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2010 Honda Accord Review

The 2010 Honda Accord has nimble handling and a roomy, well-made interior. It ranks in the middle of the highly competitive midsize car class, however, because its safety and reliability scores – while good – don’t keep pace with those of class leaders.

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale, roomy cabin
  • Good performance overall
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Cluttered center stack
  • Subpar trunk space




Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.6
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.2
Safety: 9.5
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2010 Honda Accord Overview

Is the 2010 Honda Accord a Good Used Car?

The 2010 Honda Accord is a good midsize car. It has one of the nicest interiors in the class, with its sleek design and first-rate materials. The Accord also has agile handling that allows you to take winding roads aggressively, unlike most rival vehicles that prioritize comfort above all else. However, there are some notable drawbacks to the 2010 Accord. Its trunk is smaller than average for the class, and if the model you’re considering buying has the optional navigation system, be aware that the knob controlling the system is difficult to use.

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How Much Is the 2010 Honda Accord?

Our site has more than 530 listings for the 2010 Honda Accord, and the average price is $9,600. However, its price can range from $6,600 to $12,900, depending on the model you choose, as well as its condition, mileage, location, and features.

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How Much Does the 2010 Honda Accord Cost to Own?

The 2010 Honda Accord’s five-year estimated costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs come to nearly $25,440. These estimated expenses are a few thousand dollars lower for sedans like the 2010 Toyota Camry and 2010 Hyundai Sonata.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Honda Accord?

If a low price is at the top of your mind, you’ll certainly want to choose the 2010 Accord over the 2019 Honda Accord, which has a starting price of $23,720. That’s more than double the average price of a 2010 model. Nonetheless, the 2019 model has a lot to offer. It features a lighter body, a lower stance, and an improved chassis. It features a turbocharged engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Accord’s long list of advanced standard safety features is perhaps the most notable. It includes Traffic Sign Recognition, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and more.

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If you’re looking to spend less than $10,000 on a new midsize car, you’re out of luck. Even a brand-new subcompact car starts out a few thousand dollars higher.  

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Which Model Year of the Honda Accord Is Best?

The 2010 Accord belongs to a generation that spans the 2008 through 2012 model years. Unless price is your top concern, you’re better off sticking with the 2011 and 2012 model. Fuel economy was improved for 2011, and a USB port became standard in the 2012 Accord.

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How Reliable Is the 2010 Honda Accord?

The 2010 Accord received a three out of five rating from J.D. Power, which is average for the industry.

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2010 Honda Accord Recalls

As of this writing, the 2010 Honda Accord has 10 reported recalls. Many concern the potential of malfunctioning air bags. There are also recalls for the transmission control module software, the front suspension damper bolts, and the ignition circuit. Ensure these issues have been resolved before purchasing.

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Which Used Honda Accord Model Is Right for Me?

The 2010 Accord has two body styles (sedan and coupe). The Accord sedan has three major trims: LX, EX, and EX V-6. There are also three sub-trim levels – LX-P, EX-L, EX-L V-6 – that add sportier styling elements.

The base Honda Accord LX sedan has power windows and door locks, cruise control, keyless entry, and a six-speaker stereo with auxiliary input. This trim will suit most shoppers fine, but shoppers who want more should check out the Honda Accord EX trim. It features a slightly stronger engine, a moonroof, heated side mirrors, driver’s seat power lumbar support, and upgraded interior materials that include active noise cancellation to keep the cabin quiet.

The Honda Accord EX V-6 has the strongest engine in the lineup, so it’s the best trim for everyday highway commuters. It also comes with sport-inspired design elements, but there are few notable additional standard features. 

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How Safe Is the Accord?

The 2010 Accord earned the top rating of Good in three Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluations. It received the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the roof strength test. The coupe version did not receive safety ratings from the IIHS for 2010.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2010 Accord sedan and coupe perfect five-stars ratings in frontal and rollover crash tests. In the side rear-passenger crash test, the sedan received a three-star safety rating, and the coupe earned five stars. In the driver’s-side crash test, the coupe received four stars, and the sedan earned five.

Anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard in the 2010 Accord.

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2010 Honda Accord Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2010 Honda Accord or 2010 Toyota Camry?

The 2010 Toyota Camry and 2010 Honda Accord both offer roomy seats and reliability ratings that are about average for the class. However, that’s where the similarities end. The Camry is tuned for comfort, but its cabin has a bland look and low-rent materials. The Accord is sportier and more stylish. It offers a longer list of options than the Camry, including a coupe model, three engines, and three transmissions.

Which Is Better: 2010 Honda Accord or 2010 Nissan Altima?

If you like the 2010 Honda Accord’s agile handling, you’ll appreciate the 2010 Nissan Altima. Both cars are fun to drive. Like the Accord, the Altima is available in coupe and sedan body styles that have sporty styling to match their athletic driving dynamics. Both cars also have similar predicted reliability ratings, but the Accord has a slightly higher safety score and a nicer interior. The Altima offers a few features the Accord doesn’t, including push-button start, a USB port, and a rearview camera. Both vehicles are solid choices in the midsize car class.

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2010 Honda Accord Performance

How Does the 2010 Honda Accord Drive?

The front-wheel-drive Accord is available with three engines for 2017: two four-cylinders and a V6. The base four-cylinder engine generates 177 horsepower and gives the Accord modest acceleration. The 190-horsepower four-cylinder offers a bit more punch, but the 271-horsepower V6 is the power plant to choose if you want snappy highway acceleration.

The four-cylinder engines can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. The V6-powered Accord coupes are available with a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. On the road, the Accord has tight cornering, making it quite sporty compared to most competing sedans that put the focus on ride comfort.

Does the 2010 Honda Accord Get Good Gas Mileage?

The EPA estimates that the base 2010 Accord with the automatic transmission returns 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. That’s about average for the class.

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2010 Honda Accord Interior

How Many People Does the 2010 Honda Accord Seat?

The Honda Accord seats five, in both coupe and sedan body styles. The sedan offers plenty of legroom and hip room in both the front and back seats, and the rear seats are particularly spacious for a midsize car. The seats are on the firm side, but they offer good support and remain comfortable on long drives. Honda’s top-notch materials and attractive styling give the Accord one of the most upscale cabins in the class.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2010 Honda Accord?

Each of the rear outboard seats has a complete set of LATCH connectors, and the middle seat has an upper tether.

2010 Honda Accord Features

Standard features include power windows and door locks, cruise control, keyless entry, and a six-speaker stereo with auxiliary input. Upper trims come with features like a moonroof, leather seats, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, and navigation.

The Accord’s cluttered center stack makes it hard to find and use some buttons. Additionally, the available navigation system has a dashboard-mounted rotary knob, which can be difficult to use compared to a touch screen.

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2010 Honda Accord Dimensions

Honda Accord Cargo Space

The Accord has 14 cubic feet of trunk space, which is on the small side for the midsize car class. The trunk has a smaller opening than most competitors, and the rear seats on most models fold down as a single piece. Both of these make loading larger items in the Accord a challenge. EX-L models offer a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.

2010 Accord Length and Weight

The 2010 Honda Accord is about 16 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,175 pounds to 3,583 pounds, depending on how it’s equipped.

Where Was the 2010 Honda Accord Built?

Honda assembled the 2010 Accord in Ohio.

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