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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Honda Accord Tourer (08-15) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

  • Sporty looks
  • High quality premium feel interior
  • Good to drive
  • Exceptional diesel engine

CONS

  • Not as practical as previous Accord Tourer
  • Limited engine line-up
  • Less than impressive rear legroom

At a glance

New price £24,500 - £35,030
Used price £2,185 - £12,965
Used monthly cost £54 - £320
Fuel economy 32 - 51 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £325
Insurance group 23 - 29 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Sporty looks
  • High quality premium feel interior
  • Good to drive
  • Exceptional diesel engine

CONS

  • Not as practical as previous Accord Tourer
  • Limited engine line-up
  • Less than impressive rear legroom

Honda Accord Tourer rivals

It may not look that different from the previous model, but this Honda Accord Tourer is an all-new car, with a fresh interior and upgraded engines. The diesel engines are particularly impressive with the 2.2-litre i-DTEC one of the best diesel engines around, not only in the Honda range, but also compared to its rivals. Unfortunately, there isn’t much else to choose from in the engine line-up, while other manufacturers offer more fuel efficient and lower-emitting engines. All models, however, do come well equipped with comforts such as climate control, lumbar support and cruise control standard right across the range. It's as good to drive as the saloon with precise steering and great composure in corners. In fact the company has worked hard to make it competitive with the likes of the BMW 3 Series Touring or Audi A4 Avant. Despite being longer and wider than the old model – and much better looking - it's not particularly spacious for an estate. With the rear seats up, it actually has less boot space than the saloon version, just 406 litres compared to the saloon’s rather large 460 litres. This also mean that compared to estate alternatives like the Ford Mondeo or Mazda6, it lags well behind in terms of overall load carrying ability - the Ford has the capability to carry 535 litres while the Mazda6 has 512 litre of loadspace. It’s not just the boot that is on the small side. Despite the length, it’s nearly around 4.7metres long; the leg room in the rear is rather disappointing. However, if you want an Accord, but require an estates rather than a saloon, then the Tourer is a good choice. As well as improvements to the looks on the outside, the interior has also had significant upgrades and it’s a much more premium feel compared to its predecessor. Honda’s reputation for excellent customer service along with very good build quality and reliability makes up for some of the Accord Tourer’s shortcomings compared to its rivals. A refined and comfortable ride also means it’s popular among company car drivers who cover high mileages. For the full Parkers verdict, read on for the Honda Accord Tourer review.

Honda Accord Tourer rivals

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