2009 Honda Accord Sedan Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Honda Accord - Road Test Specs

2009 Honda Accord Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
StyleLX-P 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$22,705
Options on test vehicleNone.
As-tested MSRP$23,375


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,354cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)177 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)161 @ 4,300
Transmission type5-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.267; II=1.778; III=1.154; IV=0.870; V: 0.647; R=3.583; Final=4.39


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.08:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 7000 A/S
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP215/60R16 H
Tire size, rearP215/60R16 H
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.1
0-75 mph (sec.)13.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 84.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.11
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)137
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.3
@ Full throttle (dB)71.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNo real technique with this little power. Not enough oomph to spin tires...even with stability control off and utilizing brake torque. Overall, engine seems uninterested.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsRemarkably, no read fade but underwhelming (and typically Honda) stopping distance. Pedal remained consistent.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsSlalom: This car needs stability control. Truly wants to go backward with it off. Best (and only good) run required rolling into the throttle for full length of slalom to stabilize chassis. Skid pad: Very low limits. Lots of body roll but remarkably unintrusive stability control during steady-state cornering. Transitions are a different story.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)71.88
Wind (mph, direction)9 South

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/30 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,298
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,263
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)194.1
Width (in.)72.7
Height (in.)58.1
Wheelbase (in.)110.2
Track, front (in.)62.6
Track, rear (in.)62.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)37.2
Headroom, front (in.)41.4
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear3 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance5 stars

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