Honda Accord LX-P

From Honda press: The 2009 Honda Accord lineup is designed to impress with premium features, accommodating technology and efficient performance geared for both the finish line and the bottom line.

Available as a sedan or a coupe and powered by advanced 4-cylinder or V-6 engines, the Accord embodies a sophisticated design and provides an accommodating, spacious interior. An emphasis on safety includes such highlights as standard electronic stability control, standard side curtain airbags and the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE®) body structure. Premium technologies available on certain models include the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation1 System™ with Voice Activation, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and XM® Satellite Radio2.

The Accord is available with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 engine choices. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual (standard with all 4-cylinder engines), a 5-speed automatic (standard on V-6-powered sedan models, available with all 4-cylinder engines and V-6-powered Accord Coupes,) and a 6-speed manual transmission (available on the Accord Coupe EX-L V-6).

The available 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine produces 271-horsepower3 - the most ever for any Accord - while implementing the latest generation of fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology from Honda and achieving a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV4) rating from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The VCM system operates in 6-cylinder mode for power and 4- and 3-cylinder modes for efficiency, resulting in an EPA city/highway fuel economy rating of 19/295 miles per gallon in the Accord Sedan V-6. The additional power of the V-6 engine has minimal impact on the fuel economy rating when compared to the 4-cylinder engine, which achieves 21/305 miles per gallon city/highway in the Accord Sedan with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

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