How Many Miles Will A Honda Accord Last?

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A Honda Accord will last 300,000 to 400,000 miles if basic routine maintenance is performed on schedule. The Accord can even last 500,000 to 600,000 miles with a bit of luck!

The Honda Accord is a sedan and although most models aren’t quite as peppy as it’s smaller and lighter sibling the Honda Civic, the Accords tend to last longer as the are built a little more solid.

The Accord, like most Honda vehicles, has a good reputation for reliability all the while getting pretty good gas mileage depending on the engine size. Accords tend to cost a bit more than Civics but usually have a much more comfortable driver experience due to better suspension and a longer wheelbase.

The Accord was first released to the United States in 1976 selling 18,643 models. The Accord is still being sold in the USA today. In 2021 the Honda Accord sold 199,458 models.

Longevity

Longevity Rate=Number Of Vehicles Still Available For Sale / Vehicles Produced (2000-2012).

The longevity rate of the Honda Accord compares very well versus other sedans.

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Example Of 2002 Honda Accord For Sale With 390,178 Miles|

Using sales data from autotrader.com and production data from carsalesbase.com we can get an idea of how long Honda Accords stay on the road versus other models.

Scroll down to find the bolded Honda Accord % of vehicles for sale. The %=vehicles for sale / total produced.

A higher percentage for sale may indicate that more vehicles are still road worthy and deemed saleable than another vehicle model with a lower percentage.

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Make ModelYears Of Sales DataTotal Vehicles ProducedVehicles For Sale (>200k miles)% For SaleAnnual Maintenance CostsAnnual Insurance Costs
Toyota Tacoma2000 to 20121,903,4793170.01665%6261338
Cadillac Escalade2000 to 2012353,524520.01471%3731684
Toyota Highlander2009 to 2012285,943400.01399%5401410
Ford Edge2006 to 2010450,309500.01110%4091296
Subaru Outback2000 to 2012903,166940.01041%5151378
Honda Accord2000 to 20124,660,4213320.00712%3601310
Jeep Wrangler2000 to 20121,166,707810.00694%4621256
Toyota Camry2000 to 20125,270,7293400.00645%4891432
Nissan Frontier2000 to 2012844,962530.00627%4201394
Jeep Grand Cherokee2000 to 20122,074,1481270.00612%4921414
Honda Civic2000 to 20123,932,8562290.00582%3061536
Dodge Durango2000 to 20121,007,796570.00566%4771440
Subaru Forester2000 to 2012809,230360.00445%5631346
Hyundai Santa Fe2000 to 2012955,135420.00440%6151386
Chrysler 3002003 to 2012791,297290.00366%5571548
Toyota Corolla2000 to 20123,933,4141440.00366%4791400
Nissan Altima2000 to 20122,971,271860.00289%3621446
Volkswagen Jetta2000 to 20121,628,565440.00270%4141414
Nissan Rogue2007 to 2010267,59870.00262%3981412
Hyundai Sonata2000 to 20121,681,992430.00256%5791426
Ford Focus2000 to 20122,716,831670.00247%5471358

From the table above we can see that the Honda Accord’s longevity rate outperforms the Toyota Camry by about 10%. The Accord’s longevity rate absolutely crushes the longevity rate of the Nissan Altima and the Hyundai Sonata by 146% and 179% respectively (2000-2012 model years with more than 200,000 miles on the odometer).

However the Honda Accord’s longevity rate still underperforms versus bigger sturdier built vehicles such as the Toyota Tacoma, Cadillac Escalade and the Toyota Highlander.

The Honda Accord’s longevity rate is about 22% more than the Honda Civic’s.

Factors To Longevity

Multiple factors determine how long a vehicle will last on the road. They include maintenance costs, insurance costs, reliability, insurance costs and trade-in value.

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Example Of 2007 Honda Accord For Sale With 359,042 Miles|

Maintenance Costs

Maintenance costs have a large influence on how long a vehicle will last on the road. If a vehicle is cheap to maintain it will make more economic sense to keep the vehicle on the road as it gets up in age.

According to yourmechanic.com the Honda Accord has an average annual maintenance cost of $360 USD.

This compares well with the Toyota Camry ($489) and Ford Focus ($547).

Keep in mind that prior to 2018, some Honda Accords had timing belts which require replacement approximately every 60,000 - 100,000 miles. Timing belt replacements are somewhat pricey normally ranging from $600 to $1000.

Insurance Costs

Insurance costs can also influence how long a vehicle will be on the road. Low insurance costs incentivize an owner to maintain and keep their vehicle on the road as opposed to paying higher costs on a newer vehicle.

According to www.quoteinspector.com the Honda Accord has an average annual insurance cost of $1310 USD (40 year old male). This is a bit higher than the Toyota Camry ($1432) and Honda Civic ($1536).

Reliability / Complaints

According to carcomplaints.com the 3 main complaints are:

  1. Transmission failure, 2003 Honda Accord, Avg. cost to fix: $2700, Avg. miles: 97,000 miles
  2. Transmission failure, 2004 Honda Accord, Avg. cost to fix: $2900, Avg. miles: 110,000 miles
  3. Uncomfortable Seats, 2017 Honda Accord

Carcomplaints.com ranks the 2003 Honda Accord as the worst Accord overall for having the highest maintenance costs although the 2008 Accord has significant premature brake wear complaints as well.

Depreciation / Trade-In-Value

Cars that retain their value will oftentimes be kept on the road longer than cars that lose their value quickly and end up quickly being worth little.

The Honda Accord is expected to depreciate 45% on average in its first 5 years.

This compares favorably to the Honda Civic (43%) and Nissan Altima (55%) but unfavourably to the Toyota Corolla (39%) and the Subaru Outback (43%) .

Conclusion

When it comes to miles on the odometer, the Honda Accord can compete with the best of them! If you take care and are diligent with the car's maintenance an Accord can go well over 500,000 miles.

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