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Used Honda Accord For Sale in Leavenworth, KS

Honda Accord History

The Honda Accord has been produced since 1976 in its most popular four-door sedan variant, and has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States since the 1980s. It has a long history in the American automotive world, and many fans of the Accord have kept theirs around for longevity - upwards of 150,000 miles in some cases. It was first produced in Japan, and continues to produced there to this day, with some plants also operating in the United States. In fact, in 1982, Honda was the first Japanese automaker to have one of its models produced in the United States, upon the opening of the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. Body variants for the Accord include the Sedan and coupe, as well as the short-lived Honda Crosstour, a crossover SUV offering manufactured from 2010-2015.

Impressive Appearance Over Time

Over the years, the Accord has grown larger. It began its life as a compact car from 1976-1989, then became a mid-size car, where it remains today. For a brief four-year period, from 2008-2012, in its eighth generation, it was classified as a full-size car according to EPA standards. The ninth generation Accord, where it remains today, has returned to its previous classification as a mid-size car. The current model features sleek, sophisticated body lines and a large front grille, complete with fog lights and daytime running lights to increase visibility during daytime driving. The rear design retains its sporty styling and includes LED taillights.

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Performance Updates

The Accord began its life with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produced only 68 horsepower. It evolved considerably over the years, until 1995, when the first V6 engine was produced for the Accord. It was quieter and smoother than the four-cylinder engine offering at the time, and it produced 170 horsepower. The engine itself was actually the same 2.7L V6 used in pre-1991 Acura Legend models. From 1998-2002, the V6 produced 200 horsepower. In 2003, buyers still had the choice of a four-cylinder or V6. The 2.4L four made 160hp while the 3.0L V6 made an impressive 240 horsepower. Customers could also choose between standard or automatic transmissions to drive the front wheels. Fast-forward to the current Honda Accord, that’s offered in four trim levels - LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition and EX. Honda’s also introduced a popular hybrid model as well. They all have continuously-variable transmissions (CVT) as well as a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft. torque. The V6 offering is 3.5L and available only on the EX trim level. Its horsepower rating is a staggering 278, with 252 lb-ft of torque.

Contact our dealership to learn more about the Honda Accord, or contact us for an opportunity to test drive this impressive machine and explore its options and capabilities for yourself.


*MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.