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2002 Honda Accord

  • 2002 Honda Accord DX Sedan

    DX Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      135/145
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,500
  • 2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe

    EX Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/152
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,500
  • 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan

    EX Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/152
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,500
  • 2002 Honda Accord LX Coupe

    LX Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/152
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $19,140
  • 2002 Honda Accord LX Sedan

    LX Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      32
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/152
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,890
  • 2002 Honda Accord Special Edition Coupe

    Special Edition Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/152
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,100
  • 2002 Honda Accord Special Edition Sedan

    Special Edition Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/152
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,850
  • 2002 Honda Accord Value Package Sedan

    Value Package Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      135/145
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,300
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2002 Honda Accord Review

A top competitor for midsize sedans.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2002 Honda Accord retains popularity in America for years having established an excellent and loyal customer base. The vehicle buzzwords are best-selling, highest resale value, most popular, and all of these descriptions are accurate. Other terms heard concerning are frugal fuel economy and notable performance. In the sixth generation, it still lives up to the descriptive terms and enjoys the title of all-time best selling as one of the top contenders in the country.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, sedan
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6, 2.3-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed automatic, four-speed manual
Models: Honda Accord DX, Honda Accord Value Package, Honda Accord LX, Honda Accord EX, Honda Accord SE, Honda Accord LXV-6, Honda Accord EXV-6

What's New

The 2002 Honda Accord adds the SE to the lineup, which duplicates the four-cylinder LX with automatic transmission. Features that make the SE different from LX include keyless entry, interior wood trim, 15-inch wheels, anti-lock brakes, upgraded audio, and seat adjustments for the driver.

Exterior

The 2002 Honda Accord is a sixth-generation automobile that comes in sedan and coupe body styles and offers DX basic, and LX, or EX trim levels, as well as new levels of SE and VP. The DX level is for sedans only, but both sedans and coupes share styling themes but have different features and offerings. The sedan rides a 106.9-inch wheelbase, measuring 189.4 inches long. The coupe has a 105.1-inch wheelbase and measures 186.8 inches in length. Both models have a 70.3-inch width.

Interior

The 2002 Honda Accord has spacious front bucket seats and bench seats in the rear. The seatbacks are folding to allow extra cargo room and have a locking function to prevent trunk access from the inside. The cargo capacity reaches 14.1 cubic feet with seats down in the sedan and the coupe has about half cubic foot less. The cabin holds five passengers sufficiently. Seats are made of velour in lower-level models, while the EX V-6 models have leather seats.

The 2002 Honda Accord includes standard features such as power doors, power windows, power locks, air-conditioning, cruise control, remote trunk release, height-adjustable driver seat, power driver seat functions, tilt steering wheel, dual vanity mirrors, and rear ventilation ducts. The stereo system placed in the lower-levels includes two speakers and an AM/FM radio. Stepping up through the trim levels adds six speakers and 6-disc CD changer/player. The upper-level models also have keyless entry, leather upholstery, a security system, leather steering wheel, and leather trim throughout.

Performance & Handling

The 2002 Honda Accord are powered by two separate engine choices that have three power ratings. The base DX sedan has a 2.3-liter four-cylinder providing 135 horsepower as the EX and LX has a three-liter V-6 producing 200 hp or a 2.3-liter four-cylinder making 150 hp. Both options come with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control, also known as VTEC, which boosts the power. It equipped with the four-cylinder mates with an automatic four-speed or manual five-speed transmission, while the V-6 comes solely with the automatic gearbox. All of the engines, including the four-cylinder, promise capable handling and brisk acceleration. It leads the segment of midsize automobiles in refinement, power, ride quality, and classy appearance.

Safety

The 2002 Honda Accord offer side airbags and traction control that are standard for V-6 models and four-cylinder EX and optional for LX and DX models. Anti-lock brakes are a standard feature on EX trim levels and optional for the LX.

EPA Fuel Economy

Honda Accord DX: 22/29 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord Value Package: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord LX: 22/29 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord EX: 22/29 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord SE: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord LXV-6: 18/26 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord EXV-6: 18/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good reliability
  • Resale value excellent
  • Spacious cabin
  • Powerful engines
  • Build quality is great

You Won't Like

  • Everyone has one
  • Highway ride is stiff
  • Bland personality

Sum Up

A top competitor for midsize sedans.

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