Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Honda Accord, One of America’s Best-Selling Cars

2016 Honda Accord SedanIt has been 40 years since the first Honda Accord hit the U.S. market. Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we realize that while this is a significant milestone for any automobile, it is made all the more notable by the fact that the Accord isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with age. Not only is the perennially young-at-heart Honda Accord the most popular four-door among drivers 35 years of age and younger, it is also one of the best-selling sedans in America, with a whopping 12.7 million sold over the past four decades.

As we celebrate the 40th birthday of the Honda Accord, let’s take a look at some of the highlights from its storied career in America.

Making the Best of the Best

Since it first went on sale in the U.S. in 1976, Americans have, on average, purchased a Honda Accord every two minutes. That alone is a pretty astounding statistic. The combination of its smart design, innovative features, and efficient powertrains, as well as the fact that Honda continually upgrades the Accord to meet the demands of consumers, has contributed to the Accord being named to Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best list* an unmatched 30 times across that award’s 34 year history. In 1982 the Accord became the very first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be produced in the U.S., and more than 10 million have been manufactured since that date.

The current Honda Accord remains a favorite of drivers throughout Chicagoland. Appealing, well equipped with the latest tech features, and boasting impressive fuel economy numbers, the 2017 Accord can also be had with the new Honda Sensing system. This innovative suite of advanced safety features includes forward collision warning and automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and more.

Take the Accord for a Birthday Test Drive Today

We’ve got the new Accord in stock, so stop by our Honda showroom near Frankfort and discover all that this stellar sedan has to offer you today. We are located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, so come check out the Accord or contact us online if you have any questions. We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a great new Honda today at Community Honda of Orland Park!

*Based on Car and Driver, November 2015.