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
    Up to Speed is a weekly automotive history show about the best cars, brands, designers, drivers and influencers ever. Host James Pumphrey covers everything from the Toyota Supra to the Chevy El Camino, The VW GTI to the Subaru WRX. The origins of every car will be uncovered to get you Up to Speed..
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Comments • 4 617

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  27 days ago +1200

    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?

    • Everett Schubert
      Everett Schubert 4 hours ago

      i’m about to be 16 and my parents got me a 2005 5-speed manual accord

    • Matthew Holzbauer
      Matthew Holzbauer 2 days ago

      Donut Media make a video on the acura tsx plz

    • SSC_YBNAA 1
      SSC_YBNAA 1 7 days ago

      My dad has a 5th gen Accord and it has like 130k miles and still runs great!

    • Ehsanul Sabbe
      Ehsanul Sabbe 7 days ago

      Nissan Maxima

    • mad lore
      mad lore 8 days ago

      Me mum drives one

  • Esco Bart
    Esco Bart 10 hours ago

    Best.. video.. EVERRR!!!!

  • Arafat Hossain
    Arafat Hossain 19 hours ago

    Accord CL9... one of my Dream car... 💙

  • SP00KLYF L0
    SP00KLYF L0 19 hours ago

    10 years before Post Malone was born 😂😂😂 what a measurement

  • josh vendryes
    josh vendryes Day ago

    Pop up and down headlights come on guys 5:40 lololol

  • CusVil
    CusVil Day ago

    I see that two-tone you're rocking #sunscreen

  • Ishan Sinha
    Ishan Sinha Day ago

    My country never has good cars. We have the Accord, but it's a hybrid

  • Allen Eldridge
    Allen Eldridge 2 days ago

    Yo I am born and raised in the ville KY! Where u go to school man? We would have been in highschool around the same time

  • Nick Johnston
    Nick Johnston 3 days ago

    VERY GOOD, I laughed and was informed...

  • Gokberk Özlü
    Gokberk Özlü 3 days ago

    Car guys don't relate much but Honda is actually kicking some serious butt in motorbike game as well.

  • Ikua Muita
    Ikua Muita 3 days ago

    The pop up headlights is the best part.

  • Prajwal Naik
    Prajwal Naik 3 days ago

    This guy is tearing my ears

  • Yung Ramen
    Yung Ramen 3 days ago


  • Killer122132
    Killer122132 4 days ago +1

    That New Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger looks good Wendy's

  • King Beezle 410
    King Beezle 410 4 days ago

    Hottest car in Baltimore 😭😭😭

  • Johnny B
    Johnny B 5 days ago +2

    he skimped on the best accord they ever made - the 7th gen , particularly the 06/07 years

  • Stone S
    Stone S 5 days ago

    I'm still in love with my 5th gen 95' Accord coupe with that 2.2L V-TEC beastie boy under the hood. I drive a G37S coupe most of the time these days, but the Accord still gets loved on. It was the first car I ever bought, and I plan on it being the last one I ever sell. Some people may make fun of us, but I still love when V-TEC kicks in ;) My parents don't love that I keep it at their house though because I only have 1 allotted parking space and the can't keep 3 cars at my place.

  • Jose Miguel Angelo
    Jose Miguel Angelo 5 days ago


  • DJ AMTB Modern Buddhist Youth Remixes

    I just got back to the west from teaching english for the last 4 years in asia and now gonna buy another car, looking at hondas again, in the last 15 years I've owned Mazda RX8, Supra, Vauxhall V8, Subaru B4 twin turbo

  • Slit Wrist Misfit
    Slit Wrist Misfit 5 days ago


  • Braeden's Diecast
    Braeden's Diecast 6 days ago

    dude do u really have a kid

  • Andrej Mijalkov
    Andrej Mijalkov 6 days ago

    You didn't say anything about Honda accord from 2006/acura tsx why 😢

  • Kenny Coulter
    Kenny Coulter 6 days ago

    is james from ohio er something?

  • hamsterama
    hamsterama 6 days ago

    If you're live in or are visiting the Columbus area, good news, Honda now offers plant tours of the Marysville plant. Seems like you have to book at least a couple months in advance, though. There is also a Honda museum that you can visit on most days. Just watch out for Highway Patrol on the drive there. The piece of Route 33 in Union County, between Dublin and Marysville is a speed trap.

  • simian lime
    simian lime 7 days ago

    You should do an up to speed on the mercades benz 300d

  • Calvin  Wright
    Calvin Wright 7 days ago

    I fucking love this guy 🤣🤣🤣🤣👍🏿👍🏿

  • Gabriel Stevens
    Gabriel Stevens 8 days ago

    Nice forehead tan lines! 👏🏻

    Jk I love you James

  • Life Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    Honda has the Civic Type R and Toyota has the Supra. Both are exhilarating Japanese sports cars

  • Hyun Seo
    Hyun Seo 9 days ago

    James does his audience personality... too well.

  • Athel Fleming
    Athel Fleming 9 days ago

    what about the accord euro?

  • Twin Flame Forever
    Twin Flame Forever 10 days ago

    This guy is so annoying and trying to be funny is pathetic

  • Rami 👺
    Rami 👺 10 days ago +4

    Pray for my accord.
    A Sierra messed my car up.😢

  • Nathan Corbett
    Nathan Corbett 10 days ago

    You could actually get a pretty cool 06/07 Accord SEDAN V6 with a 6 SPEED MANUAL (I had an 07) they were differentiated with OEM wheels that were identical to the CL type S. CARBON FIBER TRIM inside and an ALUMINUM SHIFT KNOB. The only other difference on the outside was it a v6 badge was in red instead of black. I'd love to have another.

  • The watch Slayer
    The watch Slayer 11 days ago

    Does anyone watch other series by donut, me neither.

  • julius jones
    julius jones 11 days ago

    This is the fastest Honda ever made,

  • J Moz
    J Moz 11 days ago


  • Collateral Pigeon
    Collateral Pigeon 11 days ago

    Watching while sitting in my 05 accord coupe v6. Love this little car.

  • Nickolas Brown
    Nickolas Brown 11 days ago

    My bday October 4

  • mark ehab awad
    mark ehab awad 11 days ago

    can you stop screaming please??? XD

  • Lucas Schoaf
    Lucas Schoaf 11 days ago +1

    I drive a 98 Honda Accord coupe that is a 5 speed, and it's a frickin blast!

  • Shaun William Sites
    Shaun William Sites 12 days ago

    Do the Sn95 Cobra please!?! I could finally die happy then James!

  • roccorostagno
    roccorostagno 12 days ago

    Honda loves racing but they make a bunch of low horsepower cars and no rear wheel drive. Not very sporty

    • roccorostagno
      roccorostagno 9 days ago

      +vivi xD idk s2000 nsx and you could throw the Integra and civic si or type r in there... the normal person can't afford a NSX and the S2000 they don't make anymore. So all you have left is a front-wheel drive hot hatch. I just never looked at them as a racing oriented company or car manufacturer like Nissan or even Toyota imo

    • vivi xD
      vivi xD 9 days ago

      They make some of most focused fwd as well. Honda is about racing for everyone rather than it being a elite niche

  • RocketNips
    RocketNips 12 days ago +1

    damn he hella glossed over the cb7

  • banginlikea747
    banginlikea747 12 days ago

    Lotus Lotus Lotus

  • Alex Falcon
    Alex Falcon 12 days ago

    Do a up to speed on the( Hyundai tuberon )

    SCOTT FLYNN 13 days ago

    My first car, 1988 accord hatchback 5 speed. What a car . Looking to buy a clean one

  • This username
    This username 13 days ago

    My neighbor has a good looking one, but it's riced out

  • Bumps in the night
    Bumps in the night 13 days ago +2

    I think my Honda Ridgeline is the best vehicle I’ve ever had. Absolutely love it

  • Lathanos Leroy Jordan
    Lathanos Leroy Jordan 13 days ago

    The v6 2008 coupe manual is the best model ever

  • joe blow
    joe blow 13 days ago

    The accord wagon baby had me crackin up dude lol

    BENDGEO GAMING 13 days ago

    I have the v6 6th gen and stock its supposed to push 200 hp. Not 170

  • Tehmas Khan
    Tehmas Khan 13 days ago

    You missed the best accord.
    CL7, CL9, type s, Euro R models.

  • Dyfz
    Dyfz 13 days ago

    Had a 1987 accord lsi first year they switched over to injection if I’m not mistaken. Loved it for the whole 4 years I had it great engine and great car too bad the rust took her

  • Johnny Reinsch
    Johnny Reinsch 14 days ago

    Where can I buy your single pop up and down headlights

  • Stipe Jerčić
    Stipe Jerčić 14 days ago

    In wich video james do the vtec face just before intro it goes bvoeeeeeeeee aaaaaaa, i cant find it its video about some honda i dont know which one.

  • Robert Polkamp
    Robert Polkamp 14 days ago

    Stop screaming!

  • Straw Bizzle
    Straw Bizzle 14 days ago


  • Macchan69
    Macchan69 14 days ago

    Honda Fit/Jazz when?!?

  • SSJMajinSlayer
    SSJMajinSlayer 14 days ago +9

    Who else is driving an Accord while listening to this video?

  • Kengaroo Ang
    Kengaroo Ang 14 days ago

    *gosh! what the hell happened to your face? Sunburn?

  • Rene Noguez
    Rene Noguez 15 days ago

    F250 Fords plzzzz

  • DeinText
    DeinText 15 days ago +1

    5:50 😂😂😂

  • adan2080
    adan2080 15 days ago +1

    Do the dodge Dakota. Supposedly it's going to be making a come back

  • Rafael Sandoval
    Rafael Sandoval 15 days ago

    why do you keep comparing the dates to Post Malone's birthday??? xD

  • ASAP Ricky
    ASAP Ricky 15 days ago

    First car was a 96’ Accord 2.7L I loved that car now I just build the seats for Accords lol

  • Victor Ramirez
    Victor Ramirez 15 days ago

    Do a up to speed for the subaru brz

  • Claudiu Cristofan
    Claudiu Cristofan 15 days ago

    Would like to see one on the Honda CRX. Awesome video!

  • Amal Shanthi
    Amal Shanthi 15 days ago

    What's this hursepur?

  • whamburgerss
    whamburgerss 15 days ago

    earrape at 3:58

  • Kevin Walsh
    Kevin Walsh 15 days ago

    Wait... I'm pretty sure accords had f22/f23 not an h.

    • Kevin Walsh
      Kevin Walsh 12 days ago

      Oh right. I forgot about that one. I'm in the states so we didn't get it

    • Tommy McSorley
      Tommy McSorley 13 days ago

      Wrong. Accord type r

  • Gabriel Racine
    Gabriel Racine 15 days ago

    outa curiosity, james r u gay?

  • Cory VanDerHyde
    Cory VanDerHyde 15 days ago +1

    Do Up To Speed on the Taurus/Taurus SHO!

  • Leee Eeee
    Leee Eeee 15 days ago +1

    Why did you skip 7-8 gen Europe accord though? This recent gen accord is a joke

  • UnkownAutumn '
    UnkownAutumn ' 15 days ago

    CL 7&9 ?

  • Blake
    Blake 16 days ago

    Currently watching the glow of the Honda plant in marysville as I watch this video.

  • Joel Barr
    Joel Barr 16 days ago

    i have a k series and i absolutly love the vtec, great first car not too fast but not slow either

  • S V
    S V 16 days ago

    Im gonna steal all the content except your stupid ass inserts and get more views

  • S V
    S V 16 days ago

    You look like a macaroni penguin. Backstreet boys called, JT needs his 2000 haircut back

  • S V
    S V 16 days ago

    What's next a sienna

  • Paulo Santos
    Paulo Santos 16 days ago

    why do you scream?

  • Turbo-Fan
    Turbo-Fan 16 days ago

    this guy is so annoying, he cant fucking stop screaming

  • Mariana Neves
    Mariana Neves 16 days ago

    What the fuck? He’s from Louisville??? Hell yeah baby

  • FerBANDEZ Gang FBG
    FerBANDEZ Gang FBG 16 days ago

    My first ever car i owned was a accord 2005 loved that car got it to 265k miles and she would of kept going had she not been wrecked by some dick head in a car accident and even then she kept going but my insurance totaled her god i want the new accord

  • CaesarMD
    CaesarMD 16 days ago

    James never change my guy

  • DocFeelGood4
    DocFeelGood4 16 days ago

    Every damn time I hear “pop up headlights” I fucking hear that song in my damn head. Watching some older videos (before the first time they did it) was super disappointing. I still sang it everytime he would say it tho hahaha

  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark 16 days ago

    I fucking love how fucking weird these videos are. Keep em coming!

  • lindokuhle nkosi
    lindokuhle nkosi 16 days ago

    hey james can you please do an up to speed on audi rs badge and also bently

  • Vulcan Taurus Performance

    I had a '99 V6 Accord. Was going to fix it up but ended up selling it. Forgot that I bought a set of Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs for it. Now I have to get rid of them. If you want a set that was never installed and live near San Antonio leave a comment. I am taking $100 off for a quick sell. Only $160!

  • Kae King
    Kae King 16 days ago

    Just found out about the accord cl1

  • Denise Fouty
    Denise Fouty 16 days ago

    Do Hyundai tiburon

  • Lone Traveler.
    Lone Traveler. 16 days ago


  • S B
    S B 16 days ago +9

    In 1994 Acords came with F22B1 Vtec engines. H22 were DOHC and were reserved for Prelude..

  • Trevor Thompson
    Trevor Thompson 16 days ago

    Hate to break it to you guys but the 2.2l engine the 5th gen accord had was not an h22 engine they came with an f22b2 (non vtec) or the f22b1 (vtec) although both the f22 and h22 had interchangeable parts such as the transmission or the axles or engine mounts

  • john Hightower
    john Hightower 17 days ago

    The old hondas are so ugly

  • Rvlyssup
    Rvlyssup 17 days ago

    Our 09 base LX Accord is 216k+ miles and counting. Not the fastest in our stable (15 EX Sport & 18 GT350) nor the prettiest but she sure is reliable. Other than normal wear items, car is mostly original except for the dampeners. It's also a J VIN Accord, born in Osaka Japan. Hoping to make 500k miles. I think it can be done.

  • AppleBottemGs
    AppleBottemGs 17 days ago

    5:35 wtf, I'm glad I watched

  • William Schwamberger
    William Schwamberger 17 days ago +1

    This ad promotion in the beginning of this video may seem cheap to new comers, but I think it proves the quality of this show and how auto manufacturers WANT to be in this show. That my dudes, is lit.

  • smartkid1201
    smartkid1201 17 days ago

    HESPRS!! 😂

  • Fosho Chuck
    Fosho Chuck 17 days ago

    No Accord euro r / acura tsx ????

  • Official Astro
    Official Astro 17 days ago +1

    This dude is crazy 😂😂