Reliability is a tricky notion to pin down—it takes a long time to earn the reputation of being reliable, and sometimes it only takes one instance to ruin it. You can always rely on the sun rising, needing to pay taxes, and uh, that other thing that always gets mentioned with taxes. Your uncle Steve, on the other hand, has proven himself time and time again to be unreliable (I mean, he drives a Toyota for goodness sake). Now, after years of designing and manufacturing vehicles that are still on the road today, Honda has a hard-fought and hard-earned reputation for making some of the most reliable vehicles—and the Accord is no different. Learn more about the Honda Accord, and how truly reliable it is, with Edmonton’s very own Alberta Honda!
Is the Honda Accord Reliable?
Yes, the Honda Accord is amazingly reliable! But you don’t have to just take our word on it: the website CarComplaints.com collects and tabulates results for vehicles, broken down by model year, with results going all the way back to the first generation Accord in 1979. The site accepts submissions from its users, cross-referencing public data from the United States’ NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) to verify submissions, breaking down exactly what can and does go wrong in vehicles—all the way down to the type of complaint. This is free, public data that shows just how reliable the Accord truly is. For example, the 9th generation Accord (from 2013 until 2018) had a total of 211 complaints levied against it. When you consider that American Honda dealers sold roughly 30,000 Accords a month in 2013, you see how small a percentage that truly is. We’d do the math for you, but uncle Steve borrowed our calculator years ago and still hasn’t given it back!
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But Does It Have Award-Winning Reliability?
If CarComplaints.com, a site wholly dedicated to vehicle complaints isn’t proof enough, how about J.D. Power? Also American-based, J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company, and a major player in the automotive sphere. By conducting countless customer satisfaction surveys, as well as testing product quality themselves, this independent firm is an incredibly reliable source in and of itself. But what do they have to say about the Accord? Well, the 2019 Accord Hybrid Touring sedan received an overall score of 81 out of 100, a scale based on hundreds of thousands of independent reviews, covering factors like quality, dependability, and performance. When broken down further, the Accord Hybrid received an 84 out of 100 when it comes to quality and reliability, while the non-hybrid Accord Sedan LX received identical scores. The 2019 Accord Hybrid also won J.D. Power’s Best Performance Midsize Car, a nice little trophy to add to Honda’s already crowded trophy case, with the brand winning multiple J.D. Power awards across its lineup year after year. Add that to the bevy of awards the Accord has won over the years, from Motor Trend’s Import Car of the Year in 1994, to Canadian Car of the Year in 2013 and 2018, or the 2018 North American Car of the Year. Oh, and we can’t forget how it’s been recognized by Car and Driver as one of the 10 Best in Recognition 31 times in the last 35 years. If reliability is a badge earned over time, the Honda Accord has won it time and time again.
Keep Your Accord Reliable, With Alberta Honda
You too can own one of the most reliable cars on the road (and own it for a long time), by shopping at Alberta Honda. Edmonton’s premier destination for all things Honda, we’ve got an amazing selection of Accords for you to peruse, from new to used. Beyond that, regular maintenance at our service department will ensure your Accord operates at the pinnacle of its performance for years to come. We’re so enamoured with (and confident in) the Accord, we’ve even compared it to a range of its competitors! Give us a call and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the Honda Accord, or just stop by Alberta Honda and check it out in person.