Are you reading a different Consumer reports than I am? I see the Accord
received an overall rating of 88, the Altima 85......how is that better? it
does mention the Accord gets slightly worse gas mileage than the Altima but
that is not the total rating....
Don't get me wrong, I still think the new Accord is just about the ugliest
car Honda has produced in recent memory and the Altima is better looking
but, in MY opinion I would not buy either of the gas guzzliers cause I like
my Civic Hybrid too much to consider either.
One consistent complaint with Hondas is a relatively high amount of
tire noise transmitted to the cabin. We notice this on our '03 Accord
and I was hoping it would be improved with the '08 redesign, but CR says
that tire noise is still a low point.
I think Honda missed the boat by going bigger still with the '08 at a
time when fuel economy is so important. Bigger and heavier means a fuel
economy sacrifice. Time to stop super-sizing it!
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