Honda Accord

2008 Honda Accord

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  • (4.2) 222 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,797$12,353
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
  • Engine: 190-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Honda Accord

Our Take on the 2008 Honda Accord

As the second-best-selling car in the U.S., the new Honda Accord is one of the most significant introductions of the 2008 model year. The Accord gets an extensive redesign that includes all-new styling inside and out, a spacious rear seat for the sedan, more standard safety features and more-powe... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • So-so V-6 power
  • Small passage between trunk and cabin (sedan)
  • Folding backseat not split

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2008
  • Sedan or coupe
  • Optional high-output four-cylinder
  • Optional V-6 with cylinder deactivation
  • Standard stability system

2008 Honda Accord Reviews Expert Reviews

If I'd rated the Honda Accord based on my first impression alone, I'd have given it a 10 - or at least a 9. After more than a week of driving it, I'm really reaching to try and give it a 7.I enjoyed the space in this car, including all its cubbies and compartments. When I first got in, it felt like Christmas - I was opening this door and that and finding lots of convenient nooks ... Read full review for the 2008 Honda Accord

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Consumer Reviews


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Stylish and reliable

by JCat from Asheville, NC on June 9, 2010

This is my second Accord. I bought the first one in 1997 and it still runs great! My only criticisms about the 2008 model is that it does not seem to have the same initial power when you are passing s... Read Full Review

10 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Honda Accord Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Accord 2.4 EX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Accord 2.4 EX

Overall Rollover Rating
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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