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Honda has been selling the mid-size Accord since 1976, with style, content and power upgrades occurring about every five years. The seventh-generation sedans and coupes appeared for the 2008 model year and were roomier and quicker than their predecessors. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produced 177-190 horsepower, while high-line Accords came with the 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V6.