Honda's strong-selling midsize Accord sedan underwent a massive redesign for 2003 that included more-powerful engines. A five-speed automatic transmission replaced the former four-speed unit, and a V-6-powered coupe with a six-speed manual gearbox joined the lineup.
For 2007, Honda introduces a V-6 Special Edition trim level that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, steering wheel audio controls, a six-disc CD changer and an alarm system.
Sedans come in LX and upscale EX trim levels, along with LX V-6 and EX V-6 versions and an LX Special Edition. LX and EX coupes are offered with four-cylinder or V-6 power.
An Accord Hybrid with a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain went on sale late in 2004 as a 2005 model.