The 1998 Honda Accord, on paper, looks unimpressive. It also deceives people in that regard. The Accord comes intelligently designed to get the most out of a surprisingly small amount of features and standard equipment. For example, the 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine actually feels quite powerful and capable of propelling the Accord quickly. While the Accord might not have a robust optional features list, it covers all of the basics and the more popular luxury features.
The Honda Accord makes a good choice for drivers looking for a good value in a passenger vehicle. The price tag is of the Accord falls quite low for what it delivers, especially when it comes to performance. The market offers more impressive vehicles, but for the price, few compete with the Accord and hold their own.
Body Styles: sedan, coupe
Engines: 2.3-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Honda Accord DX, Honda Accord EX, Honda Accord EX V6, Honda Accord LX, Honda Accord LX V6
The 1998 Honda Accord has been almost completely redesigned. In addition, the thee-liter, six-cylinder engine debuts as a new option.
Measuring at 186.8 inches long for the coupe and 188.8 inches for the sedan, the 1998 Honda Accord serves as a fairly typical passenger vehicle for both body designs. Excluding the Accord DX, which only sells as a sedan, all Accord models come as a sedan or coupe. The LX uses power doors, power locks, and power mirrors while the EX adds a power moonroof and an anti-theft alarm system. Alloy wheels provide optional equipment.
With only an AM/FM radio and cassette player as standard equipment, the Accord DX is fairly underwhelming. However, the 1998 Accord LX improves the DX by adding cruise control, air-conditioning, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player as standard equipment. The Accord EX adds a CD player to the standard features. Leather seating and a power driver’s seat remain available as optional features.
Performance & Handling
The Honda Accord delivers good performance that holds up well against the competition. The 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine generates 150 horsepower, which allows the Accord to accelerate fairly quickly, especially considering that four-cylinder engines tend to be underpowered. The three-liter, six-cylinder engine in the V6 delivers 200 hp, further improving acceleration. The handling and turning of the 1998 Honda Accord also feel very good, making it a perky and agile vehicle to operate.
Dual front airbags come standard on all 1998 Honda Accord models. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes come standard on all models, except the Accord DX sedan.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Accord 2.3-liter four-cylinder: 19/27 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord three-liter six-cylinder: 18/26 mpg city/highway
- Sedan and coupe options
- Low price tag
- Overall high quality
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