes air conditioning, power windows, locks and mirrors, a 160-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA sound system, auxiliary audio input and steering wheel-mounted audio controls (illuminated). Standard safety equipment includes front, front-side and two-row side-curtain airbags, as well as stability and traction controls and a sophisticated braking system.

Optional Equipment

Features are grouped by trim level and include a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation system with voice recognition, leather seats, heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone compatibility, a 270-watt premium audio system, six-CD changer and XM Satellite Radio.

Under the Hood

The jewel of the Accord Sedan's three-engine lineup is its 3.5-liter V6 featuring an updated version of Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology that saves fuel by allowing the engine to run on six, four or three cylinders, according to demand. A five-speed automatic transmission is available on four-cylinder models and is standard on V6 models. Four-cylinder models sold in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont have less horsepower but qualify as Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV).

2.4-liter in-line 4
177 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
161 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4300 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 (manual), 21/31 (automatic)

2.4-liter in-line 4
190 horsepower @ 7000 rpm
162 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 (manual), 21/31 (automatic)

3.5-liter V6
271horsepower @ 6200 rpm
254 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/29

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2010 Honda Accord Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 1026 Ratings for the 2008 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

BEST CAR EVER ALL CONVENIENCES, NO MONTHLY

By on Monday, March 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "FAST, FUN, GREAT RIDE"

Cons: "THE INTERIOR LEATHER IS SO SUPPLE IT EASILY RIPS,"

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

"THIS IS A GREAT VEHICLE. THE CAR IS VERY FAST. THE CAR IS ATTRACTIVE.IN THE 10 CARS I'VE OWNED, THIS IS THE BEST. I HAVE GOTTEN SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON CAR'S APPEARANCE. I WAS FORTUNATE PURCHASED THE CUSTOM PACKAGE WITH CUSTOM GRILL, MOLDING, CUSTOM INTERIOR DASH IS GREY MARBLE WITH BLACK LEATHER HEATED SEATS INCLUDING NAVIGATION, BLUE TOOTH, 6 CD CHANGER & DEALERSHIP GV ME THE OIL CHANGE FOR LIFE OF CAR. I LOVE THIS ACCORD. I WILL KEEP MY HONDA FOR ITS LIFETIME. I CAN'T IMAGINE PURCHASING ANY VEHICLE BUT A HONDA. THE VEHICLE IS PD IN FULL WITH 55,000 MILES. WHEN CRUISING ITS LIKE SITTING ON YOUR COUCH,"

Great car but too big for me!

By on Friday, February 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "VERY safe, love the traction, love backup screen"

Cons: "Too big for my garage and my size"

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

"This is by far the best car I've ever owned. Love the way it hugs the rode. I moved to a condo with 2 VERY narrow garage doors and I've already scarped the right side and now have it parked in the driveway to prevent any future damage. Also I am only 5'2' tall and I rarely have passengers. I need to get something smaller and I'm thinking about a Honda Fit."

Awesome car

By on Friday, February 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

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: "fuel mileage cant be beat , a very sporty car"

Cons: "nothing negative to say about this car,"

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

"comfortable, great on long trips, 42 mpg highway, thats 600 miles on a tank ! good traction in bad weather, very responsive and fun to cruise back roads.Trunk is huge!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

A great automobile!

By on Saturday, February 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive And powerful!"

Cons: "Rides very firm but that is for the handling!"

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

"This car was the EXVL-Navi top of the line Accord. The V6 is very smooth and powerful. The interior with the wood grain accents and leather is very elegant looking! It averages 21 mpg. It is a firm suspension for the handling it gives but on a smooth road it is a perfectly smooth ride. Over all I love this car."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

great car overall

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "see my notes"

Cons: "road noise"

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

"this v6 runs like a scaled tiger. ha 45K miles now and have never had a prob. my only negative is road noise which was known before purchase. Recently change tires and it made a little difference."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A very solid car. 4cyl does not disappoint.

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive. Got it as a leftover. Great price."

Cons: "No auto lights. No bluetooth."

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

"2012 Honda Accord LX-S, 2dr coupe, 4cyl, automatic trans. This car is actually fun to drive. Handles very crisp. 4cyl. engine (195hp) does the job nicely. Trans shifts as it should. My only complaint is on stupid stuff. This is an Accord...........it has no Bluetooth. 2012 model........give me a break. No Satellite Radio. It's an Accord for crying out loud. The outside mirror controls don't light up at night. Whose stupid idea was that? No Fog lights. What? It's an Accord. Head lights are manual. What?......Again......It's an Accord. I don't expect power seats, heated seats, and some other goodies........you get those with the EX models.......but the ones I am complaining about are stupid, stupid, stupid. Cheap adds for crying out loud. My watch has Bluetooth. But not my Accord. This is my wife's car........she likes it a lot. But not enough to keep it. These little items are important to her. For all the data we get about cell phones, you would think Bluetooth would be a given. We are looking at the CR-V. Anyway.........the Accord is as good as it gets for what it is. A great, reliable, fun to drive car. And it gets better MPG than rated. Hard to complain about that."

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