Mostly unchanged from last year, the 5-passenger 2009 Honda Accord Coupe gets a slightly more powerful V6 engine that produces 271 hp, instead of the previous 268 hp, and 254 lb-ft of torque paired to front-wheel drive and a 5-speed automatic. The 2-door coupe boasts a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine that generates 190 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque and comes equipped with a standard five-speed manual, while a five-speed automatic is optional. Known for excellent fuel economy, four-cylinder Accord Coupes with automatic transmissions get 21 mpg city/30 mpg hwy and 24 mpg combined; however, manual transmission boosts those numbers to 22/31/25. The six-cylinder engine gets EPA estimates of 19 mpg city/28 mpg hwy and 22 mpg when combined with the automatic transmission. The manual-shift V6 coupe decreases the fuel economy to 17/25/20. Honda Accord Coupe standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.Read more Read less
Following a complete redesign in 2008, the 2009 Honda Accord returns with only revisions to its horsepower and torque ratings for the 3.5L V6. For automatic-equipped Accords, horsepower is revised from 268 to 271, with torque revised from 248 ft-lb to 254 ft-lb. Accords with manual transmissions receive the same horsepower revision, while torque changes from 248 ft-lb to 251 ft-lb.
Roomy interior; sporty appearance; powerful and economical engines; safety.
The 2009 Honda Accord's engines stand out in the midsize sedan class as being both economical yet powerful, and its roomy interior also ranks as one of the most stylish. Standard equipment abounds in the Accord, and electronic stability control, which is commonly optional in this class, is installed across the line.