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in 2010 Affordable Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $12,173 - $16,735
Original MSRP: $21,055 - $31,305
MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy
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Used Car: 2010 Honda Accord Review

Review Last Updated: 7/27/12

Excellent safety scores, good reliability and superior build quality make the 2010 Honda Accord a solid used midsize car. Its trunk is smaller than competitors’, but families will be pleased with the amount of cabin space in the Accord.

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When it was new, reviewers liked the 2010 Honda Accord’s strong brakes, somewhat athletic handling and smooth available V6 engine. They especially liked the Accord’s interior, saying it was one of the largest in its class, and that it offered plenty of comfort, high-quality materials and superior fit and finish.

Test drivers agreed that the sedan’s limited trunk space and cluttered center stack were the Accord’s main downsides. Some also disliked the available navigation, saying the knob-based system was confusing and hard to use.  

The front-wheel drive 2010 Honda Accord sedan is available with four- and six-cylinder engines. The four-cylinder engines have either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, while the V6 gets the five-speed auto. The Accord coupe comes similarly-equipped, though a six-speed manual is available on V6 Accord coupes. Four-cylinder Accord sedans get up to 22/31 mpg city/highway, which is about average for the class.

Standard features on the base Accord sedan include power windows and door locks, cruise control, keyless entry and a six-speaker stereo with auxiliary input. Higher trim levels add features like a sunroof, leather seats, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and navigation. Six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control are all standard on the 2010 Accord. The Accord’s reliability rating isn’t bad, though it is average for the class.

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Other Cars to Consider

Though test drivers said the 2010 Accord’s driving dynamics were somewhat sporty, they agreed that the 2010 Mazda6 had a much more engaging driving experience, thanks to its nimble handling and a powerful available V6. The Mazda6 matches the Accord’s reliability rating, though its safety score isn’t quite as good. However, the Mazda6’s standout feature is its good looks. The sleek styling and abundant passenger and cargo space will appeal to buyers who want the best of both worlds: practicality and attractiveness.

The 2010 Ford Fusion is also fun to drive, like the Mazda6, and it is roomy and practical. Available features, like all-wheel drive and Ford’s Sync voice-activated infotainment system, help it stand out from other used midsize cars. Add in a high reliability rating and good safety scores, and the 2010 Fusion secures a spot as one of the top contenders in its class.

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