Used Honda Accord Saloon 2008 - 2015 review

Category: Family car

A well-equipped and stylish family saloon

Honda Accord Saloon (08 - 15)
  • Honda Accord Saloon (08 - 15)
  • Honda Accord Saloon (08 - 15)
Used Honda Accord Saloon 2008 - 2015 review
Star rating

What's the used Honda Accord saloon like?

Despite looking like the previous Accord, this model is classed as an all-new car. In reality, it's an evolution of the older design, improving on the car's already capable performance.

It's designed with the business user in mind. It's refined on the motorway, with virtually no wind- and road noise penetrating the cabin.


A well-equipped and stylish family saloon

  • Good-looking, spacious and dependable
  • Expensive compared with rivals

There's plenty of leg- and headroom for three in the back, while those in the front won't go short on space, either. The downside is the modest-sized boot.

Honda has a good reputation for reliability and the Accord lives up to it.

Ownership cost

What used Honda Accord saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda Accord saloon?

The diesel models average 50.4mpg or 48.7mpg, depending on their power, while the 2.0-litre petrol does around 38mpg, and the 2.2-litre about 32mpg.

When it comes to emissions, the lower-powered diesel emits 148g/km, while the Type S produces 154g/km. The petrols produce between 168g/km and 209g/km.

Insurance premiums aren't unreasonable, with the majority of models classed between groups 22 and 27.

One benefit of Honda ownership is the slow deprecation rate, especially in the desirable diesel models.

Servicing costs are generally slightly cheaper than those of rivals such as the Ford Mondeo and the Volkswagen Passat, but the Honda will cost more to buy in the first place.

Our recommendations

Which used Honda Accord saloon should I buy?

The majority of Accords are diesel-powered, mainly because they were bought as fleet and lease cars. The fabulously smooth and flexible 2.2 i-DTEC is the pick of the range. It comes in either 148bhp or 177bhp variants, with the first suitable for most.

If you're intent on a petrol Accord, then the 154bhp 2.0-litre is refined and fairly frugal, while the 198bhp 2.4-litre has lots of pace, but high fuel costs. From launch, the only automatic gearbox option was available on the petrol models, but a five-speed auto 'box was introduced on the less-powerful diesel model in 2009.

The entry-level ES model comes with climate control, alloy wheels, electric windows and cruise control. The EX trim gets leather upholstery, sat-nav and Bluetooth. GT adds a sporty bodykit to both the ES and EX models, while Nav models add sat-nav. There's also the sporty Type S - fitted with the more powerful diesel engine - which gets goodies such as leather-trimmed and heated electric seats.


What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda Accord saloon?