The Honda Accord Tourer is a four-door estate car manufactured by Honda, a Japanese automobile manufacturer since the year 2003. At its introduction the new Accord was available with petrol or diesel power plants with a choice of 2.0 litre or 2.4 litre petrol or 2.2 litre CTDi Turbodiesel. Both diesel and petrol versions are available with automatic or manual gearboxes with the 2.4 petrol having a 6-speed manual to balance fuel economy and still retain performance.
The diesel Honda Accord Tourer, comes in Sport and Executive trim levels. The petrol models are available in SE, Executive and the sporty Type-S models. The common-rail turbo diesel models are greater at fuel economy, while still producing an incredible 340Nm torque at just 2000rpm. The 2.0 litre petrol models are mated to either an automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox. The 2.4 litre petrol has a 6-speed manual or auto gearbox and expectedly is heavier on fuel consumption than the 2.0 litre.
The Honda Accord tourer has driver, passenger and side air bags as standard. An external temperature sensor will show you when it's getting dangerously cold outside. The Honda Accord has remote central locking, airbags, electronic brake force distribution and ABS as standard across the range. All cars get an alarm and rolling code ECU engine immobilizer, deadlocks and locking wheel nuts, lockable glove box, and externally visible VIN Number.
The Honda Accord Tourer boot capacity with the rear seats up is 626 litres up to the window line, drop the back seats and the storage space increases to 971 litres and if you really need to fill it up to the roof line then it will take a staggering 1707 litres. At the tailgate, the Honda Accord Tourer has an opening of 1310mm wide, and is 1818mm deep for long objects. The boot also features an additional 12v socket and under floor storage area. The Honda Accord Tourer is approximately 4750mm long by 1750mm wide.
If you buy a Honda Accord Tourer then you'll be pleased with the array options which come as standard on it. The Executive variant has leather seats available in a variety of colours. Heating and cooling is controlled by a dual-zone climate control system which provides separate temperature environments for driver and passenger. The executive models also get electrically operated heated seats for driver and passenger, which have two heat settings. Steering mounted controls include cruise control and remote control audio buttons.
A touchscreen Sat Nav system comes as standard on the 2.4 Exec models but can be specified as an option on the 2.0 litre executive and 2.2CDTi executive cars. The integrated Sat Nav also handles the in-car-entertainment system, radio and CD functions, temperature and air-con various settings. The Sat Nav system is quite advanced and can take you anywhere in Europe. The CD player in the Executive variant is a 6-CD changer. There's no socket for an MP3 player for the earlier versions, save for 2008 models.
All cars get electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, powered tailgate, front and rear arm rests. Other options include: reverse parking sensors, roof racks and dog bars.
Honda has produced a quality product and as usual with Honda, the Accord Tourer has an excellent reliability record.
There is virtually nothing to dislike about this car. It’s an offering that come with a soulful appeal and doesn’t compromise on performance.