2009 Honda Accord Sedan vs. Its Competition

2009 Honda Accord Sdn EX-L

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.

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

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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is an especially formidable competitor, with a more distinctive style inside and out and performance to match the Accord.

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Quick Specs
9.2
The 2009 Honda Accord is perfectly capable of performing the duties of either a $20,000 commuter vehicle or a $30,000 family sedan.
8.6
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
8.2
The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
7.6
The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
8.4
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
MSRP From     
$20,905$21,605$19,035$19,145$18,620$21,750
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
LargeMidsizeMid-Size SedanMid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name     
4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.54-Door Sedan GL Manual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sdn
Transmission     
ManualAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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