Quality Used Honda Accord Models Available in Cleveland, TN
First manufactured for the U.S. in 1976, the Honda Accord has been gracing roads throughout our great country for nearly 50 years. Offered in hatchback, coupe, wagon and sedan options throughout the years, the Accord has long been a favorite of families, first-time owners and car enthusiasts alike.
Brief History of the Honda Accord
First created as a fun and efficient daily driver, the Honda Accord name has grown to become one of the most recognizable and most seen models on the road today. In 1982, Honda moved the production of the Accord over to the U.S., making the Accord the first Japanese car to be mass produced in the States.
Now in its tenth generation, the Accord is offered in six trims: LX, Hybrid, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. If you are in the market for a safe, stylish and sleek sedan to handle your daily driving duties, look no further than the Accord.
First Generation — 1976
Launched in early May, 1976, the first -generation Accord was initially released as a two-door hatchback. A four-door sedan option was added to the lineup in October, 1977. The first-generation Honda Accord was efficient for its time and leaned on that as its major selling point throughout the ‘70s. The model was popular from the time it first hit American roadways, selling over 185,000 units by 1980.
Second Generation — 1981
For the second generation, Honda moved the production of the accord from Japan to the United States. Embracing the American way of life, the second-generation Honda Accord grew in size and increased its power. Still available in hatchback and sedan models, the second-generation Accord was immediately recognizable thanks to its overtly boxy design.
Third Generation — 1985
No longer the new kid on the block, the third-generation Accord found its stride and added an undeniably slick coupe to the lineup in addition to the hatchback and sedan options. Now powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the third-generation Accord remained a great option for drivers who wanted fun and efficiency every time they took the wheel. The sportiest Accord to date, this model shaved off much of its boxy appearance in favor of a sharper, more aggressively angular look.
Fourth Generation — 1989
For its fourth generation, the Accord hit another growth spurt, increasing in both wheelbase and overall size. Now powered by a 2.2-liter engine, this large and in charge Accord gained cargo and cabin space without sacrificing its agility. No longer adorned with its unique pop-up headlights and losing the hatchback option, the fourth-generation Accord looks a bit more adult than its sport-inspired predecessor. Along with its new look came a midsize classification for the first time as well.
Fifth Generation — 1994
The fifth-generation Accord introduced VTEC and V6 and technology to its lineup along with a 2.7-liter engine. Now offering more impressive performance and a slightly more rounded-off exterior, this Accord had the rare combination of comfort and style that many modern drivers of the time were looking for. Available in sedan, coupe and wagon options, the fifth-generation Accord was a great choice for first time buyers and seasoned car enthusiasts alike.
Sixth Generation — 1998
Dropping the wagon option from its list of offerings, the sixth-generation Accord now boasted a more powerful 135-horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine along with standard dual front airbags, a large step forward in safety for the time. The sixth-generation Accord is when Honda really began taking the car in the direction of the model we see on the roads today.
Seventh Generation — 2002
Featuring modern accent lines along the side body and hood, the seventh-generation Accord takes on a much more modern feel than all of its predecessors. Along with a more contemporary look, Honda also upped the power output again across the board. In 2005, Honda made its foray into the Hybrid market with the first ever Accord Hybrid. This model featured a combined 3.0-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor to produce 253-horsepower.
Eighth Generation — 2008
Continuing with the bigger is better trend, the eighth-generation Accord measured in noticeably larger than its predecessors. Powered by an optional 268-horsepower V6 engine, this Accord talked the talk and walked the walk.
Defined by a more aggressive exterior design and adorned with much more comprehensive safety and entertainment technology, the eighth-generation Accord is a car that can still be seen on city streets and country roads throughout the country.
Ninth Generation — 2013
While not drastically different from the eighth generation, the ninth-generation Accord’s most notable feature is the addition of a Sport model to the lineup. The Accord Sport benefitted from a slight boost in horsepower, dual exhaust outlets, sporty wheels and a standard six-speed manual transmission.
Tenth Generation — 2018
The headline for the tenth generation is the removal of the coupe body and the V6 engine as options for the Accord. The tenth-generation Accord, now strictly a sedan, boasts more power, comfort, technology, style and space than any Accord before it and most sedans up against it.
With a Sport option that turns any road into a racetrack and a hybrid model that achieves up to a combined 50 MPG, the tenth-generation Accord is a safe bet for modern drivers of all lifestyles.
What’s New For 2020?
Currently in its tenth generation, which debuted in 2018, the 2020 Accord has no major changes from its tenth-generation predecessors.
Test drive a Honda Accord for yourself and experience a new level of power and performance. Browse our expansive selection of used models at Vehicles Direct Cleveland, at 2490 S Lee Hwy, Cleveland, TN 37311. If you are in the market for a quality used Accord, we probably have the perfect car on our lot right now. Start shopping for your next car today. We love nothing more than working with our neighbors from Chattanooga, Decatur, and beyond.