Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is available as a saloon or Tourer estate. Honda's latest update has positioned the car as a rival to the Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, rather than the Ford Mondeo. That means the Honda Accord is very well built, should be reliable and has lots of standard equipment. It also has the option of Honda's very good 2.2-litre diesel engine. The Accord's interior isn’t the best designed however, and the exterior looks bland, especially next to a BMW or Audi. The Honda Tourer estate is practical, but rivals have bigger boots.

Honda Accord saloon

Price 
£23,200 - £33,685
4 Doors
3.0 / 5
Pros
  • Great quality interior
  • Flawless reliability
  • Smooth and quiet diesels
Cons
  • No hatchback version
  • Not very efficient
  • Poor practicality

The lack of a hatchback version limits the Accord's appeal in the UK, but that doesn't mean that the saloon is no good. It's an excellent all-round performer and the 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine is one of the best on the market. Build quality is superb and, although the Accord isn't the most spacious saloon on sale, it's still an impressive family car.

Honda Accord Tourer estate

Price 
£24,680 - £35,175
5 Doors
3.4 / 5
Pros
  • Top-quality interior
  • Superb diesel engine
  • Very impressive reliability record
Cons
  • Too expensive
  • Short on boot space
  • Suspension is firm

The Honda Accord Tourer improves on the saloon's lack of luggage room, but it's still not the most spacious estate on sale – look to the Ford Mondeo estate and Vauxhall Insignia Tourer if space is your priority. Apart from that, there's little not to like, as it's equally well built and just as comfortable to sit in as the saloon. The Accord Tourer is good to drive and has a fine safety and reliability record.