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If smoothness, comfort and cabin insulation are your main priorities in a car, then the Honda Accord should sit high on your short list.

05 Sep 2014

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First introduced in 1976, the Honda Accord has been a dominant member of the family sedan segment for decades.

The ninth generation of the popular nameplate was unveiled right after the Accord Coupe Concept was revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

While the new Accord was launched locally last year with only a 2.4-litre variant, local distributor Kah Motor has introduced the car in 2.0-litre guise which you see here.

Keyless entry comes as standard even on the base 2.0-litre variant of the Accord

Most of the other 2.0-litre family sedans such as the Mazda6, the Nissan Teana and the Toyota Camry also converge nicely around this zone, hovering around the $120k - $160k range, serving up decent quality and good value.

Up close and Personal

Looking at the ninth iteration of the Accord, there is indeed some resemblance between the new car and its predecessor, keeping to the basic conservative shape that is very pleasing to the eye. But after the elimination of the ungainly overhangs of the outgoing model, the Accord looks more cohesive now.



Compared to its predecessor, the new Accord has only grown wider (5mm to be exact). In other words the new Accord has shrinked - 55mm shorter and 10mm lower than the outgoing model. That said, interior space has not been compromised a single bit.

And although its wheelbase also shrunk by 25mm, Honda has made clever adjustments to the rear seats to ensure that passengers are not shortchanged on room. In addition, a huge cargo capacity that Honda claims is fit for four golf bags will see to the groceries.

More importantly, the cabin is decked out in high-quality materials that feel like they will ultimately receive a long-term service award.

17-inch wheels complete the subtle and mature look of the Accord
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Car Information

This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

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Engine Type

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4-cylinder in-line SOHC i-VTEC

Engine Cap

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1997cc

Horsepower

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114kW (153 bhp)

Torque

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190 Nm

Transmission

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5-speed (A)

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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-

Top Speed

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-

Fuel consumption

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13.2 km/L

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