2009 Honda Accord Coupe — Review — CarGurus

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2009 Accord Coupe Review

The roomy 2009 Honda Coupe moves fast its powerful V6 engine and sporty and is backed by Honda’s reputation for a build as well as good economy and resale value.

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Taking over the Prelude left off, the Honda Accord Coupe the staid and conservative sedan a fun and dynamic racer wannabe, sacrificing reliability or fuel Without rear-wheel drive, it truly be deemed a sports but this … coupe provide plenty of weekend to the work-weary commuter. The Accord of a roomy cabin and trunk a touch of upscale comfort the Coupe’s refined and high-grade

At a Glance

The 2009 Honda Coupe sees no changes at all its 2008 makeover. This aggressive coupe distinguishes from its more sedate sibling with a steeply windshield, longer nose, and smaller dimensions for tighter, performance-oriented handling. Riding on a four-wheel independent suspension, the Accord Coupe combines sophistication with precise satisfying power, and an affordable

And underlying it all is Honda’s reputation for longevity, and excellent resale

The ’09 Coupe measures 3 shorter in length and nearly 2 shorter in height than the Not surprisingly, due to the sloping roofline, headroom and rear visibility as minor downsides for owners. The coupe is available as a four-cylinder EX, EX-L, or the V6-equipped EX-L V6, engine adds more to its already strong output.

All feature power accessories, and telescopic steering, cruise and a 6-CD changer with MP3 Moving up to the high-end EX trims a sunroof, a heated power seat, and, in the L trims, upholstery.

Though not a true performer, the Coupe does more tightly and sprightly the sedan, while still the same roominess, comfort, and refinement. Its energetic available V6 and dynamics should satisfy the commuter who wants to let loose on the and its distinct styling frees it the more conservative stylings of the sedan.


LX-S, EX, and trims come standard a 2.4-liter, DOHC four-cylinder engine that delivers 190 hp and 162 of torque, matched to either a automatic or 5-speed manual. Its mpg disappoints some drivers, others are pleased at its high for a coupe. The much faster DOHC i-VTEC V6 engine, an only for the EX-L, uses a 5-speed automatic or close-ratio manual to put out 271 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque.

Except when paired the manual, this engine the fuel-efficient Variable Cylinder which deactivates either two or cylinders when they’re not

Acceleration power reigns the energetic V6, and the smooth-shifting short-throw transmission makes better use of engine than the automatic, to spread torque across a power range. With times of 5.3 seconds, the 2009 Coupe beats the Altima by 0.2 seconds, and its cylinder deactivation ensures fuel economy comparable to that of the four-cylinder, 19/29 mpg. For everyday the inline four performs and satisfyingly, but it exhibits more and struggle on the highway compared to the V6.


Owners and critics the sport-like handling and tight abilities of the ’09 Accord which is helped by its four-wheel double wishbone front and rear suspension. Cornering and minimized body roll can be to a low center of gravity – a result of the placement of both the engine and gas The steering wheel feels weighted and accurate, delivering a amount of driver-road interaction.

The suspension improves handling but translates into a rougher for passengers, with road intruding into the cabin. trims ride on 17-inch wheels and all-season tires, but the V6 boosts its wheels to 18-inchers. grip feels solid, but any sport pretensions become by the ’09 Accord Coupe’s of rear-wheel drive.

A professional review of the similar model reports a loss of when cornering at high The heaviness of the coupe (3,200 also limits sports agility and maneuverability, especially in turns. Brakes perform but emit some squeal, and test drivers find spongy.

Active engine for the V6 are designed to reduce noise and and generally critics and owners that the V6-equipped coupes smoothly and comfortably. The four-cylinder, behaving well in the city, can be on the highway. Road noise a major drawback for the ’09 Coupe.

A raked windshield good visibility out front, but a rear window and sloping cause blind spots out the

Cabin Comfort

It may be called a but the midsize ’09 Accord offers front passengers of room to stretch out with its 42 of legroom, and tall drivers not feel cramped under its 39 of headroom. Rear passengers, on the hand, should be limited to Although legroom improved year, it still measures a 33 inches, and the sloping roofline 36 inches, 3 inches less in the sedan.

Rear seats in the Coupe do not but flip forward to expand the trunk, surprisingly spacious for a A wide trunk pass-through is standard. Interior storage adequate, with a center that divides into compartments and provides an MP3 jack and power source.

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Owners the seats generally comfortable, some test drivers say the upholstery starts to feel too and rigid on long trips.

The wheel tilts and telescopes in all and the controls lie within easy of the driver. The Accord organizes the by category, with operational up top and information buttons below. In it gives different colors to the and audio controls. While in theory, the ’09 Coupe the cluttered look of the sedan, all the controls and buttons on top of each which many owners confusing and distracting at first.

both critics and owners that the interior materials are of a quality and lend an air of refinement and to the driving experience.

The ’09 comes nicely equipped, higher-end trims have higher prices, approaching of the sexier BMW 1-Series. The base features power windows, and mirrors, cruise control, entry, wheel-mounted audio and a CD/MP3 player. The EX adds a heated mirrors, and an upgraded system, while the interior blue ambient lighting and trim that adds a upscale look.

The top-line EX-L features leather seats, leather on the steering wheel, and an 8-way driver’s seat. On EX-Ls with the V6 engine, chrome exhaust tips, an aluminum foglights, and larger 18-inch add sporty touches.


Honda’s reputation for safety, all of the 2009 Accord Coupe 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes both electronic brake and electronic brakeforce distribution. The earns five stars for and side rear impact and and four stars for front-side thanks to a long list of features that include and stability control, active head restraints, and dual-stage airbags and side curtain for both rows.

Honda’s Compatibility Engineering (ACE), minimizes collision impacts by the force of a crash over a area. Also part of the package are a tire monitor, running lights, and automatic

What Owners Think

of the 2009 Accord Coupe go over its road-burning V6 power and coupled with a smooth and handling that provides a ride. Owners also the roomy cabin and trunk, but seem to buy the Coupe for its looks, they describe as aggressive, and sophisticated. According to several the … styling draws compliments and envious looks out on the

Drivers also appreciate they don’t have to good fuel economy for performance and handling.

On the downside, from various websites the intrusive road and wind and the disappointing sound system. find the clustered stack of on the dash confusing at first and distracting for the driver. While praise the mileage ratings, owners wish for a slight

Few CarGurus drivers have the 2009 Accord Coupe, but opinions seem very with high marks to its acceleration power and fuel The Coupe hits the road but also smoothly.

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