Honda Accord 2.4 AT - User Experience Review
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User Experience Review of Honda Accord 2.4 AT
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The Honda Accord is one lavish abode
The Accord is one of America’s favourite cars and just a glance around is enough to tell you why. The spacious interiors are packed with every possible luxury you can have in this segment. Everything possible is draped in beige leather that adds to the roomy feeling. I like the stepped, flowing dashboard that reminds me of a cascading waterfall. There are plenty of different textures ranging from grainy black and beige to brushed metal and glossy wood finish. Oh yes, the glossy wood is a new addition to the 2.4-litre Accord and has so far been available only on the 3.5-litre V6. Another new feature here is the electric sunroof.
There are plenty of storage spaces to stow your belongings. The center console has a very techno layout with lots of buttons and takes time getting used to. There is no touch screen or multimedia display. What you get on the accord is dual zone climate control and an in-dash six-CD changer. There is also a USB connecter inside the storage compartment under the driver’s armrest.
Although I strongly believe the Accord is a backseat car, the driver’s seat is an equally nice place to be. The front seats are wide and supportive and the driver’s side gets electric adjustments. The steering wheel is manually adjustable for rake and reach. It is nice to hold but my only grouse is that it doesn’t get audio controls in spite of having a space marked out especially for them. What it does get is cruise control buttons that will prove helpful only on the highway. The Accord also doesn’t get a trip computer and range or fuel consumption display, the feature available on every other Honda in the market today. Even the Jazz has it.
You won’t be much bothered about all this if you prefer being chauffer driven. The back seat is the place to be here. The seats are nicely cushioned and extremely comfortable. There is a lot of place to stretch and unwind reading the pink business papers. Although there is generous room for three at the back, flipping down the centre armrest makes for a cozy confine for two.
The armrest also has controls for the audio system, a thoughtful feature for backseat passengers. The rear AC vent housing too gets wood finish to go with the overall cabin and feels very nice. You also have boot access from behind the armrest and the rear seats too fold down in case you want to carry along that antique clock just bought at the auction.
First Published on 04:08 pm, April 29, 2011