2007 Honda Accord Review
The Accord delivers all-around quality in performance, features and safety, in addition to a high resale value and a solid reputation for reliability.
Now more than 30 years old, the award-winning 2007 Honda Accord still garners respect as an all-around quality ride. From front fascia to rear bumper, inside and out, reviewers like Edmunds claim the Accord "does just about everything right." Car and Driver describes it as "the family sedan-equivalent of a utility infielder who makes the all-star squad." When compared with its class mate, the Toyota Camry, several of the experts say it's really a matter of preference -- both cars will give you just about everything you need. However, Motor Trend says that while getting a Camry makes you "a smart consumer who picked a really good car," choosing an Accord "says you prefer a car to be lighter on its feet, crisper in its responses, and more efficient in its use of space and natural resources."
Noting the Accord's long history, U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman uses the metaphor of a favorite cotton sweater to describe the Accord. "Comfy and all-purpose, but familiar, if not boring." However, various awards reveal that familiarity isn't so bad. The 2007 Accord has been chosen by Consumer Guide as a Best Buy, and Car and Driver recognizes it as one of its 10 Best Cars for 2007, noting that the Accord has received this recognition 21 times, "despite platoons of attractive challengers every year." Moreover, the Accord receives 5 out of 5 stars in frontal impacts in government crash tests and the highest score of "good" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
For reviewers, part of the Accord's allure is its high resale value. IntelliChoice gives the base model of the 2007 Honda Accord sedan a rating of "excellent" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to others in its class. As for the Accord two-door coupe, IntelliChoice gives it a rating of "better than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.
The 2007 Honda Accord is available as a sedan in eight trims, or as a coupe with five different trims. New for 2007, the Accord replaces the sedan's DX trim with an entry level Value Package, and although it's the base model, you can still expect a decently loaded car. As Kelley Blue Book states, "Honda offers the same top-of-the-line trim levels on both its four-cylinder and six-cylinder models, a practice we wish more manufacturers would employ."
The 2007 Honda Accord is available in a number of trims: the base Value Package, the LX, the Special Edition, the EX, the SE V6, the EX-L, the LX V6, the EX-L V6 and the EX-L V6 6MT. In addition, all three EX-L models are available in a separate trim with the optional Honda satellite-linked navigation system.