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If the past 40 years have taught us anything, it’s that the Honda Accord is one of the best cars that you can buy. The Accord has proven time and time and again to be reliable and economical and it’s improved substantially with every new generation. In case you’re in the market for a new or old Accord, here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions about one of America’s best-selling cars.

How many miles does a Honda Accord last?

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring | Honda

Technically speaking, the Honda Accord can last up to a million miles and beyond. At least, that is the case for an owner of one 1990 Accord and another owner with a 2000 model. Those mileage numbers are insane, but on a more realistic note, it’s not uncommon for any Honda Accord to get to at least 200,000 miles and above. In fact, there are plenty of Accords driving around with 300,000 to 400,000 miles on the odometer and some of them are still piloted by their original owners.

What problems does the Honda Accord have?

Considering there have been 10 generations of the Honda Accord – a timeline that spans over 40 years – there have definitely been a few problems with some models along the way. The most notable issues include peeling and oxidized paint, automatic transmission issues, and fuel pump failures. If you’re planning to buy a used Accord, whether it’s four years old or 40-year-old, remember to get it checked out by a qualified mechanic.

Which Honda Accord model years should you avoid?

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid | Honda

While you can’t really go wrong with any Honda Accord model that you pick, there are a couple of model years that you can avoid. The first one is the 2003 model year, which was plagued with automatic transmission failures that are typically remedied by having the entire unit replaced. also notes that the 2008 model year is another year to avoid as many owners complained about poor brakes, excessive oil consumption, and uncomfortable seats.

What is a good price for a Honda Accord?

The 2022 Honda Accord base starting price of $26,120, which can go up to $38,050 for the top-trim Touring model. In this current market, if you pay the MSRP price then you’re good to go considering the inventory shortages over the past year or so. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a used Accord, then you can expect to pay around $10,000 to $25,000 depending on the year and trim you’re interested in.

How much does a 2022 Honda Accord cost?

2022 Honda Accord Touring
2022 Honda Accord Touring | Honda

As noted above, the 2022 Accord starts at $26,120 before the destination charge and other taxes. However, that price can jump to $29,595 for the Sport trim, $33,455 for the EX-L trim, and up to $38,050 for the Touring. Fortunately, the Accord is value-packed at each level so you can pick which one fits your needs and budget easily.

What’s the best Honda Accord model year?

To be honest, recommending a specific year of the Accord is like recommending a specific See’s chocolate – they’re all pretty good in their own ways. In fact, Consumer Reports recommends most years of the Accord. But if you must pick one, then we would recommend buying a 2018 or newer model as it comes with the most tech like Apple Carplay and Honda Sensing along with a choice of fuel-efficient turbocharged engines.

Why should you buy a Honda Accord?

Honda logo and Honda Accord vehicle are seen at a store in San Jose, California.
Honda logo and Honda Accord vehicle are seen at a store in San Jose, California. | Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images

When it comes to midsize sedans, it’s hard to beat the Honda Accord. The Accord is spacious, reliable, fuel-efficient, and powerful enough for any daily driving duties. If you would like to read more of our thoughts on the new Accord, check out our full review.

Why shouldn’t you buy a Honda Accord?

If you’re looking to spend less than $26,000 for a brand-new sedan, then you may find better options in the Nissan Altima and Kia K5. Both of those rivals have a lower starting price than the Accord, so they’re more budget-friendly.

Which is a better buy: An Accord or a Civic?

A red 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Sport with HPD Package drives through a city
2022 Honda Civic Sedan Sport with HPD Package | Honda

If you’re looking for a car that can comfortably fit five adults and has more power, then the Accord is a better choice than the Civic. Of course, the Civic is still amazing for a compact car and both cars are just as reliable, but it’s hard to beat the near-luxury feel of the Accord. It’s almost sure if your Acura vibes when sitting in it.

Why is there a shortage of Honda Accords?

Due to the global chip and semiconductor shortage, Honda had to cut down its production in early 2021. During that time, there was a supply shortage of many of its models including the ever-popular Honda Accord. Fortunately, the supply chain is slightly improving, but don’t be surprised if there is still a limited supply of Accords at your local dealership.

The Honda Accord is improving with every generation

2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T
2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T | Honda

The Honda Accord is currently in its 10th generation and it’s been getting better with every iteration. Now, you can buy an Accord with as much technology and luxuriousness as cars in classes way above it. Despite inventory shortages and some minor issues along the way, there’s no doubt that the Accord nameplate will soldier on for many years to come.


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