Demonstrating both longevity and a longstanding reputation for excellence, Honda’s Accord has been offered since 1976. One of the most highly acclaimed automobiles of all time, the Accord is also one of the best selling automobiles of all time. Over the course of the model’s lifetime it has been offered as a four-door sedan, a wagon, a hatchback, and starting in the 1989 model year, as a two-door coupe.
Remarkably, when the Accord was introduced, it came to market as a compact hatchback. Over the years, the Accord sedan has steadily grown in size to be considered a mid-size, and is now considered pretty much a full-size sedan. The coupe however is still considered a mid-sized car.
A funny thing happens when a car builds a reputation like the one the Honda Accord enjoys. Once it becomes a darling of the mainstream, people who consider themselves “cutting-edge” have a tendency to look past it. According (sorry, pun not intended) to their logic, if something is so universally adored, like say pop music for example, it must be bland and watered down—right? Well, when it comes to the Honda Accord Coupe, absolutely nothing could be farther from the truth.