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Honda Accord Future Models

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  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Most people are already satisfied with the 4 cylinder power and torque. Those who are not can buy the V6.
    They really need to keep improving the fuel economy and not worry about adding more than a trivially small amount of extra power on the base engine.
    The new 2008 fuel economy ratings will make it look as if it uses more gas even if doesn't, so the only way to even maintain the current MPG ratings is to improve it.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    5cyl mpg sometimes mirror that of a 4cyl but with 6cyl hp when made correctly. The old 5cyls that honda made in the 1990s got great MPG and had a a good amount power also.

    A 5cyl would be good as honda doesn't plan to offer a v6 in the element or Cr-v which both could use the power boost.

    -Cj :)
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    The CRV is getting the diesel.
  • gpkgpk Posts: 38
    With current gas prices I really think that there should be more emphasis on MPG. Its a concern to most individuals.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    The 4 cylinder doesn't need more power. 5 cylinder isn't asked for or wanted even if it could get "almost as good mpg" as a 4 cylinder. They need to focus on maximizing MPG while keeping similar power. They can worry about having class-leading power on the optional V6 if they want to have bragging rights about horsepower.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    i think a 5cyl is a great median since honda won't give the cr-v a v6 let alone the element. It would be better for us overall!

    -Cj
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    I have a novel idea. The 4 is plenty fast how about making it a tad smaller and more fuel efficient and keeping the same hp? Less is more. ;)

    Those who think more is more can get the V6 - which could also stand to get smaller while keeping the same hp.

    Why waste technology on bigger and more powerful (and usually heavier and number), keep the power and increase the mileage.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Most people buy the 4cyl, and will not even consider the V6. These people still want to have performance that's competitive in this segment. The Accord already has the smallest V6 in this class, and while the car keeps getting bigger, I doubt the engine will get smaller (not going to happen). Honda is known for not following the leader, but you have to give in to consumer demand at some point.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    I know they won't make it smaller - just wishfull thinking on my part.

    BTW what is wrong with the smallest engine - isn't the performance of the car what matters. There are plenty of really big engines without much power.

    Of course my morning commute is not a drag race - maybe it is for most people. I guess I am just old and out of touch. ;)
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I think what Honda should do (and should have done from the start) is make the 4cyl the hybrid, instead of the V6. People who buy the V6 are not necessarily looking for economy, IMO.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    I absolutely agree with that. The hybrid is not even the most efficient Accord the 5M 4cyl has that honor (remember most hybrids have a harder time hitting EPA numbers than non-hybrids).
  • gpkgpk Posts: 38
    I triple that I would really like to see a match with the TCH. 32/40. I need something with good gas mileage and in two years when my current lease is up I can just move over to a hybrid. :shades:
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    A diesel accord should be less than a TCH because of the cheaper technology. Say, 44MPG. And there is no reduction in trunk space! An accord diesel should be $22k. I believe in diesel!

    -Cj :)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The new TCH ratings for 2008 are 33City/34Hwy. The Prius? 48City/45Hwy.

    The new ratings for the 2007 Accord 4-cyl (regular) are 21/31. Accord Hybrid? 24/32. (Remember the new standards are coming online in 2008).

    Just an FYI for everyone.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    An accord diesel should be $22k.

    I hope you are right about that, but I wouldn't bet on it. With all the technology Honda had to put into this car (to make it burn clean enough for U.S. emissions), it may be the most expensive Accord yet. I guess if they made a bare bones model (VP) with the diesel, it may go for 22k.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    I do hope they go back to DX, LX, EX and SE! VP sounds weird. As long as the DX gets standard AC, Power windows and the other current VP features, i would be fine.

    I think we would see a diesel engine in the Lx, EX and SE trims. I shouldn't be too expensive because we should see that engine in the accord, Cr-v, element, TSX, and possibly CSX. A turbo for RDX and TSX maybe...

    Still, the cost of that engine will be well spread out!

    -Cj
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    On the street. Check them out on the "2008 Accord Coupe and Sedan" board.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    Those are estimates - the real numbers from Honda are unknown. There is no "new" rating for MY07 - they are what is printed on the window. Plus, you won't be able to compare 07 and 08 in the Accord since the engines will be different (along with other things).
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,406
    The 08 models will have the new ratings, but the numbers they would have recieved under the old system will also be on the sticker. Direct comparison will be possible.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Honda doesn't supply window-sticker numbers, biker4, no company does. Just the EPA.
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