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2008 Honda Accord Sedan vs. Its Competition

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2008 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Rear Exterior View
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The 2008 Honda Accord is still one of the most well-rounded mid-size sedans, but the new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is an especially formidable competitor, with a more distinctive style inside and out and performance to match the Accord.

The best-selling Camry is competitive with the Accord in most respects, but its ride is more comfort-oriented and less sporty, and the quality of the interior materials is disappointing relative to the competition.

The Fusion appeals to a different type of buyer, with its lean, more masculine design and firmer, more athletic driving feel; it's also a bit smaller.

The Passat remains a good competitor, especially with its base 2.0T four-cylinder engine, but spotty reliability and somewhat higher running costs lessen the appeal.

Perhaps the closest competitor to the Accord is the Altima, which provides a similar mix of sporty road manners and well-controlled ride quality, plus good styling inside and out.

2008 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Rear Exterior View2008 Honda Accord Sedan2009 Toyota Camry XLE2009 Toyota Camry2008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View2008 Nissan Altima2003 Volkswagen Passat GL2003 Volkswagen Passat
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Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
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The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
MSRP From   
$20,360Browse Used Listings$19,145Browse Used Listings$18,620Browse Used Listings$21,750Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
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Style Name   
4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.54-Door Sedan GL Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sdn
ManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
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