Honda Accord - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Apr 25, 2019
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    This is the story of Honda’s ubiquitous four-door sedan: the Honda Accord. From humble beginnings as a cost-conscious commuter, to a surprisingly sporty undercover beast, and everything in between. Join James as he explores the deep history of one of America’s best selling cars. This is the Honda Accord.
    Hosted by James Pumphrey
    Edited by Bridget Davies & Colby Mann
    Animation by Raghav Arumugam
    Written by George Back & Nolan Sykes
    Directed by Jesse Wood
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Comments • 4 845

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  2 months ago +1341

    Everyone has an Accord in their life ; maybe your grandpappy had one, maybe your mom drives one, maybe YOU drive one. What's your Accord story, ACCORDing to you?

    • Theo Willis
      Theo Willis 18 hours ago

      It was the 2005-2010 one

    • Theo Willis
      Theo Willis 18 hours ago

      My elementary school teacher

    • Atanas MItrov
      Atanas MItrov 3 days ago

      happy with my accord 7th gen

    • Giovanni R Alejo
      Giovanni R Alejo 4 days ago

      @Ryan Zheng ugly ass car ... Camry v6 would last you longer

    • Ryan Zheng
      Ryan Zheng 4 days ago

      10th gen 2.0t 10 spd, first car after years of buses, finally can call myself, HONDA ACCORDIAN.

  • jarron cunningham
    jarron cunningham 5 hours ago

    where's the CB7 Accord?

  • Silver Light
    Silver Light 13 hours ago

    I recently bought a 1991 Accord because of this video(also I needed to upgrade from my Geo Metro)

  • أبو تفحيط ‏كابرس

    The Honda accord is the best mid-size sedan

  • Carlos Barragan
    Carlos Barragan Day ago

    almost blew my speakers.... you da man

  • Josh Comfort
    Josh Comfort 2 days ago +1

    Test drove a 2004 Accord with a 6 speed manual. Sadly didnt have enough money, but that car was fun.

  • System 32
    System 32 3 days ago +2

    Vtec​ is​ prity​ good

  • Reptiles Cottage
    Reptiles Cottage 3 days ago +1

    pop pop pop popa headlights!

  • Billy Restelle
    Billy Restelle 3 days ago


  • Manuel Escalera
    Manuel Escalera 4 days ago +1

    I love my 1998 Honda Accord sedan

  • Mandal Mandal
    Mandal Mandal 4 days ago

    I own a 2011 accord ex-l, its a good car, but shitty horsepower for sure.

  • Mr. Rat
    Mr. Rat 4 days ago

    4:07 Andy Bernard cringe

  • UserName
    UserName 4 days ago

    I had Accord and it wasn't in the video !

  • ImMrClutch
    ImMrClutch 5 days ago +4

    accord type r? we call them euro r's!!

  • Decepticon leader Megatron

    Like if Honda should bring back the Accord LXI hatchback

  • Stevie Jo
    Stevie Jo 6 days ago

    Lol VTEC rules...

  • Jose Lopez
    Jose Lopez 7 days ago


    MUHAMMAD SYAHIR 7 days ago

    It seems like American valued Honda more than any other countries. They love Honda. In fact, jdm culture was born in America too. Passion for racing and engineering.

  • Kendra Bernot
    Kendra Bernot 7 days ago +2

    I will love accords till I die but that 2019 is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen the 2019 Camry is just a work of art

  • Kendra Bernot
    Kendra Bernot 7 days ago +2

    Had an accord since 08. I keep her in beautiful condition and I love her so so so much most reliable and GOOD LOOKING car

  • Neeraj Chelat
    Neeraj Chelat 7 days ago

    Did he just say Mario andretti

  • Steven Farrington
    Steven Farrington 7 days ago

    Honda! Bring back the pop up headlights and the double wishbone suspension, add the VTEC turbo and 8spd DCT. Recipe for success!

  • wesker9041
    wesker9041 8 days ago

    Long live the accord!

  • DoctorKen2k
    DoctorKen2k 9 days ago

    I hate to say that I’ve been driving Toyota for 14 years. Now I’m in a Honda Civic and I love it.

  • Killyn Dorio
    Killyn Dorio 10 days ago

    Damn Donut Media does their research shouting out Marrysville and Dublin schools.

  • Omar Delawar
    Omar Delawar 10 days ago +1

    Lmaooo @ 5:36 popping out headligggghttttssss.

  • raul22ir
    raul22ir 11 days ago

    do the infinity g37 sport / g series.......... pleaaaaaaase lol.

  • Thorne Sampson
    Thorne Sampson 11 days ago

    Popup head light so was funny af lol

  • daniel sankey
    daniel sankey 11 days ago

    Pls can you do something about Peugeot

  • Matt Lumpkins
    Matt Lumpkins 11 days ago

    I wish I could watch the video but the screaming resulted in a negative reaction of hitting the back button.

  • Karan Khandelwal
    Karan Khandelwal 11 days ago

    sometimes i want to punch your face for shouting so much.. but still watch the video till the end!

  • Jose Chavez
    Jose Chavez 12 days ago +2

    I own a 2007 Honda accord. I wish Honda didn't go with the 4 banger. They should of just sticked with the V6s

  • barry herron
    barry herron 12 days ago

    Great episode, many thanks, I just wish they still imported the Accords into the UK.

  • maxxikhmer
    maxxikhmer 13 days ago

    Accord Type R UK redline is 7800rpm, not 8800rpm. :)👍

  • Dustin Webb
    Dustin Webb 14 days ago

    James - Like an angel

  • Muhamad Rizkiakbar
    Muhamad Rizkiakbar 14 days ago +1

    5:36 poup up and down headligths

  • Jake Daniels
    Jake Daniels 14 days ago

    Ok I'm confused is the Nolan guy really his son or does he just say that?

  • khushal kshyap
    khushal kshyap 14 days ago

    Accord is my favourite sedan

  • A. Giacoma
    A. Giacoma 15 days ago +1

    Honda Grom MSRP for a brand new Civic?!?!?!

  • rcman1023
    rcman1023 15 days ago

    Camry when???????

  • Jacob Dolinger
    Jacob Dolinger 16 days ago

    3rd gen Accord gang

  • Stephen Clarke
    Stephen Clarke 16 days ago

    First let me start by saying I love your videos and they answer alot of questions about the true nature of some iconic and popular cars. One thing this video on the Accords missed was why Honda built a different Accord for the Europeon market and branded it Accord Euro & Euro R and then they stopped building them. Would really like to know that.

  • أبو تفحيط ‏كابرس

    The Honda Accord with pop up up and down headlights and fixed headlights are my best looks

  • Jesse Slayton
    Jesse Slayton 17 days ago

    Having been a child growing up in Louisville in the early 2000s I’m sure I probably saw the accord on multiple occasions

  • THY Unstoppable Bros
    THY Unstoppable Bros 17 days ago

    What about the 1996 f22

  • SnipezTTD
    SnipezTTD 17 days ago

    JAMES!! Do a video on a jaguar s-type

  • Eternal1
    Eternal1 17 days ago +1

    I've had four Accords over the years both sedans and coupes. I currently have a 2014 V6 Accord Coupe EX-L with the dual color interior. That J35y under the hood is a beast. Hope Honda returns the coupe one day 😢

  • StarFox85
    StarFox85 18 days ago


  • charles miro
    charles miro 18 days ago

    Wait mo dad jokes? Lol..

  • James Dean
    James Dean 18 days ago +1

    Go to google
    Search 1999 Accord BTCC
    Bask in its beauty

  • Martini Cantillo
    Martini Cantillo 19 days ago

    Popopopop popin out headliiightss, you guys got the full version?"

  • Arcane Anomaly
    Arcane Anomaly 19 days ago +1

    My freind and i fixed up a 87 accord with flippy lights and 3 weeks later it got t boned by a f250... Needless to say i almost cried

  • Yohan Spring
    Yohan Spring 20 days ago

    My parents had two accords, I wanted to get the coupe 9gen for college but they didn’t lemme though I got a 9gen civic and I just love Honda way too much

  • Tom Nguyen
    Tom Nguyen 20 days ago

    First time I fell in love with soopin up cars was when I was 14 and my oldest brother came home to visit and I seen his dark forest green accord 1996 slammed on neuspeed yellow springs, and 16” wheels, piaa fog lights etc that was the day I fell in love with Honda’s and began soopin them up but sadly, after sooped up my 98 civic ex 2dr and 07 Fit sport, I gave up on Honda’s. I now drive a Mazda CX-5 2016.5 but I’ll always have my love for Honda’s.

  • Mr Miguel
    Mr Miguel 20 days ago +1

    Owned 1996 Honda civic ex coupe, 1998 civic ex coupe, 1998 Honda accord coupe exl, 2001 Honda accord coupe exlv6, 2008 4dr Honda accord exlv6 with navi, 2007 Honda element sc, 2013 accord coupe exlv6, and currently own 2 Honda Accord's. 2015 2dr coupe exlv6 with navi with OEM hfp kit, suspension,etc. And a 2019 Honda accord 2.0 touring. Love em both but that new 2.0 turbo is amazing and soon I will tune it to be my sleeper.

  • Straw Hat Duffy
    Straw Hat Duffy 21 day ago

    Man I'm sad you didn't talk about the euro r or the Acura variant

  • Honda CRV
    Honda CRV 21 day ago

    My dad has an Accord from 2003

  • Badass Nelson
    Badass Nelson 21 day ago

    Bought a 6 speed 7gen for cheap. Found out why 5 days later when the engine siezed up lol. Did some research and found that a 3.2 from a 3rd gen TL was a direct swap. Found a 73k mile engine from one at a local junk yard for $750. Now it's my daily. Has already caused a co workers 2010 wrx that he paid 16k for to blow it's engine trying to race me. 4 grand later and a new engine in his car and he still can't keep up with my Accord that I have a grand total of $3500 invested in :) makes me proud to own one.

  • Paddy Mc
    Paddy Mc 21 day ago

    Damn you look oily and red in this video.

  • Michael Wodyka
    Michael Wodyka 21 day ago

    son son got sun burn on his face

  • Henry Tang
    Henry Tang 22 days ago

    i died at @ Abraham comment, lol

  • Fortuneac.e
    Fortuneac.e 22 days ago

    Up to speed on the Hugo

  • Colonel
    Colonel 22 days ago +1

    Very entertaining!! I've a European 2006 Honda Accord (same as American Acura TSX). Had it over 10 years and 'Frikkin' love it man!!

  • ManFred TheLast
    ManFred TheLast 22 days ago +5

    Never thought anyone could convince me that the Accords are cool

  • Humble Beast
    Humble Beast 22 days ago

    I've got a racecar? YES!

  • Fuck you
    Fuck you 22 days ago

    3:42 is that malagueña I hear??! Ya forgot to give credit for that song

  • Lovro Livk
    Lovro Livk 23 days ago


  • Tycho van Donk
    Tycho van Donk 23 days ago +3

    Dat 09' Accord sedan 2.2 iDTEC engine tho. Slap a stainless steel 3" straight pipe under there and it sounds sick as hell.

  • B eyedubya
    B eyedubya 23 days ago +2

    I had a 94 EX coupe 5 spd back in the day. It was a great car.

  • luksta98
    luksta98 23 days ago

    Ford falcon

  • Nskawtea1
    Nskawtea1 23 days ago

    So if cloth seats are standard, what is the lower than cloth seats?

  • Kris Ritter
    Kris Ritter 23 days ago +5

    I work at the Marysville plant fun place I live close to the east Liberty plant too

  • Liam Clarke
    Liam Clarke 23 days ago +2

    There was a second accord type r called the euro r with the k20 :D

    • Oskar Kim
      Oskar Kim 4 days ago

      Not a regular k20, that was a redtop one, with 8800 red line!

  • Go Key Inspections
    Go Key Inspections 23 days ago

    I graduated from Dublin Coffman HS in 2007 haha funny!

  • blue boy
    blue boy 24 days ago

    Bout to be my first car😍😍😍

  • Jeffrey Barker
    Jeffrey Barker 25 days ago

    The headlight song returns. :,)

  • Averil Doyle
    Averil Doyle 25 days ago

    Whispering, screaming, whispering, screaming..
    I really like this series, but I can't fucking stand that!
    I constantly find myself turning up the volume to listen to the talking and turning down the volume during random bouts of screaming..
    It really makes me want to stop watching everything you guys do. Every single channel that you guys run is like that..

  • pochoun33137
    pochoun33137 25 days ago


  • sebastian ruiz
    sebastian ruiz 25 days ago

    Toyota Camry - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Davidus Dumitrache
    Davidus Dumitrache 26 days ago

    Make a video about the best selling car in the world the Toyota Corolla. PLS.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Ohio Interior Design
    Ohio Interior Design 26 days ago

    No Crosstour ?

  • Dankman9
    Dankman9 26 days ago

    I loved my 99 Accord, wish I still had it. Thing was awesome.

    • Dankman9
      Dankman9 26 days ago

      He's got the motors mixed up though.

  • Giovanny_421
    Giovanny_421 26 days ago

    Yessssss I own a CD7 myself 🔥🔥🔥

  • heribertoigueldo24
    heribertoigueldo24 26 days ago

    Sadly, they still sound like shit. Good car though.

  • J2XG
    J2XG 27 days ago

    Um my 5th gen 2.2L is not vtec

  • jackyphotos
    jackyphotos 27 days ago +2

    How come didn't mention the most famous/ powerful CL7, 2000cc K20A with 220 PS.

  • Elizabreach
    Elizabreach 27 days ago +1

    Love it, had a Honda, and it still gives me memories when I see a teen driving off a parking lot in a 2006 accord

  • Andy S
    Andy S 28 days ago +3

    Best part of the video 7:33 , lmao , thanks bro.

  • MrSocalrex88
    MrSocalrex88 28 days ago +1

    You guys forgot the accord euro R from 03 to 08 aka usdm acura tsx

    • Oskar Kim
      Oskar Kim 4 days ago

      Euro R is a sport version of 7th Gen. It was only JDM.

  • weaver
    weaver 29 days ago

    Hope y'all keep to the truth and shit and give full info even with these sponsors..

  • joey gutierrez
    joey gutierrez 29 days ago

    Where my j series guys

  • Jacob Vipperman
    Jacob Vipperman 29 days ago

    I've got a 6th gen '98 Accord 4dr, with a 5 speed manual and a 2.3 liter engine, it's a blast, despite having a non-VTEC motor. It's my first car, and it's worlds better than my friends' 1.6 Corolla's and such.
    The bodywork is beaten up, the paint is trash, and it's got nearly 200k miles, but I still love it, it's my first car after all.
    It's got a bore*stroke of 86*97mm, and 152 lb/ft of torque, and pulls like hell when the revs get high enough.
    Great first car, hell, great car in general.

  • Jacob Vipperman
    Jacob Vipperman 29 days ago

    I've got a 6th gen '98 Accord 4dr, with a 5 speed manual and a 2.3 liter engine, it's a blast, despite having a non-VTEC motor. It's my first car, and it's worlds better than my friends' 1.6 Corolla's and such.
    The bodywork is beaten up, the paint is trash, and it's got nearly 200k miles, but I still love it, it's my first car after all.
    It's got a bore*stroke of 86*97mm, and 152 lb/ft of torque, and pulls like hell when the revs get high enough.
    Great first car, hell, great car in general.

  • Andy S
    Andy S 29 days ago +3

    Lmao you are the great of the greatest , love it bro.

  • Joe Richter
    Joe Richter 29 days ago

    What about the bastard cousin? The Honda accord CROSSTOUR

  • Sahil A.
    Sahil A. Month ago

    You forgot about the TSX (japans upscale accord) with the beefiest k series ever and it was also AWD in some countries!!!!

  • Ned Flanders
    Ned Flanders Month ago

    This dude lived in Louisville?

  • Leonard Trent
    Leonard Trent Month ago

    Please do the Monte Carlo

  • joseph DiMarra
    joseph DiMarra Month ago

    great vid LMAO

  • Mr Meeseeks
    Mr Meeseeks Month ago +5

    Dude control your volumes! It goes from inaudible to blowing by eardrums. Thanks