2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test


2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6: Accord Seat Discord

May 09, 2008

This was my first time in the 2008 Honda Accord sedan, and it was generally what I expected.  Simple, functional, not-so-flashy, not-so-sporty.

The ride was smooth enough but I kept wanting a little something from the engine for passing, etc. that it was never able to deliver.  It isn't gravely underpowered but it would be nice to have a little more back-up the times I needed it.  It is a V6.

I was more excited about the interior, which I think manages to keep things simple while looking  pretty stylish.  The controls are a bit too clustered together to the point of confusing, but once you get used to it, the center console is very easy to navigate.

My single biggest gripe is the seats. To me, they felt inordinately stiff and non-comforting. And I don't mean this in a racing seat way. More in an old VW seat that needs more padding kind of way. If this car was a 1998 instead of 2008, it would be a forgivable, but I think most any new car should feel relatively comfortable after a single night of driving.

Glenn McClanan, Broadband Video Producer, Edmunds.com @ 11,770 miles

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