The 2008 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe in Detail

by : Evander Klum



Honda lovers will wait for a month to get their first hand on the all-new 2008 Honda Accord model. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has released the full details and specifications of the vehicle.

According to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc:
"The all-new 2008 Honda Accord has become more advanced and refined with a new level of engineering sophistication. As the Honda brand's flagship automobile, the Accord is designed to exceed expectations with premium technology, a more spacious interior and increased power, while retaining the fun-to-drive character and innovative feel that has always distinguished the Accord."

The 2008 Honda Accord comes in two body styles: Sedan and Coupe. Both body styles comes with several trim levels including EX, EX-L, LX, and LX-P for Sedan, and EX, EX-L, and LX-S for the Coupe variant. Under the hood, Honda offers a total of four power plants, two 4-cylinder and two V6 engines. These include 2.4-liter Inline 4-cylinder Engine (LX, LX-P Sedan); 2.4-liter Inline 4-cylinder Engine (EX, EX-L Sedan; LX-S, EX, EX-L Coupe); V6 Engine with Automatic Transmission (EX V-6, EX-L V-6 Sedan; EX V-6, EX-L V-6 Coupe); and V6 Engine with Manual Transmission (EX-L V-6 6-Speed Coupe).

Honda said the exterior appearance of the 2008 Accord showcases the company's traditional three-box shape enhancing the car's dynamic and sporty characteristic. Other exterior highlights include sleek and long hood, daytime running lights, exhaust finisher, power windows, power locks, power outside mirrors, and 16-inch steel wheels wrapped with P215/60 R 16 tires. For V6-equipped models, additional features include power moonroof, heated outside mirrors, and auto headlights.

Inside, the 2008 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe comes with premium quality interior materials, along with the in-car entertainment and information systems. All model trim levels for Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe come with exclusive interior features. Standard features for all 2008 Honda Accord models include MP3/Windows Media Audio (WMA) playback capability and an auxiliary input jack, single-disc CD player and six speakers, and Radio Data System (RDS). For the Accord Sedan EX and Coupe LX-S trim, additional features include a 6-disc in-dash changer with seven speakers including an 8-inch subwoofer (standard on Accord EX Coupe and Sedan EX-L models), and XM Satellite Radio (standard on Accord EX-L model). The voice activated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with 8-inch screen is an available feature for EX-L models.

Occupant safety is an extremely significant factor for all Honda models. The 2008 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe models offer the highest level of occupant protection with the sophisticated safety systems including Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, side curtain airbags, dual-threshold driver's and front passenger's airbags (SRS), active front seat head restraints, front seatbelts with an automatic tensioning system, and driver's and front passenger's dual-chamber side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). These active safety systems are complemented by the vehicles passive safety components like VSA, four-wheel disc anti-lock brake system (ABS), brake assist, and electronic brake distribution (EBD). Getting this vehicle on your garage really makes sense instead of upgrading your .