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Honda Accord and CR-V at 25: Golden era goodness

Even the less sporty options in Honda's mid-90s stable were pretty damned great.

Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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The Hondas of the mid-1990s have achieved a legendary status in enthusiast circles.

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Even models like the Accord and CR-V, which were never really conceived of as being "sporty," were pretty great to drive.

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Both were fitted with Honda's famously rev-happy four-cylinder engines.

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The Accord had a double wishbone suspension.

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The end result was a car that didn't cost a lot to buy or own.

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But one that offered reliability and performance that punched well outside its weight class.

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Honda's fifth-generation Accord EX even came with the company's now-hallowed VTEC valve timing technology.

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Honda also offered a V6 Accord, but it required numerous structural changes to make this engine fit.

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Nowadays, people are taking the B20B engine from the first CR-V and adding the VTEC cylinder heads from sportier models for extra performance.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of Honda's '90s Accord and CR-V.

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