Ascot can be called the "brother" of the 4th generation Accord. It is better to think of it as an Accord, which simply changed its name. Ascot has exactly the same internal content as Accord, only the appearance is slightly different. Accord has a strict conservative design; Ascot's design, on the contrary, can be called simple and informal. A distinctive feature of Ascot are its large, wide radiator grille and three-part side windows. The option was a 4WS system. In order to diversify sales, this car was sold exclusively through the Honda Primo chain of stores, while the Accord was the exclusive model of the Honda Clio store. The sedan was equipped with gasoline engines of 1.8 and 2.0 liters. On the example of the Honda Ascot interior, we can say that the manufacturer in those years did not save on equipment. The car was distinguished by high-quality velor seat upholstery, fabric inserts on the door panels, and the plastic panels were very high-quality. The appearance of the car in full-featured versions was complemented by a spectacular design alloy wheels, tinted windows and a rear spoiler with a built-in LED strip of brake lights. In addition, with top-end equipment, you could get a leather interior and a wide range of options: foglights, a transparent sunroof, folding electric mirrors, an additional navigation panel, an electric driver's seat adjustment, climate control system and air ducts for rear passengers, central locking with remote control, cruise control, audio system with a CD player. The car experienced a small update in 1990.
In the 1989-1991 Honda Ascot, the same engines were installed as on the Accord. There are four types of them. All in-line, 4-cylinder: 1.8-liter carburetor SOHC with a capacity of 105 “horses”, 2-liter SOHC with a capacity of 110 (carburetor - canceled in June 1991), as well as 2.0-liter injection SOHC in 130 hp . and DOHC with a return of 150 "forces." All versions are equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, but the “younger” and “senior” engines were also offered in combination with a mechanical 5-speed gearbox. Fuel consumption for a model with a 1.8 engine is from 7.7 to 8.9 liters per 100 km. Two-liter models consume from 9.1 to 10.4 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. Used in Honda Ascot (CB) double independent suspension of the lever type allows you to call this car a family sedan with the characteristic driving characteristics of Honda. Some modifications are equipped with a 4WS system, first used on Prelude, which is a non-standard solution for a regular sedan. The sedan has front ventilated disc brakes, rear drum or disc brakes (standard for the 2.0 Si model). The length of the body of the sedan is 4670 mm, width and height of 1695 and 1380 mm. Interior dimensions: 1930 x 1400 x 1135 (L x W x H). The length of the wheelbase is 2720 mm. The turning radius is 4.9-5.3 m. This family car has a fairly roomy trunk, and the distance between the backs of the first and second row of seats (925 mm) is sufficient to make it convenient for the rear seat
For its time, the Honda Ascot is very well equipped in terms of safety when it comes to full-featured versions, where the anti-lock braking system and traction control were on the equipment list. Honda Ascot did not have all-wheel drive modifications, but the top-end models were equipped with the LSD mechanism (self-locking differential based on viscous coupling) to achieve higher quality driving. The car could also be equipped with a driver's airbag.
Honda Ascot in the first generation offered a very high-quality interior and roomy interior. The 2.0 Si models are playful and well equipped. Disadvantages are common for this category of cars of the time. For example, the body itself is quite rare and it is difficult to find some parts. The car has a low ground clearance, carburetor models are difficult to configure, and fuel consumption does not meet modern requirements.