Honda Cars Philippines Inc. finally has an entry in the executive sedan segment, which is the all-new Honda Accord now on its 10th generation. The vehicle features a new generation Honda Sensing, sportier exterior, and a set of upgraded technological attributes.
Honda Accord is powered by a turbocharged engine and Continuous Variable Transmission developed by Earth Dreams. This power source pumps out 187 horsepower and 260 Newton-meter. The only variant offered by the HCPI is the 1.5 EL Accord, which can be had with the following color options: Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Platinum with Pearl. The model is priced at Php 2,288,000.00.
The brand-new look of the Honda Accord is obviously inspired by the all-new Honda Civic’s sporty exterior. The grille is newly designed and a refurbished front bumper with a few honeycomb patterns. The “Solid Wing Face” outline of the vehicle makes it an attention-grabber while on the road.
The lighting system of the Honda Accord is composed of LED headlights, LED multi-projector lamps, LED c-shaped taillights, and daytime running lights. The side profile of the Honda Accord gets a door sash, and side sill garnish along with chrome door handles.
Auto-rain sensing front wipers, a shark fin antenna, rear windshield defogger, and power-folding door mirrors are also featured in the vehicle's exterior.
Stepping inside the Honda Accord, you will be welcomed by a luxurious and spacious black-themed cabin. Also present in the interior is a Touchscreen Advanced Display Audio that measures 8 inches. It comes with Trip Computer that has USB ports, Bluetooth compatibility, and Smart Phone Mirroring for Android and Apple. Sound is transmitted via the eight speakers. Accessory sockets are also available in this executive sedan.
For additional convenience, the sedan’s spacious cabin features several storage areas such as bottle holders, cup holders, glove box, door pockets, and leather armrest. The boot capacity of the Honda Accord is 573 liters.
Technology safety features
The Honda Accord is also equipped with an Intelligent Dual Zone Automatic AC system that comes with USB ports in the rear vents. The sedan also comes with a Full-Color FTF instrument cluster with Digital Display.
The Honda Sensing package of the all-new Accord increases its technology scores because it comes with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, collision mitigation braking, low speed follow, road-departure mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.
Honda equips the Accord with six airbags, including dual curtain bag, dual side, and dual front. An anti-lock braking system with EBD, rear parking sensors and backup camera is also present in this model.
Platform & Chassis
Honda Accord is a four-door, five-seater sedan that rides on a unibody chassis. It is suspended off the ground by the MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. This provides the vehicle with great ride quality as it is not phased by small pivots and bumps on the road. It keeps the Honda Accord easy to handle.
As for the vehicle’s dimension, the Honda Accord has a length of 4901 mm, a width of 182 mm, a wheelbase of 2830 mm, and the ground clearance is 131 mm. Despite its size, taking turns and cornering at higher speeds would not be a problem because the vehicle has Electric Power Steering the provides good handling.
Engine & Drivetrain
Honda Accord comes with a very impressive engine performance provided by the 1,498 cc 1.5L DOHC 16-valve VTEC turbo power source that features Earth Dreams Technology. It pumps out 187 horsepower and 260 Newton-meter.
This engine does not only provide a smoother driving experience, but it also offers excellent fuel efficiency.
The all-new Honda Accord possesses the highest power-producing capability and torque compared to its predecessors, thanks to its turbocharged power plant.
Aside from being a fuel-efficient engine, it also generates less emission owed to its excellent valve control system, which takes care of the duration and timing of valve lift and intake with exceptional precision.