The Honda Accord has remained one of the bestselling family cars in the United States for years.
The vehicle’s affordability, comfort, and spry handling have fueled demand for the fullsize model.
We explore the Accord’s production location in this article.
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Where Are Honda Accords Being Made?
Honda makes the Accord at various factories in the USA, China, Malaysia, and Thailand. In the USA, manufacturing of the Honda Accords takes place at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. In China, manufacturing of the Accord takes place at Honda factories in Guangzhou and Wuhan.
Other production locations in Asia include the Alor Gajah plant in Melaka, Malaysia, and the Ayutthaya plant in Thailand.
Also read our article on 11 Honda Accord Statistics You Should Know
Are Accords for the U.S. Market Produced in the U.S.?
Honda Accords that sell on the American market are usually products of Marysville Auto Plant in the U.S.A.
U.S. production of the Accord started in 1982, making it the first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be produced in the country.
Honda started producing Accord Hybrids for American buyers at the Marysville, Ohio plant in 2017.
Prior to that, it made the models at its Sayama, Saitama, Japan plant before importing them into the United States.
Are They Being Assembled in the U.S.?
Honda has been assembling the Accord at its manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio, U.S.A. for years.
Before assembling Accords in the U.S., the Japanese carmaker assembled Accords in Asia and exported them to the U.S.
Honda also assembles hybrid variants of the Accord in the US at the plant in Marysville, Ohio.
Before, it used to assemble them in Japan until it moved assembly to the US.
Please read our article about how long the Honda Accord lasts.
How Can You Check Where a Specific Accord Was Produced?
The best way to check where your Accord was manufactured is to find the Vehicle Identification Number.
Unique to every model, the VIN comprises 17 characters and signifies the car’s production date and location, among other things.
This VIN is always in a conspicuous area such as the dashboard.
The first character in the VIN shows a vehicle’s country of production. There are two things to note here:
- Vehicles produced in North America (USA inclusive) typically have a number as their first VIN character.
- Vehicles from other world regions have a letter as their first VIN character.
This way, you know Accords produced in the US will have a VIN that starts off with a number, e.g., 1, 4 or 5.
Meanwhile, an Accord produced outside the US will have a VIN that begins with a letter, e.g., J, K, etc.
Are Japanese or European Built Accords Better?
Currently, Honda does not manufacture the Accord in Europe but does in Japan. Based on this, we cannot compare both models.
Where Is the Accord Designed?
There are many BEAUTIFUL details on the Accord models.
Like the door handle:
Honda designs the Accord at its Research & Development (R&D) facilities spread across the world.
However, Accords sold on the US market are designed at the Honda R&D facility in Torrance, California, USA.
Make sure to also read our article about driving the Honda Accord in snow and winter.
Where Are Accords Made for the Australia Market?
Honda builds Accords at the Ayutthaya plant in Thailand before it exports them to Australia. The major reason for this is that Honda has few factories in Australia.
Where Are Accords Made for the Canada Market?
The Marysville, Ohio factory in the USA handles Accord production for North American countries, Canada inclusive.
Where Are Accords Made for the UK Market?
Honda produced Accords for the UK market in Swindon, England from 1992 until 2002.
Subsequent Accord models sold in the UK were imported from Japan until Honda discontinued it in 2015.
Is Honda Planning to Move Its Production?
Honda will stop making Accords at the Sayama, Saitama plant in Japan in March 2022.
This explains why it moved production of the Accord Hybrid from Japan to the US in 2019. It also reduced production of the Accord in the US over falling demand.
Also check our article about where Honda Civics are made.
Is Honda Hiring or Firing in the U.S.?
Honda furloughed workers earlier this year due to reduced production. Despite this, it has not fired employees in large numbers in 2020.
Honda is still hiring at its facilities in the US based on listings on Glassdoor and Indeed.com.
Is Honda an American Company?
From inception, Honda has remained a Japanese company with head offices in Tokyo, Japan.
In spite of this, it makes 70 percent of cars sold in the American market in the US.
The company also has an American subsidiary — American Honda Co. — that handles production and distribution in the US.