2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test


2008 Honda Accord: Less Lumbar, Jack

April 02, 2008

Honda Accord's seats -- Photo by James Riswick

For the most part, I'm a fan of the Honda Accord's seats and the driving position. I find the leather-wrapped front buckets supportive in both aggressive driving and generally comfy over long distances. However, if I'm going to nitpick, there's just too much upper lumbar. Every time I get into the car and set my seat just right, I press the lumbar button but it deflates only the seat's lower portion. Although the set-up produces proper posture, it takes a while for me to get used to it -- which I eventually do, since I forgot about it during several long-distance journeys in the Accord.

Our Cadillac also makes me press the lumbar button in vain, making me feel like I'm sitting against a board.

This is certainly one of those personal preference situations since both cars' seats have been generally well-lauded -- perhaps lumbar enthusiasts would take a different view than I.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 9,919 miles

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