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STYLING | 8 out of 10
looks pretty fantastic
sedan loses some of the distinctive greenhouse shape
Car and Driver
appearance is not very convincing
a crisper, more substantial look
Kelley Blue Book
With few exceptions, TheCarConnection.com's experts note nothing but accolades for the 2008 Honda Accord's styling, though it suffers a bit when compared with its two-door kin.
Car and Driver laments the loss of "the distinctive greenhouse shape and some of the edgy quality" this 2008 Honda shared with the coupe: "Honda, obviously, remains convinced sedans must offer a softer and gentler profile." Cars.com describes this 2008 Honda as "a bit anonymous from certain angles," adding that it is "as assertive as the coupe when viewed head-on, but it loses some presence as you move around to the sides and rear."
On the other hand, Edmunds sings the Honda’s praises: its "eye-catching styling proves that reliable transportation doesn't have to be bland." According to Kelley Blue Book, "a bolder front end, deeper side sculpting and more pronounced fender flares give the all-new 2008 Honda Accord Sedan a crisper, more substantial look."
There are some mixed reviews on the interior, which is noted by ConsumerGuide: "cabin impressions vary widely...woodgrain accents...go a long way toward creating a warm, upscale ambiance, [but] some testers found models without woodgrain trim lacked character."
Cars.com opines that the Accord's "faux aluminum trim has a nice matte finish, but its appearance is not very convincing," while Edmunds considers the "overall design...simple, yet handsome."
The 2008 Honda Accord has a softer, more conservative appeal than its coupe cousin, but it’s still an attractive vehicle.