1. Overview of the Honda Accord Baby Boy in Nigeria
When the 6th-generation Honda Accord was launched in 1998, it was a breath of fresh air from the spacious yet compact Accord models. The vehicle came at a time when it seemed many loyal Honda fans were considering shifting posts to the Toyota Camry. The Honda Accord 1998 - 2002 (6th generation) got into Nigeria and in no time did it gain the nickname the Honda Accord Baby Boy. Perhaps, this moniker was as a result of how long people had waited for it and how sleek and bold it looks from the outside.
The Honda Accord Baby Boy is easy to maintain while being potent in power
Right from the first sight, you can be impressed by its spacious look along with comfy seats.
Some perks were added including the V6 and 4 cylinder engine options and user-friendly controls.
The Baby Boy, coming in a four-door sedan design packed with a lot of power, maintained the three trim levels DX, LX and EX and doesn't do badly in fuel economy.
The car isn't a bad choice for those looking for an affordable Honda car to purchase with it being reliable, safe, fuel efficient, and firm on the road.
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2. Trims of Honda Accord Baby Boy
The Honda Accord Baby Boy comes in three trim levels - DX, LX and EX. As expected, the EX is the upscale and sporty variant which also carries a lot of features as compared to the others. You also know what that means, it won't be as affordable either.
4. Fuel economy and engine performance of Honda Accord Baby Boy
The Honda Accord Baby Boyoffers 3 engines for buyers to choose from. You either opt for the 3 liter single overhead Cam (SOHC) V6 VTEC engine which puts out 200 horsepower, or you go for the 150 horsepower 2.3 liter inline 4 cylinder engine. This inline 4 is also a SOHC VTEC with 16 valves. The third engine variant is a bit less potent than the two listed above but it is still worth the try for a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine. This SOHC engine has a 135 HP output. The only thing about these engines is that they came with a timing belt, not the timing chain you find in more recent cars.
Also to add, the fuel economy rating of the engines were ideal too. For instance, the V6 engine has a 26 miles per gallon rating on the highway and 18 mpg in the city. The VTEC comes with 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city ratings. You can obviously tell which is better if you seek a fuel economy car. This also means that you drive up to 600 kilometers on a full tank - from Lagos to Benin and back!
The wheelbase, length, and height of the Honda Accord Baby Boy are far better and more than what you would see in the previous generation. The vehicle also comes with a radio and cassette player with a CD changer, air conditioning, airbags, and great seats. The rear is roomier than what is found in the Honda halla for instance. I guess the automaker listened to the complaints of car owners and carried out major upgrades on this one. You also enjoy a lot of space in the rear as there's just enough cargo room in the trunk. Driver's safety is guaranteed with the anti-lock brakes and good traction. The vehicle is definitely made for tough Nigerian roads but it is a bit low. You will have a lot to worry when you climb bumps.
The Honda Accord Baby Boy is definitely an upgrade of the Honda Halla
8. Alternatives for Honda Accord Baby Boy & Conclusion
All in all the Honda Accord Baby Boy is a great ride. Its rivals are the Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry Pencil Light and Mazda 6. Asides the fuel efficiency which the Camry has better, the Accord beats the rest on almost every spec.
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