2005 Honda Accord Adds Equipment and Value

Side Curtain Airbags Become Standard

9/1/2004 7:11:49 PM

A perennial favorite of American car buyers and the widely recognized benchmark for premium mid-size passenger cars, the 2005 Honda Accord maintains its leadership position by adding selected new features including front side airbags and side curtain airbags for the first and second row in all Sedan and Coupe models.

" Although it is a difficult task to improve upon the award-winning Accord, the addition of these new key features should provide customers with even more of what they have come to expect from the Accord," said Tom Elliott, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The 2005 Accord Sedan has the following standard equipment:

  • Side curtain and front side airbags added to LX and DX trim levels
  • New wheel cover design for LX and EX trim levels
  • New coin pocket design
  • Improved rear-end styling through new taillight design
  • Illuminated steering controls

The 2005 Accord Coupe has the following standard equipment:

  • Side curtain and front side airbags added to LX and EX trim levels
  • New wheel design for LX and EX trim levels
  • New coin pocket design
  • Illuminated steering controls
  • Expanded availability of near zero emissions PZEV models

All trim levels of Accord will continue to offer standard dual stage, dual threshold front airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, AM/FM stereo with CD Player, power locks and power windows. All EX models come equipped with a 6-disc CD changer, 16-inch alloy wheels and power moonroof.

A Factory Performance package that enhances the Accord V-6 Coupe's sports car demeanor will be available as a dealer-installed option. Factory Performance features include:

  • Rear deck or wing spoiler
  • Front, rear and side underbody spoilers
  • FP Emblems
  • Chrome exhaust finisher
  • Suspension kit with new springs and shock absorbers that lower the vehicle's center of gravity
  • 17-inch wheels and tires

The same Honda DNA that is behind Honda's reputation for durability, quality and reliability characterizes the Accord and has contributed to its attainment of many accolades including 18 consecutive appearances in Car and Driver magazine's prestigious 10Best list, more than any other vehicle in the history of the awards. Other accolades received in 2004:

  • Car and Driver "10 Best Cars"
  • Consumer Digest Magazine "Best Buy-Family Car"
  • Edmunds.com "Family Sedan Comparison Test Winner"
  • Maxim "Car of the Year" (Accord Coupe V-6 MT)
  • Autobytel.com "Consumer Choice Award: #1 Vehicle"
  • Autobytel.com "Consumer Choice Award: #1 Passenger Car"
  • AAA "Best Vehicle in Class"
  • Intellichoice "Best Overall Value for Vehicles over $21,000"
  • Automotive Lease Guide "Best Vehicle for Residual Value in Mid-size Segment"

For more information and downloadable high-resolution images of the Honda Accord and other Honda vehicles, please visit www.hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at www.hondacars.com.