Thursday, April 29, 2010

Porsche Panameras recalled for seatbelt fix

Porsche is recalling all 11,300 units of the 2010 Panamera to fix a problem with the front seatbelts.

According to Porsche, the Panamera's seatbelt mounts could fail in a crash when the front seats are in the full forward position. No injuries have been reported.

Porsche says the repair is simple--adding another mounting point for the front belts--and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes at a dealership. The repair will be done free of charge.

Owners can contact Porsche their local dealers to set up an appointment for the repair. Scheduling or other questions can be answered through the customer service center, which can be reached by calling 800-PORSCHE (800-767-7243).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2010 BMW 1 Series

MSRP: $29,150-$40,350

The 2010 1 Series is a 2-door, 4-passenger luxury sports coupe, or luxury convertible, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 128i Coupe to the 135i Convertible.

Upon introduction, the 128i Coupe is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 230-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The 135i Convertible is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 300-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

The 2010 1 Series is a carryover from 2009.

2010 Audi A5

MSRP: $36,000-$44,100

The 2010 A5 is a 2-door, 4-passenger sports coupe, or convertible, available in 5 trims, ranging from the 2.0T Coupe quattro Manual to the 2.0T Cabriolet quattro Tiptronic.

Upon introduction, the 2.0T Coupe quattro Manual is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 211-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2.0T Cabriolet quattro Tiptronic is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 211-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2010 2.0T Coupe quattro Manual is a carryover from 2009. The 2.0T Cabriolet quattro Tiptronic is all-new for 2010.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Roadster.
MSRP: $102,600-$198,750

The 2011 SL-Class is a 2-door, 2-passenger luxury convertible, or convertible sports car, available in 3 trims, ranging from the SL550 Roadster to the SL65 AMG Roadster.

Upon introduction, the SL550 Roadster is equipped with a standard 5.5-liter, V8, 382-horsepower engine that achieves 13-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The SL65 AMG Roadster is equipped with a standard 6.0-liter, V12, 604-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 11-mpg in the city and 18-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2011 SL-Class is a carryover from 2010.

2010 Ford Mustang

When was the first time you pressed your face to the glass and exclaimed that four-letter word, "COOL.” 2010 Mustang GT Premium shown in Torch Red.
MSRP: $21,395-$36,395

The 2010 Mustang is a 2-door, 4-passenger family coupe, sports coupe, convertible, or convertible sports car, available in 8 trims, ranging from the V6 Coupe to the GT Premium Convertible.

Upon introduction, the V6 Coupe is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 210-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The GT Premium Convertible is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 315-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

The 2010 Mustang is reskinned for 2010.

2010 Audi R8

MSRP: $114,200-$155,100

The 2010 R8 is a 2-door, 2-passenger sports coupe, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 4.2 Coupe quattro to the 5.2 Coupe quattro with Auto R tronic.

Upon introduction, the 4.2 Coupe quattro is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 420-horsepower engine that achieves 12-mpg in the city and 19-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The 5.2 Coupe quattro with Auto R tronic is equipped with a standard 5.2-liter, V10, 525-horsepower engine that achieves 13-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard.

The 2010 R8 is a carryover from 2009.

2010 Honda Accord Coupe

MSRP: $22,555-$31,305

The 2010 Accord Coupe is a 2-door, 5-passenger family coupe, or sports coupe, available in 12 trims, ranging from the LX-Sport 5-Spd MT to the EX-L V-6 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System.

Upon introduction, the LX-Sport 5-Spd MT is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 190-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The EX-L V-6 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 271-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2010 Accord Coupe is a carryover from 2009.

Exterior:
Drive an eye-catching Accord Coupe, and you’ll just have to get used to the extra attention.
Sculpted
With stylish lines and available 18-inch wheels, the Accord Coupe will attract more than a passing glance.
Inspiring
Eagle eyes inspired the shape of the new projector-beam headlights.
Detailed
Brilliantly finished exhaust, chrome door handles (V-6), jewel-like brakelights and an exquisite attention to fit and finish are proof that the Accord has left no stone unturned.
Performance:
Driving an Accord, you’ll never forget that it’s a high-performance vehicle. But it’s so quick and agile, you might not always remember that it’s fuel-efficient, too.

Options Abound
Accord Coupe offers three engines: a 2.4-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder, putting out 190 hp; and two versions of a 271-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (i-VTEC® is offered with automatic transmission and VTEC is offered with the 6-speed manual transmission).
Ingenious
i-VTEC® engines, which come standard in all Accord Coupes (except V-6 6MT), add more power and efficiency at all engine speeds. And the V-6 features the latest generation of Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology, which activates the engine’s cylinders as needed, providing both brisk acceleration and fuel savings.
Agile
Honda power meets razor-sharp handling, thanks to a low center of gravity and a multi-link rear suspension.
Transmissions
In the 4-cylinder models, choose a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed automatic. In the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe, go with the standard 5-speed automatic or opt for the close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

Interior:
Luxury, as imagined by the Honda Accord. Yeah, you could get used to this.


Sumptuous
Available leather-trimmed, deep-bolstered seats and a driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment including power lumbar support (EX and EX-L) beg you to indulge.
Helpful
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition is a seemingly endless resource of information, including restaurant ratings and reviews from Zagat Survey[2]®.
Convenient
Accord comes with an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. And every Accord with leather features Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®[3] which enables you to make hands-free calls with many compatible phones. Plus, steering wheel-mounted controls allow you to easily access cruise, audio, navigation and hands-free functions.
High Tech
Accord LX-S features a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers and a 6-disc in-dash changer. Step up to the EX, and enjoy a 270-watt AM/FM/6-disc in-dash premium audio system and XM® Radio[4]. And all Accord audio systems feature an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players.

2010 Dodge Challenger

MSRP: $22,735-$41,230

The 2010 Challenger is a 2-door, 5-passenger sports coupe, available in 3 trims, ranging from the SE to the SRT8.

Upon introduction, the SE is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 250-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The SRT8 is equipped with a standard 6.1-liter, V8, 425-horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is optional.

The 2010 Challenger is a carryover from 2009.

2010 Ford Focus

MSRP: $16,290-$18,780

The 2010 Focus is a 2- or 4-door, 5-passenger family coupe, or family sedan, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SE Coupe to the SEL Sedan.

Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 140-horsepower engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

The 2010 Focus is a carryover from 2009.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP: $48,050-$85,750

The 2010 E-Class is a 2- or 4-door, up to 5-passenger sports coupe, luxury sports coupe, luxury sedan, or luxury sports sedan, available in 5 trims, ranging from the E350 Coupe to the E63 AMG Sedan.

Upon introduction, the E350 Coupe is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 268-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The E63 AMG Sedan is equipped with a standard 6.2-liter, V8, 518-horsepower engine. A 7-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.

The E350 Coupe is all-new for 2010. The E63 AMG Sedan has been redesigned for 2010.

2011 Ford Mustang

MSRP: $22,145-$37,845

The 2011 Mustang is a 2-door, 4-passenger family coupe, sports coupe, convertible, or convertible sports car, available in 8 trims, ranging from the V6 Coupe to the GT Premium Convertible.

Upon introduction, the V6 Coupe is equipped with a standard 3.7-liter, V6, 305-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. The GT Premium Convertible is equipped with a standard 5.0-liter, V8, 412-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

The 2011 Mustang is a carryover from 2010.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

TechArt Black Edition Porsche Panamera is all matte-black love

Tuner TechArt has released a new tuning package for the Porsche Panamera sedan that turns the Stuttgart luxury sedan into something Batman would drive.

Known as the TechArt Black Edition, this Panamera features an exterior that comes entirely in matte-black. The TechArt Aerodynamic Kit I adds multifunctional daytime running light system in black, a TechArt exhaust system and red TechArt branded calipers peaking through the TechArt 22-inch Formula II light alloy wheels.

2010 Ford Taurus

MSRP: $25,170-$37,770

The 2010 Taurus is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SE FWD to the SHO AWD.

Upon introduction, the SE FWD is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 263-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The SHO AWD is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 365-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

The 2010 Taurus is redesigned for 2010.

2010 Lexus IS

MSRP: $32,145-$37,595

The 2010 IS is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sports sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 250 RWD Manual to the 350 RWD.

Upon introduction, the 250 RWD Manual is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, V6, 204-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The 350 RWD is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 306-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2010 IS is a carryover from 2009.

2010 Porsche Panamera

MSRP: $89,800-$132,600

The 2010 Panamera is a 4-door, 4-passenger sports sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the S to the Turbo.

Upon introduction, the S is equipped with a standard 4.8-liter, V8, 400-horsepower engine. The Turbo is equipped with a standard 4.8-liter, V8, 500-horsepower, turbo engine. A 7-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

The 2010 Panamera is all-new for 2010.

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP: $48,050-$85,750

The 2010 E-Class is a 2- or 4-door, up to 5-passenger sports coupe, luxury sports coupe, luxury sedan, or luxury sports sedan, available in 5 trims, ranging from the E350 Coupe to the E63 AMG Sedan.

Upon introduction, the E350 Coupe is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 268-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The E63 AMG Sedan is equipped with a standard 6.2-liter, V8, 518-horsepower engine. A 7-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.

The E350 Coupe is all-new for 2010. The E63 AMG Sedan has been redesigned for 2010.

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

MSRP: $27,950-$27,950

The 2010 Fusion Hybrid is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in one trim only, the Sedan.

Upon introduction, the Fusion Hybrid is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I4, 156-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 41-mpg in the city and 36-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2010 Fusion Hybrid is restyled for 2010.

2010 Nissan Altima Sedan

MSRP
$19,900 - $24,520
Invoice
Not Available

The 2010 Altima Sedan is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 2.5 to the 3.5 SR.

Upon introduction, the 2.5 is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I4, 175-horsepower engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 32-mpg on the highway. The 3.5 SR is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 270-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

The 2010 Altima Sedan is freshened for 2010.

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, or the "Baby Benz" as it is affectionately known, has been a favorite of entry-level luxury/sport sedan buyers for years. More than just a small sedan with a few three-pointed stars thrown on it, the C-Class provides the core strengths of the brand, such as cutting-edge safety features, lively performance and a feeling of solidity. Fans of ultra-high performance have been thrilled by the AMG versions, which boast blistering acceleration and tenacious handling along with tastefully sporty styling accents.

Style plays into the equation of the small Benz's appeal as well, with the C-Class drawing inspiration from bigger Benzes. The front and rear fascias are instantly recognizable as part of the Mercedes family. In the recent past, the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class wasn't up to the car's traditional standards in terms of quality, but Mercedes has largely rectified the situation on the latest generation of the car.

Invariably, the C-Class is cross-shopped with its German rivals, the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. While the 3 Series is traditionally the most sporting of the trio and the A4 the more luxury-themed, the Benz offers a little of both personalities, along with superior technology features and more prestige for those concerned about such things.

Current Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is available in four trim levels: C300 Luxury, C300 Sport, C350 and C63 AMG. The C300 Luxury and C300 Sport share the same engine (a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque), but differ in exterior styling elements, interior trim, front seat design and standard transmission. A seven-speed automatic is standard on the C300 Luxury and optional on the C300 Sport, which comes with a six-speed manual. Both C300s can be had with an all-wheel-drive system known as 4Matic. The C350 comes only in Sport guise and powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The seven-speed auto is the only transmission choice.

The ultimate C-Class is known as the C63 AMG, a high-performance sports edition with a 6.2-liter V8 shoehorned under the hood. Sending 451 hp and 443 lb-ft to the rear-wheels via a seven-speed automatic, the C63 is a wild machine that accelerates to 60 mph in a lightning-quick 4.4 seconds. Other performance upgrades include a wider front track, revised steering and suspension, meaty 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and aggressively bolstered seats. There are also noticeable exterior styling differences.

In reviews, we've welcomed the current Mercedes-Benz C-Class as a significant improvement over its forebears. The Luxury and Sport flavors of the base model should help attract a wider array of new and traditional buyers, and the interior is mostly up to date in terms of features and design, though it's still not a standout. The C63 AMG is a feather in the company's cap, a ridiculously powerful small sedan that can keep up with the vaunted M3 and sounds better to boot. While the C-Class may be a tad too expensive given its size, power and equipment level, there's no denying the attraction of this refined, luxurious Baby Benz.

Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Models

The current third-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class debuted for the 2008 model year. Changes since then include a redesigned instrument cluster on Sport models for 2009, and the 2010 addition of a Dynamic Handling package (RWD Sport models only) that adds an active suspension, quicker steering, shift paddles and 18-inch AMG wheels. A back-up camera and keyless ignition/entry were not available prior to 2010.

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class debuted in 2001, and there were a variety of changes made to the numerous different models and body styles during the car's lifespan. The initial models were the C240 (168-hp V6) and C320 (215-hp V6) sedans. These were joined the following year by a C320 wagon and the C230 Kompressor two-door hatchback coupe (192-hp supercharged four-cylinder). The C32 AMG also showed up for 2002 saddled to a 3.2-liter supercharged V6 producing 349 hp. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel-drive system became available for 2003 on sedan and wagon body styles, while the C320 two-door hatchback, C240 wagon and supercharged C230 sedan arrived. A variety of Sport upgrades debuted for particular models for 2004, while the following year saw freshened exterior styling and a revised interior. The C32 AMG was also replaced for 2005 with the C55 AMG, which featured a 362-hp V8.

The biggest changes occurred for 2006, when the hatchback coupe and wagon were discontinued and a new selection of models and engines debuted that would remain with the car until it was replaced by the current C-Class. This was also the first year for the Sport and Luxury trim designations, which differed in wheel size, transmission choice, suspension tuning, styling elements and interior trim. The C230 Sport (201-hp V6) and C350 Sport (268-hp V6) were joined by the C350 Luxury (same engine as Sport) and the C280 Luxury (228-hp V6). 4Matic all-wheel drive was available on Luxury models.

Those considering this generation Mercedes C-Class probably won't regret their purchase, as there should be more than enough performance and luxury to satisfy them. As with the current model, savvy shoppers should know that other automakers, particularly those from Japan, offered roomier, less costly alternatives that equal or better this C-Class in performance and features, although certainly not status. This C-Class didn't exactly hold its value well, so there are certainly deals to be found. However, given the staggering amount of model designations, body styles, engines and feature content, it's important to make sure you know exactly what you're getting in a used C-Class.

The original Mercedes-Benz C-Class debuted in 1994 as a replacement for the small 190-Class sedan. With more room, a more luxurious cabin and styling that mimicked the larger E-Class, the first C-Class could be had with four-cylinder (C220) or six-cylinder (C280) power, with output ranging from 148 to 194 hp. There was no wagon offered at all during this generation's run (1994-2000). Safety has always been a priority with Mercedes, and as such the C-Class benefited from the early adoption of such technologies as stability control, emergency brake assist and side airbags. Performance of the base C rose through the years, as the 2.2-liter four gave way to a 2.3-liter, which was then replaced by a 2.3-liter supercharged unit.

The hot-rod AMG versions started in 1995 with the C36 that featured a 268-hp inline-6. Serious firepower arrived in 1998 with the debut of the C43, whose 4.3-liter V8 pumped out 302 hp. Die-hard enthusiasts should know that only automatic transmissions came with the AMGs, though this hardly hurt the performance of these fast little sedans.

Either way, used-car shoppers should know that the Mercedes C-Class historically scores high in crash tests, and ownership satisfaction is generally quite high, with consumers praising handling, ride and reliability. However, maintenance is typically costly.

2010 Buick LaCrosse

MSRP
$26,245 - $33,015
Invoice
$25,195 - $31,694

The 2010 LaCrosse is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in 5 trims, ranging from the CX 4 cyl to CXS.


Upon introduction, the CX 4 cyl is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 182-horsepower engine. The CXS is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, V6, 280-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.

The 2010 LaCrosse is redesigned for 2010.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Who would have imagined a few years back that there would be so much interest in a new generation of the Hyundai Sonata that it would be totally justified for us to stay up until the early morning hours to write a post on the car... But times change, GM went in and out of bankruptcy protection, the Fiat Group acquired Chrysler and surprise, surprise, Hyundai overtook the Ford Group in the first half of the year to become the world's fourth largest automaker. So there you have it. But let's wind back back to the Sonata. After more leaks than a New Orleans levy, the Korean maker formally introduced the four-door sedan in its home market today.

"The Sonata will set a new standard for world class mid-size sedans with state-of-the-art technology, superior build quality and emotional design," said Euisun Chung, Hyundai's Vice Chairman at the launching ceremony for the car in Seoul. "The new Sonata will raise Hyundai's brand values."

It might not be an Alfa Romeo, but compared to its dull and unimaginative predecessors, we'd say that the sixth-generation Sonata makes a huge step (call that a leap) forward in terms of design. Some will even claim that it clearly adopts styling cues from the so-called four-door coupe segment such as the swooping roofline and the stubby rear end, and they're probably right.

The Sonata also boasts a fresh interior with a contemporary styling that's in line with the Korean firm's latest products such as the new Tucson / ix35 SUV that was revealed at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Size-wise the Sonata is 4,820mm long, 1,835mm wide and 1,470mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,795mm making it a little longer and wider but slightly lower than the outgoing model.

The Sonata, which may be sold under a different name in some regions (e.g. i40 in Europe), will be offered at launch in its home market with a 2.0-liter Theta II MPi gasoline engine with 165HP and an LPG version that makes 144HP. Both engines are paired to a new six-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai said that it plans to add 2.4 liter Theta II GDI gasoline engine to the range in January next year. This engine will be offered as standard on the U.S. market model.

All versions of the Sonata will be equipped with a standard Vehicle Dynamic Control with Hill-start Assist Control and Brake Assist System functions. Other highlights include an available three-piece panoramic sunroof and a new Parking Guide System (PGS) that allows the driver to avoid obstacles during parallel parking or when driving in reverse - or so the company claims.

Hyundai said that it began developing the new Sonata in 2005 under the codename YF with the project costing a total of 450 billion won (US$ 372 million) to go from concept to production.

The company plans to sell 60,000 units of the new Sonata in Korea this year. With the addition of production in its U.S. plant in Alabama plant in early 2010 and in China the following year, Hyundai expects that number to raise to 450,000 units annually worldwide from 2011.

In South Korea, the new Sonata's prices range from 21.3 million Won to 25.95 million Won (US$17,600 to US$21,450).

2010 Honda Accord Sedan

EXTERIOR
The Accord has been styled to attract more than just a passing glance. Its sharp lines and powerful stance excites the senses from any angle.


Artful
Look close. The Accord’s form is a study in modern design. And available 17-inch wheels will surely impress.
Outside In
Wide-opening doors invite you to step inside. And the one-touch power moonroof (EX and above) couldn't be any easier.
Anything but Ordinary
No stone has been left unturned. That’s because the details make all the difference. Take a look at the Accord’s brilliantly finished exhaust and chrome door handles (V-6). Exquisite attention to fit and finish set the Accord apart from the average sedan.
PERFORMANCE
Powerful, yes, but every bit as environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. And did we mention fun?

Decisions
The LX 4-door features a 2.4-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder with 177 hp. Plus, there’s a 190-hp EX version. And a 271-hp 3.5-liter V-6.
Legendary Performance
Accord models have always roared ahead of the curve. That's because they utilize i-VTEC® for abundant power and efficiency at all engine speeds. The V-6 features the latest generation of Honda's Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology, which activates the engine’s cylinders as needed, providing both brisk acceleration and fuel efficiency.
Transmissions
Choose a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission. Or opt for the available 5-speed automatic that features our Grade Logic Control system, which helps put an end to gear-hunting when climbing uphill or driving back down.
INTERIOR
With a large and luxurious interior, the Accord Sedan provides the comfort you deserve.

Comfort
In the Accord's case, bigger is better. It means more comfort and more room for those Honda details, like available leather-trimmed seats. The driver's seat has 10-way power adjustment including power lumbar support (EX and above) to fine tune a perfect fit. Rear passengers enjoy ample room conveniences like a fold-down center armrest and a Rear HVAC Vent to keep them cool.
Informative
The available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition provides you with a huge point-of-interest database, including restaurant ratings and reviews from Zagat Survey®.
Convenient
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® enables you to make hands-free calls with many compatible phones, and comes included with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ (and in EX-L models without the Navigation System). And steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and cruise control allow you to change speeds or music at will.
Melodic
Accord LX Sedan features a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers. EX adds a 6-disc in-dash CD player. Step up to the EX-L, and enjoy a 270-watt AM/FM/6-disc in-dash premium audio system and XM® Radio[4]. And all Accord audio systems feature an MP3/auxiliary input jack.
 

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