We’ve written extensively about the Honda Accord and its capabilities on this blog. Today we’re going to look at where the Accord is made. This seems to be a straightforward question, but this car consists of many components (engine, transmission, etc.) made in different parts of the world. Let’s start with a quick answer:
Honda Accord manufactured from 2018 onwards and sold in the United States are assembled in Marysville, Ohio. The K-, J- or L-series engine is manufactured in Anna, Ohio or Talladega County, Alabama. Hybrid power systems are made in Russels Point, Ohio. The automatic and manual transmission are made in Tallapoosa, Georgia and the CVT is made in Russsels Point, Ohio.
However, that certainly doesn’t answer the question entirely. Below, we’ll first dive into detail about the assembly location. After, that we’ll give you the complete rundown of where the engines are made, and we’ll do the same for all transmissions used in this vehicle. Read on!
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Assembly Locations Per Generation
The seventh generation of the Honda Accord was made between 2003 – 2007 and assembled worldwide. For the North American market, the Honda Accord was assembled in Marysville, Ohio. This version of the Honda Accord was also assembled in Jalisco, Mexico; Sayama, Japan; Guangzhou, China; Ayutthaya, Thailand; Alor Gajah, Malaysia; Pingtung, Taiwan, and Greater Noida, India.
The eighth generation of the Honda Accord was made between 2008 – 2012. For the North American market, the Honda Accord was assembled in Marysville, Ohio, and Lincoln, Alabama. The location in Lincoln, Alabama, replaced the assembly location in Mexico. All other assembly locations are the same as the seventh generation.
The ninth generation of the Honda Accord was made between 2013 – 2017 for the North American market. It was assembled in Marysville, Ohio. All other locations are the same as the eighth generation. However, the Indian assembly location was replaced with a location in Ota, Nigeria.
The tenth generation of the Honda Accord started sales in North America in 2018. The current generation Honda Accord is assembled in Marysville, Ohio for the North American market. Other assembly locations include Guangzhou, China; Pingtung, Taiwan; Prachinburi, Thailand; and Alor Gajah, Malaysia.
Types Of Engines Per Generation
The seventh generation of the American-styled Honda Accord had the following engine types: 2.0L K20A6, 2.4L K24A4/K24A8, 3.0L J30A4/J30A5 V6, and a 3.0L JNA1 V6 Hybrid.
The eighth generation of the American-styled Honda Accord had the following engine types: 2.0L R20A3, 2.4L K24Z2 or K24Z3, 3.5L J35Z3, 3.5L J35Z2.
The ninth generation of the American-styled Honda Accord had the following engine types: 2.0L R20A3, 2.0L LFA1 i-VTEC + 2 electric motors for the hybrid variant, 2.4L K24W, 3.0 L J30A5 V6 (China only), 3.5 L J35Y1 V6, or 3.5 L J35Y2 V6.
The tenth generation of the American-style Honda Accord had the following engine types: 1.5L L15BE/L15BG, 2.0L K20C4, and 2.0 L LFA1/LFB1 + 2 electric motors for the hybrid.
Manufacturing Location Per Series
As you have been able to see above, Honda Accord have generally used three different series of engines over the last two decades. These include the K-series, J-series, and L-series. Where these series of engines are made depends on where the Honda Accord is sold in the world. Let’s discuss this below.
Honda Accords sold in the United States or Canada with a K-series, L-series, or J-series inline-4 or V6 engine have had their engine manufactured in the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio. If the Accord has a V6, it can also be made at the engine plant in Talladega County, Alabama. The power systems for the hybrid versions of the Accord are made in Russells Point, Ohio.
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Honda Accords with a K-series, L-series, or J-series engine that are assembled outside of the United States (and mainly in Asia) will have had their engine manufactured in Guangzhou, China; Malacca, Malaysia, or Saitama, Japan.
The seventh and eighth generation of the Honda Accord had different automatic and manual transmissions. For the ninth-generation Honda introduced a CVT. The tenth generation of the Honda Accord has a 6-speed manual, a CVT, e-CVT, and a 10-speed automatic.
Honda Accords that are assembled in the United States have had their automatic and manual transmissions made in Tallapoosa, Georgia. CVT transmissions for the Hyundai Accord are made in Russells Point, Ohio.
Automatic transmissions for the Honda Accords that are made outside of the United States are made in
Hamamatsu, Japan; Foshan, China, or Jawa Barat, Indonesia. CVT’s made after 2015 are made in Celaya, Mexico, or Russells Point, Ohio. Manual transmissions are made in Biñan, Philippines.
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Tenth generation Honda Accord with a 17-inch wheel have either the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus or the Fuzion UHP Sport A/S as their OEM tires. Honda Accord with a 20-inch wheel have the Goodyear Eagle Touring or the Michelin Primacy MXM4 as their OEM tires.
Where these tires are made exactly is almost impossible to figure out in an article. For this, you’ll need to inspect the DOT-code on the tire. However, we can give you a general idea of where these tires are manufactured in the USA for the Accord that’s sold here.
Pirelli has three locations in the USA where they manufacture passenger tires. These are as follows:
- Hanford, California
- Madison, Tennessee
- Rome, Georgia
For Michelin, their manufacturing locations are as follows:
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Ardmore, Oklahoma
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Lexington, South Carolina
Goodyear manufactures tires in:
- Lawton, Oklahoma.
- Akron, Ohio.
- Danville, Virginia.
- Gadsden, Alabama.
- Topeka, Kansas.
- Union City, Tennessee.
- Fayetteville, North Carolina.
- Freeport, Illinois.
- Tyler, Texas.
Fuzion tires are actually made by Bridgestone, however, Bridgestone uses it’s facilities in the United States to make Bridgestone tires whereas they also use their Asian facilities to make Fuzion tires. However, it’s unclear in which country or which facilities this happens exactly.
Who Designed The Honda Accord
The tenth generation of the Honda Accord was designed by Tetsuji Morikawa, who was responsible for the exterior design of the car, and Yosuke Shimizu, who was responsible for the interior design of the car. Morikawa has stated that the car is partially designed in Japan, but the design was finished in the United States because the Japanese team wanted to create an American car and ‘feel like Americans’ when designing it.
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