2019 Honda Accord
After winning the award for “2018 North American Car of the Year,” the ever-improving Honda Accord arrives with even more to offer this model year. The 2019 Accord should be at the top of your list if you’re searching for a midsized sedan, and for good reason. This year brings overall excellence all around, with some standout features including a strong yet fuel-efficient engine lineup, a luxurious and spacious interior, impressive handling, and extensive standard driver-assistance technology, highlighted by the Honda Sensing bundle.
Trims & Mechanical Features
This model year is available in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring (there’s also a hybrid variant, but we’ll just discuss the gas-only Accord here). The LX is the base model, but it is still equipped with great standard features, such as the driver-assist suite known as Honda Sensing, push-button start, and multi-angle rearview camera. The Sport includes some connectivity features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as visual upgrades, such as 19-inch alloy wheels, sports pedals, a rear spoiler, and chrome exhaust finishers. The EX improves upon the Sport model through the addition of a one-touch power moonroof, heated front seats, remote engine start, and blind spot information system with cross-traffic monitor. The EX-L receives some luxury upgrades, such as a leather-trimmed interior, driver’s seat memory, 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers, and power-adjustable front passenger seat. Lastly, the highest-tier Touring model loads up with even more features, highlighted by ventilated front seats, a wireless phone charger, Honda’s satellite-linked navigation system, and mobile hotspot capability.
All trims except the Touring come standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired an efficient continuously variable transmission. The Touring comes standard with a turbocharged 272 hp (273 lb.-ft. of torque) 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission; this engine is also available on the Sport and EX-L trims. The 1.5-liter engine delivers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, while the 2.0-liter engine produces an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
The Honda Accord has an award-winning record for safety; the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded it with a 5-star overall safety rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it a 2019 Top Safety Pick designation. Honda Sensing comes standard on all Accord trims, with advanced technologies such as automatic high beams, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist. Other standard safety features include an advanced airbag system, advanced compatibility engineering body structure, forward collision warning, brake assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera, which is upgraded with dynamic guidelines on all but the base trim.
The 2019 Accord has all the advanced features you need to stay connected and entertained on the go. The base LX trim comes standard with Bluetooth, a 7-inch multimedia screen with customizable settings, USB port, and a 160-watt audio system with four speakers. The Sport trim receives Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a larger 8-inch multimedia display, HondaLink, and an upgraded 180-watt audio system with eight speakers. The EX acquires HD Radio and an additional USB port, while the EX-L gets an upgraded 450-watt premium audio system with ten speakers and a subwoofer. At the top, the luxurious Touring receives Honda’s satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and Honda HD digital traffic, a wireless phone charger, and mobile hotspot capability.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.