Model: Accord Saloon Type S
Engine: 2.4 litre four-cylinder
Maximum Power: 140 kW (190 PS) @ 6800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 223 Nm (164 lb-ft) @ 4500 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
Honda Accord Is The UK’s Most Reliable Car
Honda Press Release
24 July 2009
Honda’s new Accord has been named as the UK’s most reliable car in this year’s Which? car survey, it was announced today. The car achieved a reliability score of 99%, one of the highest scores ever achieved; closely followed by the new Honda Jazz in second place with a score of 98%.
Honda cars hold four of the top ten places in the recent survey. As well as the new Jazz reaching second place, the first generation Jazz also scored 95.9% achieving sixth place in the survey. The Civic Hybrid achieved pole position in the hybrid vehicle sector with a score of 95.7%, seventh place in the overall survey and edging ahead of its rival the Toyota Prius with 95%.
A total of 77,000 drivers across the UK took part in the Which? survey to assess customer satisfaction. The survey based its results on breakdowns, faults and general niggles over a 12 month period.
Honda have maintained their position at the top of the Which? overall reliability index. Matt Gibson, Head of Customer Services for Honda UK said, ‘A reliable car is something every customer deserves; knowing that your car will simply get you from A to B without any problems makes a huge difference to a customer’s enjoyment of their car. We always strive to give our customers the best experience. It is fantastic news that four of the top seven cars featured in the survey are Hondas.’
Honda has also performed well in the recent JD Power survey, appearing in the top three car manufacturers for four years running.