Honda Accord 2003 Sedan

This generation of Honda Accord has been produced from January, 2003 to December, 2005. We can provide information about 5 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Honda is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.4 litres and power of from 155 to 190 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.2 litres and power of 140 HP. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (3 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Honda Accord 2003 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.7 to 9.4 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 5.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Honda Accord 2003 sedan petrol engine version is Honda Accord 2.0, consuming 7.7 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Honda Accord real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 15 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +8% for petrol engines and +22% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Honda Accord modification.

Honda Accord 2003 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 182 to 223 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 143 grams per kilometer. From Honda Accord with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Honda Accord 2.0 which produces an average of 182 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.9 seconds has Honda Accord 2.4 version, conversely the tardiest one is Honda Accord 2.0 Automatic reaching this speed only in 10.6 seconds. The maximum top speed is 227 km/h for the 2.4 petrol 4-cylinder 190 hp version (Honda Accord 2.4) and the 2.4 petrol 190 hp version (Honda Accord 2.4 Automatic).

Lenght of Honda Accord is 466 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Honda Accord is about 2 cm longer than Toyota Avensis sedan, but 4 cm shorter than Mazda 6 sedan. Honda Accord gross weight is 1920 kg, which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Honda Accord trunk space is 459 litres.

This Honda is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2000 €. According to user reviews, average Honda Accord repair costs are 140 € per year. Users calculated Honda Accord 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2000 € cost per year and 0.16 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 64%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Honda Accord for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Honda Accord prices and costs.

In user reviews Honda Accord received average grade 8.0 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 83% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Honda Accord modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Honda Accord 2003 2.0

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 155 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Honda Accord 2003 2.0 Automatic 2.0 Petrol 155 HP 8.2 l/100km Automatic (5)
Honda Accord 2003 2.2 CTDi Nov 2003 — Dec 2005 2.2 Diesel 140 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Honda Accord 2003 2.4

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds

2.4 Petrol 190 HP 9.0 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Accord 2003 2.4 Automatic

Most powerfull petrol version (190 HP)

2.4 Petrol 190 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (5)
Honda Accord service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Honda Accord safety

During safety testing Honda Accord has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Honda Accord is evaluated with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Honda Accord got two stars.

Honda Accord prices

Honda Accord 2003 - 2005 sedan price in Latvia is from 1000 € to 2900 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Honda Accord price is average - Honda Accord is approximately for 22 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2003 - 2005 prices). Despite of relatively low price Honda Accord quality is above average (see below), so this Honda can be a good buy.

Honda Accord 2005 price 1400 € 2100 € 2900 €
Honda Accord 2003 price 1000 € 1800 € 2600 €

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Honda Accord reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Honda Accord reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2016 defects were detected in an average of 30.7 percent of Honda Accord of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 31.4%.

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Honda Accord 2003 sedan features (options)

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Climate control
Rain sensor
Metallic paint
Adjustable steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Heated seats
Cruise control
Xenon headlights
Electrically adjustable seats
Rear parking sensors

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Honda Accord reviews

Total 14 Honda Accord owner reviews

Honda Accord 2005 Sedan Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
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Purchase year:2014 age of car 9 years)Owned for50`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption:9.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs:520 € (~ 173 € per year)
Total car rating:
   male, age 28
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