The 2019 Honda Accord offers standard quality and has won accolades from the NHTSA and IIHS. Drivers can enjoy the base model without compromise. Or take on the dazzling assortment of gadgets and features of the Touring trim. Honda is finding new ways to give the Accord extra appeal. It's no wonder many car reviews compare other brands' offerings to the Accord as the gold standard in key measures.
What are some important Accord updates which first appeared in the 2018 model?
Starting with 2018, Honda is only offering a sedan version of the Accord. It has been extensively revised with improved handling on all models and adaptive dampers on the Touring trim. Two turbo engines are available along with a hybrid, and the infotainment system is upgraded. The Touring model has both a renewed interior and plenty of display, control, sound system, and comfort improvements.
What kinds of active safety features does the 2019 Accord offer? Are they comparable to SUVs and crossovers?
Honda Sensing is standard on all models, comparable to active safety features on many SUVs. The features include forward collision warning and active braking, lane centering features and adaptive cruise control. Upgrades for the higher trim levels add a driver attention monitor, blind spot warning and alerts for rear cross-traffic.
What are the 2019 Accord's drivetrain offerings? What about sport and hybrid options?
Expecting the 2018 offerings for 2019, drivetrains include a 192-hp 1.5-liter turbo and 212-hp hybrid, both with CVT. The optional 2.0-liter 252-hp turbo engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both non-hybrid engines are also available with a six-speed manual.
What is the renewed Accord interior like?
The new sedan-only (no coupe) Accord is spacious inside with an interior that feels comfortable and luxurious. Scaling up the trim range, amenities appear such as heated seats, additional US outlets, and wireless charging and improved audio. On the move, the interior can be a bit noisy on well-worn roads, but the improved handling keeps passengers more comfortable as the driver negotiates winding roads.
What are some key features of the 2019 Accord's infotainment system?
The LX trim now has a 7.0-inch touchscreen system with Bluetooth and a USB port. EX-level trim gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen, eight speakers and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device capabilities. EX-L upgrades to ten speakers as it adds seat memory and an optional navigation system. Touring trim adds a convenient head-up display and wireless charging.
Why does the Touring model list three information screens?
The touring model has the centrally located infotainment screen for driver and front passenger, plus two additional information sources for the driver. The instrument cluster includes a traditional speedometer paired with a 7.0-inch high-res configurable display which the driver can adjust from controls on the steering wheel to show tach, current fuel economy, fuel range, even phone, and media information. The third is a jet pilot-style head-up display which only the driver can see, also configurable by controls on the steering wheel to show navigation information, phone call status, speed, and other data which can be monitored without taking eyes off the road.
What makes the Touring trim worth more than $10,000 over the base model?
Honda saved many of its available features for the Touring trim level. Full LED headlights, heated seats all around, parking sensors and a head-up display are a few of the extra perks of upgrading, along with handling and performance features. The package also adds 19-inch wheels, and the 2.0-liter turbo engine has a Type R sport lineage. Reviewers are comparing the 2019 Honda Accord Touring model to some Audi luxury family sedan models, and wondering how Honda's Acura division is going to keep up.