• Aug 17th 2007 at 8:01AM
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The 2008 Accord represents the biggest launch Honda has undertaken since the Civic in 2006, and everything from quality to design has to be just right for the Accord to maintain its lofty position in the midsize sedans pecking order. We've been looking forward to a production-ready view of the Accord's interior, and now we've found it. The scribes over at The Mags Report have a few pics from inside the Accord's cabin, and since the 2003 Accord has a great interior, Honda didn't have to start fresh. Instead, the designers came up with a different interpretation of what already works. The center console is now wider, and buttons appear to be a little larger. Vehicle information has been moved from above the navigation screen to below it, which should make external temperature and HVAC info easier to read. Center vents are also moved below the navigation screen, which helps make the Accord interior look less vertical. Honda also included some tasteful bright work, which further contrasts the two-tone interior.

While the exterior spy shots we've seen from the Accord look a bit dull, Honda appears to have taken a less conservative approach on the inside. Quality materials and well-placed controls never look bad together, but the 2003 interior may look a little classier than what we'll be getting shortly. Let us know what you think after the jump. To see more pics of the Accord from the inside, click the read link below.

[Source: The Mags Report]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      ughghghgh...which button do I push....yikes! Knock-off of a BMW.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm really disappointed with the nav not being touch screen. i've got an 05 tsx (acura and honda nav units are the same, you can even swap them in the accord , TL and tsx). The whole stupid control wheel thing is awful.

      Only lexus actually kept touch screen nav. I suppose the only advantage to having it up top is you dont have to take your eye off the road as much to look at it, but the little idrive wannabe wheels (not to mention the bmw idrive) are much worse than a touch screen.

      it looks pretty high end for a honda interior (though my friend with a v6 EX coupe his honda even had real aluminum trim). i wonder how they can really make it nicer for the acura line.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I personally don't care for the button layout and it looks like center stack had plastic surgery and was stretched to wide. The buttons look extremly cheap. It also appears that the materials are carry over from the previous model which will cut costs but frankly I’m disappointed. Nissan is using higher grade materials in their current Altima.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why do I think of "Battlestar Galactica" when I see the new interior of the Accord and Civic?
        • 8 Years Ago
        Haha, my girl friend test drove a Civic last spring and said she felt like she was in a space ship.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing, but it's pretty cool after awhile.
        • 8 Years Ago
        But spaceships have torque. And probably stick to 2000 and beyond for their design ethic. Honda has been stuck in the 80s for ages - but this interior may actually look like it was built in the nineties! Go McYawnda!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Functional, stylish, cold and soulless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's one fugly steering wheel. I personally wouldn't want to be staring or steering that thing all day. It looks like the designer missed his mother or at least where he came out of. Everything inside the interior look like slap-on.
        • 8 Years Ago
        I'm not feeling the steering wheel design that HondaCURA has adopted.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can you say 'BMW'? And that includes the finest details, inclu. the 3-Series gauges.

        • 8 Years Ago
        Nothing earth shattering, but it looks nailed together with typical Honda care and quality.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Too many odd-sized buttons on that huge bulge in the middle.


      Give me an early 90's Civic for superior layout.

      Honda got it right, everybody tried to copy, so Honda went Battleship Galactica...they have their own Bangle screwing-up interiors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Naive to think car makers don't borrow from each other. They all do.

      My only issue with this car is front wheel drive, I'd love to see a RWD model for this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks pretty nice. Seems like a logical evolution of last years design. Seems like the new Accord will stay competitive with the likes of the Camry, Altima, and now even the Aura thats being considered by more people. I personally, don't find the new exterior design for the Accord all that great. More interesting than the current one, but to me it looks a little mish-mashed. Just my $.02.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Eh? Still above some domestic interiors (even pricier cars). People aren't setting expectations right. I doubt the lower end models without navi will have that layout though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Overall, this is a nice progression from the current Accord interior, but I do have some gripes:

      1. With the switch to more and more complex dash shapes, fitment is becoming an issue. Look at the faux brushed metal plastic pieces on the leading edge of the dash and the gaps are a little alarming.

      2. The actual head-unit does not fit flush with the surrounding dash. This is a problem in a lot of vehicles, but the abstract shape of the head-unit makes it stand out more.

      3. The material on the top of the dash is REALLY shiny. If you go to link and look at the second picture it is particularly alarming. It almost looks freshly Armor-All'ed.

      The prodigious amount of buttons doesn't really bother me, because at least you won't have to go through the idrive mechanism to get anything done.

      Overall, I'd say it is no nicer than the interior on most of the other mid-size cars available, although quite a bit better than the atrocious interior on the new Camry.
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