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2019 Honda Accord Review

By Autolist Staff | May 30, 2019

Summary

The 2019 Honda Accord is the newest version of a midsize sedan which has been in production since 1976. In 2018, the 10th generation of the Accord was unveiled and won numerous accolades including 2018 North American Car of the Year and 2018 Canadian Car of the Year.

The 2019 model does not offer any major changes from last year’s aside from the fact that the Touring Model is no longer available with the base level 192-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four engine. That said, the 2018 redesign was well thought and offered many upgrades to support better handling, fuel economy, and safety among other areas.

The Accord matches up against competitors such as the Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Altima, Kia Optima and Chevy Malibu. The Accord stands out from the pack thanks to its sporty handling, powerful engine, unique exterior styling, and plethora of safety, storage and comfort features.

The new Accord is a great option that will appeal to many different types of drivers. Many reviewers highlight this car’s driving experience, cargo space and value as solid reasons to consider this sedan over a compact or midsize SUV.

The 2019 Accord is available at a base price of $23,720. The Sport, EX, and EX-L trims cost $26,180, $27,620, and $30,120, respectively. For $34,990 the Accord is available in a Touring trim.

The Honda Accord has a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Exterior

Totally redesigned for the 2018 model, the Accord exterior offers a sporty, performance inspired exterior accentuated by LED low beam lights in front of the car. The car has a muscular, fastback inspired design. From the side, the Accord features strong lines which give the impression of perpetual forward motion.

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In the rear, LED tail lights and dual chrome exhausts complete the refined and sporty design.

The 2019 Honda Accord is available in the following colors:

  • Platinum White Pearl – LX, Hybrid, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring
  • Lunar Silver Metallic – LX, Hybrid, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring
  • Modern Steel Metallic – LX, Hybrid, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring
  • Crystal Black Pearl – LX, Hybrid, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl – LX, Hybrid, EX, EX-L and Touring-
  • Still Night Pearl – Sport Trim-
  • San Marino Red – Sport Trim
  • Radiant Red Metallic – LX, Hybrid, EX, EX-L and Touring
  • Champagne Frost Pearl – LX, Hybrid, EX, EX-L and Touring

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Interior Quality and Comfort

The Honda Accord seats up to five passengers in two rows.

Most adults will be able to sit comfortably in either the front or back seat. Leg room is abundant in both rows though many reviewers found that very tall passengers may wish for more headroom in the backseat.

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Some reviewers find the Accord’s seating position to be too low. Others consider this a benefit which promotes a sporty driving position.

Cloth upholstery is standard with the ability to upgrade to leather seats, heated seats and power adjusted front a rear seats.

Some reviewers found the 2019 Honda Accord to have interior materials such as plastic which take away from the appearance of the interior. Despite this, others compared the intuitive audio and climate controls to more upscale brands such as Audi.

The Accord has two sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear seats. The middle seat has an upper tether which can be used to borrow lower anchors if the adjoining seats are not being used.

The Accord is available with the interior color options of:

  • Ivory
  • Gray
  • Black

Utility & Practicality

The Honda Accord boasts a massive 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear trunk. That is enough room to carry up to 12 shopping bags easily. It is also enough space to define the Accord as having one of the most generous cargo capacities of any midsize sedan.

The Accord offers a unique mix of sport and practicality. Many reviewers consider it among the best choices for those who want a car that is fun to drive but that can also stand up to the demands of the busy modern lifestyle.

Technology & Infotainment

The 2019 Accord comes equipped with an infotainment system with a 7-inch display screen, Bluetooth, four speaker stereo and a USB port. It can be upgraded to include an 8-inch touch screen, an 8 or 10 speaker audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD radio and satellite radio.

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Most reviewers found the infotainment system to be arranged well with the addition of physical buttons and knobs making it easy to control climate and volume. When compared to the 2017 version, reviewers found the renewed in 2018 infotainment system to be a clear upgrade over previous versions.

Safety & Driving Assistance

The Honda Accord utilizes the Honda Sensing system as a standard feature which includes collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control. This suite of safety and driving assistance features were celebrated by many reviewers and considered among the best in the midsize sedan category.

The 2019 Accord was awarded a Top Safety Pick designation and the highest rating of good in IIHS crash test simulations. The NHTSA gave Accord a 5 out of 5 safety rating.

Driving Experience

In 2018, Honda renewed the Accord’s dashboard gauges. When compared to previous editions, the new RPM, Clock and Speed gauges are a clear upgrade. With the addition of an optional head’s up display (HUD), the Accord is a very modern and futuristic car to drive.

The Accord offers a nimble and responsive driving experience. Many reviewers have highlighted this car’s ability to handle tight corners with ease thanks to its accurate steering.

The Touring trim level offers a multilink adaptive suspension. This substantial handling upgrade allows the car to respond well to aggressive cornering and changes in velocity. While lower trim levels do not offer this feature, the Accord is still one of the most enjoyable driving experiences available in a midsize sedan.

Fuel efficiency

The Honda Accord has a 192-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four engine standard. This can be upgraded to a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four with a hybrid powertrain offering a combined output of 212 hp.

The 2.0-liter is a 10-speed automatic, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) supports the 1.5-liter engine and the hybrid powertrain; each of the non hybrids are also available as a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Honda Accord Hybrid has an EPA-rated fuel economy rating of 47 miles per gallon in both city and highway. Non-hybrid models range from 22/32 mpg for city and highway for models with the 2.0-liter engine. The 1.5-liter Accord models offer combined city and highway fuel economy between 30 and 33 miles per gallon depending on trim level.

Pricing & Value

The Honda Accord is available in five unique trim levels: LX, Sport, EX-L, and Touring. The car is also available in an ultra-fuel efficient Hybrid model.

The base level LX trim offers tremendous cargo capacity, many standard safety features and a driving experience that will make it the right fit for many drivers. The Sport edition adds manual transmission Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a power-adjusted driver’s seat. The premier Touring trim level offers the most luxurious Accord experience to date with many details to support comfort, performance, safety and style.

Honda Accord LX

The Honda Accord LX trim is available for a base price of $23,720. It comes equipped with a 192-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission.

It includes key safety features such as a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, driver sleepiness monitoring, collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and traffic sign recognition.

It also includes an infotainment system with a four speaker audio system, 7 inch display screen, Bluetooth and USB Port.

Honda Accord Sport

Priced at $26,180, the Honda Accord Sport offers a six-speed manual transmission, leather wrapped steering wheel, power adjusted driver’s seat, eight speaker audio system, 8 inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, fog lights, rear spoiler and sport pedals.

For an additional $4,530, this model can be upgraded to include a 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A continuously variable automatic transmission is available for no additional fee.

Honda Accord EX

The Honda Accord EX is available for $27,620. This trim level includes a moonroof, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, HD Radio and satellite radio.

Honda Accord EX-L

The Honda EX-L trim is priced at $30,120. This level offers leather seats, driver’s seat memory functions, and a 10 speaker premium audio system. For an additional $2,000 this car can be upgraded to include a 252-horsepower turbo-four engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Honda Accord Touring

The Honda Accord Touring trim has a base price of $34,990 and comes with the 252-horsepower turbo four cylinder engine, a 10 speed automatic transmission, heads up display, heated front seats, heated rear seats, a wireless phone charger, mobile hotspot, navigation, voice recognition, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition.

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