The Accord?s six-speed auto transmission works well, providing smooth, quick shifting and a degree of intuition via Hondas Grade Logic Control. Shift Hold Control holds chosen gears where appropriate to minimise restless ‘‘hunting‘‘ up and down the ratios. Manual control is available through paddle shifters, or via the console lever.
Coupled with a new MacPherson strut front suspension, which replaces Hondas long-standing preference for wishbones (although the rear end continues with a multi-link arrangement), the drivetrain makes the Accord feel noticeably more agile on the road, firmer riding and generally sportier.
The V6Ls bigger 18-inch wheels with their 235/45-series tyres help balance out the Accords more front-biased weight distribution while the electric power steering, though somewhat light at the wheel, is still well-enough weighted and swaps from lock to lock in a reasonable handy 2.5 turns.
Six airbags and a swag of safety aids, including whiplash-minimising front seats, make for the sort of equipment normally associated with five-star NCAP ratings, but the Accord only achieved four stars when put to the test.
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Dual Front Airbags Package
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Adjustable Steering Wheel - Tilt and Telescopic
17 Inch Alloy Wheels
CD with 6 CD Stacker
Central Locking Remote Control
Dusk Sensing Headlights
Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Fog Lights - Front
Heated Front Seats
Leather Steering Wheel
Multi Function Steering Wheel
Parking Distance Control Rear
Power front seats
Power Mirrors With Indicators
Remote Boot/Hatch Release
Radio CD with 7 Speakers
Rain Sensing Wipers
Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
Side Front AirBags
Traction Control System
Vehicle Stability Control
Please confirm all features with dealer.
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