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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Accord only scored four stars out of five for adult occupant protection in official European crash tests, when most contemporary rivals are able to achieve five stars. It lost marks because the front passenger's knees were not sufficiently protected in a crash. But it ticks all the right boxes in other areas: six airbags, ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution, while security consists of deadlocks and immobiliser and a perimeter alarm as standard.

But you'll pay for interior alarm sensors. Bluetooth compatibility has become available on the Accord since 2006, and the top petrol model is available with adaptive cruise control (which can help maintain a consistent gap with traffic in front, braking if necessary) and 'lane-keeping assist' which will keep the car in the centre of a lane as long as it senses the driver's hands on the steering wheel.

Decent boot space at 459 litres, although a little short of the class best and there is a relatively high sill. Luggage space can be expanded by folding the rear seats forward. There are a few small storage compartments in the cabin and the glove compartment is a decent size.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Accord Saloon (03-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Executive equipment

Executive standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
Executive optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

Sport GT equipment

Sport GT standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
Sport GT optional equipment
None available

Type-S equipment

Type-S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Space saver spare wheel
Type-S optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control