Family-car roots shine through in Accord Coupe
With great Honda sports cars like the Prelude, NSX, S2000 and CRX all retired to that great big sports-car graveyard in the sky, it's now the sedan-based Honda Accord V6 Coupe that stands as the brand's ultimate performance offering.
For a brand keen on maintaining a sensible, focused and level-headed product line-up, it's appropriate for the times.
Sad, in a way, ain't it?
The two-door version of Honda's elemental family sedan has recently been updated in the cosmetic department, and now looks more alert, sharp and aggressive than ever. Chrome accents, large alloy wheels and simple, focused fascia suggest a serious and sophisticated demeanor, while dual exhaust hints at the machine's sportiness.
The Accord V6 Coupe pulls off the same impactful yet modest looks as other discreetly potent machines like the BMW M5 and Nissan Skyline - which is perhaps fitting for a Japanese performance car with family sedan blood running through its veins.
Room to burn
As a four-door wearing a two-door's body, the tester offered up a surprisingly generous back seat, easy entry and exit, a massive trunk, and a great forward view of the road. No issue with space on board for a four-person road trip, and up front, driver and passenger could easily forget they aren't simply in a sedan.
Typical coupe-related compromises are largely eliminated, here. Toss some adults in the back seat, and surprised comments on available space are likely.
At-hand storage facilities were generous, two large cupholders were fitted, and things are all nicely equipped and set up for day-to-day life. Bluetooth, premium audio, automatic climate control and heated leather seats were all on board, too.
The cabin boasts a clean and tidy overall look, though nothing particularly exciting. Most will find the cabin styling modest and plain. This attribute is embodied most heavily in the graphics of the infotainment system, which are on par with the average gas station ATM machine. This part of the Accord is in dire need of an update.
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