The 2001 Honda Accord marks one of the best-selling cars in the U.S., if not the best-selling one. It has one of the highest resale values and remains one of the most popular cars for sale, not only in its class, but across the board. Known for its performance, reliability, fuel economy, and ability to seat four passengers comfortably, the 2001 Honda Accord continues in this vein.
Two models of the 2001 Honda Accord come in several different trim lines. Both the sedan and coupe undergo a style refresh for 2001, as well as increasing the list of standard safety features.
Body Styles: sedan, two-door coupe
Engines: 2.3-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Honda Accord LX, Honda Accord EX, Honda Accord LX V-6, Honda Accord EX V-6
New for 2001, the exterior of the Honda Accord has been restyled. The front fascia and hood are new, plus a new taillight design debuts. The standard safety features increase to include dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags and side airbags. Further improvements include those aimed at reducing wind and road noise in all models, in addition to making traction control standard in the V-6 and putting an in-dash CD changer in the 2001 Honda Accord EX.
The new hood and front fascia of the 2001 Honda Accord has a more chiseled style to give both the sedan and the coupe a more aggressive look from the front. New front and rear bumpers and a new front grille also enhance the coupe. While the two body styles share similar style cues, they look significantly different. The coupe has a shorter wheelbase and length than the sedan. It also has less ornamentation found on the exterior than the sedan.
The 2001 Honda Accord seats five passengers, but three adults in the rear seat find it somewhat cramped in both the sedan and coupe. The bucket seats in the front provide plenty of head and legroom for both the driver and the passenger. Both in the rear cargo space and within the cabin, the Accord offers plenty of storage space.
Honda’s attention to detail looks apparent inside the Accord. It uses good-quality materials, and the layout of instruments, gauges, and controls proves not only functional, but attractive. The seats feel comfortable and come with either cloth or leather upholstery based on the trim level. With extra measures taken to reduce road and wind noise, the 2001 Honda Accord provides a quiet and comfortable ride.
Performance & Handling
Both the LX and the EX come with either a four-cylinder or a V-6 engine. The 2.3-liter four-cylinder produces 150 horsepower and 152 lb-ft of torque, while the V-6 engine provides 200 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder pairs with a standard five-speed manual transmission, and the four-speed automatic remains available as an option. The V-6 comes with the four-speed automatic transmission as a standard feature.
Both engines provide ample power for the midsize 2001 Honda Accord, but the automatic transmission seems slow to shift and a bit jerky. The manual transmission provides faster acceleration, even with the four-cylinder engine. Steering and handling feels precise, and both models have good balance overall, making cornering at speed comfortable. All models meet ULEV standards.
Standard safety equipment for the 2001 Honda Accord includes dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags, which deploy at different levels depending on the severity of the crash and the status of the seat belts. Side-impact airbags come standard on the V-6 and EX and optionally for the LX. Sensors on the front-passenger side turn off the side-impact airbag if a child sits in the seat or the front passenger sits in the path of deployment. Anti-lock brakes come standard on the V-6 and EX and remain optional for the LX, and V-6 models also include standard traction control.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Accord four-cylinder: 22/29 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord V-6: 18/26 mpg city/highway
- Build quality
- Excellent reputation
- Interior materials and comfort
You Won't Like
- Very common on the road
- Automatic transmission performance
An excellent choice for a midsize car due to its reliability, durability, value, and abundant safety features.
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