Why Is the Honda Accord So Popular?

The Honda Accord has been one of the best-selling mid-size sedans for decades and it doesn’t look like its sales are going to slow down anytime soon. Generation after generation, the Accord has gotten bigger, more efficient, and more intuitive, which has further strengthened its sales numbers over the years. But why is the Honda Accord so popular?

The Honda Accord is sized right

Now in its tenth generation, the Honda Accord has grown larger in size both inside and out, however, it’s still sized right for solo drivers and budding families alike. With ample seating for five, the Accord’s interior dimensions dwarf those of compact cars like the Honda Civic, boasting four more inches of rear-seat legroom and a little more headroom. While some consumers might think that the Accord feels “too big,” it’s actually sized perfectly for a family of four or a friend group of five.

A Honda Accord displayed at the Convention Exhibition during the Motor Show in Tangerang
The Honda Accord | Agung Fatma Putra/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

It’s affordable

Whether you’re looking to buy a 2008 Honda Accord for around $5,000, a newer one for around $15,000, or even a new one for $25,000, you can’t go wrong. Honda has always been synonymous with being affordable and you can rest assured that almost any Accord that will fit your budget no matter how tight it is. You just might end up with one from the 90s if you’re only looking to spend a few grand though. And if ever end up selling your Honda Accord, then you’ll get a lot of your money back because Hondas are known for holding their resale value as well.

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The Accord is reliable

You can’t mention Honda without mentioning its renowned reputation for reliability, and the Accord’s reliability is no exception. The current generation Accord received an overall score of 82 out of 100 from both J.D. Power and Consumer Reports, with a 3 out 5 rating for “predicted reliability from the latter. What that means is that you can sure as well bet that any newer Accord that you can buy will last for hundreds of thousands of miles, and if you need proof, just hop check out the classifieds for older Accords and witness the astronomical amount of numbers on the odometers on those cars.

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a silver seventh gen Honda Accord driving on a scenic road
2006 Honda Accord | Honda Media

The Accord has a choice of transmissions

One of the other reasons that Honda Accord is so popular is that it’s pretty flexible when it comes to the engine and transmission combinations as well. Until the end of the 2020 model yeah, you can still find Accords with manual transmissions if you’re looking for a new model, but if you’re looking for used, you might have better odds. For example, the Honda Accord Sport models from 2016 to 2017 were also available with manual transmissions, as were some of the V6 trims. If you only need two doors, then we recommend finding an Accord coupe with the V6 engine and six-speed manual transmission from 2009 to 2016, as that model was surprisingly quick, given its pedestrian appearance.

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2020 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T
2020 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T | Honda

You really can’t go wrong with a Honda Accord

No matter which way you cut it, the Honda Accord is one of the most spacious, affordable, pragmatic, and fun mid-size sedans on the new and used market, so you really can’t go wrong with almost any model year. However, if you want to know more about any common issues, then we suggest checking out Carcomplaints.com to see what kinds of problems other Accord owners have had with their cars.