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Topic: Honda Accord LX-P Sedan (2008)

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    Default Honda Accord LX-P Sedan (2008)

    Honda Accord LX-P Sedan
    All-new 2008 Honda Accord Emphasizes Technology, Safety and Performance within an Expressive and Spacious Design

    The all-new 2008 Honda Accord moves the world of mainstream transportation in a refined, dynamic and sophisticated direction with an expanded range of innovative technologies designed for more power, greater efficiency and enhanced safety across the entire lineup of sedans and coupes.

    Completely redesigned for 2008 with increased dimensions for a more spacious interior, the sedan styling theme expresses a powerful presence with sharp and strong character lines. The coupe is further individualized with an aggressive stance and unique proportions that create a muscular, sporty demeanor.

    "The all-new Honda Accord has become more advanced and refined with a new level of engineering sophistication," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "As the Honda brand's flagship automobile, the Accord is designed to exceed expectations with premium technology, a more spacious interior and increased power, while retaining the fun-to-drive character and innovative feel that has always distinguished the Accord."

    An available 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine produces 268-horsepower - the most ever for any Accord - while introducing a new generation of fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology and achieving a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) rating. The VCM system operates in six-cylinder mode for power and 4- and 3-cylinder modes for efficiency, resulting in an EPA city/highway fuel economy rating of 19/29 miles per gallon (Accord Sedan V-6).

    Also new for Accord, an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure enhances frontal collision compatibility with vehicles of different sizes and bumper heights. Additional safety equipment standard to all Accord models includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), also known as Electronic Stability Control; side-curtain airbags; dual-chamber front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), active front seat head restraints, anti-lock brakes and more.

    Sedan trim levels range from the well-equipped Accord Sedan LX and plus-featured LX-P (177-horsepower 4-cylinder engine), to the nicely-equipped Accord Sedan EX (190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine or 268-horsepower V-6 engine), to the premium and upscale Accord Sedan EX-L (190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine or 268-horsepower V-6 engine). Coupe trim levels range from the well-equipped Accord Coupe LX-S (190 horsepower 4-cylinder engine), to the nicely-equipped Accord Coupe EX (190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine) to the premium and upscale Accord Coupe EX-L (190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine or 268-horsepower V-6 engine).

    The Accord interior is designed for a dynamic, intuitive and upscale presence, starting with an easy-to-read information display on every vehicle. A zone styling approach separates operation-related instruments (top) and information-related instruments (lower). At night, the controls are further separated by color to distinguish between climate controls (aqua green) and audio controls (white). Classically-styled gauges for the speedometer and tachometer are perfectly round (instead of being truncated at the bottom). Steering wheel audio controls are standard on every Accord. Careful attention was paid to the symmetry of the exterior and interior of the vehicle - including sight lines related to the dashboard height and the visual presence of the hood to the driver.

    Three impressive audio systems are available - all with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and an auxiliary input jack. The standard system features 160 watts, a single-disc CD player and six speakers. A Radio Data System (RDS) displays information broadcast by participating radio stations that often includes call letters, station type and programming information.

    The latest-generation of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice activation (available on EX-L) uses an 8-inch screen and an interface dial for user input. Features include the Zagat Survey™ guide for restaurants, nightlife, hotels and attractions. Navigation-equipped models also include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.


    All 2008 Accord engines deliver increased horsepower across the board, along with high fuel efficiency and low emissions. In total, these power plants represent the most powerful and advanced technologies of any Accord in history, and are also projected to deliver excellent real-world fuel economy performance. All engines only require regular unleaded fuel. Powertrain highlights include:

    2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine (Sedan LX, LX-P)

    177 horsepower at 6500 rpm, 161 lb-ft. of torque at 4300 rpm
    5-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission
    Estimated EPA fuel economy of 21/31 mpg City/Highway (Sedan, Automatic)
    PZEV or ULEV-2 emissions
    Accord Sedan EX, EX-L; Coupe LX-S, EX, EX-L includes:

    High-flow exhaust system with variable-valve silencer
    190 horsepower at 7000 rpm, 162 lb-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm
    3.5-liter, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine (Sedan EX V-6, EX-L V-6; Coupe EX-L V-6: 5AT)

    268 horsepower at 6200 rpm, 248 lb-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm
    5-speed automatic transmission
    V CM for improved fuel efficiency
    Estimated EPA mileage of 19/29 mpg City/Highway (Sedan)
    PZEV or ULEV-2 emissions
    3.5-liter, SOHC, VTEC V-6 engine (Coupe EX-L V-6: 6MT)

    268 horsepower at 6200 rpm, 248 lb-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm
    6-speed manual transmission
    VTEC provides two intake cam profiles for increased low- and mid-range torque
    Estimated EPA mileage of 17/25 mpg City/Highway
    ULEV-2 emissions

    Through a comprehensive and evolving approach to vehicle safety, Honda seeks to provide a high level of occupant and pedestrian protection in all of its cars and trucks, regardless of size or price, as well as increased compatibility with other vehicles as part of the Safety for Everyone initiative introduced in 2003. Consistent with the Safety for Everyone initiative, every 2008 Accord integrates sophisticated safety technology that includes the ACE body structure; side curtain airbags; driver's and front passenger's dual-chamber side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and dual-stage, dual-threshold driver's and front passenger's airbags (SRS).

    Additionally, the Accord has active front seat head restraints that are designed to help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. Standard active safety features include VSA, a four-wheel disc anti-lock brake system (ABS) with brake assist and electronic brake distribution (EBD), front seatbelts with an automatic tensioning system and load limiters, and a pedestrian safety design in the front of the vehicle. Passenger-side seatbelt reminders and daytime running lights are also standard equipment.


    The Honda Accord was first Japanese-nameplate car assembled in the United States and calendar year 2007 represents the 25th anniversary of its manufacture here. The first Japanese-built Accord was introduced as a 1976 model, and by 1982 it was being manufactured both in Japan and in a brand-new automobile assembly plant in Marysville, Ohio. The success of the Accord set a path for Honda, and conclusively proved that assembling cars in America was a viable proposition. Seven more Accord generations followed, leading to the eighth-generation 2008 Accord.

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    Jan 2004
    Vestal, NY


    Old news but thank you for posting that in this section, info on the new Accord is scattered all over other threads. This should make it easier for people to find.

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    Aug 2004
    spokane, wa


    still ugly. what the hell honda...what the hell

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    Poplar Bluff, MO


    They just decided to take the last 3 generations and combine them; they're growing on me but I haven't seen a coupe yet.
    How far are we gonna take this? The question is not how far. The question is do you pocess the constituition, the debt of faith to go as far as is needed.

    And sheppards we shall be, for thee my Lord for thee. Power hath decended forth from thine hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth unto thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be.

    In order to find his equal and Irishman is forced to talk to God.

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    Jan 2004
    Vestal, NY


    coupe looks like a new Si on steroids, its menacing

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    Default Honda Accord Crosstour

    We expect that a brand new car has no defect or damage either. But, here is an announcement with regards to Honda vehicle: Honda issues small recall of Accord and Crosstour . Honda declared it will be recalling certain 2012 Accord and Crosstour models over potential difficulties with the side airbag system. In automotive industry, we always wanted a car of good quality for a happy and safe drive. It is just necessary to return it if found defective or has a damage in it. That is a manufacturer's liability to the consumer.

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    wow its worth sharing mate, good to see updates of accord here. Thanks

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