Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda Accord - 6th Report
06 May 2009
Author: Hugh Hunston
Honda Accord boot
|Category:|| Upper medium|
|P11D price:|| £24,790|
|Key rival:|| VW Passat|
Now heading for 7000 miles the Accord wagon cossets its driver and front seat passenger, but rear occupants have less than generous legroom.
The lack of a vast rectangular loading bay offered by its hearse-like predecessor is compensated for by a variety of storage compartments located around the cabin. These include three handy, realistically sized sections under the boot cover.
Because of its bulk our substantial Accord benefits from fore and aft proximity sensors and during several days of careful parking in the narrow cobbled, high-kerbed streets of Edinburgh's Leith district the Technicolor quality reversing camera was an additional stress-reducing asset.
|Honda Accord Tourer 2.2 i-DTEC EX|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£19,390-£26,340|
|CO2 (tax) ||157g/km/22%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£91/£182|
|Service interval||variable mls|
|Boot space (min/max)||406/672 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Does Accord meet Honda’s |
claims that it’s taking the
brand into premium territory?
|Positive||Looks, long-range comfort, |
|Negative||Not the quietest or |
cleanest diesel around