Inside, the newbody design provides more interior room. The Accord coupe goes down the road nicely, too, with sharp, accurate steering and faithful front-wheel-drive manners, like a spiritual successor to the late, lamented Prelude coupe. Thecoupe is also 81 mm shorter and 44 mm lower than the sedan, andalthough the chassis construction is the same as the sedan, thewheelbase is 60 mm shorter for crisper handling. While we had no complaints about how this vehicle performed during its tenure with us, there were plenty of comments about those styling changes. Thisengine will operate on three cylinders during light load and cruise tomaximize fuel economy. During our review week with the Accord Coupe, we found it to be as exciting as the is dull. Under the hood Although the cabin electronics in the 2008 Honda Accord Coupe are identical with those in the 2008 Honda Accord Sedan, the driving experience is very different.
Both get power from a 3. The body is 38 mm wider andthe rear seat floor is flat. Gough Street, with its steep incline and stoplights, challenged the Accord Coupe. Acceleration is brisk at any speed andthe accompanying low-pitched growl from the twin exhaust pipe was sweetmusic to our ears. Arecessed grille, large air intake below the grille and flush mountedprojector beam headlamps add real character to this car.
I counted at least 68 of them. Voice command works well for choosing music--we quickly learned how to ask for specific satellite radio channels. The 268 horsepower make their presence known when the driver asks for them. Rear seat headroom is also tight. Switching between V6 and 3-cylinder mode is seamless,indicated only by the dash display. The Accord Coupe's audio system was adequate.
Every exterior panel on the coupe is distinctive, sharing only doorhandles and outside mirrors with the sedan. The success of the Accord set a path for Honda, and conclusively proved that assembling cars in America was a viable proposition. However, while its steering is responsive, it had more oversteer than we would care for in a sporty car like this. Compared to the 2008 Accord Sedan, the Accord Coupe is 3. The Accord Coupe has 17-inch aluminum wheels standard, with 18-inch aluminum wheels available on the Coupe V-6. Dimensionally, the Accord Coupe's overall length of 190. The coupe is further individualized with an aggressive stance and unique proportions that create a muscular, sporty demeanor.
We suspected an overanxious dealer, but doing some looking, it seems others have had this problem as well. Dimensionally, the Accord Sedan's overall length of 194. Ride is firm, but soft enough to be comfortable for day longdrives. Two sets of buttons on the steering wheel control the two voice-command systems. But then it put us on Market Street for most of the trip, something we consider a very bad choice as you have to share this road with trolley cars, plus a lot of foot, bicycle, and car traffic. Itfeels neutral except at the very limits of traction.
It is great on gas and has so many options that are standard on this car but on other makes, you pay an arm and a leg for. Thisengine will operate on three cylinders during light load and cruise tomaximize fuel economy. The 2008 Accord Sedan also comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, or16- or 17-inch aluminum wheels depending on model. We slogged through traffic on The Embarcadero, then dealt with more on the freeway. Route guidance gives adequate warning for turns, but offers no advanced features, such as text-to-speech for street names. Rear seat headroom is also tight.
Seven more Accord generations followed, leading to the eighth-generation 2008 Accord. We generally made good time, except for slow traffic on Valencia Street. Eighteenth also proved slow because of traffic, but we got to push the Accord Coupe harder on Folsom Street, using its maneuverability to get around slower traffic and make some time. This is a car that can handle the hills, with its V-6 producing enough power to get us through the turns and up the inclines. The Accord Coupe wheelbase of 107. The Accord reaches 100 mph from rest in 13. Up front, thereis ample headroom even with the sunroof.
Honda manages to keep the torque steer to a minimum--we felt it mostly during high rpm shifts from first gear to second gear. Careful attention was paid to the symmetry of the exterior and interior of the vehicle - including sight lines related to the dashboard height and the visual presence of the hood to the driver. The Accord coupe isavailable in three models. The fold-down lockable rear seatback increases cargo-carrying versatility; the sedan includes a lockable pass-through. All engines only require regular unleaded fuel. The sonorous and smooth 3.