Car: 2009 Accord Tourer 2.0
Join Date: 10th April 2007
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I drive an Accord Tourer 2.0 MT.
Options: Premium audio, Satnav, rear view camera, heated seats, auto dimming mirror, iPod interface, 17 inch Quartz alloys, etc... Basicly everything you might want to have, except for LKAS, CBMS, ACC, leather and Xenon.
The R20A3 is essentially the same engine as the R18A2 found the Civic, only with a bigger stroke. I am a former Civic 1.8 owner and I love this two-faced engine: smooth as silk and high-revving and racy at your request.
However, it feels different in the Accord. The flywheel seems heavier, which makes it even smoother, but a little less rev-happy. It fits the Accord. If you like the 1.8, you'll like the 2.0 as well.
The Accord 2.0 has more than enough power, but I think it's a little less quick than the Civic 1.8. I did some calculations. See attached PDF.
The gearbox is perfect, as you'd expect from a Honda. The steering is not as tight as the Civic, but probably more relaxing when driving long distances and possibly at high speeds (@ autobahn).
Accord (10.000 km): 8,20 L/100km or 34,45 MPG (UK).
Civic (72.000 km): 7,62 L/100km or 37,09 MPG (UK).
My opinion: great car, great engine, get all the options.