The Honda Accord Coupe, with its striking appearance with flip up headlights, made its debut in the United States for the 1988 model year. It was roomy and comfortable for a compact car; fuel efficient and intelligently engineered. Throughout the years the popular coupe has built upon this reputation and has remained a safety rich and easy to drive vehicle with a high resale value.
Although the Accord Coupe had seen many changes since its introduction in the '80s, some of the most significant changes to the coupe version of the Accord occurred for the 2003 model year. A sportier Accord coupe was introduced, and with a more robust V6 engine and six-speed manual transmission it soared along on 17-inch wheels while the premium stereo, boasting in dash six disc CD changer, played favorite tunes over a 180-watt sound system. The attractively designed cabin featured large gauges, trouble-free controls and more passenger and storage space than ever before. A more modern exterior, a more powerful engine, stability control and a roomy and stylish interior were all very appealing, as were the impressive crash test results for this compact car.
A refreshed version arrived in 2006 with revised front and rear fascias and newly designed alloy wheels. The 2003 through 2007 model year Accord Coupe was available as an LX base model and an EX sport tuned model, with both models having a strong focus on safety features. Both the LX and the EX were equipped with an abundance of airbags, including side curtain airbags. Both the EX and the LX were front wheel drive and available with a choice of either a peppy 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder or a smooth and powerful 3.0 liter V6 engine.
The Accord Coupe has earned its reputation as fuel efficient, reliable, practical and comfortable automobile with sporty features. After so many years of success, it is still represents one of the more affordable cars in its class and has retained a strong resale value.