With supply chain and labor shortages leading to fewer new cars on the market, more people are turning to used cars to find what they are looking for. There are plenty of mid-sized cars to choose from, but iSeeCars has ranked one as the winner out of the field: the Honda Accord.
What makes the Honda Accord a winner?
According to iSeeCars, the used Honda Accord received a 9.0 out of 10 in the medium car category. The best score was in the safety category with a perfect 10. That should come as no surprise, though. The IIHS has named the Accord a Top Safety Pick or better every year since 2012. For more than half of those model years, the Honda Accord was named a Top Safety Pick+.
iSeeCars also gave the Accord high marks for reliability. In fact, he scored the used Honda Accord a 9.1 out of 10. However, the Accord is one of the most reliable cars on the market. CarComplaints states that transmission problems are the most common problem with the Accord. In particular, the 2008 and 2003 models have the highest number of reported complaints. That said, Honda Accord models seem to be more reliable after 2012.
In the third category for iSeeCars, value retention, the Accord scored an 8.1 out of 10. You can expect the Accord to last at least 200,000 miles, too, and annual repair costs are estimated at just $400 a year. Repair friend gives the Accord four out of five stars for reliability, with an average of 0.3 repair shop visits per year.
What features are standard on a used Accord?
From the ninth generation models, starting in 2012, numerous safety features have been incorporated into all Honda Accord models. Standard features include anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control and active front head restraints. Cruise control is also standard on all models.
The Accord comes standard with a six-speaker sound system and an additional audio jack in the cab. There is also 14.7 cubic feet of cargo space on the ninth-generation Accord.
More driver aids are standard for the 10th generation Accord, which began in the 2018 model year. These standard driver aids include lane departure warning, drowsiness monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a rear view camera, collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a four-speaker audio system are also standard on all models .
How much does a used Honda Accord cost?
The costs depend on the model year you are looking at. iSeeCars put the 2013 Accord at an average of $14,774, the highest-ranked sedan on the used car list under $15,000. The 2016 Accord ranks fifth on the iSeeCars list of the best used cars under $20,000, with an average price of $19,576.
The 10th-generation models will be more expensive, with the 2018 Accord retailing at an average price of $23,617 – $30,811, per American news† That is a significant increase in view of the extensive standard functions for lower kilometers. iSeeCars estimates the average price of a 3-year Accord at $28,671.
What’s the next best option?
The Accord took first place, but a close second is the Accord’s main rival in the mid-size sedan segment: the Toyota Camry. The two models are the most popular segment, with more than 600,000 sold in 2020. That’s far more than any other mid-sized sedan.
The Camry gets the same safety score as the Accord with a perfect 10 out of 10. But slightly lower marks in the other categories. The Toyota Camry used gets an 8.9 out of 10 in reliability, compared to the Accord’s 9.0, and a 7.9 in value retention, compared to 8.1. Repair friend The Camry scores a 4 out of 5 in reliability with an average of $388 in repair costs per year.
The Camry is lower than the Accord in both the ninth best used cars under $20,000 and the best used cars under $15,000, 10th for the Camry and fifth for the Camry Hybrid. At a slightly lower 3-year average price of $27,295, it’s another excellent choice in the used sedan market.
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