2009 Honda Accord Sedan Photo
/ 10
On Styling
On Styling
The 2009 Honda Accord's styling isn't bold, yet it's almost universally appealing.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Honda Accord Sedan inventory in your area.


STYLING | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

reliable transportation doesn't have to be bland

a bit anonymous from certain angles

a crisper, more substantial look
Kelley Blue Book

pretty fantastic
Automobile Magazine

loses some of the distinctive greenhouse shape
Car and Driver

The 2009 Honda Accord has a softer, more conservative appeal than its coupe cousin, but it’s still an attractive vehicle.

Edmunds sings the Honda’s praises, declaring 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 2009 Honda Accord Sedan a crisper, more substantial look."

Cars.com describes this 2009 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." Car and Driver laments the loss of "the distinctive greenhouse shape and some of the edgy quality" this 2009 Honda shared with the coupe, also noting "Honda, obviously, remains convinced sedans must offer a softer and gentler profile."

The interior receives some mixed reviews, with Cars.com asserting that the Accord's "faux aluminum trim has a nice matte finish, but its appearance is not very convincing," while Edmunds considers the "design...simple, yet handsome."

ConsumerGuide remarks that the "woodgrain accents...go a long way toward creating a warm, upscale ambiance, [but] some testers found models without woodgrain trim lacked character."


The 2009 Honda Accord's styling isn't bold, yet it's almost universally appealing.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.