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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
The cabin has an upscale Acura aura" [coupe]
Road & Track
The Accord feels as it always has, like a very high-quality midsize, midprice vehicle" [coupe]
seats are a bit hard" [sedan]
intrusive hinges force cautious loading of crushable items" [sedan]
plenty of bins and cubbies throughout" [sedan]
Kelley Blue Book
With its last major redesign for 2008, the Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan became a bit larger. The Sedan is now roomy enough to qualify as a large—rather than mid-size—sedan, according to the EPA, while the Coupe makes advances in cabin space.
Edmunds reports "ample supply of front and rear passenger room" inside the Honda Accord Sedan. ConsumerGuide asserts that "seats have grown for 2009 and are more comfortable as a result...sedans have good headroom, vast legroom, and comfortable seats...[while] larger door openings and a higher roof contribute to easy entry and exit." MotherProof, on the other hand, gripes that the "seats are a bit hard."
Climbing in and out of the Coupe’s cabin is easier, thanks to the larger door openings and higher roof. Rear legroom has increased as well, "though seating is still best left to children," according to ConsumerGuide.
Kelley Blue Book assures buyers "there are plenty of bins and cubbies throughout and the backseat and trunk qualify as roomy in every dimension." ConsumerGuide describes the trunk as "large, deep [and] usefully shaped," while noting "a smallish opening may prevent loading of bulkier items" and "intrusive hinges force cautious loading of crushable items." MotherProof reports that "the rear seats do fold down, through a lever found in the trunk," providing "14 cubic feet of trunk space, which is at least a cube less than its major competitors," states Edmunds.
Interior materials are upscale in nature. According to Cars.com, the "new [2009 Honda] Accord's cabin treads ever-closer to the domain of Honda's luxury brand, Acura, with its use of high-quality materials, good fit and finish." MotherProof says the 2009 Honda Accord Sedan's available "leather interior has a sophisticated, tailored look and feel."
Car and Driver has very few complaints about the Accord Coupe but notes "we'd like to see more differentiation in the cabin from the Accord sedan." Cars.com praises the Accord Coupe's cabin for its tight fit and finish and use of high-quality materials that rival those found in Honda's luxury brand, Acura.
ConsumerGuide reports that in the Honda Accord "road noise is fairly pronounced, with less sound isolation from traffic din than might be expected." Edmunds, however, thinks it's "quieter thanks to additional sound-deadening materials and body-stiffening measures."
Popular Mechanics commends Honda for including an active noise-canceling exhaust system and active motor mounts that keep the exhaust notes down to a minimum inside the cabin and smooth out any vibration.
The 2010 Honda Accord has a spacious interior, well done in appointments that feel upscale beyond than what typical, budget-minded mid-size buyers might expect.