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2009 Honda Accord Sedan

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2009 Honda Accord Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan

The 2009 Honda Accord's engines stand out in the midsize sedan class as being both economical yet powerful, and its roomy interior also ranks as one of the most stylish. Standard equipment abounds in the Accord, and electronic stability control, which is commonly optional in this class, is installed across the line.

What's new for 2009?

Following a complete redesign in 2008, the 2009 Honda Accord returns with only revisions to its horsepower and torque ratings for the 3.5L V6. For automatic-equipped Accords, horsepower is revised from 268 to 271, with torque revised from 248 ft-lb to 254 ft-lb. Accords with manual transmissions receive the same horsepower revision, while torque changes from 248 ft-lb to 251 ft-lb.

Model Strengths

  • Roomy interior
  • sporty appearance
  • powerful and economical engines
  • safety.

Model Review

Honda's Accord got a completely new, more sophisticated and detail-oriented look in 2008, along with a complete mechanical redesign. The result is a car that stands out in the automotive world.

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2009 Honda Accord Coupe

Source: The Car Connection

TheCarConnection.com's editors have driven the Honda Accord Coupe in order to give you an expert opinion in this Bottom Line. The auto experts at TheCarConnection.com also researched available road tests on the 2009 Honda Accord Coupe to help you find opposing viewpoints and other helpful observations.

Criticizing a car with decent looks, good fuel economy, impressive performance, and a great reputation for satisfaction is difficult, and the 2009 Honda Accord Coupe meets all those criteria. Considering that the 2009 Honda Accord Coupe is one of the most satisfying vehicles you can own, TheCarConnection.com's editors struggled to find some dislikes.

The Accord Coupe received a brand-new look last year and completely different body panels from the four-door. The coupe looks to be in a constant state of motion because of the bold character line sweeping from front wheels to rear lamps and the sexy curve of its roof, which also imbue the Accord Coupe with a sleek, modern profile. The new Accord's cockpit is definitely among the best, too; the dashboard is laid out in a sort of dual-cockpit mode, and gauges and controls are particularly well placed.

The base 2009 Honda Accord Coupe comes standard with a 190-hp inline four and a choice of five-speed manual or automatic. The upgraded engine is a beefy, 3.5-liter V-6. It hits a solid 268 horsepower and comes with either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. Honda's powertrains are gems, and the V-6 Coupe is a particularly happy performer, with acceleration times of about eight seconds to 60 mph and 19/28 mpg fuel economy (the four-cylinder gets 22/31 mpg).

Honda engineers have lowered the Accord Coupe's center of gravity. And not leaving well enough alone, engineers also modified the double-wishbone front suspension geometry, while choosing a multilink setup for the rear. Combined with standard 18-inch wheels, the result is a very supple suspension package that seems to soak up bumps almost imperceptibly, without numbing its road feel. The variable gear ratio steering is precise and supple, with a clear, on-center feel.

The 2009 Accord Coupe has seats that are both sporty and comfortable over long distances, and they feature an expanded range of motion. The larger cabin doesn't mean backseats are more easily accessible, but there is more space between front-seat occupants and a larger center armrest. The 2009 Honda Accord Coupe is available with XM Satellite Radio, a navigation system, and Bluetooth.

The 2009 Honda Accord Coupe is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and NHTSA rates it at five stars for crash protection, save for a four-star rating for passenger side impacts. Anti-lock brakes, six airbags, and active head restraints are standard.


The Bottom Line:

Though it might not be the most exciting coupe, strong V-6 performance, good fuel economy, and a great interior make the 2009 Honda Accord Coupe one of TheCarConnection.com's top-rated vehicles for 2009.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion 5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Honda Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Honda Certified Used Car Limited Warranty extends the non-powertrain coverage by 1 year/12,000 miles from the date of purchase or expiration of new car warranty date. In addition, Honda Certified Used Car Limited Warranty extends the powertrain coverage to 7 years/100,000 miles.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 year or 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 150
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance No
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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