This Honda Accord sedan, not surprisingly, is a perfectly nice car but not terribly inspiring to drive. That's exactly what most Accord buyers (and there are a lot of them) want, though. And for those who yearn for a bit more excitement, a lovely stick shift comes standard with the base four-cylinder edition, a 271-hp V-6 is available, and Honda also offers a coupe version of the Accord, where a six-speed manual, V-6 combo will appeal to the most sporting customers.
I was expecting the four-cylinder/automatic powertrain in this car to be a dud, but it was much peppier than I expected. Overall, the interior is good, the exterior is fairly attractive, and the car drives very smoothly. Joe DeMatio has a great point, though: the newly redesigned Hyundai Sonata is now threatening the Accord's status in the marketplace.
- Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor