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Honda Accord Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & News in Australia

The Honda Accord has a long and distinguished history in Australia, first landing here in the late 1970s.

In the early part of the 2000s, the Accord was a runaway hit for the local arm of the company, and eventually morphed into two distinct versions; a Japanese-made version was known simply as the Accord Euro, while a larger, American-sourced sedan was known simply as the Accord. It has suffered a similar fate to rivals like the Ford Mondeo and Mazda6 as Australian consumers move away from sedans in favour of SUVs. The Accord ranges from $52,800 for the Accord VTI-LX 1.5L Turbo to $60,400 for the Accord VTI-LX Hybrid.

 

Honda Accord Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda Accord here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I always think the cam drive system is a critical factor for engine reliability and longevity. Does Honda's Accord feature a timing chain or belt?

    The question of a Honda Accord timing belt or chain is not exactly a simple one to answer as there have been various permutations of the Accord theme sold in Australia over the years. In fact, even though they all bore Accord badges, the various Accord models have often been quite different from each other, including some very different models that sold alongside each other at the same time. So here’s how it pans out:

    Very early Honda Accords sold here used toothed rubber timing belts, but those cars from 1977 through to the mid-90s are now pretty old, hard to find and don’t really make it to most people’s short-lists when shopping for a new second-hand car.

    Fast forward to 1997, and we start to get into cars that might still have some broad appeal as second-hand buys. Of those, the 1997 to 2003 Accord used two engines, a 2.3-litre four-cylinder and a 3.0-litre V6. Both those engines used a toothed, rubber timing belt which needs to be changed at 100,000km intervals.

    For 2003 to 2007 Accords, the engine choices remained a four-cylinder and a V6, but now the former was from Honda’s K Series of engines and featured a timing chain rather than a rubber belt. The V6 remained the same as the previous model. For 2008 to 2013 Accords, the news was similar with the four-cylinder carried over (with its timing chain) and the V6 enlarged to 3.5 litres but still from the same family of engines (and still with its rubber timing belt). In fact, that was to remain a theme for the whole of Accord production with the smaller engine using a timing chain and the V6 getting a rubber belt. Even the very last Accord, the current-model, uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a timing chain, while the hybrid Accord uses an unconventional petrol engine, also with a timing chain.

    If, however, we’re talking about the Accord Euro which was sold here right alongside the Accord between 2003 and 2015, the question is a bit simpler as only one engine was offered in that car; a 2.4-litre four-cylinder which used a timing chain (it was also from Honda’s K Series family).

    Beyond that, the task of the timing chain or timing belt is exactly the same: They take drive from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft and, in the process, keep all the moving parts in harmony. Many car makers moved away from a timing chain to the rubber, toothed drive belt as a way of simplifying engine design and driving down the cost of each engine. The rubber timing belt is also quieter in its operation and is also less prone to stretching (as a timing chain can) so the camshaft (commonly referred to as the cam) stays in perfect synch with the rest of the engine’s rotating parts. The timing belt is a simpler design because it doesn’t need to be tensioned via oil pressure from the engine as many timing chain systems are.

    The timing chain, meanwhile, is preferred by some manufacturers because it should last the lifetime of the engine and never need replacement. This isn’t always the case, however, and some engines designs from a variety of manufacturers suffer problems in this regard. But, in a properly maintained engine of sound design, the timing chain should never need attention, while the rubber timing belt generally requires periodic replacement.

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  • Honda Accord: Key fob replacement

    Without knowing more it's hard to give an accurate answer. There are circumstances where you can go to an automotie locksmith if a dealer is hard to get to. You can read more indepth information about how to replace your car keys here.

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  • Mazda 6 2004 vs Honda Accord 2008: Which should I buy?

    Until you described the condition I would have said the Mazda, but if the condition were only fair I would think twice about it. On the surface it’s the better option, but I would want it checked by an expert to get a true reading on the overall condition. The Honda could be a good buy, the mileage isn’t excessive for the age, but you have to think about the future and what could happen in the next 2 to 3 years.

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  • How much is my 2005 Honda Accord worth?

    Very little. If all was well with the car, and it was in good driving condition it’s only worth $3000-$4000, but if the automatic transmission has to be replaced it’s probably worth $500 or so.

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Honda Accord Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Honda Accord varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $52,800 and going to $60,400 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $52,800 $60,400
2021 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $52,800 $60,400
2020 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, CVT AUTO $39,400 $57,860
2019 Sedan 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $32,000 $51,370
2018 Sedan 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,700 $45,650
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Honda Accord Colours

Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearlescent, Modern Steel Metallic, Platinum White Pearlescent, Passion Red Pearlescent (exclusive to Hybrid)Modern Steel Metallic

  • Crystal Black Pearlescent
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearlescent
  • Passion Red Pearlescent
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Honda Accord Wheel Size

The Honda Accord has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x45 R18 9 for Sedan in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Sedan 235x45 R18 9 235x45 R18 9
2020 Sedan 235x45 R18 9 18x8 inches 235x45 R18 9 18x8 inches
2019 Sedan 235x45 R18 18x8 inches 235x45 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Sedan 235x45 R18 18x8 inches 235x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Accord Wheel Sizes

Honda Accord Accessories

The Honda Accord comes standard with a long list of equipment, including an 8.0-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, a 10-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, heated front seats, wireless smartphone charger, 7.0-inch driver display and 6.0-inch head-up display.

Honda Accord Fuel Consumption

The Honda Accord is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.3L/100km for Sedan /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Sedan 4.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2021 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Sedan 4.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.5L/100km 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Sedan 4.3L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 1 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 8.2L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 8.2L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 8L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO
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Honda Accord Dimensions

The dimensions of the Honda Accord Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Sedan 1450x1862x4904 mm 131 mm
2020 Sedan 1450x1862x4904 mm 131 mm
2019 Sedan 1465x1850x4930 mm 150 mm
2018 Sedan 1465x1850x4930 mm 150 mm
2017 Sedan 1465x1850x4930 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Accord Dimensions

Honda Accord Towing Capacity

The Honda Accord has no towing capacity for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Sedan 0kg 0kg
2020 Sedan 0kg 0kg
2019 Sedan 0kg 1600kg
2018 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
2017 Sedan 1600kg 1600kg
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Honda Accord Interior

The Honda Accord's interior is a mix of soft-touch materials and leather, complemented by a woodgrain inlay for the dashboard.

Honda Accord Speed

The Honda Accord Hybrid can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in around 8.4 seconds.

Honda Accord Boot Space

The 2021 Honda Accord can swallow up to 570 litres of volume in the boot.

Honda Accord Boot space Honda Accord Boot space

Honda Accord Seats

The Honda Accord features seating for five occupants, and because it is offered in one highly-specced grade, all seats are finished in leather.

Honda Accord Seats