Honda Accord -- Interior

9/15/2000 9:28:15 PM

ACCORD SEDAN INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom (in., front/rear)

40.0/37.6

Legroom (in., front/rear)

42.1/37.9

Shoulder Room (in., front/rear)

56.9/56.1

Hiproom (in., front/rear)

54.9/54.1

Interior Volume (cu. ft.)

115.8

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)

101.7

Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)

14.1

ACCORD LX COUPE INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom (in., front/rear)

39.7/36.5

Legroom (in., front/rear)

42.6/32.4

Shoulder Room (in., front/rear)

56.0/55.4

Hiproom (in., front/rear)

52.1/46.1

Interior Volume (cu. fL)

106.3

INTERIOR PACKAGING AND DESIGN

SEDAN
Honda designers chose exclusive airline business-class seating for the conceptual design model for the Accord Sedan interior. Business class was selected as it provides a balance of roominess, comfort, quality and efficiency.

COUPE
For the sportier and more individualistic Coupe, Honda designers wanted the interior to exude the feel of a casual but modem living area: loose, open and bright, emphasizing the casual, fun side of the Accord.

Only the Sedan's instrument panel and center console are shared by the Coupe interior. Exclusive colors and fabrics lend an elegant feeling to the interior. The door liners are highly sculpted, with a V-shaped, sloping armrest in front hous-ing the power window switches. The V shape carries back to the rear as part of a triangular fabric insert, and the padded upper portion above the insert wraps around the upper interior, creating a strong character line.

A manual seat height adjustment, with separate front and rear cushion adjusters, is standard on Accord LX models. A 2-way power height-adjustable seat is standard on 4-cylinder Accord EX models, and Accord V-6 models have an 8-way power seat.

A fold-down center armrest with two beverage holders is standard on LX and EX models and the armrest also incorporates a center pass-through for long items such as skis. In addition, the entire rear seatback will fold down when additional cargo-carrying capacity is required.

The rear-seat center position has a lap/shoulder seat belt with a locking retractor mechanism for child safety-seat installation.

ACCORD COUPE SEATING
The Coupe front seats provide the support necessary to keep with the performance orientation of the vehicle, without sacrificing practicality or driver comfort. The thigh support of the cushion has been lengthened so as to provide necessary support without applying undue pressure, and the cushion fans out from the hip area to the mid-thigh area for improved comfort, especially on long drives.

ACCORD COUPE WALK-IN SEAT
The 8-way power driver's seat on the Accord V-6 Coupe has a power recline feature that moves the seat to the extreme forward position when the release lever is raised. When the seatback is returned to the upright position, the seat glides back to its original position.

DOOR LINERS WITH STORAGE POCKETS
The lower portion of the door trim uses a scuff-resistant plastic.

All four doors of the Sedan have storage pockets in the liner. Storage pockets/ cupholders are built into the liner of the Coupe's rear seating area.

INSTRUMENT PANEL
The instrument panel features a two-tone finish, with a dark upper portion and a lighter-colored lower area. The panel is sloped so that both primary and secondary controls are within easy reach.

The passenger side of the instrument panel houses the SRS unit, a ventilation outlet and a large glove compartment with a fold-down lid.

LARGE EASY-TO-READ INSTRUMENTS AND GAUGES
Instruments and gauges are housed in a hooded pod directly in front of the driver. The panel is dominated by a large central speedometer with a tachometer just to the left. Fuel and temperature gauges are to the right of the speedometer and all gauges feature large, easy-to-read numbers and large, luminescent pointers.

The instrument display also houses an automatic shift position indicator and various warning and status lights for SRS, ABS. oil pressure, battery, etc. The odometers are an LCD type, controlled by a CPU, as are the panel lighting and dimmer function.

LOCKOUT PREVENTION FUNCTION
Power door lock and power window controls are located on the driver's door armrest. A lockout prevention function will not allow the doors to be locked if the key is still in the ignition and the driver's door has been opened.

AUDIO SYSTEM
The 80-watt audio system in the Accord features a compressor/expander system. The compressor equalizes bass and high frequencies so that they are more audible while driving. The expander portion of the circuit restores dynamic range to FM signals. In addition, equalization has been set to match the equalization preferred by FM broadcast stations and U.S. recording studios.

MULTIPLEX DATA BUS
CPU-controlled functions in the Accord such as the various warning systems, illumination intensity, defroster timing, intermittent wipers, power windows, the remote-control security system, auto headlight-off-system, etc., are divided among three separate CPUs. Communication between the CPUs is via a multiplex data bus. This takes con-siderably less wiring, and is quicker and easier to install and easier to service.

RADIO-FREQUENCY REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
The radio-frequency remote entry system on EX Accords will lock the doors and activate the alarm system. Pushing the control's Unlock button will unlock the driver's door. Pushing it a second time will unlock all the doors. There is also a separate button for unlocking the trunk and a panic button that will set off the alarm system.

AUTO-OFF HEADLIGHT FUNCTION
An auto-off headlight function is standard on Accord EX models. If the driver takes the key out of the ignition and exits the Accord with the headlight switch still on, the headlights will remain on for 15 seconds, then shut off. This is convenient if the driver wants illumination while unlocking a house or gate. Activating the remote-control security system to lock the doors will turn the headlights off, and using the remote to unlock the door will turn the headlights on again. A chime reminds the driver that the headlight switch is still in the on position.

SPEED-SYNCHRONIZED INTERMITTENT WIPERS
Honda LX and EX models feature a variable intermittent wiper system that automatically slows down as vehicle speed decreases and speeds up as the vehicle speeds up. When set on the fastest intermittent setting, the wipers move continuously when the vehicle is at low speed and slow down to one action every four seconds when it is barely moving or stopped.

DIE-CSAT ALUMINUM STEERING WHEEL
The steering wheel on Accord V-6 models uses a cast-aluminum hub and core. The aluminum wheel saves weight compared to a conventional steel unit. A vibration-absorbing dynamic damper is built into the wheel.

The driver's side SRS module is also housed in the steering wheel and uses a non-azide-type propellant.

The cruise-control Set and Resume buttons are located on the steering wheel on LX and EX models. Accord EX V-6 models also have remote radio controls located on the steering wheel.

MEMBRANE HORN SWITCH
The Accord uses the entire center of the wheel as the horn switch. In place of a conventional electric switch, the Accord's horn switch is a membrane type, spanning the entire center of the wheel.

COMBINATION OVERHEAD MAP LIGHT AND SUNGLASS STORAGE
On Accord LX and EX models, a convenient push-to-open sunglass storage has been incorporated into the headliner module that houses the map lights and their switches.

HOMELINK(R) REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM
The Accord V-6 EX features a HomeLink(R) universal garage-door opener. The opener is built into the overhead map-light module and can be programmed with the codes of up to three remote-control devices, such as a garage-door opener, home security system, etc.

SLIDING SUN VISOR EXTENSION
A sliding extension is incorporated into each sun visor on LX and EX models. When the sun visor is used to shield the driver and passenger from glare coming in the side windows, the sliding visor can be extended to block an approximately 4-inch-long area not covered by the main visor.

The main sun visors have also been redesigned so that the gap between the visor and windshield A-pillar is reduced to less than a half an inch when the visor is flipped down.

COMBINATION REMOTE FUEL FILLER DOOR AND TRUNK OPENER
A single lever now opens both the fuel filler door and the trunk (the older system used separate levers for each function). To open the trunk, the driver pulls the lever upward; to open the fuel filler door, the driver pushes the lever down.

CENTER CONSOLE
The center console has a large front pocket for storage of loose items. Two beverage holders are located under a door near the center of the console and the built-in center armrest incorporates a large two-level storage console. The upper level has a tray for small items, such as sunglasses, and is hinged. Lifting the upper tray reveals a larger, 335-cu. in. lower storage compartment, large enough to accommodate a 6-disc CD changer.

AIR-CONDITIONING AND HEATING SYSTEM
The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system has been completely redesigned so that it is quieter, more efficient and easier to use. Air-conditioning cool-down time has been reduced by over 30%. Cabin air distribution has also been improved.

The system is controlled by a CPU and features larger knobs and buttons. Accord EX V-6 models feature an automatic air-conditioning system that will maintain a constant, pre-selected temperature.

MICRON-AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM
The air-conditioning system of the Accord features a Micron-Air Filtration System capable of filtering virtually 100% of the particulate matter eight microns or larger (the size of most pollen) and about 40% of particles down to 0.3 microns in size (about the size of diesel emissions).