Pretty much a carryover from 2008, the 4-door, 5- passenger 2009 Honda Accord Sedan offers a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 177 hp and 161 lb-ft of torque, while an upgraded 190-hp version of the 2.4L engine displays 254 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual is standard with either of the four-cylinder engines, and a five-speed automatic is optional. Finally, a third engine available with the Honda Accord is a 3.5L V6 that generates 271 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque with a mandatory five-speed automatic transmission. As for fuel economy, four-cylinder Honda Accord Sedans with automatic transmission boast 21 mpg city/30 mpg hwy and 24 mpg combined, while the manual transmission increases fuel economy to 22/31/25. The six-cylinder returns 19 mpg city/29 mpg hwy and 22 mpg combined with the automatic transmission. All Accords come standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The Accord Sedan safety rating is a perfect five stars for front passenger protection in frontal and side impacts.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.