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The legendary Accord gets redesigned inside and out, featuring sophisticated materials, next-level intelligence and Hybrid model updates–once again shaking up the perception of midsize sedans.
When the first Accord hit American shores 40 years ago, it defined a new kind of car. Since then, it’s won 36 Car and Driver's 10Best and now sells at a rate of about one every two minutes.
On March 20, the 10-millionth Honda Accord was built. Honda also released a two-motor hybrid powertrain that achieved 195 peak, concurrent horsepower and received a 50 mpg EPA city rating.
This year saw two important safety advances: Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ ACE™ body structure and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA™).
The Accord Hybrid emphasized performance with the Honda IMA (Integrated Motor Assist). receiving better mileage ratings than its 4-cylinder counterpart.
In 1998, the Accord became the first automobile to meet California’s Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle standards, ushering in a new class of efficient, midsize cars.
The fifth-generation Accord included world-class safety features, low emissions and improved environmental considerations. A year later, it got its first V6.
This year, Accord became the first vehicle from a non-US-based automaker to earn the title of America’s best-selling automobile.
The ‘88 Accord Coupe was built exclusively at the Ohio plant, making it one of the first domestically-assembled Japanese nameplate vehicles exported to Japan.*
In 1982, Honda produced the Accord at an all-new plant in Ohio making us the first Japanese automaker to build cars in America using domestic and globally-sourced parts.
Our first Accord was a hatchback that shocked the industry with its features, refinement and high sales. This was followed by a sedan model in 1979.
2023 Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars
With an unprecedented 37th appearance on Car and Driver’s 10Best list, the 2023 Honda Accord celebrates an outstanding legacy of innovation, efficiency, and performance.Car and Driver