The advert said 'isn't it nice when things just work?', and the Accord does just that. Honda has mixed mix business with pleasure and moved the Accord closer to exec spec that's sharp enough to impress clients but sporty enough to please you. It's certainly a quality package, not one that comes cheap but one that is well-specced and expertly screwed together.
But, executive aspirations take away some of the versatility expected in this sector (no hatchback) and it's a bit small compared to rivals. The diesel engine impresses even the harshest oil-burning critic.