Although the Accord is more expensive to buy than the previous version, resale values should remain strong. Plus for their power outputs, the engines are quite economical while servicing isn't as expensive as the typical prices at rival premium dealers.
It's a little frustrating that the diesel version of the Accord has higher carbon dioxide emissions than the previous version of the car, but overall emissions, including diesel particulates (soot particles) and nitrogen oxides, that contribute to localised pollution in built up areas are far lower than before. CO2 emissions on the petrol engines with both manual and automatic gearboxes are lower than in the previous Accord.
Honda has an excellent reputation for reliability, so no major problems are expected with the Accord. The previous model regularly topped independent reliability surveys.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,455 - £1,818 *|
|Diesel||131p||£1,124 - £1,353 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.2i DTEC Diesel||138 g/km (Min)||£145 - £160|
|2.4i VTEC Petrol||199 g/km (Max)||£300 - £325|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£145 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.