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2007 Honda Accord Interior

This interior review was written when the 2007 Honda Accord was new.

The 2007 Accord sedan seats five, the coupe seats four, but either vehicle, according to MSN, provides "a tastefully revised interior."

Motor Trend point out that the seventh generation of Honda's Accord has grown some on the inside, and Kelley Blue Book remarks that it has done so with sophistication. And even though the Accord utilizes a simplistic design, reviewers stress that simplicity is all that is needed. Car and Driver reports, "The interior doesn't evoke much emotion -- it simply works."

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Seating

Riding should be comfortable for both the driver and passengers. Motor Trend especially likes the driver's "sophisticated" seat, adding that all seats "cradle a human body extremely well." Car and Driver says the "well-supported, firm-cushioned," driver's seat "perfectly aligns" the driver for "proper pedal and steering placement."

The Accord sedan has the capacity to seat five passengers, but reviewers generally agree that it can seat no more than four passengers with optimum comfort. "Four tall adults can find happiness," says Autobytel. Meanwhile, U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman thinks parents will appreciate the rear has "enough space in the back for two kids to be comfortable but not so much that they'll get the urge to run around."

As buyers might imagine, rear seats are more difficult to reach in the Accord coupe, and Kelley Blue Book notes rear passengers "may not enjoy climbing in and out" of a narrow front-seat opening. AutoMedia calls the trip in and out of the coupe's rear seat "best made by the limber," and suggests that the coupe's curvier ceiling "will graze a six-footer's head." The Orlando Sentinel suggests avoiding that problem by limiting the coupe's rear passengers to children.

Interior Features

When it comes to interior controls, reviewers agree that Honda continues to do it right. According to Car and Driver, "all switchgear and controls are exactly where you'd expect them," and U.S. News' Rick Newman likes that they are "simple and understated." Newman continues with his praise, writing, "A narrow display screen in the center of the dash centralizes readouts for the radio and climate system. It's a nice solution to the overcrowding of the dashboard, without being gimmicky."

Reviewers feel that the gauges are exceptionally functional. Cars.com states that they are "brightly lit" and easily read. Car Review notes that even "Aunty Em, with the coke bottle glasses, would have no excuse for not knowing her speed at any time of day or night."

The Kansas City Star finds the trim and upholstery "tasteful," while Edmunds writers say that regardless of trim, the Accord "is furnished with attractive, high-quality materials assembled to exacting standards."

Standard on all Accords are power windows and locks, cruise control, an illuminated, tilt and telescoping steering wheel with mounted controls and 12-volt power outlets (one for the base, two for higher trims). Lower trims receive air-conditioning with an air filtration system, and the higher trim models feature dual-zone climate control.

Stereo and Entertainment

The base model Accord coupe has a 120-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers, while the higher trims provide "premium stereo with a six-disc CD changer, higher wattage, and XM Satellite Radio options. Car and Driver suggests avoiding the Value Package (VP) sedan, which only comes with a two-speaker audio system, if you want a decent stereo.

Meanwhile, there is a mixed response to the upgraded 180-watt audio system. New Car Test Drive tested the stereo "on flat-out blast through the Malibu hills, engine revving to redline, windows wide open, CD celebrating Bob Marley, and even with all that exterior noise, max volume on the sound system wasn't necessary for the full effect." CNET is more critical, calling the audio quality "passable in the front seats, but mediocre in the rear seats...the stereo didn't offer great separation, instead giving a pretty muddled sound." CNET also complains that the CD player doesn't read MP3 CDs and does not feature an auxiliary audio jack. "The car seems to be focused on people who haven't gotten into digital music."

Navigation

One of Kelley Blue Book's favorite features for the 2007 Honda Accord is its optional voice-activated navigation system, which The Auto Channel notes as "simple" and "intuitive." Calling the system "one of the best in the market,"    CNET praises the points-of-interest database, "which includes even the smallest retail stores. This type of information is very useful for running weekend errands."

Some reviewers are less enthralled, however. The Chicago Tribune suggests "taking a pass" on navigation system, while the Los Angeles Times calls it "very sleepy," saying it takes "agonizing seconds to boot up."

Cargo

The 2007 Honda Accord sedan has 14 cubic feet of cargo space with seats up, while the Accord coupe provides 12.8 cubic feet. U.S. News' Rick Newman  says that truck space for both of the Accord trims is "adequate." While MSN  appreciates the trunk's flat floor, the writer does take issue with the trunk's high opening, specifically noting that its shape "might make it difficult for some to easily slip awkward objects such as golf clubs through it."

Accords can haul larger and longer items by lowering its rear seats, but reviewers agree that it would be nice if Honda provided 60/40-split folding back seats for the sedan, as many competitors do. "If you're going to offer a convenience, then make it wholly convenient," suggests the San Francisco Chronicle. Meanwhile, the MSN reviewer is annoyed that unlocking the folding rear seats requires "inserting the ignition key in a hard-to-reach lock on the parcel shelf under the rear window. Moreover, rear seatbacks don't sit entirely flat when folded forward."

For smaller storage, Accords have eight cupholders, including one in each door, and other "thoughtfully designed" storage areas that create a "family-friendly package," as Edmunds notes. Of those other areas, AutoMedia.com highlights the covered-storage sections in the center dash, and Autobytel likes the large glovebox.

Review Last Updated: 5/2/08

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