Are we talking about options or standard features? Assuming you mean
standard features (even though you said options), I think it depends on the
model and the year. For example, in 2000, the order in the case of the
Accord (fewest features to most) is LX - SE - EX. But that's a little
misleading, since the SE that year (I own one) was essentially an LX with a
discounted option package that included air conditioning, some interior
trim, and a few other things. And then there was the DX, at the bottom of
My understanding is that in at least some other years, the SE was the top of
the line in terms of features. Maybe someone else can tell you for sure; the
2000 is the only Accord I've owned.
Not sure about other car models (Civic, etc.). I know there have been LX and
EX versions of the Civic, but I don't recall ever seeing a Civic SE.
What he said.
Used to be a DX model too, below the LX.
Now we have:
EX-L V-6 6MT
So there's SE, and "Value Package". They no longer put LX/EX/SE
badges on the fender, so they can change the SE offer any time they
One thing I forgot to mention is that, in 2000 at least, some of the SE
models were built in Japan. The SE came in three colors: red, dark green and
bronze. As far as I can tell (based on my shopping experiences in the
Atlanta area), all the red ones were made in Japan and all the green and
bronze ones were made in Ohio. I was never able to find out why, and I have
no idea which other models/years are of Japanese origin. As far as I know,
most if not all Accords now sold in the U.S. are built in this country.
According to a Honda fact sheet available online, all Accord coupes are made
in North America. That would include four-cylinder models. The same fact
sheet says some Accord sedans are made in Marysville, Ohio. And another
Honda site says the Honda engine plant in Anna, Ohio, makes four-cylinder
engines for Accords, among other models. All of which leads me to believe
that at least some four-cylinder Accords are still being made in the U.S.
It's possible some are being imported from Japan, especially to the west
coast. That might make sense, depending on transportation costs and other
Not that any of this particularly matters.
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