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Accord finally pulled abreast of the competition by offering its first V6 engine: a 2.7-liter unit with twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and 170 horsepower. This was basically an updated version of the 1986-90 Acura Legend powerplant. The Accord V6 was limited to LX and EX sedans. It was physically larger than the four-cylinder, so V6 models had a slightly longer nose and a different grille as subtle identifiers.

Both were equipped like their four-cylinder counterparts except for larger tires; the EX V6 also included leather upholstery and eight-way power driver’s seat. Other Accords were little changed for 1995 except that the EX wagon now came only with automatic transmission. Consumer Guide found Accord’s V6 didn’t make “a huge difference in acceleration” versus the four-cylinder engine, but did judge it quieter, smoother, and almost as thrifty with fuel. Either way, said the editors, “The Accord is an excellent choice among midsize cars.”

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