Overview
2009 Honda Accord

For two decades now, there have been two perennial no-brainer choices for a midsize family sedan: the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. Both have legions of satisfied owners and top reputations for reliability and safety. Deciding between the two often came down to this: If you wanted a softly sprung car with superior isolation, the Camry was the way to go -- and if you wanted a sporty ride and could live with a tad less refinement, the Accord was the sedan of choice. There's still some truth to this adage for 2009, but things have changed rapidly in the midsize sedan segment. For one thing, the Accord has grown bigger and softer with its latest redesign; for another, the competition has caught up.

Here's how things shake out for the Accord in today's family sedan free-for-all. The Honda is now roughly the fourth-sportiest entrant, by our count, trailing the canyon-king Nissan Altima, the upsized but still capable Mazda 6 and the often-overlooked Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan twins. It's also still hampered by traditional Honda foibles like elevated road noise and exaggerated brake pedal vibration during hard stops. Performance is likewise uninspiring -- while the upgraded 2.4-liter four-cylinder in the EX is pleasant, the base engine is merely adequate, and the top-of-the-line 3.5-liter V6 is overmatched in terms of acceleration by many rival six-cylinder engines.

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User Reviews

Ain't an Aston Martin but it's Pretty Darn A-Okay - These reviews kill me. People gripe about stuff they should have noticed on the test drive. They obviously didn't do their due diligence and now they'...

4.4
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Very solid purschase - Great car, love the interior and exterior. Have not had a single problem in 35K miles, just went on a 2,000 mile road trip and it was great! Very comf...

4.5
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My hard earned money down the drain! - I had purchased my 2009 Accord in Nov. '11. the brakes sqweaked the next day, and still is now! Had taken the car to Midas, and was told the brakes lo...

3.5
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Shocked that I HATE this car - This is my 2nd Accord and I hate it. I have replaced all 4 door locks, the lumbar control in the drivers seat, Airbag sensors. The seats are so uncomf...

2.5
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3+ Years and 55,000 miles - The Good and the Bad - The Accord is well built with little or no rattles or squeaks. The brake issues have been well documented, I got over 22,000 miles on mine before repl...

4.4
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Pricing Trends

The average listing price for a 2009 Honda Accord:

On LemonFree: $16,003
In Pennsylvania: $15,569

Pricing difference by year:

2010 $17,330 + $1,327
2008 $14,742 - $1,261

Average price by trim:

EX $14,887
EX V6 $15,640
EX-L $15,655
EX-L V6 $16,949
EX-L V6 w/Navi $16,883
EX-L w/Navi $16,113
LX $13,470
LX-P $13,946
LX-S $13,805
Safety Ratings
2009 Honda Accord
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 4.5000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls4
Number of Complaints720
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2009 Honda Accord vehicles

2009 Honda Accord (8/4/2011)  

Campaign Number: 11V395000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 ACCORD, 2007-2010 CR-V, AND 2005-2008 ELEMENT PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010. THE OUTER RACE OF THE SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING MAY BE BROKEN DURING CERTAIN DRIVING STYLES. A BROKEN OUTER RACE MAY CAUSE ABNORMAL NOISE, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO TURN ON, AND ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE TRANSMISSION IDLE GEAR AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR HOUSING WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION.

Defect: THIS COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL. ADDITIONALLY, BROKEN PIECES OF THE OUTER RACE OR BALL BEARING FROM THE SECONDARY SHAFT MAY BECOME LODGED IN THE PARKING PAWL RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AFTER THE DRIVER HAS PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE PARK POSITION. ENGINE STALL AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS WITHIN THE PATH OF A ROLLING VEHICLE.

Corrective Action: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

2009 Honda Accord (11/18/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E063000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Description: HONDA IS RECALLING AFTERMARKET FULL NOSE MASKS, PART NUMBER 08P35-TA0-100 AND 08P35-TA6-100 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 9, 2007 THROUGH DECEMBER 11, 2007. THE ACCESSORY WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 HONDA ACCORD 4-DOOR VEHICLES. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE NOSE MASK MATERIAL TO INTERFERE WITH PART OF THE HOOD LATCH. IF THE HOOD HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETELY CLOSED AND THE NOSE MASK INTERFERES WITH THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH MECHANISM THE HOOD MAY POP OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE BEING DRIVEN.

Defect: THIS MAY RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY THAT COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: HONDA IS ASKING OWNERS TO PLEASE REMOVE THE NOSE MASK IMMEDIATELY AND CALL ANY AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RETURN THE NOSE MASK AND HAVE IT REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

Used 2009 HONDA ACCORD for sale in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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2009 Honda Accord LXP

$10,495

2009 HONDA ACCORD LXP

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 112167 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Downingtown, PA
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$15,700
Price Reduced

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 6070 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Woodside, NY
  • MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$15,688
Price Reduced

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 37460 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: White
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: East Windsor, NJ
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord LX

$13,950

2009 HONDA ACCORD LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 54420 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$18,000

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 24441 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Annapolis, MD
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$15,994
Price Reduced

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 46475 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: White
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Rockaway, NJ
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$14,487

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 78361 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: White
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Newark, DE
  • MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$12,995
Price Reduced

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 63654 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Teterboro, NJ
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$16,153
Price Reduced

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 33654 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: White
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Freehold, NJ
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$13,888

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 59582 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Springfield, NJ
  • MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$16,995
Price Reduced

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 20607 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Ardmore, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$12,999

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 70753 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$19,590

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Coupe
  • Mileage: 26185 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$16,990

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 38829 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

2009 Honda Accord EXL

$12,994

2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 90327 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Doylestown, PA
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy
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