For this chapter, the score offered to the Accord depends of how you look at the car. If you analize it in isolation, you find a car packed with all sorts of goodies, but if you take a look at the segment it belongs to, you'll notice that these have become common features.
The list of features includes leather-finished seats with a heating function, a power function and memory, a power sunroof (nope, it's not a panoramic one), Bi-Xenon headlights with an adaptive function and a high-beam assistant, as well as a rain sensor.
It also comes with features like a navigation system and a rear-view camera, as well as a dual-zone automatic climate control system and an audio system that uses 10 speakers, including a subwoofer.
However, the LCD screen placed deep within the dashboard (at the top), offers graphics that remind use of early video games, offering the impression of being at least one generation behind what the German rivals have to offer.
The satnav system also brought a funny feature: the female voice it uses is very close to the standard one used by certain translation software - a cold, robotic tone accompanies the instructions.
The Accord does know how to offer more impressive stunts, applying them in the safety
area, but our test car wasn't able to pull them. We are talking about the the LKAS Lane Keeping Assist System) that uses a camera placed in the windshield to "look ahead" and "see" the lanes, being able to steer the car in order for this to keep a certain one, as well as the Collision Mitigation Braking System, an automatic braking system that relies on a radar to scan the roads ahead and goes as far as applying the brakes if this is considered necessary.Continue reading