Evaluation of Honda Accord 2022: Good driving, spacious cabin, safe but abandoned in the segment

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Honda Accord 2022 of a user in Hanoi

“It’s a D-size sedan that drives well, the rear seats are spacious, suitable for many uses,” said Mr. Nguyen Sam about the new Honda Accord in an exchange with friends about choosing a mid-size sedan. in Viet Nam.

More than 10 years ago, Mr. Sam fell in love with the Accord because it was a car that brought confidence and comfort when driving long distances. Not the Toyota Camry, Nissan Teana, Mazda6 or an old BMW 3-series, the new Accord was the must-buy name of this 7X last-generation businessman at that time.

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Honda Accord always has a very own and small customer file

The story from more than 10 years ago still creates many interesting controversies, each with their own reasons to love a product in the D-segment sedan segment. Precise, agile handling is what the Accord maintains across product generations. New generation with many upgrades and changes but still maintains the spirit of Accord.

Still feeling as sturdy as many previous generations, the current Accord is sportier, with a fastback rear. The face of the steering wheel creates a highlight thanks to the chrome plated line running throughout, connecting the two light clusters. Compact size LED headlight. Compared to the personality in the current generation of Camry, the Accord feels just enough when viewed directly.

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The rear of the car is designed in a sporty style

Meanwhile, when looking at the car, the Japanese sedan clearly shows its sportiness, especially with the aggressive 18-inch alloy wheels. While the rear of the car is a familiar C-shaped LED taillight cluster. For a person who loves the feeling of sport, the overall look of the current generation Accord seems to be born for Mr. Sam.

Stepping into the cabin, the Accord 2022 brings the experience of a high-class car. Skin appears in many places. The dashboard is decorated with imitation wood paneling in deep color, not glossy. The gearshift area integrates the cup holder, metal cladding. The driver has priority with 8-way power seats, while the front passenger seat is 4-way adjustable. For those who are a bit greedy, the Accord should probably add a seat memory system to score full marks.

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The cabin design is oriented towards the driver and is quite convenient to operate

The center of the dashboard is equipped with an 8-inch, high-quality infotainment screen. In addition to the basic display functions, this screen displays images from the rearview mirror-mounted camera every time the driver turns the turn signal to avoid vehicles in the blind spot area. The most common connections to smartphones are available on this sedan. The design is driver-oriented, so the function buttons all provide a convenient experience when using. The cabin can get extra light through the sunroof.

With a series of high-class and modern equipment, the Accord 2022 impresses the most with users in the spacious space for the second row of seats. “Spacious” is the right word when it comes to the passenger area. Whether the occupants in the back are the actual owners or members of a family, the Accord favors this area for comfort. To increase privacy or simply to block the sun, the car has curtains. Mr. Sam is a self-driver who appreciates the control experience and is also very comfortable with the space for the rear seats.

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The second row of seats is spacious, suitable for families or bosses who need space to rest

To get that comfort, the car’s size is also slightly larger than that of the previous generation. So is the feeling of driving difficult, especially in crowded cities with dense traffic?

The answer is no.

Instead, the driver will feel like starting the engine and leaving as soon as he gets in the car. A low center of gravity, a manual steering wheel with gearshift paddles and a clear viewing angle make a difference when the vehicle is rolling. Whether it’s through the busy traffic or through the narrow alleys, the Accord is still very neat and safe.

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Multi-position leather-wrapped cabin – the minimum that elevates the Honda Accord to the threshold of luxury cars

Meanwhile, when rolling on the highway, the 1.5 Turbo engine, with a capacity of 188 hp and 260 Nm of torque, is more than enough to help the car reach the allowed speed limits. Even, to increase the sporty experience, the driver can change the driving mode, change gears with the paddles behind the steering wheel to force the car to operate at will. The steering wheel gives real feedback, the driver is supported by a series of safety technologies such as lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive automatic throttle … These are huge improvements that technology brings. compared to what conquered Mr. Sam more than 10 years ago.

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The sunroof is not panoramic, but allows enough light into the front cabin, adding a luxurious touch to a product approaching a luxury car.

However, a rather unfortunate point on the Accord is that the soundproofing ability in the high-speed range from 90 km / h is not impressive. This is an inherent disease of most Honda models. Even many people consider this a “specialty” of the Japanese automaker.

But in return, the driver and passengers can feel the smoothness and certainty of the suspension system.

With many operating advantages and spacious space, the Accord deserves a high position in the segment when it comes to sales. But the Japanese model has long been used to the bottom of the table. Last March, only 20 units were sold, 1/4 of Mazda6, 1/10 of Kia K5 and 1/23 of Toyota Camry.

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Data source: VAMA, TC Motor

The real “Achilles heel” of the Honda Accord is the price and overconfidence of Honda Vietnam. The advantages of operation and space make the Japanese joint venture to value products at a threshold of over VND 1.3 billion – on par with entry-level luxury models (cars for beginners) of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. Just with this easy comparison, most customers will lean towards luxury cars, not wanting to pay down, but only receive ordinary cars. And for those who are afraid to be “scrutinized”, need more space than what C-Class, 3-Series, A4 can bring, they have Toyota Camry.

It will be difficult for Accord to improve sales and be put in a more worthy position when Honda Vietnam is too busy with City, CR-V and the motorcycle segment is very successful.

Some other detailed images of Honda Accord 2022:

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Electric driver’s seat

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8-inch information-entertainment screen

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Clock behind the wheel

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Gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel

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