Are you one of the many who’s been waiting for the 2020 Honda Accord? Well, your waiting is coming to an end as the new Accord arrives on September 17 at Honda dealerships. The 10th generation of Honda’s bestselling family sedan continues to remain a solid and remarkable choice in the midsize sedan category – it offers a luxurious and comfortable ride with the handling dynamics of a sports sedan, which no crossover or SUV can top with the exception of mega-buck German or Italian performance SUVs.
The Honda Accord is a superstar among midsize family sedans
The 2020 Honda Accord is facing stiff competition from the new and sportier Toyota Camry, the luscious and inspiring Mazda6, and the enigmatic Nissan Altima. But among the rest, the Accord stands out as the all-time leader in Car and Driver’s 10 Best Awards by repeatedly being named as ‘America’s Best Sedan.’
It did it by constantly offering customers a unique combination of performance, efficiency, technology, and refinement. If you’re thinking of purchasing a new family sedan, the new Honda Accord deserves serious consideration.
The 2020 Honda Accord is available in two engine choices
Honda is offering the new Accord with a pair of turbocharged four-cylinder motors. The base Accord LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L trim models are equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injected four-banger turbo producing 192-horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The motor is connected to a smooth CVT transmission driving the front wheels, which enables the base Accord LX to achieve 30/38/33 mpg.
Meanwhile, higher trim models receive a more powerful 2.0-liter VTEC turbo motor producing 252-horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic to achieve 23/34/27 mpg.
You can have a 2020 Honda Accord with a manual transmission
Honda makes one of the best manual transmissions in the business. Apparently, you don’t need to settle for a 2020 Honda Civic Si to relish Honda’s excellent short-throw manual shifter. You can have a 2020 Honda Accord with a six-speed manual on Sport models equipped with either the 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter engine.
Honda Sensing comes standard on all trim models of the new Accord
All trim models of the 2020 Honda Accord are equipped with standard Honda Sensing, which is the Japanese carmaker’s suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies combined in a single package. The system includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, traffic sign recognition, and collision mitigation braking system with pedestrian sensing.
The package also includes a multi-angle rearview camera with driver attention monitoring, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot information, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. The new Accord also got a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA in NCAP safety ratings thanks in large part to the advanced safety systems and ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure.
2020 Honda Accord Pricing Information
The 2020 Honda Accord is available in seven trim models. The base Accord LX with the 1.5-lite engine starts at $24,800 (including $930 destination charge) and is $185 dearer than the outgoing model’s base price. The Accord Sport starts at $27,400 with the six-speed manual or the CVT transmission, with the manual being a no-cost option in the Accord Sport trim. The EX and EX-L starts at $28,700 and $31,200 respectively.
The Accord Sport with the larger 2.0-liter motor starts at $31,990 with either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic. The Accord EX-L 2.0L starts at $33,200 while the top-of-the-line Touring model has a $37,030 base price.
All trim models receive standard Bluetooth and Hands-Free Link with Pandora connectivity. The Accord Sport and higher trim models receive an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while EX trims also get HD Radio and Sirius XM.