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2008 Honda Accord Coupe Review


Spacious and Stylish

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Belieze Blue Pearl Honda Accord EX-L V6 Coupe

In short: A well-styled, proven coupe.

To commemorate the Accord's 30th birthday, Honda has managed to improve the already-stellar auto. A more spacious interior, superior steering and optimum fuel economy will make drivers want to celebrate the first 30 years and anticipate the next 30.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; 5-year/60,000 powertrain warranty; 5-year/unlimited mileage rust warranty.

Base Price: $21,860

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: 5-passenger coupe

Engine: 3.5L V6
Horsepower: 268 bhp @ 6200 rpm
248 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3,600 lbs
Wheelbase: 107.9 in
194.3/72.7/58.1 in
Turning circle:
37.7 ft

Brakes: 4-wheel disc with ABS, electronic brake distribution and brake assist

Suspension: four-wheel independent

stability control, traction control

dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags, advanced dual-chamber front-seat side airbags, all-row side curtain airbags, tire pressure monitor

0-60 mph: approx. 7.1 seconds

EPA City: 21 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

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Photo Courtesy of American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

(Updated 01/04/13 NW)

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