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Honda's new Accord is an excellent transportation appliance

Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times on

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I'm also not sure what other drivers will make of the infotainment touch screen, which is only halfway a touch screen. To access certain functions, you need to push a button that looks like a touch screen button, but isn't. It may take a while to remember which buttons are buttons and which are not.

But I found that the telephone booted up quickly and the onboard navigation system was easy to see, easy to read and easy to follow.

On the other hand, this Accord takes the prize for having the most ergonomically impractical location for an iPhone port, which is almost impossible to reach even when the car is stationary and the driver has both hands free.

That was a surprise that added a flash of unwelcome drama, in a vehicle that otherwise offers no surprises and no drama.

The absence of theatrics may bore some people. Those seeking a sedan with sex appeal should probably look elsewhere. Those seeking a sensible solution to their transportation needs can stop looking.

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