Being a model from Honda, the Honda Accord Tourer provides everything you would expect from it. Some of its pros include excellent reliability, great built quality and outstanding standard features. Also, it offers a good range of efficient and quiet engines, that are available in both petrol and diesel variants. It offers good ride quality and is comfortable enough for even long journeys. No matter how many features it offers, this vehicle will still remain a product from Honda, and it will never be able to compete against the likes of Volkswagen Passat, BMW 3 Series and Ford Mondeo. Having said that, it remains a very sensible buy. The main drawback of this model is that it is not as spacious as most of its competitors, but it does offer plenty of standard equipment and safety features. This model mainly comes it four trim levels, the entry-level ES followed by ES GT and EX while Type S remains top of the range offering. All these trims offer great value for money.
Honda Accord Tourer – Body Styles Changes and other Options
This Honda Tourer offers a comfortable ride for most of the time, but slightly lesser on rougher terrains because of a bit firm suspension set. All seats are supportive and soft and easily adjustable Thanks to great adjustability; superb driving position is also offered. Honda Accord Tourer has a seating capacity of 5 adult passengers. It does offer more headroom in rear seats than previous model. Although tapered windows and sloping roof does make it seem less spacious than it is. Six airbags, anti-whiplash front headrests and electronic stability control is offered for complete safety.
Engine Options and Fuel Economy of Honda Accord Tourer
Honda Accord Tourer offers four engine choices, including:
• 2-liter petrol with 154 bhp
• 2.4-liter petrol with 198 bhp
• 2.2-liter diesel with 148 bhp or 177 bhp.
Even though petrol engines offer a smooth ride and decent performance, particularly the 2.4-liter unit, the diesel unit still serves as the best option. All these engines are strong and smooth. This vehicle offers accurate steering and minimum body roll, thanks to these engines. A 6-speed manual transmission is offered as standard, although the high-performance diesel unit is offered a five-speed auto transmission as an option but it does lower the overall performance of the engine. The combination of 2.2 liters i-DTEC diesel engine, and manual gearbox is most efficient engine combination of Honda Accord Tourer. It offers 51.4 mpg of fuel economy and emits 143 g/km of CO2. 2.4-liter i-VTEC petrol engine with manual gearbox serves as the least economical. It emits as much as 201 g/km of CO2 and offers just 32.5 mpg of fuel economy. Other engines and gearbox combinations offer an average fuel economy of mid-40 mpg, and C2 emission varies from 150 g/km to 170 g/km.
Honda Accord Tourer – Price, Competitors and Date of Launch
The latest Honda Accord Tourer has a starting price of around $50,000. For higher trims and additional features, this price increases further. When compared to its competitors like BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 Avant, the Tourer is quite reasonably priced. This car will be launched this year in its last quarter.