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4 out of 5 stars

For The Accord has smooth and powerful engines. It's also roomy, refined, and a pleasure to drive

Against There's no hatchback version, it's dearer than the Mondeo and Vectra, and servicing is costly

Verdict It aims for Audi and Lexus but misses

Go for… 2.2i i-CDTi Sport

Avoid… 2.4i VTEC Executive

Honda Accord Saloon
  • 1. Servicing an Accord at a main dealer costs about half as much again as for a Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Vectra
  • 2. Chunky screen pillars and high-set windows at the rear create blind spots that make manoeuvring tricky
  • 3. Diesel engine needs regular top-ups of oil, which can be irritating - and adds to your running costs
  • 4. There are no complaints about the space: the cabin is roomy throughout
  • 5. The boot is a decent size, although this saloon lacks the ultimate versatility of the previous-generation Accord hatchback
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