2006 Accord

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Just realeased pictures of the 2006 Accord Sedan. This is the Mid-gen minor model change year for the Accord.

Some new stuff -

Rear end/taillights redesigned.
6spd manual now available for sedan.
166hp for 2.4L four (up from 160hp).
244hp for 3.0L six (up from 240hp).
New 17" wheels and 215/50 tires standard on LX/EX V6 models (up from 16").
17" wheels borrowed from 01-03 TL-S/CL-S for 6spd manual version (look under build and price an Accord).

posted by  thunderbird1100

Hey thanks for that, my dad is going to be buying a new accord in just a few months, appreciate your post.

posted by  Accord_Man

Sweet, they got rid of those hideous taillights on the sedans.

posted by  VG30DE

ya I didn't like them very much either, it looks like they gave them the same tails as the coupe version. What year are they gonna do the complete redesign?

posted by  Accord_Man

The 2008 model year.
Expect the V6 to be bumped to 3.2L and have at least 255-260hp. While the I4 to remain the same exact motor except probably bumped to 170-175hp.

The I4 in the sedan with the 5spd gets incredible gas mileage, 26/34. So 30mpg overall.

posted by  thunderbird1100

For 06, in that case, thats exactly what my dad would be getting, probably lx or ex, he would love those numbers for gas mileage.

posted by  Accord_Man

On my trip down to college (Atlanta to Baton Rouge) two weeks ago I was happy to note my 90 LX Accord (AUTOMATIC) got 31mpg on the entire trip. Not bad for a 16 year old engine with 221k miles on it :thumbs:

What's incredible nowadays is they get 34mpg from a larger I4 (2.2L vs. 2.4L) and have so much more power (125hp vs. 166hp).

posted by  thunderbird1100

ya my dad with his 98 accord 2.3 liter going from home to work which is about half on the highway and half in the city got 31 miles to the gallon shifting at a little before 3000 rpm and its 150 hp. They are good all-around cars.

posted by  Accord_Man

Agreed

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

how many years does it usually take for a new generation of a specific car, im talking about average. im sure theres a lot of different.

posted by  Stem

Honestly, there is no average for all car brands. Each car brand is different and even in that they differ. Honda likes to be a on a 4-5 year generation (but the NSX has been around mostly unchanged for 15 years). I know some Chevrolets that are on 7-10 year generations. The Ford Ranger is on like a 15 year generation right now.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Update:

I would like to take this time to tell everybody Honda is now going to use the new SAE J1349 spec for measuring power in their engines now (one of the few manufacturers with this up to date spec). This means the ratings will drop a little in most cars and it seems to be about a 4% drop in power across the board.

For instance...

05 RL = 300hp
06 RL = 290hp

05 TL = 270hp
06 TL = 258hp

Both of those powerplants remain unchanged for 06 but the ratings droped due to the new SAE spec. Let's take a look at some other cars...

05 MDX = 265hp
06 MDX = 253hp Unchanged.

05 RSX = 160hp
06 RSX = 155hp Unchanged.

05 RSX-S = 210hp
06 RSX-S = 201hp Unchanged.

NSX is unchanged...only Acura to change was the TSX which is now...

05 TSX = 200hp
06 TSX = 205hp = ~213hp according to the old rating system.

This is what I've come up with for Honda so far...

05 S2000 = 240hp
06 S2000 = 237hp = ~ 247hp according to old rating system.

05 Accord I4 = 160hp
06 Accord I4 = 166hp = ~ 172hp according to old rating system.

05 Accord V6 = 240hp
06 Accord V6 = 244hp = ~ 254hp according to old rating system.

05 Odyssey = 255hp
06 Odyssey = 244hp Unchanged.

05 Ridgeline = 255hp
06 Ridgeline = 247hp = ~ 257hp accord to old rating system.

I have yet to receive any solid info on the '06 Accord Hybrid, Civic line, CRV Element or Pilot. Will keep you guys updated.

posted by  thunderbird1100

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