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Steane Klose | Mar 10, 2008

Honda are aiming to put even more pressure on our big home grown Aussie sedans with the introduction of their new Accord. The 2008 Accord features more power, more space, improved economy, more refinement and technology. It’s even more environmentally-friendly.

Honda has recognised that Australians like their big family cars for their comfort, ease of driving, passenger-carrying capacity and their ability to soak up long journeys. Honda are now claiming that their new Accord addresses the one area where the big sedans don’t perform as well as would be liked – fuel economy.

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The 3.5 litre 202kW V6 that powers the 2008 Accord achieves 10.0 litres/100km, while the 2.4 litre 133kW engine sips just 8.8 litres/100km. Emissions are similarly low with the V6 producing 239 grams of CO2 and the four-cylinder 209 grams of CO2.

The 2008 Accord V6 is not only Honda's most powerful Accord ever, it is also among the most powerful in the Australian large car segment with 202 kilowatts, while torque is an equally impressive 339 Newton metres.

The Accord has also grown larger to meet the needs of customers with "equal" front and rear seating comfort for five adults.

2008 Accord unique features

• 3-stage Variable Cylinder Management* on V6 engine

• Dual-chamber driver's and passenger's front side airbags

• Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure

• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

• Active front seat head restraints

• Most powerful V6 3.5-litre engine (202kW)

• Most powerful 4-cylinder engine (133kW)

• Steering wheel audio controls on all models

• Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering

• Driver's seat power lumbar support (available on VTi-Luxury, V6 and V6-Luxury only)

• Flat-blade windshield wipers

Every 2008 Accord integrates sophisticated safety technology, including the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and dual-stage, dualthreshold driver's and front passenger's airbags (SRS); driver's and front passenger's dual-chamber side airbags; and on the VTi-Luxury, V6 and V6-Luxury, side curtain airbags.

The ACE body structure enhances frontal collision energy management, through a network of load-bearing front frame structures designed to improve the likelihood for two vehicles to connect during a frontal collision, in such a way as to absorb more crash energy.

Standard active safety systems:

• 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) incorporating Traction Control (TCS)

Standard passive safety systems:

• ACE compatibility body

• Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags

• Side-curtain airbags for all outboard occupants (VTi-Luxury, V6 and V6-Luxury only)

• Dual-chamber front-seat side airbags with OPDS

• Active front seat head restraints

• 3-point seatbelts at all positions

• Front seatbelt load limiters and pre-tensioners

• Head restraints for all occupants

• Three child seat anchor points

Pricing

• $29,990 - VTi

• $36,490 - VTi Luxury

• $38,490 - V6

• $46,990 - V6 Luxury

No factory options are available.

2008 Honda Accord details and specifications

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