Although you can expect strong residuals from an Accord and its insurance ratings are generally good, its CO2 emissions and fuel economy are not up with the class best. This will have an effect on anyone who chooses it as a company car. On the other hand, its three-year, 90,000-mile warranty is impressive, as are its servicing costs.
Honda Accord Saloon quality & reliability
Honda has a deserved reputation for quality and reliability. And, while the materials in the Accord may not look the best, the car is extremely well screwed together and should last for miles. That's certainly the feeling of our reliability experts, who say that, as long as the car is regularly serviced, it should stay in tip-top condition.
Honda Accord Saloon safety & security
All models (apart from the Type-R, which misses side 'bags) have driver, passenger and side airbags, plus anti- lock brakes. And they're effective, too, with a pre-facelift car achieving a four-star Euro NCAP rating. Security is good, although its standard deadlocks couldn't resist our experts. But the immobiliser did its job in What Car?'s 2001 Security Supertest.