The Honda Avancier is a vehicle with five seats. It is sold only in the Japanese market. The vehicle is based on the Honda Accord's platform. A main feature of the Avancier is its height. The height of the car allows a lot of extra interior space when compared to the Accord sedan or the Accord station wagon. Another exceptional feature of this automobile is that the seats in the rear can recline individually. The center seat also has a hidden table. The Honda Avancier is similar in appearance to the Accord AeroDeck, with the main difference being that it is a four door sedan vehicle.
The Avancier has a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine, or a 3 liter V6 engine. Each type of engine was only made available with gearboxes. The vehicle also features a highway cruise control system. This system uses a radar in order to determine the distance driven and to maintain the speed. Due to the types of engines used for the Avancier, the vehicle was classified as a mid-size automobile in Japan. It was classified as mid-size mainly due to the fact that it exceeded maximum engine displacement. Another reason for its classification was due to its length and width requirements. With two different engine displacements being offered, the car consumer was given a choice as to which road tax obligation they wanted to pay. The larger of the two engines offered drivers a much more luxurious experience by the equipment that was offered, as well as a variety of features that ultimately justified the tax expense. Eventually, in October 2003, the Avancier was no longer produced due to low sales. Because of these disappounting sales, Honda believed it was the best thing to do for the company. The Avancier was only produced for four years, from 1999-2003.