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2009 Honda Accord Introduction

The Honda Accord comes in sedan and coupe versions. Either way, the Accord is big on efficiency, be it getting the most power and range from a gallon of gas with the least emissions, making the largest interior available given the exterior space it takes up, or providing the smoothest, quietest ride possible in the lightest weight. Whether moving four people comfortably at 30 mpg or enjoying the long way home, the Accord is up to the task.

Completely redesigned for 2008, the Honda Accord grew in exterior dimensions and interior roominess, safety, and value.

The 2009 Accord is available with a choice of four-cylinder and V6 engines, two transmissions, and LX and EX trim levels. A new premium package adds more convenience bits to an LX, and EX-L models add leather and luxury features.

The Honda Accord competes with the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Saturn Aura, and Chevrolet Malibu. The extra space offered by the current-generation Accord means that shopping list might also include the Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon and VW Passat.

The Accord Coupe competes directly with the Nissan Altima coupe. The stylish, two-door Coupe is available with a six-speed manual and V6, the only Accord with that combination, and it comes with larger anti-roll bars and low-profile 18-inch tires and wheels.