The 2006 model year is also the first year in which the V6 sedan was offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as an option. And might we add: a… Sport coupes compose the most mercurial segment in the automotive market. With a V6 engine, be easier on your transmission. Cheetahs aside, the Coupe is a completely different beast. Honda decided early on that the Accord's new body structure had to rank it at the top of the midsize class in safety crash tests conducted by the government and the insurance industry.
With more individual sales than any other car for nine out of the last ten years, the Honda Accord is champion of journeyman transportation. The Toyota's 192-hp rating suddenly looks terribly vulnerable, and, in fact, that car's 0-60 time of 8. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-999-1009 -. It feels very different from the V6 in the current Acura Type S, whose powerband is narrower and farther up the rev range. The Sedan and Coupe share no sheetmetal whatsoever, although their faces do look alike.
But with the new Accord, the champ has not only remade itself, it has re-invented a new self, without un-inventing the old self. A more-capable, next-generation nav system is optional. The compromises involving performance, comfort, efficiency, and safety always seem especially well handled in an Accord. The 4-cylinder Honda Accord has one of the best fuel economy ratings in its class. Meanwhile the Japanese and European markets received a smaller, sportier Accord.
The space below the steering wheel and instrument panel was enlarged, and the foot room increased. And with no sacrifice in power or fuel economy, says Honda. Like the 5-speed manual, it is a cinch to operate, with precise shift action complemented by short throws and a light clutch. You can clearly hear the quality in the sound when you close them. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153. Due to these improvements the V6 engine was renamed the J30A5 from the previous J30A4, and the 4-cylinder from the K24A4 to the K24A8.
Honda may just have outdone itself this time. The simple big switchgear is a result of the successful search for efficient use of space, with the audio, climate and optional navigation systems integrated into a single unit. Its 240 horsepower is an increase of 40, and its 219 foot-pounds of torque is an increase of 19. The Accord has front-wheel drive and comes as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe, with a 4-cylinder of V6 engine. Horsepower gains were achieved with extensive improvements to the airflow of the intake and exhaust systems. If the transmission fluid level in your Accord is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Honda might have outdone itself this time.
The trunk is large and the rear seatbacks fold down to accommodate longer items. The Accord, though also well put together, shows something else: a subtle creativity in its hardware. The four-cylinder loses none of what has made the Accord the best-selling car of the last decade, while redefining what it means to be a four-cylinder sedan. Lithe, communicative, and tossable, it'll take an enthusiastic flogging with poise and amazing neutrality, but still deliver a comfortably isolated cruise on a rough freeway. The Accord's V-6 is a revised version of last year's 60-degree 3. The Coupe looks more like a cheetah.
Another pleasing thing about the new Accord V6 is that its torque range is broad. It tilts as before, and now telescopes as well, by 1. Throughout the 1990s, was either the number-one or -two best-selling car in the U. Honda Accord Coupe In 2003, the Accord underwent another major redesign. Honda will notify owners of these vehicles beginning on October 26, 2012, and will notify these owners again when parts are available so those vehicles can be brought to dealers for applications of the free remedy.
The switchgear, primarily three big dials located in the center of the dash, is simple, if not particularly attractive. The corners and sides of both bodies are carefully sculpted with a combination of concave and convex angles, in this attempt to achieve a muscular and agile look, with subtle and unique three-dimensional window glass, also intended to reduce wind noise. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Timing belt or chain: The 4-cylinder engine doesn't have a timing belt; a maintenance-free silent timing chain is used instead. A specific 4-cylinder model is the first production car in the world to meet California's Super Ultra Low Emission standards.
The bottom of the rear bumper has been lowered by one inch, and the sculpted wheelwells have a smaller gap around the tires. It's a supremely competent and well-made automobile. Understeer is when the front tires begin to lose grip, causing the car to take a wider path around a corner than intended. However, we managed to make the brakes fade while using them hard, earlier than we think they should have, given the level of the rest of the car. A represents clever solutions to technical challenges. The '03 car, now with more power, a five-speed automatic in place of the previous four-speed, and just 31 additional pounds of curb weight, obliterated the old car's time with a 6.
The cushion, springs and new urethane padding are all intended to reduce vibration. Recall Date 2015-06-15 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. And feel it in the extremely light touch to open the trunk. The steering wheel has been angled more toward the driver and raised almost an inch. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Accord and how to check the transmission fluid level.