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- The Honda Accord is one of the best-selling mid-sized sedans in the U.S.
- The top-level 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and the hybrid powertrain are the only two engines available in the Honda Accord Touring model.
- All engines in the line-up are fuel-efficient and powerful.
- The 2019 Honda Accord is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for 2019.
- The 2019 Honda Accord gets a five-star crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- The Honda Accord continues to win awards from top-tier publications for its safety, reliability, and value.
Honda Accord: Everything You Need to Know
About the Honda Accord:
The Honda Accord is a midsize sedan that seats five. It is built by Honda, a Japanese company. The Honda Accord is one of the most popular vehicles in the United States, though it often falls second to the Toyota Camry.
The 2019 Honda Accord is the tenth generation of the vehicle. Most in the industry expect that the Honda Accord will not get a refresh until 2021, and when it does, it will be only a light update. The tenth generation of the Honda Accord was first introduced in 2018.
Honda’s sales numbers show that on average Honda has sold more than 316,000 Accords each year since its introduction in the mid-1970s and Honda makes up more than 8.5% of the market share in the U.S.
The 2019 Honda Accord is stylish, safe, reliable, affordable, and has a wide variety of styles and trims to meet almost every buyer’s needs.
What’s New in the 2019 Honda Accord?
The 2019 Honda Accord carries over from the success of the 2018 Honda Accord. There are no significant or new changes in the 2019 Honda Accord as a result.
The only difference between the 2018 Honda Accord line-up and the 2019 Honda Accord is that the top-of-the-line Touring models no longer get a 1.5-liter engine.
There are six different available trim levels. These include:
- Honda Accord LX
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Honda Accord Sport
- Honda Accord EX
- Honda Accord EX-L
- Honda Accord Touring
There are three different engines available throughout the Honda Accord line-up for 2019. These include:
- 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4: Available on the LX, EX, Sport, and EX-L. All 1.5-liter engines get a CVT automatic transmission with the exception of the Sport that gets a 6-speed manual transmission.
- 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4: Available on the EX-L, Sport and Touring models. The 2.0-liter engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, though the Sport gets the 6-speed manual.
- 2.0-liter inline-4 with a hybrid powertrain: Available on the Accord Hybrid model. The Hybrid Accord gets an electronic-CVT transmission.
At the Sport level and above you get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration as standard.
All 2019 Honda Accords come with Honda’s suite of safety called Honda Sensing as standard.
What Does the 2019 Honda Accord Compete With?
The 2019 Honda Accord competes with the following vehicles:
- 2019 Toyota Camry
- 2019 Nissan Altima
- 2019 Mazda6
- 2019 Kia Optima
- 2019 Ford Fusion
- 2019 Chevrolet Malibu
- 2019 Hyundai Sonata
- 2019 Volkswagen Passat
- 2019 Subaru Legacy
The most recommendable trim is the Sport or above because the Honda Accord comes packed with great amenities at that level. The Accord is excellent for young families, couples, and up-and-coming commuters.
Exterior Design of the Honda Accord
The 2019 Honda Accord looks a lot like a four-door coupe. The sloped back and long front makes it look sporty and swoopy.
The Honda Accord looks a lot like it's relatives in the Honda line-up, the Honda Civic, and the Honda Insight. On higher trim models like the Sport line, you get chrome exhaust tips and a small spoiler. The Hybrid Honda Accord and those with the 1.5-liter engine, get active grille shutters at the front of the car.
Depending on the trim, the 2019 Honda Accord comes with either 17-inch or 19-inch tires, and all trims get LED daytime running lights, Honda's Safety Sense system, adaptive cruise control, and remote lock/unlock.
On the road, the Honda Accord is good-looking if not ubiquitous. It's one of America's most popular sedans for a reason, and you will see it everywhere.
Interior Style in the Honda Accord
Inside the interior style of the Honda Accord is spacious with good-looking touches that make the cabin feel upscale and futuristic.
The Honda Accord has seating for five, and because the back-seat space is so ample, it can seat at least two adults comfortably in the rear. LATCH attachments in the back seat make it easy to install a child or baby seat.
By EPA standards, the interior volume of the 2019 Honda Accord actually makes it a full-size sedan (rather than a mid-sized sedan). That means there is a ton of space for people and their things.
Up front, all models get a color display for the infotainment system. One of the significant changes for the tenth generation of the Honda Accord is that the volume knob and a tuning knob have returned to the dash. Previous models have an annoying slider that makes controlling volume difficult and frustrating. Knobs also control the climate inside the car and even in the base LX model, you get a dual-zone climate control system.
One thing that does seem to annoy reviewers is the button-style gear shift system. Instead of having a knob or a traditional gear lever, the Honda Accord has buttons for Drive, Reverse, Neutral and Park. This is common across Honda's line-up, and you will see it in Acura (Honda's luxury brand) as well.
The trunk in the Honda Accord is huge by mid-size sedan standards with more than 16.7-cubic-feet of space. The Accord also gets a 4-speaker audio system as standard. Step up through the trims to get the 8- and 10-speaker options.
What Technology Comes in the 2019 Honda Accord?
The 2019 Honda Accord comes with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all models except the LX and the Hybrid models.
The Honda Accord LX comes with a 7-inch color LCD infotainment screen, while all other trims come with an 8-inch touch-enabled infotainment screen.
There are available options for a head-up display, Bluetooth connectivity, ventilated and heated front and rear seats, wireless charging, mobile hotspot through AT&T, and USB plugs for back-seat passengers.
What Kind of Safety Features are in the Honda Accord?
The Honda Accord has been a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) since 2016. The 2019 Honda Accord is currently an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the third year in a row.
The Honda Accord also gets a five-star crash rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2019.
All Honda Accords come with Honda’s Sensing Safety and driver-assistance packages. This includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System: This system is an automatic emergency braking system that will stop the car if it’s about to hit something. Some reviewers have complained about how sensitive the system is.
- Road Departure Mitigation System: A camera at the front of the car “reads” road markers and alerts the driver when the car is about to veer off the road. It also applies brakes to keep the Accord on the road.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: In traffic, set the cruise control and the Accord will follow the car ahead keeping a safe distance
- Lane Keeping Assist: This system keeps the Accord in the center of its lane.
- Traffic Sign Recognition: This system reads speed-limit signs to help keep you from breaking the law.
Additionally, you can add options like:
- Honda LaneWatch: A system that uses a camera on the passenger side mirror that sees into your blind spot. The video then appears in the infotainment screen. Honda has reported that they will be phasing this system out for future models in favor of blind-spot monitoring.
- Cross Traffic Monitor: This system helps you back out of spaces and alerts you to oncoming traffic passing behind the car.
- Automatic High-Beams: The headlights on the 2019 Honda Accord can automatically dim and brighten based on surroundings.
What is the 2019 Honda Accord Like to Drive?
The 2019 Honda Accord has won several awards from some of the most respected automotive (and non-automotive) publications and groups in the world for a reason: It's an all-around great car to drive.
On the road, the Honda Accord makes commuting comfortable and safe. While some reviewers complain about overly sensitive safety warnings (the front collision warning system can be touchy), the Honda Accord still continues to win over owners and testers alike.
The drive experience depends on the trim level you purchase. Enthusiasts looking for a more engaging experience tend to love the fun-to-drive Honda Accord Sport while those who have to commute in heavy traffic tend to prefer the EX model with is more luxurious interior and added amenities.
The cabin can be a bit noisier than other competitors on the road. That is highly dependent on the tires, and the road surface but more than one publication has mentioned the cabin drone as a point of complaint.
The Honda Accord is quick enough off the line to make merging into highway traffic comfortable. Braking feels normal and communicative though some people complain about the somewhat artificial feeling steering.
The CVT transmission gets good reviews across the board. Most feel that it is unobtrusive though it does try to maximize fuel-efficiency by upshifting on a regular basis. The 10-speed automatic transmission and the 6-speed manual also get similarly good reviews.
The Honda Accord Hybrid gets mixed reviews for annoying engine sounds at both high and low speeds, but its fuel economy (an EPA rated 48 mpg city, 48 mpg highway and 48 mpg combined) can make it a worthwhile buy.
Should I Buy a 2019 Honda Accord?
In short, yes you should buy a 2019 Honda Accord if you are in the market for a reliable, safe, roomy mid-size sedan that drives great, offers great technology and comfort.
Should I buy a Used Honda Accord?
The 2018 Honda Accord offers many of the same amenities that the 2019 Honda Accord provides since there has been no update to the car. If you hate the idea of using a slider to change the volume in your Honda Accord, don't buy something older than 2018.
Beyond the recent years, CarCompliants.com compiled data on older Honda Accords and discovered that 2003 Honda Accords have a lot of problems. According to the site, the transmission is a common failure point in the 2003 Accord.
The 2008 Honda Accord is also a bit problematic, according to CarComplaints.com, too. This time thanks to early brake wear.
When buying a used Honda Accord, it’s probably best to go for a 2011 or later model.
How Much Does the New Honda Accord Cost?
The 2019 Honda Accord costs $24,640 including a $920 destination charge for the base LX model.
The Honda Accord Sport starts at $27,100 including a $920 destination charge while the EX starts at $27,540.
The Honda Accord Hybrid costs $26,240 and goes up to $35,910 including that same $920 destination charge.
Pros and Cons of the 2020 Honda Accord Sedan
- Upscale and spacious interiors on all trim levels of the Honda Accord.
- The Honda Accord has very high levels of safety on all trims.
- Honda offers a wide variety of engines and powertrains on the Honda Accord, and there's one that is right for your needs.
- The Honda Accord is a comfortable commuter filled with technology to make your drive easier.
- All 2019 Honda Accords are slightly more expensive than the 2018 models.
- You can only get two engines in the top-trim Honda Accord Touring model for 2019: The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and the hybrid powertrain. There is no longer a 1.5-liter option for the Honda Accord Touring.
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto do not come in the Hybrid and LX trim models. You can get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the Hybrid Touring, however.
- Slightly noisier cabin than some of the competitors.
- Seating position is low in the Honda Accord, and some complain about a difficult entry and exit from the car.
The History of the Honda Accord: Made in America for More Than 40 Years
Honda has been selling the Accord in the U.S. since the mid-1970s. The Honda Accord first made its debut in 1976, and it is the second longest running nameplate in Honda's history. The Honda Civic was the first car that Honda created.
There have been nine previous generations of the Honda Accord and the 2018/2019 model year marks the tenth generation of the Accord. According to Honda, more than 13 million Accords have been sold in the U.S. since the 1970s. The Honda Accord is the top-selling midsize sedan in American since 2011, and it is built in the United States.
The Accord is built at Honda's Marysville plant in Ohio and has been built there since 1982. In 1987, the Accord became the first sedan to be made in America and exported and sold overseas.
Specs & Key Features of the 2020 Honda Accord Sedan
- Body Style
- 1.5T I-4 DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged VTEC
- 192 hp
- Continuously Variable
- Passenger Doors
- Passenger Seating
- Front Wheel Drive
- City MPG
- Hwy MPG
- Air Conditioning
- Back Up Camera
- Cruise Control
- LCD Monitor
- LED Lights
- Lane Departure Warning
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Tinted Glass
- Engine: 1.5T I-4 DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged VTEC
- Transmission: Continuously Variable -inc: sport mode
- Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
- Front-Wheel Drive
- 3.24 Axle Ratio
- Battery w/Run Down Protection
- Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
- Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
- Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
- 14.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
- Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
- Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
- Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
- 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
- Wheels: 17" Silver-Painted Alloy
- Tires: 225/50R17 AS
- Steel Spare Wheel
- Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
- Clearcoat Paint
- Body-Colored Front Bumper
- Body-Colored Rear Bumper
- Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
- Body-Colored Door Handles
- Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
- Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
- Light Tinted Glass
- Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
- Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
- Chrome Grille
- Trunk Rear Cargo Access
- Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low Beam Daytime Running Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
- LED Brakelights
- Radio: 160-Watt AM/FM Audio System -inc: 4 speakers, 7" screen w/customizable feature settings, 1.0-amp USB audio interface port in front console, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth streaming audio, radio data system (RDS) and speed-sensitive volume compensation (SVC)
- Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
- Integrated Roof Antenna
- 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
- Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver's seat manual height adjustment
- 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
- 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
- Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
- Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
- Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
- Power Rear Windows
- Front Cupholder
- Rear Cupholder
- Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
- Valet Function
- Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
- Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
- Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
- Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
- Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
- Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
- HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
- Glove Box
- Driver Foot Rest
- Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
- Full Cloth Headliner
- Cloth Door Trim Insert
- Cloth Seat Trim
- Day-Night Rearview Mirror
- Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
- Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
- Front Map Lights
- Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
- Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
- Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
- Cargo Area Concealed Storage
- Cargo Space Lights
- FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
- Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
- Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
- Delayed Accessory Power
- Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
- Systems Monitor
- Trip Computer
- Outside Temp Gauge
- Digital/Analog Display
- Seats w/Cloth Back Material
- Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
- Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
- Perimeter Alarm
- Engine Immobilizer
- 2 12V DC Power Outlets
- Air Filtration
- VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- ABS And Driveline Traction Control
- Side Impact Beams
- Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) + FCW
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Low Tire Pressure Warning
- Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
- Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
- Airbag Occupancy Sensor
- Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
- Rear Child Safety Locks
- Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
- Back-Up Camera