Showing posts with label Honda Accord. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Honda Accord, City Cited for Safety at ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards 2020


The Honda Accord and Honda City received four distinguished safety-related awards at the ASEAN NCAP (ASEAN New Car Assessment Program) Grand Prix Awards 2020. The Honda Accord won three (3) awards from the “Best Safety Performance,” while the Honda City received the “ASEAN NCAP Excellent Award - Consistent 5 Star”. This achievement emphasizes Honda’s strong commitment to safety and its vision to realize a collision-free mobile society.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Honda Cars PH is Discounting by as Much as P 500,000


This July, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is giving buyers up to P 500,000 in cash discounts with their “Great Deals, Brighter Tomorrow” promo.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Review: 2020 Honda Accord EL Turbo


By most accounts, the Accord is starting its slow descent towards automotive purgatory. Flanked by competition such as the Camry and the Mazda6, Honda’s once celebrated executive sedan is now outperformed, outvalued, and as a result, outsold by the competition (and this isn’t taking into consideration the proliferation of mid-sized SUVs, too). However, instead of taking its fate lying down (hello, Altima and Legacy), Honda has come up with this: the tenth-generation Accord. The question now is: is it a siren song that lures buyers back, or is it a memorial for a dead car rolling?

Sunday, November 24, 2019

With the Accord's 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Rating, Honda Makes the Safest Cars Around


The 2020 Accord is the latest Honda model to receive a perfect 5-star rating in a crash test conducted by the ASEAN NCAP.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

2020 Honda Accord EL vs Mazda6 Skyactiv-Turbo vs Toyota Camry 2.5 V


With the launch of the 2020 Honda Accord, the Japanese executive sedan “big three” has now seen either a substantial re-fresh or a full-blown model change. Eschewing a large displacement normally-aspirated engine, the Accord has now adopted turbocharged power, following the same path laid down, at least locally, by the Mazda6. Naturally, a spec brawl beckons.

2020 Honda Accord Gets Turbo Power, Honda SENSING Tech for Just P 2.288M (w/ Specs)


Honda Cars Philippines is upping its game in the executive sedan segment by launching the all-new, 10th generation Accord. The 2020 Accord is the embodiment of everything that Honda stands for with its bolder styling, cutting-edge driver assistive features, and turbocharged power.

Built atop an all-new platform, the Accord is now lower and wider than its predecessor. Utilizing laser welding to join the roof and side panels, it boasts of increased rigidity while also removing the need for a garnish over the rain channels. The planted and sporty silhouette creates a more dramatic and aggressive presence. The upright chrome wing grille are sandwiched by headlights will full LED technology and LED fog lights. At the back, are C-shaped LED taillights contributing to a distinctive look, especially at night. At its four corners are 18-inch noise-reducing alloy wheels.




Inside, the Accord continues with its tech-savvy interior juxtaposed with premium appointments. For the driver, it has a two-part instrument cluster that combines a multi-info 7-inch TFT display with a traditional speedometer. To the middle, there’s Honda’s latest Display Audio System. With an 8-inch screen, it combines gesture controls with voice commands while also offering standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other standard features include: dual zone climate control, push-button start/stop, walk away auto lock, speed sensing door locks, and electronic parking brake with auto hold. And thanks to a lengthened wheelbase, there’s an additional 48 millimeters of legroom for the rear occupants.

For 2020, the Accord is available with a single powertrain option: the 1.5-liter i-VTEC Turbo putting out 190 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 243 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 5,500 rpm. The outputs are at par with the outgoing normally-aspirated 2.4-liter motor, but should provide for improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. This engine is mated to a CVT transmission with the usual Honda Eco Assist System. Unlike other applications though, the Accord also has a Sport mode which sharpens the throttle and steering response as well. Paddle shifters are also standard.



Finally, the Accord joins the top-of-the-line CR-V in receiving the Honda Sensing driver assist system. This suite combines safety features including: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Auto High Beam. In addition, it comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, LaneWatch camera, Straight Driving Assist, and a Multiview reverse camera with guidelines.

The all-new 2020 Accord is now available at all authorized Honda dealerships with a choice of three colors: Platinum White Pearl, Crystal Black, and Modern Steel Metallic. The price is at P 2,288,000.




2020 Honda Accord EL Turbo CVT Honda Sensing Specifications

Dimensions and Weight

  • Length: 4,901 mm
  • Width: 1,862 mm
  • Height: 1,450 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,830 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 130 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,476 kg.
  • Turning Radius: 5.7 m
  • Trunk Capacity: 573 liters
Engine and Transmission
  • Engine: 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo
  • Power: 190 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • Torque: 260 Nm @ 1,600-5,000 rpm
  • Transmission: Earth Dreams CVT
  • Eco Assist System
  • Sports Mode
  • Remote Engine Start
Suspension and Brakes
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Struts
  • Rear Suspension: Multi-link
  • Front Brakes: Vented Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Solid Disc
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold
  • Tire Size: 235/45 R 18 98 V
Steering
  • Electric, Dual Pinion
  • Steering Wheel Material: Leather
  • Controls: Audio, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone, Voice Command, Scroll Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Straight Driving Assist
Exterior Features
  • Full LED Headlights with Auto Leveling and High-Beam
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Taillights
  • LED Fog Lights
  • 18-inch Noise Reducing Alloy Wheel
  • Chrome Front Grille
  • Black Paint Bumper Skid Garnish
  • Side Sill Garnish with Chrome Molding
  • High-Gloss Black Door Sash Garnish
  • Power Folding, Power Adjust Door Mirrors with Reverse Auto Tilt and LED Turn Signal
  • Twin Exhaust System
  • Auto Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Chrome and Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • Rear Defogger
Interior Features
  • Smart Entry with Push-Start System
  • Leather Seats
  • Dark Brown Wood, Silver & Piano Black Trim
  • 8-Way Power Adjust Driver Seat
  • 4-way Power Front Passenger Seat
  • Intelligent Dual Zone Climate Control with Rear Ventilation
  • Rear USB Ports x 2
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Full Color TFT Instrument Cluster with Digital Display, Turbo Meter, Oil Monitor System
  • Driver & Front Passenger One-Touch Power Windows
  • Driver & Passenger Seatback Pockets
  • Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror & Illumination
  • Rear Seats with Folding Armrest and Cup Holder
  • Front and Rear Door Pockets
  • Ambient Light, Map Light, Dome Lights, Courtesy Light, Reading Light, Trunk Light, Console Pocket Light
  • Accessory Socket (12-volt)
Audio Features
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Advanced Display Audio,
  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Connectivity, AM/FM Radio
  • USB x 2, iPhone, iPod Connectivity
  • 8 Speaker System
Honda SENSING Features
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Low Speed Follow
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Keep Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
Safety and Security Features
  • LaneWatch Camera
  • Multi-View Reverse Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • 6 Airbags
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ABS with EBD
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Driver and Front Pasenger Seatbelt Reminder
  • 3-pt. ELR Seatbelts x 5
  • ISO FIX Childseat Anchors
  • Walk Away Auto Door Lock
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
  • Security Alarm and Immobilizer

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Honda Cars Philippines is Launching the 2020 Accord in September


It has taken them a while, but Honda Cars Philippines is finally ready to unveil the all-new 10th generation Accord next month. The launch, which is slated for the fourth week of September sees a bolder, more luxurious executive sedan from Honda.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Honda Cars Philippines is Recalling Recalled Accord, Civic, City, CR-V, and Jazz Units for Airbags


Three years ago, Honda Cars Philippines was one of many automakers who had to issue recalls due to defective Takata airbag inflators. At that time, 19,624 units were affected. And while they were able to fix some of them, it looks like they’ll have to rework 14,074 of these units.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

North America Votes and This is Their Car and SUV of the Year


Chosen by a panel of more than 60 jurors from the print, online, and broadcast media across the United States and Canada, the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) was recently announced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (aka Detroit Motor Show).

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Honda Wants to Check Your Airbag. Please.



Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is urging its customers to take part in the voluntary safety recall of selected City, Jazz, Civic, CR-V, Accord, and Pilot vehicles (partial list here, here, and here) sold in the country from 2001 to 2015 due to a suspected defect in the airbag inflator of the driver side airbag (click here if you want a good reason to have that airbag fixed).

Saturday, July 15, 2017

All-New 2018 Honda Accord is More Dynamic, Sporty (w/ 13 Photos, Specs)


UPDATE: Included are key specifications for the North American market (7/15).

Honda shows off a dynamic new direction for their best-selling executive sedan. With the US market introduction of the all-new, 10th generation Accord, Honda is going for a more stylish, sporty, and premium sedan powered by all-new engines and packed with a host of new technology features.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 Honda Accord 2.4 S Navi vs 2016 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D


Executive sedans were once considered the de facto upgrade for those looking at something more luxurious and sophisticated than a compact car. However, with the proliferation of other choices out there, not to mention the increased specs of the compact cars they’re meant to upgrade from, the executive sedan segment is dying. Today, opting for one of these Japanese mid-sized sedans likely means you’re looking for something chauffeur-driven or something cushy after a long day’s work in the board room.

Be that as it may, there are two executive sedans that don’t fit this norm. Though they’re pretty good sampled as a passenger, they’re best savored from the driver’s seat. These are the 2016 Honda Accord and the Mazda6. The Accord has long been the standard when it comes to sporty mid-sized sedans. Throughout the years, it has always produced a sportier flavor, but still managing to balance fun and comfort. But there’s a new challenger out there, hungry for its throne. Known as the Mazda6, it’s now imbued with style, power, and poise. The question is: can it finally beat the Accord in a head-to-head brawl? Well, it’s time to fire the driver and find out.




Exterior

In their current guise, neither the Honda Accord nor the Mazda6 could be considered as new. Both have been around for a while, with the KODO-fied Mazda being the first to appear in showroom floors in 2013 while the Honda arriving about a year later. Of course, it’s a given that both of these cars have seen substantial tweaks to modernize its styling.

First up is the Mazda6—a car that Mazda designers believe they have struck gold with. Apparently, the design is working (and aging) well that updates were brought in just to unify its look with the rest of the Mazda line-up. Some are arguing though that the designs coming out of Hiroshima are starting to look the same, and rightfully so; but there’s no arguing that it still looks great. It’s especially true with the Mazda6 which happens to look athletic and graceful. In fact, the subtle elements such as the headlights, bumpers, and grille have managed to make it look wider than the Accord—a feat considering it’s actually 10 millimeters narrower than the Honda.

Honda has pretty much done the same thing with the Accord, though this time, it’s not for trying to create a unified look across the product range. Sure, there are elements like the Solid Wing face, but the tweaks have been done to actually clean up the aesthetic mess that the Accord once was. And boy, did Honda get it right this time. The cleaned up look makes the Accord look more regal and believable as an executive sedan than a body racer trying to grow up. That said, there’s still something off with the way it looks. There are lots of needless gashes and lines sprinkled around. It also looks top-heavy, emphasized further by its smallish 17-inch alloy wheels.

Winner: Mazda6





Interior

As captains of industry serving as its primary market, both of these cars have refined interiors that easily justify their price tags. Yet, they’ve also been re-worked, answering to criticisms that they’re offering an experience that too close to that of their small compact sedan siblings.

This year, Honda has swapped certain interior trims to make the Accord look and feel more modern. The faux wood accents have now been minimized; now only found as an insert on the steering wheel and dashboard. Piano black inserts with metallic flakes have taken its place elsewhere from the switch bezels, center console, and even the area surrounding the gear lever. It’s not as scratch-prone as the one found in the Mazda6, and that’s already a plus. The paneling aside, the biggest change here is the new infotainment system. It still uses a dual screen set-up but this new Android-based system is light years better than the old set-up. There’s still some lag to the response, but overall it’s not too bad. And speaking about the dual screen, the larger 8-inch screen is better utilized now and acts as a display for the Lane Watch blind spot, and rear parking camera. Things like navigation are displayed in the slightly smaller 7-inch touchscreen.

Next to the re-worked Accord, the Mazda6’s interior is less fussy and more driver-friendly. It actually feels more upgraded compared to when it first appeared in the market three years ago. Though both of these cars have their share of hard plastics, the Mazda at least has had all its touch points improved. Anything that could be touched or controlled now has soft-touch plastics on them and being matte, they never cause unwanted glare. The new interior palette: black and brown leather with small slithers of aluminum isn’t to everyone’s liking—some found it too muted and dreary—but there’s no doubt it imparts a more Teutonic than Japanese feel. The Mazda Connect with its rotary controller is also far easier to master than the Honda’s system and the response is way snappier. Perhaps the only thing Mazda needs to work on is a new instrument cluster. Though they’re legible, it doesn’t look too differentiated from a more pedestrian Mazda3.

Winner: TIE





Space and Practicality

For potential buyers, this is probably the first and only thing they’ll look at. After all, executive sedans should be as comfortable in the back seat as it is from the driver’s, right?

This is where the Accord makes big gains over the Mazda6. Remember that top-heavy design? Well, the squared-off roofline, upright pillars, and lack of a standard sunroof create better ingress/egress and headroom. Aside from having more room for headwear and funky hairdos, there’s also more available shoulder room—something very evident between the driver and front passenger. However, the high set dashboard and low set seats do compromise the driving position a bit. Despite the wide array of adjustments plus more usable legroom upfront, it rarely feels comfortable next to Mazda’s get in and go set-up. Towards the back, the Accord shines not only because it’s got cushier seats, but because you can actually fit three adults there with enough room to spare for another kid. And for those who find themselves regularly playing golf, the Honda does have a wider, deeper, and longer cargo space. It’s only limited by the single-piece folding rear seat. In this day and age, a 60/40 split-fold mechanism should be standard.

Meanwhile, there’s no question where Mazda put the center of attention in the Mazda6. Compared to the cavernous space offered by the Accord, the Mazda6 feels “just right”—a surprise given it’s dimensionally not far off from the Honda (the Mazda even has a longer wheelbase). It doesn’t feel spectacularly spacious, but it’s not cramped either. The front allows just enough space to stretch legs or spread them apart, but get too comfortable and the padded knee bolsters will get in the way. The other parts of the driving environment from the controls, the seats, the exterior visibility—they’ve been carefully calibrated towards becoming a sharp driving tool. With that, the rear seats are certainly a downer in the Mazda. Not only does the sweeping roofline cause banged heads upon entry or exit, but the seat support isn’t that good and the space isn’t as generous. In addition, the trunk space is limited. Though a split-folding mechanism does supplement it somewhat, the Mazda6 will find it hard to swallow a week’s worth of groceries or luggage for four adults.

Winner: Honda Accord





Performance and Fuel Economy

This is easily the meat of the matter: how does it perform? How does it handle? Which is more fuel efficient? Well, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you think ever since Mazda made the gutsy move to offer the Mazda6 sedan solely with a diesel engine. That’s right, with the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G moving exclusively to the Sports Wagon variant, this becomes an interesting case of Honda versus Mazda, diesel versus gasoline.

And like any gladiator match, there could only be one winner. In this case, it’s clearly the Mazda6. Some may decry that this match-up is a bit unfair, but consider the numbers: both have four cylinders, both have similar displacements, and both even offer 175 horsepower on tap. The big advantage of the Mazda is that it’s a diesel and as such, it has a Civic’s worth of more torque than the Accord. Lightning quick reactions in stoplight situations, locomotive-like acceleration, and power on demand are a given. But the Mazda6 is more than just a Soul Red-colored Road Runner. It’s also mighty quiet and smooth. It’s mighty efficient too—doing 10.20 km/L in the city (average speed 12 km/h) up to 25.11 km/L on the highway (average speed 86 km/h). Apart from its straight line performance, the Mazda6 also betters the Accord in the way it conducts itself through corners. It eats transition movements for breakfast, only occasionally spitting out hints of understeer. It also feels much more confident under heavy braking. On the flipside, the ride is far less cushy. It’s controlled, but firm. Jolts are largely absorbed, but tire noise is abundant at higher speed. Plus, there’s an obnoxious knocking sound from the front suspension—something that’s become commonplace with the Mazda6.

When not being pushed or carved through traffic, the Accord pretty much matches the Mazda6 in all but perhaps the less than stellar visibility. But roads aren’t made solely of EDSA and as soon as traffic clears up, the Honda begins to show its limits. Though it’s noticeably quieter, smoother, and plusher than the Mazda6, the overall feel is that of isolation. It’s numb all the way from the steering to the chassis; the pedals to the engine; the driver to the car. Don’t get it wrong, it is capable, but the car doesn’t simply communicate well to the driver. Nonetheless, the engine lets out a positive, but muted sound while the accompanying power and acceleration is brisk, especially from mid-throttle onward. The five-speed automatic, though a cog down the Mazda6 is well-suited to the engine. The steering itself is progressive and natural while the brakes still bite well. However, there’s simply no emotion attached to the entire experience. It has, for all intents and purposes, become the appliance of sporty sedans. And once you’re compared to a refrigerator, it’s not exactly a compliment. Further rubbing salt in its wounds, the Earth Dreams engine under the Accord’s hood has really affected fuel mileage which rests at a dismal 5.71 km/L (average speed 11 km/h) going up to 9.48 km/L as the speeds go up (average speed 16 km/h) topping out at 14.37 km/h on the highway (average speed 67 km/h).

Winner: Mazda6





Value for Money

With compact sedans and crossovers now offering increasingly competitive specs, there’s pressure to actually kit-up the executive sedans even more. Both these vehicles offer a substantial upgrade in terms of comfort and convenience technologies, some of which weren’t available in this price range before. That said, around P 200,000 separates the Mazda6 and the Accord with the Honda still coming out as the more affordable of the two. The question is: can Mazda justify its price difference?

When the Accord first came out in 2014, Honda played it conservatively, offering about 90 percent of equipment at 10 percent less cost than the competition. Today though, Honda has rectified this and has begun offering much more equipment at roughly the same price point. Apart from the de rigueur features such as powered leather seats, a fancy infotainment system, GPS navigation, and so forth, the new Accord does add things like cruise control and front proximity sensors to supplement the rear ones. A multi-angle parking camera is also standard on the 4-cylinder variant as well. Even the much vaulted, but equally unnecessary Lane Watch blind spot camera has been added too. It also receives a full complement of LED lighting front and back. What’re missing would be larger alloy wheels and perhaps, rain-sensing wipers. Apart from those, the Accord is looking to be a more complete package.

As good as the Accord is, its biggest problem is the Mazda6. With Mazda opting for a more simplified line-up, the Mazda6 has been kitted to the roof in terms of features; features that easily justifies its higher price tag. Adaptive LED headlights? Check. Gunmetal 19-inch alloy wheels? Check. Sunroof? Check. Powered driver’s seat with memory? Check. An 11-speaker Bose sound system? Check. Heads-up display? Check. Lane Keeping Assist? Check. Lane Departure Warning? Check. Game set and match.

Winner: Mazda6





For the executive who still longs to drive himself, it’s clear that there’s only one real choice. This matchup between the Honda Accord and Mazda6 has produced a new executive sedan king. And in this case, the Mazda6 rules the roost. Although the Accord still manages to strike a good balance between sportiness and comfort, it’s starting to veer too much already to becoming more of a chauffeur-driven car as opposed to an owner-driven one. It’s plush and luxurious, spacious and comfortable, but it’s also largely numb. In the end, it simply cannot match the fun-to-drive qualities of the Mazda6. The Mazda does trade a bit in terms of space and riding comfort for a better driving experience, but in the end, you know which one you’ll be willing drive on a long trip.

Winner: Mazda6


2016 Honda Accord 2.4 S Navi vs. 2016 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D
Ownership 2016 Honda Accord 2.4 S Navi 2016 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D
Year Introduced 2014 (Refreshed: 2016) 2013 (Refreshed: 2015)
Vehicle Classification Executive Sedan Executive Sedan
The Basics
Body Type 4-door sedan 4-door sedan
Seating 5 5
Engine / Drive F/F F/F
Under the Hood
Displacement (liters) 2.4 2.2
Aspiration Normally Aspirated Twin Turbo
Fuel Delivery EFI Direct Injection
Layout / # of Cylinders I4 I4
BHP @ rpm 175 @ 6,200 175 @ 4,500
Nm @ rpm 226 @ 4,000 420 @ 2,000
Fuel / Min. Octane Gasoline / 91~ Diesel
Transmission 5 AT 6 AT
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed 5.71 km/L @ 11 km/h
14.37 km/L @ 67 km/h
10.20 km/L @ 12 km/h
25.11 km/L @ 86 km/h
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm) 4,890 4,865
Width (mm) 1,850 1,840
Height (mm) 1,465 1,450
Wheelbase (mm) 2,775 2,830
Curb Weight (kg) 1,542 1,537
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent MacPherson Strut Independent, MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Independent, Multi-link Independent, Multi-link
Front Brakes Vented Disc Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Disc Disc
Tires Michelin Primacy 3 ST
225/50 R 17 V (f & r)
Bridgestone Turanza T001
225/45 R 19 W (f & r)
Wheels Alloy Alloy
Safety Features
Airbags 6 6
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Yes Yes
Traction / Stability Control Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Front, Rear with Camera Front, Rear with Camera
Other Safety Features Lane Watch Blind Spot Camera Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Exterior Features
Headlights LED LED
Fog Lamps Front Front
Auto Lights Yes Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers No Yes
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjust Tilt/Telescopic Tilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel Material Leather Leather
Seating Adjustment Electric (front) Electric (front)
Seating Surface Leather Leather
Folding Rear Seat Yes Yes, 60/40
On-Board Computer Yes Yes
Convenience Features
Power Steering Yes Yes
Power Door Locks Yes Yes
Power Windows Yes Yes
Power Mirrors Yes, with Fold Yes, with Fold
Climate Control Dual Zone Dual Zone
Audio System Stereo
CD
MP3
USB
Bluetooth
GPS
HDMI
Stereo
CD
MP3
USB
Bluetooth
GPS
# of Speakers 6 11, Bose
Steering Controls Yes Yes

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