Honda Accord 10th Gen Review, Pros and Cons

Honda Accord 10th Gen Review, Pros and Cons

The Honda Accord 10th Gen has been a hot topic in the automotive marketplace over the last several years. So, I would like to dive in to find out what its pros are, as well as its cons to be unveiled. As you might have guessed, I will conduct a comprehensive review of it.

First, here are the summarized cons of the car model that I tested at night:

Honda Accord Tail Lights Issue:

Actually, the shape of the original Honda Accord tail lights looks good. But they don’t function in the way they are designed to:

The turn signal of the Honda Accord stock tail lights is from a halogen light source. Compared with Honda Accord LED tail lights, they work with less brightness, yet they consume more power than LED tail lights.

The light framed in yellow is not bright enough, as if a part of it is cut off.
Eventually, I replaced the stock tail lights with the Oksiwalux Honda Accord tail lights.

The large central screen is sort of overly tilted, making it difficult to see. It is also positioned sort of out of the driver's reach, so it is not easy to touch and control. 

Turbo lag arises; it takes like a second for the power to come up when you tread the throttle deeply, which makes you anxious.

When the car runs at a persistently slow pace, particularly in the circumstances of a traffic jam, there is some turbulence in the course of stopping and starting. It’s somewhat annoying, more or less.

In terms of NVH, the tire noise is relatively loud, especially when the road surface is rough.

I didn’t dig deeper into these drawbacks of the Honda Accord, nor was it necessary to elaborate because we can do nothing to change or improve them.

The soundproofing effect is average.

At a speed of 80 miles per hour, both tire and wind noise are audible, resulting in mediocre comfort during high-speed driving.

Now, let me share and elaborate on the inspiring strengths of the 10th-generation Honda Accord.

Sleek design:

With a sliding-back top design and a slightly raised ducktail, the tenth generation conforms to create a dynamic, sporty style. Its interior is spacious; the body of the tenth-generation Accord is slightly larger than that of the ninth-generation Accord. It is 4.9 meters long, and the wheelbase is 2.8 meters long. Such a body can fit not only B-class cars but also mid-size cars.


The 10th generation Accord uses a 1.5T engine, which was previously used in the Civic. The Civic is known as a sports car for non-professionals because of its outstanding power. The low-power 230 TURBO achieves the highest power output level in the same displacement class and is also very fuel-efficient, yet priced reasonably.

The overall performance of the 1.5T and 2.0L engines combined with the CVT gearbox is superb. The maximum power performance can reach 194 horsepower. The low-power version can also go up to 177 horsepower. The transmission's shift connectivity is also good, and it can accelerate to 100 kilometers within 6.2 seconds.

The interior configuration
The 10th generation Honda Accord was designed to stay simple and fashionable. The wood grain veneer has transformed the car into a bit of a luxury. What I like most is the instrument panel, and the user-friendly storage space.

In an attempt to cover all the cons and pros of the 10th generation Honda Accord in this article, some information you want to see may not be provided in this article.

Listed below are all my own overall opinions on the 10th generation Honda Accord:

  • The significant advantage is that it is able to maintain a high standard of stable performance while at work.
  • 2. The engine and gearbox are perfectly integrated, with sufficient power and smoothness.
  • 3. In terms of space, the wheelbase has been lengthened, yet the seating space has increased.
  • 4. The control and the electric power-assisted steering wheel are easy to operate.
  • 5. Techy look: Few cars in the same class have such techy-look interiors as the Accord
  • Disadvantages:
  • 1. The car paint is too thin to stand any scratches.
  • 2. The chassis is too low, so it is a challenge to run on bumpy country roads, and the shock absorption is not sufficient enough that you can feel the bumps.
  • 3. The sound-proof function does not work that well.

My conclusion is that the 10th generation Honda Accord is worth having, with all factors taken into account to meet your needs. Anyway, it is up to your decision to select a car model out there in the marketplace.


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