2010 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe

Matt Tierney

The Honda Accord certainly isn't a sporty coupe, but the nature of a coupe body makes a lot of people expect all coupes to be sportier than their sedan brethren. Throw in the notion of a manual transmission and expectations skew even more towards sporty. If you manage to keep your expectations in line with reality, the Accord Coupe is a solid choice.

Honda's smart, inoffensive looks; virtually bulletproof reliability record; and strong resale values are the real reasons to buy an Accord of any variety. Driving the Accord is a bit nicer than most other mid-size competitors, but it's still the typical comfort-oriented approach that dominates this segment. The navigation interface and display screen could use an update (the Hyundai Sonata offers a better looking navigation unit) and that's about the only area of the car that needs improvement.

The Accord remains one of the safest bets in the mid-size category. Less boring than a Toyota, nicer than an Altima, and the Honda brand still has more prestige than Ford or Hyundai. And people buying mid-size cars pretty much always want a safe bet.

Phil Floraday, Senior Web Producer

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