For The Accord is offered with some powerful engines, and there’s lots of safety kit supplied as standard.
Against The car isn’t as comfortable or as quiet as a family estate should be, while the interior isn’t as classy or as practical as those of most rivals. The Accord costs a lot more to buy and run than most of them, too.
The Honda Accord Tourer is a decent car in isolation, but when you compare it with newer estate car rivals, it trails in a number of key areas. It’s also too pricey to recommend, both to buy and to run.
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Of the four engines on offer, we’d recommend the less powerful 2.2-litre diesel. It’s plenty strong enough to haul the Accord Tourer around with purpose, even when you’re loaded up, and it has the lowest running costs of any engine in the range. Be warned, though; the fuel consumption and emissions figures are some way behind those of newer rivals, so it’s still a comparatively expensive car to run.
Of the four trims available, we’d stick with the entry-level ES. It misses some desirable items like Bluetooth, but it keeps purchase prices down a bit.
I bought this car to replace a Honda Civic 2.2Cdti EX which I drove for three years without having anything done to it apart from the Bump stops…
I have owned this car for about 18 months. Done about 20,000 miles with absolutely no issues. Mine is the auto version which is superb on all roads…
I am about to change my Audi A4 Avant so decided to test the Honda Accord Tourer. It is a stunning looking car and a real head turner,so much better…
after a third of a mile i knew this car was not for me ,engine noisey,not a patch on my 320 bmw, lots of road noise, leather seats, you slide on the…
Well worth a look if you’re after a big estate, as this is one of the most stylish, despite losing some practicality as a result. The diesel engine is the perfect match, too.