Pedal feel is reasonably linear, but in the V-6 sedan I had to push pretty hard to get adequate stopping power. A high-efficiency close-coupled converter mounts directly to the exhaust port of each cylinder head for extremely rapid converter activation after engine startup. Headlights The Accord Sedan uses headlight arrays inside styled clear lenses that subtly protrude from the body contours for enhanced visual presence. Rear Seat Entry and Egress In the coupe, the passenger-side front seat has a one-touch release that folds the seatback and allows the seat to slide forward to make rear-seat ingress and egress simple. The Accord Coupe has 17-inch aluminum wheels standard, with 18-inch aluminum wheels available on the Coupe V-6. Every Accord Coupe has a deck-lid spoiler and large exhaust tips with 2.
The Accord Coupe styling radically breaks from the sedan with a uniquely aggressive image. A front-mounted polygonal main frame is designed to prevent cabin deformation by distributing forces through multiple major load bearing pathways — and away from the passenger compartment. As a result, every 2009 Honda Accord is both refined and fun to drive. The fender lines are broad, like strongly muscled shoulders, with prominent character lines that sweep along nearly the entire body sides, and wrap across the trunk lid. This is a reluctant sale as it is my first car which I have since 2010. For the 2009 Coupe, Belize Blue Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic are new additions to the color lineup.
Two cupholders are provided in the center console, while rear seat passengers have access to a further two contained in the center armrest, revealed when it is folded down. Center Display The center display provides an important advancement in usability and convenience. A reverse lockout feature prevents the transmission from accidentally being shifted into reverse while the car is moving forward. This quickness is more reminiscent of a sports car than a typical mainstream sedan. Aerodynamics Reducing audible wind noise was an important Accord engineering goal, particularly high-frequency noise that can be distracting and impede conversation. Behind the figures are a compression ratio increased from 10. The spark plugs continue to fire in inactive cylinders to minimize plug temperature loss and prevent fouling induced from incomplete combustion during cylinder re-activation.
Needs some work re-spray, front bumper. As such, the navigation system has been reworked to make it easier to use. Please see the Interior tab for more information. Four-cylinder Accord coupe comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and the Accord Coupe V-6 has standard 18-inch alloy wheels. All Accord Sedan models have either 16- or 17-inch wheels, and all Coupe models have either 17- or 18-inch wheels. A single plate clutch with a diaphragm-type spring provides smooth, progressive engagement combined with low pedal effort. A stamped-steel upper control arm complements a forged-steel knuckle, and nitrogen gas-filled coil-over dampers are used.
When the steering gear turns, it pushes the rack - and thus the wheels - either left or right at a constant ratio. A new feature is a service reminder that presents the driver with either the distance or days remaining to a required service, with an enlarged warning symbol appearing when the due date is imminent. This is particularly important where a frontal collision occurs between vehicles of differing heights, weights or frame construction. Undoubtedly, a good car based on strong technical principles will be a wise investment, but this does not mean that there will never be a problem with a Honda automobile or motorbike, it is just common sense to have a service manual which allows you to identify and locate faults which you can repair, and find out more about the ones you will need to refer to a specialist. All in all, it looks like the folding feature was added as an afterthought.
Each side features a nitrogen gas-filled coil-over damper, a newly designed stamped steel upper A-arm, two tubular steel lower links, a single toe-control link, and an aluminum knuckle. Adjustable Steering Column The tilt range for the steering column now nearly two inches compared to 1. Multiple sensors constantly monitor critical operating parameters, such as throttle position, intake air temperature, coolant temperature, ambient air pressure, intake airflow volume, intake manifold pressure, exhaust air-fuel ratio and the position of the crankshaft and cams. Simply put, when the driver turns the wheel only a small amount - such as when making a lane change on the freeway - the wheels turn very little. Where Can I Find A Honda Service Manual? Door Handles All Accord V-6 models have stylized chrome-plated exterior door handles. Both have a more upright front end than the previous-generation Accord, which featured a pointy nose.
Virtually every major company that studies vehicle residual value have shown that the Accord typically has one of the highest residual values in the industry. Total interior volume passenger plus cargo volume measures 120. The sedan market in the U. A new design for , the Accord side-curtain airbag design first inflates a main chamber, then a connected sub chamber. As an end result, a high residual or resale value makes the true cost of ownership less than many lower-priced competitors. All three engines are matched to a 6-speed manual transmission, while both petrol engines have the option of a 5-speed automatic. Aerodynamic efficiency is likewise improved.
The lid of the center console box doubles up as an armrest and is slide-adjustable by 89 mm. Centrifugal spin cast iron cylinder liners provide long lasting durability. Meticulously designed and detailed, the halogen low and high beams, along with the accompanying turn signals, have a sophisticated, technical appearance. Moonroof In addition to being lighter and wider, and offering a greater opening range, the moonroof operation is also improved. The exterior concept of using a beveled corner where the front bumper and fender meet is similarly applied to the lower part of the instrument panel to create a spacious feeling while entering the vehicle. Transmissions 5-Speed Manual Transmission A lightweight, compact 5-speed manual transmission is available with either the 177- or 190-horsepower Accord four-cylinder engine.