The Honda Accord is a legendary rival within the midsize vehicle segment, offering a unique combination of performance, innovation and performance for more than 40 years. In its tenth generation it is clear that the Honda Accord has reached a new level of performance and refinement, further enhancing the appearance. If it’s the turbocharged, sporty powertrains or the available premium segment and active safety tech in the standard model The Accord is up to the future.
The Honda Accord has earned numerous awards in the auto industry over the years with good reasons. The attention to the smallest details and constant improvement has made it an excellent contender in the segment of mid-sized sedans time and time.
Trims and Pricing
Honda Accord Honda Accord comes in five trim levels: LX Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring.
Honda offers plenty of standard features on the LX and comes with equipment for the exterior like LED headlights that are automatic, LED taillights, as well as an antenna mounted on the roof that is fin-like. Inside, you will find dual-zone climate control with automatic temperature control Power windows, cruise control, power locks as well as tilt/telescopic steering adjustments, front and rear cupholders and two power outlets of 12v and a rear armrest. There are also four speakers for audio, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment, as well as Pandora connectivity. Every new Accord features the most advanced technology for driver assistance, including lane keep assist adaptive cruise control, traffic signal recognition, and auto high beams.
The Sport trim includes stylish features such as LED fog lights and chrome exhaust pipes, an rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel/gear selector and sport pedals. The added tech includes a power-adjustable driver’s seats, text messaging assistant and eight audio speakers as well as an 8-inch infotainment screen, HondaLink, Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
With the Accord EX, the car also features smart entry, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, a power moonroof, satellite radio, and HD radio.
When you choose this model, the Honda Accord EX-L, the car will also come with turn indicators in the side mirrors as well as the HomeLink remote, an auto-dimming the rearview mirror fully-adjustable front passengers seat with leather and an upgraded sound system that includes 10 speakers.
In addition, the top-of-the-line Touring trim includes some unique features of its own such as rain-sensing windshield wipers and parking sensors, courtesy lights and side mirrors that slide down when the vehicle reverses and ambient lighting for door handles, rear and front heating of seats, front seat air conditioning, satellite-linked navigation HondaLink mobile WiFi, wireless charger for devices, and near field communications.
A LX-like Accord and Touring, EX, EX-L, and Touring are all offered in Hybrid version.
An Accord includes an initial invoice of 23,000 dollars for the LX model, and an MSRP of around $25,000. The Sport trim adds around $2,000 to the MSRP, and the EX trim raises it by around $2,000. The EX-L trim boosts the MSRP by about $32,000. The Touring boosts it by an additional $4,000. There are two models: the Accord Hybrid as well as the Hybrid EX start at about $25,400 and $29,300respectively. Its Hybrid EX-L starts out around $31,800, and Hybrid Touring, $35,000. Hybrid Touring, $35,000. It is true that TrueCar clients can benefit from savings by paying upfront for their purchases when they go to an TrueCar certified dealer.
Engine and Performance
Honda provides three engine options in the Accord. The turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is rated with 192 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport trim is paired with a manual 6-speed transmission The CVT is available. The other models that have this engine utilize the CVT.
The updated turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers an enormous boost, with 252 horsepower. Additionally, it comes with the capacity of 273 lb.-ft. of torque, which can propel the vehicle forward quickly. Also, a manual 6-speed transmission is offered for models with Sport. The alternative transmission is a 10 speed automatic that comes that has paddle shifters. It is the standard choice in all Accords equipped with this engine.
The Accord Hybrid models use the 2.0-liter non-turbocharged four-cylinder motor that is connected with two motors electric which produce the equivalent of 212 horsepower and 129 pounds of torque. This engine utilizes the energy-saving CVT.
Front-wheel drive is standard in every version of the car.
An Accord with the 1.5-liter turbo and the CVT gets an EPA-rated 30/38/33 mpg city/highway/combined. The more robust 2.0-liter turbo, with its 10-speed automatic yields 23/34/27 mpg. In Hybrid model the Accord’s already high efficiency increases to the highest level and is estimated to be 48/48/48 mpg.
Similar to other contemporary Hondas customers can pick from grey, black or light tan seating as well as other accents such as the doors. The rest of the interior is made up of silver and black highlights. The layout is neat and contemporary without being extravagant. For instance the controls in the middle stack comprise of buttons and knobs that are all big and easily accessible and evenly spaced.
The screen for infotainment extends from the dash on near the very top of the middle stack. Thankfully, the system is smooth and menus appear simple to navigate.
Overall the interior of the Honda Accord is impressive , and offers a sense of fine craftsmanship, paired with great sound insulation. The legroom for both rows of seats is fantastic and so are the comfortable and shaped seats.