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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
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 1099 Ratings for the 2008 - 2012 models.

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  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

From Loyal to Leery

By on Saturday, July 9, 2016

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

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good mileage"

Cons: "Honda design defect in engines; oil consumption"

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

"Had an '02 Accord that was one of the best quality and reliability. Have an '05 Element that is a bit iffy. Now driving a '10 Accord that makes me mad at Honda. Until Kelley and Edmunds take car companies to task for major defects, it is up to the drivers to provide info. Google "honda oil consumption" and see what is going on with the engine design. Even worse Honda knew and let it continue. It affects many models and many years. As time passes (mileage) another year is added to the problem. Buyer beware."

Great Car

By on Saturday, May 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

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: "Safe, reliable, easy to maintain"

Cons: "Leather seats get really hot in FL summers"

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

"I have owned this car for about 2 years. It is the most luxurious vehicle I've ever had. Previously owned a 2005 Sienna and two civics. This car has leather, heated seats and a sunroof. There is plenty of room in the cabin and it is a comfortable ride. I drive about 100 miles daily for work commute on the interstate and the gas mileage is very accurate. I've not had any problems with this car. It feels very safe and I believe it's a good value for what you get. Even though it's a large sedan, the turning radius is not bad. I would highly recommend this vehicle."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Honda killing it again!

By on Friday, April 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

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, Fast, it's a Honda, comfy, roomy, fancy"

Cons: "Minor noise, not all electric"

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

"This car is a masta piece. It drives well, it looks sexy, and it is roomy and comfy. A true piece of art. A car like this belongs in the Smithsonian next to the Model T."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

love my honda

By on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

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
9/10

Pros: "simple to use but fufills my Techy Needs"

Cons: "i wish i would have gotten the blutooth one :("

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

"After being let down for one reason or anyother by multiple luxury brand sedans i test drove over the course of 3 days while frantically trying to find a new car my mom convinced me to just go test drive an accord. I had drove a Civic from when i was 16 until it was on its last leg 230000 miles later. i went over to the Honda dealership and test drove a year old at the time accord LX-p it was sleek and looked very chic.i jumped in and it was like i was driving my old car again! totally forgot i was test driving it. Bought it on the spot and have loved it ever since. HIGHLY Recommend This Car to ANYONE! Oddly enough my parents went back 5 months later and got a brand new on for my mom."

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

2012 Honda Accord

By on Sunday, April 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000

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: "Very reliable, Majority of driving is highway"

Cons: "slight damage to back passenger side"

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

"I have had this car for the last 3 years. I bought it when it had only 8000 miles. I have always taken care of it with regards to cleaning, oil changes, maintenance, etc."

12 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Reliable vehicle

By on Friday, April 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Honda Accord is reliable, roomy, easy to handle."

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

"This vehicle has required only regular maintenance; tires, & battery replacement which is expected. Runs smoothly. Only complaint is floor mat on driver's side wore out within first year! Rather than being able to buy just that mat, the whole set has to be replaced, which can be costly. Gratefully, this vehicle is not on airbag recall!"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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