2006 Honda Accord Summary

Torrance, Calif. September 09, 2005

The seventh-generation of the Honda Accord remains one of the most popular cars in America. For 2006, the Accord receives fresh front and rear styling as well as a long list of enhancements and additional standard equipment. Accord Coupe and Sedan models provide more power, more comfort and convenience features, and a comprehensive list of standard safety features that help make the 2006 model the most exciting and well-equipped Accord in its 30-year history.


  • New exterior styling on both the Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe includes new front bumper and grille design, rear bumper and trunk lid design with integrated third brake light, LED taillights, re-styled 16" and 17" alloy wheels (available) and new exhaust finishers
  • The 3.0-liter VTEC V-6 engine's output increases to 244 horsepower @ 6250 rpm and 211 lb-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm
  • The 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine's output increases to 166 horsepower @ 5800 rpm and 160 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm; new features include DBW throttle control and high performance intake and exhaust valve timing
  • Sport-oriented Accord Sedan EX V-6 is available with a 6-speed manual transmission; features carbon fiber "look" trim and premium audio
  • All V-6 Coupes and Sedans have revised suspension bushings and damping rates to compliment the upgraded 17" wheel and tire package
  • All V-6 models receive Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and brake assist
  • Revised interior styling with a new steering wheel design, new seat fabrics, new shift knob on automatic transmission models, restyled instrument panel and satin chrome vent accents
  • Smart Maintenance System automatically calculates common vehicle service intervals
  • Enhanced sound deadening materials for reduced NVH
  • Additional safety measures include daytime running lamps and front passenger seat belt reminder
  • New colors include Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carbon Bronze Pearl, Cool Blue Metallic and Royal Blue Pearl. Additionally, Sapphire Blue Pearl is now available on select Sedan models
  • Value Package (VP) replaces DX sedan trim level; air conditioning, keyless entry, power locks and cruise control are now standard features
  • LX Special Edition is added; 16" alloy wheels, rear disc brakes and Electronic Brake Distribution, In-dash 6-CD Changer, steering wheel mounted audio controls, body color side sills and carbon fiber-look interior accents are now standard features
  • LX-V-6 Coupes and Sedans gain standard power moonroof and heated side mirrors
  • Trim Level Summary
    o Accord Sedan (4-cylinder): Value Package (VP), LX, LX Special Edition, EX
    o Accord Sedan (V-6): LX, EX
    o Accord Coupe (4-cylinder): LX, EX
    o Accord Coupe (V-6): LX, EX

2006 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid debuted as a 2005 model and combined "high performance" and "hybrid" into the same sentence for the first time. The Accord Hybrid's IMA system is connected to a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that increases horsepower compared to the gasoline-only model and yields fuel economy comparable to that of a compact vehicle. The Accord Hybrid benefits from the updates to the entire family of Accords. New additions to the Accord Hybrid include:

Accord Hybrid

  • 3.0-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Integrated Motor Assist (output of 253 horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 232 lb-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm)
  • The Accord V-6 Hybrid achieves AT-PZEV certification for the 2006 model year
  • Power moonroof added
  • VSA added
  • Temporary-use spare tire added
  • Revised rear spoiler, new front chin spoiler and rear diffuser, heated side mirrors with built-in turn signals and an exclusive taillight design added
  • Premium White Pearl has been added as an Accord Hybrid-exclusive exterior color