Some of the people that we talked to during our test drive asked us if this was a facelift for "the one with those simpler headlights", referring to what was actually the previous generation of the vehicle. So, while the Accord isn't extremely different in terms of design from its predecessor, the revamp introduced last year follows the same line as the generation it was applied one, binging minor changes.
Most of these can be found on the front fascia, where the car has had its aggression factor increased. Our vehicle benefited from one of the revamp's blessings, the optional Bi-Xenon, active headlights. At the rear, we find gently restyled headlights, as well as a bumper that brings mixed feelings: we like the sporty lines, but we didn't enjoy the visibly-covered area where the second exhaust pipe was supposed to be. However, the general opinion is that this is a car that looks good and its styling cues do back Honda's sporty ambitions.
The sedan version we tested manages to generate a few emotions, with this being an asset that Germans such as the Mondeo and the Passat don't have. In addition to that, its profile comes with simple lines, lines that remind you that cars don't necessarily need to try all that hard in order to make friends with your eyes.
The massive character of the front end, coupled with the generous length of the car, determined one to mistake it for a vehicle that belongs to the large segment, rather than the mid-size one it's actually included in.
However, the sporty exterior ambitions do bring certain disadvantages, with one of them being that the rear headroom
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Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
So, you didn't manage to get any inside info on the future NSX and though that you could make up for that by bringing me an... ahem... average Accord for a test drive. Gentlemen, let me tell you that you are... ahem... disappointing me.
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