The Honda Accord is one of the highest rated and most reliable mid size cars you can get. Time and time again, the Honda Accord has received a high reliability rating. These and other reasons make it no surprise that the Honda Accord is one of the best selling family-sized vehicles for the last 15 years.
There are times, however, where your vehicle might need a new wheel or to replace your lug nuts. For these and many more situations, it’s good to know your Honda Accord bolt pattern.
All Honda Accord generations before 2002 use a 4×4.5 inches (4×114.3mm) bolt pattern and have a center bore of 2.52 inches (64.1mm). They use 4 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The bolts need to be torqued down to 80 ft-lbs. Honda Accords made after 2002 use a 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm) bolt pattern. They have the same 2.52 inches (64.1mm) center bore, but they use 5 lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The same 80 ft lb torque specification applies to both types.
There is, however, a lot more you need to know. So, he have outlined more details regarding the Honda Accord bolt pattern for each generation. We will also link to the exact lug nuts that you need for your vehicle. We will also go over the exact tire and rim sizes for each engine option and trim level.
While the information above is useful for most situations, it does not tell the entire story. There are several different trim levels and engine options when it comes to the Honda Accord. So, as you would expect, there are a few additional factors to take into consideration.
To make it easy for you, we will elaborate further on the Honda Accord bolt pattern and we will explain more about proper wheel fitment.
Honda Accord Bolt Pattern
|Year||Bolt Pattern||Number of Lug Nuts||Thread Size||Torque Specification|
|1990 – 2002||4×4.5 (4 x 114.3mm)||4||M12 x 1.5||80 ft lbs|
|2003 – current||5 x 4.5 (5 x 114.3mm)||5||M12 x 1.5||80 ft lbs|
For the purposes of this article, we are only going to cover Honda Accord models from the last 20 years. If you want to be able to properly fit a wheel onto your vehicle, you are going to know more than just your Honda Accord bolt pattern.
So, we have taken the time to outline the various factors that need to be taken into consideration for each generation of the Accord.
It’s important to note that even though Honda Accords have various trim levels within a generation, the specs listed below will apply to all models within a given generation. This is because the bolt patterns, lugs used, and torque specifications are common between all models within the same generation.
Honda Accord Wheel Fitment Specifications
|Year||Engine Size||Tire Size||Rim Size|
|2003 – 2005||2.4L 4||195/65R15, 205/65R15, 205/60R16||6.5JJx15 ET55, 6.5JJx15 ET55, 6.5JJx16 ET55|
|2003 – 2005||3.0L V6||205/60R16||6.5JJx16 ET55|
|2006 – 2007||2.4L 5||195/65R15, 205/65R15, 205/60R16||6.5JJx15 ET55, 6.5JJx15 ET55, 6.5JJx16 ET55|
|2006 – 2007||3.0L V6||215/60R16||6.5JJx16 ET55|
|2008 – 2012||2.4L 4||225/50R17, 215/60R16||7.5Jx17 ET55, 6.5Jx16 ET50|
|2008 – 2012||3.5L V6||225/50R17, 235/45R18||7.5Jx17 ET55, 8Jx18 ET55|
|2013 – 2017||2.4L 4||205/65R16, 215/55R17||7Jx16 ET50, 7.5Jx17 ET55|
|2013 – 2017||2.4L 4||235/45R18||8Jx18 ET55|
|2013 – 2017||3.5L V6||235/45R18||8Jx18 ET55|
|2018 – 2022||1.5L 4||225/50R17, 235/40R19||7.5Jx17 ET45, 8.5Jx19 ET50|
|2018 – 2022||2.0L 4||225/50R17, 235/45R18||7.5Jx17 ET45, 8Jx18 ET50|
|2018 – 2022||2.0L 4||225/50R17, 235/40R19||7.5Jx17 ET45, 8.5Jx19 ET50|
For seventh generation Honda Accords with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine uses a tire size of 195/65R15, 205/65R15 or 205/60R16. This trim Honda Accord uses rim sizes of 6.5JJx15 ET55, 6.5JJx15 ET55 or 6.5JJx16 ET55.
Honda Accords equipped with the 3.0L V6 engine uses a tire size of 205/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5JJx16 ET55.
Honda Accords that have the 2.4L 5 cylinder engine uses a tire size of 195/65R15, 205/65R15 or 205/60R16. Accords of this trim use a rim size of 6.5JJx15 ET55, 6.5JJx15 ET55 or 6.5JJx16 ET55.
If your Honda Accord is equipped with the 3.0L V6 engine, then it uses a tire size of 215/60R16. It has a rim size of 6.5JJx16 ET55.
For eighth generation Honda Accords of this turbo-less generation equipped with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine uses a tire size of 225/50R17 or 215/60R16. Rim sizes for this model are 7.5Jx17 ET55 or 6.5Jx16 ET50.
Honda Accords of this generation that use the 3.5L V6 engine uses a tire size of 225/50R17 or 235/45R18, with a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55 and 8Jx18 ET55.
If your ninth generation Honda Accord has the standard 2.4L 4 cylinder engine, then it uses a tire size of 205/65R16 or 215/55R17. This bog-standard Accord uses a rim size of 7Jx16 ET50 or 7.5Jx17 ET55.
The somewhat higher-performance-but-still-not-turbo Honda Accord Sport with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine uses a tire size of 235/45R18 and a rim size of 8Jx18 ET55.
The even-higher-performance-but-still-not-a-turbo Honda Accord V6 that is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine uses a tire size of 235/45R18 along with a standard rim size of 8Jx18 ET55.
For tenth generation Honda Accord that have a 1.5L Turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, a tire size of 225/50R17 or 235/40R19 is used. Rim sizes for this trim are 7.5Jx17 ET45 or 8.5Jx19 ET50.
Honda Accord of this generation equipped with the non-turbo 2.0L 4 cylinder engine uses a tire size of 225/50R17 or 235/45R18. This naturally aspirated Accord uses a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET45 or 8Jx18 ET50.
Honda Accords that use the 2.0L turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, on the other hand, use a tire size of 225/50R17 or 235/40R19 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET45 or 8.5Jx19 ET50.
All generations of the Accord use a 5 lug layout. When you mount the wheel to the car, these nuts need to be tightened in a specific manner.
You can generally find this information in your car’s user manual, but we went ahead and put it here for you so it’s easily accessible. As always when tightening the lug nuts on any vehicle, do so in a crisscross pattern.
The first step is to tighten all the nuts about halfway down with a standard wheel wrench first. Although the official Honda spec calls for 79.6 ft-lbs, we can just say 80 ft-lbs to make this easier. So, tighten them with a proper torque wrench to 80 ft-lbs.
NOTE: Make sure to test your lug nuts after a few miles. For example, you could drive, say, 30 miles and then use the torque wrench to make sure they are all still tightened to the right spec. If any of them come loose, tighten them again and repeat the test. If any nuts are loose at that point, you will more than likely have to replace the rim.
Honda accords made between 1990 and 2002 use a 4×4.5” (4×114.3mm) bolt pattern and have a center bore of 2.52 inches (64.1mm). These older Accords use just 4 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5.
Honda Accords made after 2002 use a 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm) bolt pattern and have the same 2.52 inches (64.1mm) center bore as before. The difference in these newer Accords is that they use 5 lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5. Regardless of when your Honda Accord was made, the lug nuts need to be tightened down with 80 ft lb of torque.
The Honda Accord is a fantastic car. Sure, it’s not the most sporty vehicle and is sometimes classified as a ‘grocery getter’, but The Honda Accord is one of the highest-rated midsize cars for a reason: It’s legendary reliability. Like with any vehicle, however, sometimes you are going to have to work on your car. So, knowing the Honda Accord bolt pattern can save you a lot of time and trouble.
The great news is that the Honda Accord bolt pattern is pretty easy to remember. This is because for the last 20 years, Honda has used the same bolt pattern for all Honda Accord models. Before that, there was just one Honda Accord bolt pattern for all models.
We hope this article helped you learn more about the Honda Accord bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!
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