Difference Between a Honda Accord LX & LXPby James Hamel
Buying a new family sedan in can be a confusing and time consuming experience. Many new car buyers have chosen the Honda Accord. The Accord sedan is generally considered reliable, safe and stylish, and it has routinely beaten its competitors in estimated resale value. As of 2010, there are two models of the Honda Accord 4-door sedan, the LX and LX-P.
LX Features and Price
The Honda Accord LX is the most basic model in the lineup, priced at $21,055 in 2010 for a 5-speed manual transmission equipped variant and $21,855 for a model equipped with a five-speed automatic. The Honda Accord LX comes with a standard 2.4 liter 177 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, air conditioning, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, anti-lock brakes, a complement of six airbags, traction control, vehicle stability assist, a 160-watt 6 speaker audio system with CD player and an MP3/Auxiliary input jack.
LX-P Features and Price
The 2010 Honda Accord LX-P (which stands for LX-Premium) comes only with the five speed automatic and is priced at $22,855. The Accord LX-P has all the features of an LX sedan but adds 16-inch alloy wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat, anti-theft alarm, illuminated power window switches with auto up/down feature for front driver and passenger and a chrome exhaust tip.
When shopping for a 2010 Honda Accord sedan it is usually a good idea to buy a model equipped with the automatic transmission as these versions are worth more come resale time. And since the LX-P variant of the 2010 Accord sedan is only $1,000 more than the standard LX version it is easy to see that the LX-P is the better buy. A new set of alloy wheels (the LX uses plastic wheel covers) alone could cost you more than $1,000 if you bought them from a Honda dealership at a later date.
History in the United States
The Honda Accord was first sold in the United States for the 1976 model year as an option larger than the very popular, but very small, Civic hatchback. The Accord was a hit with the American car buying public right away even though it was just equipped with a 68 horsepower 1.6 liter engine.
Sales and Rankings
In 2009 Honda sold a total of 290,056 units, which was down on the year before thanks to a depressed economy. This ranked the Honda Accord as the second best selling passenger car in the United States behind the Toyota Camry.
Jame Hamel, a native of Northern California, has written for Automotive.com, Autobytel.com, Myride.com, Associated Content, Bestcovery and Helium. Hamel attended the University of Southern California, and is fluent in Spanish.