Honda Accord (Japan and Europe seventh generation)

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Honda Accord
Seventh generation series CL7/8/9
Japan and Europe
2003-2005 Honda Accord Euro sedan (2011-07-17).jpg
Also called Honda Accord Euro (Australia and New Zealand)
Acura TSX
Production 2002–2008
Assembly Sayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size
Body style 4-door sedan (JDM chassis no. CL7 & CL9)
5-door wagon (JDM chassis no. CM2 & CM3)
Layout FF layout
Engine 2.0L i-VTEC K20A4
2.0L i-VTEC K20A6
2.0L i-VTEC K20Z2
2.2L i-CTDi
2.4L K24A3 I4 (AUS, NZ, Japan & Europe )
2.4L K24A4 I4
2.4L K24A8 I4
Transmission 5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length Sedan: 4,665 mm (183.7 in)
Wagon: 4,750 mm (187.0 in)
Width 1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height Sedan: 1,445 mm (56.9 in)
Wagon: 1,495 mm (58.9 in)
Predecessor Honda Accord (Japan sixth generation) CF3/4/5 CL2/3
Honda Accord (Europe sixth generation) CG7/8/9 CH5/6/7/8
Successor Honda Accord (Japan and Europe eighth generation)

The seventh-generation Honda Accord for the European and Japanese markets is a mid-sized sedan and wagon, produced by Honda from 2002 to 2007. It competed with the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra, Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda 6 and the Toyota Avensis, and upon its launch in October 2002 it won 2002-03 Japan Car of the Year.[citation needed]

This generation of the European and Japanese Accord, previously separate models, were consolidated into one version designed to be more competitive in the European market. It became a top seller in its class in Australia, where over 45,000 sedans were sold between 2003 and 2008.[citation needed] The car was also exported to the United States and Canada, where it was sold as the Acura TSX. Outside North America the first Honda-built diesel engine was offered. In the Japanese market, the Accord was merged into the Torneo range to compete against the Mazda Atenza and Subaru Legacy.

A variant of the larger North American Accord was sold in Japan as the Honda Inspire to compete in the entry-level luxury sedan class.[citation needed] (In markets where both versions of the Accord are sold, such as in New Zealand and Australia, the smaller Japan/Europe-type car is called Accord Euro to distinguish it from the larger North American model.

Honda Accord Euro R (LA-CL7, 2002 - 2008)[edit]

Honda Accord Euro R sedan (Japan)

It included a 1,998 cc (1.998 L; 121.9 cu in) K20A engine rated 220 PS (160 kW; 220 hp) @8000rpm and 206 N⋅m (152 lb⋅ft) @6000rpm, 6-speed manual transmission, and 17-inch aluminium wheels with 215/45R17 tires.[1] A Mugen Motorsports concept was unveiled in 2009 Pro shop Refill.[2]

The fastest known Accord Euro R is owned by M&M Honda based in Fukuoka, Japan.

The Accord Euro R was officially sold only in Japan, but has been parallel imported to Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.



  1. ^ "J's Garage Export: Honda Accord Euro R". Archived from the original on 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  2. ^ "「無限 ACCORD Euro R」特別展示のご案内". Archived from the original on 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2009-08-09.