2020 Honda Accord

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2020 Honda Accord Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: May 20, 2020
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The Accord and the Civic are two names from the Japanese manufacturer that have been sonorous in the segment for quite a while now. The Civic did garner a lot more sales numbers than the Accord, but come to the midsize luxury sedan segment and there's no challenging the latter here. It has set a benchmark in the segment with its inevitable popularity. While the rival manufacturers are trying to decode this Japenese magic mantra, the 2020 Honda Accord remains proud of the mysterious ingredients tucked beneath its skin that set it apart from the segment.

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One of the best midsize sedans that money can buy - The 2020 Honda Accord 

Having said that, the Accord, with its undying reputation and utterly reliable character is one of the best midsize sedans on the market to date. In its third model year of the current generation, this Honda stands strong and continues to impress with its sharp looks, sleek body, an upscale interior, and peppy performance under the hood. However, with the fanbase for the Toyota Camry increasing slowly, should the Accord be worried? Let's find out.

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Pros

Engaging driving dynamics

User-friendly infotainment system

Perfect balance of power and fuel efficiency

Premium interiors

Host of advanced safety features

As reliable as it can get!

Comfortable Mile-muncher

Cons

Soul-less Steering

Limited interior storage

Rear blind spots due to slanting roofline

External noise creeps in on some models

What's New?

Nothing! (It’s perfect as it is)


2020 Honda Accord Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23870

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

192 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

192 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

192.2 in.

width

73.3 in.

height

57.1 in.

curb weight

3131 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

105.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.7 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/33/38 mpg

ev range

444 mi.

highway range

562.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

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Radiant Red Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.2

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Honda Accord LX

LX

power
192 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$24,020


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $24,020 MSRP (30/33/38) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

 2020 Honda Accord Sport

Sport

power
252 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$26,830 - $31,360


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $31,360 MSRP (22/26/32) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,830 MSRP (29/31/35) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $26,830 MSRP (26/30/35) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $31,360 MSRP (22/26/32) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

 2020 Honda Accord EX

EX

power
192 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$27,920


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $27,920 MSRP (30/33/38) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

 2020 Honda Accord EX-L

EX-L

power
252 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$30,420 - $32,420


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $32,420 MSRP (23/27/34) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $30,420 MSRP (30/33/38) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

 2020 Honda Accord Touring

Touring

power
252 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
26 combined

$36,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $36,250 MSRP (22/26/32) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The Accord gets an option of two turbocharged engines: 1.5L inline-4 and 2.0L inline-4, coupled to either CVT, 6-Speed Manual, or a 10-Speed Automatic gearbox. An extremely efficient hybrid model which is powered by a naturally aspirated, 2.0L engine, coupled to an E-CVT, is available as well. On the inside, there isn't any shiny glitter around the cabin desperately screaming for attention. It's humble characteristics impart a calm aura all around you, thus ensuring a relaxed and splendid ride quality. 

The 2020 Honda Accord has always shown us the perfect blend of performance, driving dynamics, and comfort in one single package. This achievement has helped it become people’s favorite over the years. However, with competition growing fiercer every day, the undisputed titan is put to trial once more, going against the likes of Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima.  With a mouth-watering price tag starting from $23,780 for the base trim, is it going to be a win for the Accord yet again? Or do we have game-changers this time?

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Front View
2020 Honda Accord Sedan Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 
 

9.2/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.5/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Honda Accord Features

8.0/10

Honda Accord is available in five extensive trims for the 2020 model year that are loaded with features up to the brim. Honda gives a choice of two engines and three transmissions with the Accord which is available in various combinations throughout the line-up. A hybrid setup is also available with emphasis given to fuel efficiency.

The 2020 Honda Accord presents an eloquent blend of lines all around

All the trims including, the LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L are available with a 1.5L turbocharged inline-four motor coupled with a CVT. However, the Sport trim has an option for a 6-Speed stick shifter - the only manual of the lot. There is also a 2.0L motor which is optional for Sport and EX-L trims. This 2.0L turbocharged engine is offered as standard only with the Touring trim which is coupled to a 10-Speed Automatic transmission. 

To sum it up, Honda surely knows how to spoil its customers well. The Accord’s bandwidth is from $23870 to $30270, thus being a hotspot for a wide audience. With a variety of options to spice up the exterior, Honda has ensured that there is an Accord for everyone out there.

Trims LX Sport EX EX-L  Touring
MSRP (FWD) $23870 $26530 $27770 $30270 $36100
Key Features Honda Sensing Safety and Driver Assistive Technology All the features in Hybrid added/replaced and: All the features in Sport added/replaced and: All the features in EX added/replaced and: All the features in EX-L added/replaced and:
  17-inch painted alloy wheels 19-inch machined alloy wheels 17-inch machined alloy wheels 450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10-speakers Adaptive Damper System
  CVT with Sport Mode 6-Speed Manual  Smart Entry with Walk away Auto-Lock HomeLink Remote System 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with paddle shifters
  160-Watt Audio System with4 speakers 12-Way power driver seat Sirius XM Radio Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror LED Headlamps with Auto on/Off 
  7-inch infotainment screen 8-inch Infotainment Screen Heated Power Side Mirrors Leather-Trimmed Seats Side mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt Down
  Bluetooth Handsfree and Audio Streaming Body-Colored Decklid Spoiler Remote Engine Start 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat Ventilated Front Seats
  Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Moonroof   Wireless Phone Charger

Which trim should you opt for?

Recommending the perfect Accord could be tough, primarily because every trim is attractive in its own way. If “fun to drive” is your main concern, then we are on the same page. The Sport trim with the optional 2.0L engine and the 6-speed manual gearbox will surely bring a wide grin on your face! For family-focussed sedan buyers, the EX trim should suffice as it covers a wide band of features under its umbrella and surely makes a worthy proposition over the others.

That said, If fuel efficiency is your outright priority, then you can’t go wrong with the Accord Hybrid which would be reviewed separately in-depth.

2020 Honda Accord Engine and Performance

The Accord is powered by a humble 1.5L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine and coupled to a continuously variable transmission. The CVT helps to extract the maximum efficiency from the engine. The Accord's performance is linear and not breathtaking but it is enough to keep you tucked to the seat. Also available is a hybrid avatar and a more powerful 2.0L turbo 4-pot motor. The 2.0L engine, restricted to the top trim Touring, produces an impressive 252 horses and 273 pound-feet of torque.

What's under the hood of Honda Accord?

The 1.5L, turbocharged inline four-pot chunks out 192 horses and 192 pound-feet of torque which is healthy for a midsize sedan. It is one of the most powerful base engines in this segment. The CVT helps to extract the maximum fuel efficiency without compromising much on the performance. Only the Sport trim can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission which is quite fun to drive and still returns a good fuel economy. The most impressive of the lot is the 2.0L, turbocharged engine which pumps out a respectable 252 horses. The acceleration is brisk for a family sedan. The 6-speed manual might offer a more involving drive but it's the CVT and 10-Speed Automatic that helps squeeze out maximum from the engines.

The 2020 Accord is powered by this 1.5L, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

Honda’s transmissions are becoming a phenomenon in the mid-size sedan segment. The two transmission options are paired to the new turbocharged Inline-4 engine lineup which is an improvement this year. However, the 6-speed manual is a bit notchy and but still fun nonetheless. The CVT, on the other hand, is eager to churn out maximum efficiency and won't really give you the kick-in-the-pants feel. The slick 10-speed automatic is by far the sportiest option and our pick for your Accord this year.

Models

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

MSRP

$23,870

$24,295

$23,170

$24,100

Engine

1.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

CVT 

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power

192hp@5,500rpm

203hp@6,600rpm

173hp@6,000rpm

188hp@6,000rpm

Torque 

192lb-ft@1,600rpm

184lb-ft@5,000rpm

174lb-ft@4,500rpm

180lb-ft@3,600rpm

The Accord stays on top of the performance curve with its impressive balanced figures. Ford Fusion comes in last with the least impressive. Toyota Camry stays close to the Honda with a marginal overall decrease.

How quick is the Honda off the line?

The acceleration is not mind-blowing but the way it’s transferred to the front wheels makes the Honda propel seamlessly. The usual rubber band effect of the CVT is quite noticeable the moment the throttle meets the metal which makes the engine rev constantly. It pulls cleanly without much fuss. 

The acceleration from the CVT is moderate, taking 7.6 seconds to cross the 60 mark

The acceleration is linear which helps to keep occupants from feeling the jerk when propelling itself and city drives are a breeze without any roadblocks. Its arch-rival, the Toyota Camry, packs a lot more punch under the hood with its standard powertrain. 

Models

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

0-60 MPH

7.3 sec

7.6 sec

8.9 sec

7.7 sec

Quarter Mile

15.5 sec

15.7 sec

15.2 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed  115 MPH 135 MPH N/A 140 MPH

Engine

1.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inine-4

Toyota Camry tops the lot with an exceptional sub sic seconds run to the 60 moh mark which is quite respectable as this is not the TRD trim. Honda comes in at second. The Ford Fusion ends the list for the 60 mph mark after the Nissan Altima. In real-time, all of these sedans come close to each other and boy it would be fun to watch.

How does the Accord handle?

Honda has managed to build a masterpiece with the Accord, well, almost. The major drawback is the electronic power steering which is precise and accurate, however, it is electrically assisted, it doesn’t feel natural and the minimal feedback feels like a setback. The Touring trim comes with adaptive dampers that help differentiate its driving dynamics from the rest. It helps the Accord be more precise and fun to drive.

The electric power steering is precise and accurate

The Accord stays put around corners and sudden inputs don’t jitter the vehicle. Despite the large size, Honda tackles the city traffic with ease and is more livable when compared to its competition. The added stress points on the chassis not just enhance the safety factor but also help in minimizing body roll. This is one point where the Honda overshadows the Toyota Camry altogether. Simply put, if you're planning on spending a considerable amount of time behind the steering wheel as opposed to the rear seats, it's the Honda Accord that takes the pie, hands down.

How is the braking on the Accord?

The Accord's braking is progressive and linear with ample feedback to the driver. The pedal is composed and ergonomic with a strong bite to it. The CVT might alter the braking dynamics due to its characteristics but it's still impressive for a sedan. 

The front brakes are 11.5 inches and 11.1 inches at the rear

In the city, the braking is predictable and easy to modulate. Under heavy braking, the Accord manages to maintain its composure and balance and exudes confidence to the driver. The ABS is superbly calibrated as well and it not too intrusive. 

Models

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Brake Rotors Front 

11.5"

12"

11.8"

11.7"

Brake Rotors Rear 

11.1"

11.1"

11.9"

11"

Curb Weight 

3131 lbs

3241 lbs

3472 lbs

3212 lbs

60-0 MPH 

116 ft

123 ft

122 ft

116 ft

Nissan Altima impresses us with the minimum time taken to come to a standstill. The remaining three offer similar figures, hence fall in line with each other. Overall, all the sedans give similar figures in braking performance.

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2020 Honda Accord Fuel Economy

9.2/10

The 1.5L turbo-4 motor under the 2020 Honda Accord manages to churn out 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway along with the efficiency-centric CVT gearbox. The 2.0L motor on the top trims of the Accord that come with a 10-speed automatic transmission shed a few numbers due to its performance-oriented setup. As a result, the numbers shrink a bit more, giving 23 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. 

The Accord's 7.0-inch infotainment also displays a plethora of fuel economy data as shown

Having said that, the 2020 Honda Accord has never upset its fanbase on the fuel efficiency front. That said, if you want to let your spirited driver out, the 10-speed transmission lends the extra support a bit more than the CVT. However, the fuel consumption numbers drop down enormously as if you were driving a V6 super-sedan!

Models

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

MPG (City)

30

29

21

28

MPG (Highway)

38

41

31

39

MPG (Combined)

33

34

25

32

Fuel Capacity  14.8 gallons 14.5 gallons 16.5 gallons 16.2 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined)  444/562/488 miles 442/595/505 miles 347/512/412 miles 454/632/518 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

5.3

5.2 

7.3

5.5

Toyota and Honda are neck and neck with similar numbers. Ford Fusion is the gas guzzler of the lot with the Altima tucks itself in between the two. All of these sedans are family cars that are designed to run efficiently in the city as well as on the highway. 

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2020 Honda Accord Interior

8.0/10

Honda has offered a fine blend of modern design, soft-touch materials, an abundance of room and an easy to use infotainment system with a clean dashboard layout with the 2020 Accord. The driver's seat would have to be set on maximum for taller drivers for their knees might scrape some plastic trims.

How comfortable is the Accord on the inside?

The seats in the Accord are comfortable and well-bolstered. With a contemporary design, lots of soft-touch materials and upmarket elements, we dare say it, provides the best interior package in the class. The dashboard has a clean layout of buttons which are inclined towards the driver, devoid of any puzzling features and complicated menu. The door sills are higher with a wider front and rear door opening for comfortable ingress and egress.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Rear Seats

The driver also gets a ton of adjustments for the seat and steering wheel which makes it easy to find the perfect driving position. The front seats are large and comforting with lots of head and knee room. Passengers over 6 ft. will suffer from a limited legroom space resulting in their knees banging on some hard plastic panels. The rear cabin is superb in terms of legroom, however, the headroom is limited for taller boarders.

Models

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/58.3/42.3

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.2/57.8/44.3

39.2/58.2/43.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.3/56.5/40.4

38.0/55.7/38.0

37.8/56.9/38.3

36.9/57.1/35.2

The Accord provides the most comfortable front seats but the rear seats are not as spacious as the Camry. But this doesn’t make it any less reliable as the seats are one of the most comfortable of the lot which easily makes up for the less room.

What are the infotainment features on the offer?

Honda offers a 7-inch infotainment screen as standard on the Accord. The LCD infotainment screen nicely blends in with the gauge cluster and heads up display on the higher trims. However, you don’t get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features on the base trim.

2020 Honda offers a 7-inch infotainment screen as standard on the Accord

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be availed from the Sport trim and above. The touchscreen is responsive and the transitions perform without any delay. All the menus are simplified with clean graphics and no baffling features.

Infotainment Features

  • 160-Watt Audio System 
  • 4-Speaker set
  • 7-inch infotainment screen
  • Bluetooth Handsfree
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • 1.0 A USB Audio Interface

How much cargo can the Honda take?

The generous trunk makes the Accord class-leading in terms of cargo volume. It doesn’t compromise on the interior space for providing this cavernous trunk. The interior is also laden with lots of cubby holes but still lags behind the competition in interior storage.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Cargo Volume is 16.7 cu-ft

The Cargo volume is one factor that adds up for the practicality factor of the car. Talking about convenience, the tailgate of the trunk lifts high enough to facilitate large-sized bags comfortably. The lift height is also pretty much convenient - thanks to the low-set height of the lip. 

Model

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Cargo Capacity 

16.7 cu.ft.

14.1 cu.ft.

16.0 cu.ft.

15.4 cu.ft.

Interior Features

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Power windows with Auto Up/Down feature for front row
  • Push Button Start
  • Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment
  • Front and rear bottle holders
  • 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • Floor Mats
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

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2020 Honda Accord Exterior

8.5/10

The Accord is possibly the most handsome midsize sedan. It is built with a more sporty ideology and stands out when compared to its fellow counterparts. But with the coupe-like design, Honda has been careful enough to ensure that practicality has not taken a back seat. 

How well does the 2020 Honda Accord carry its grace?

The slanting roofline of the Accord makes it stand out of the crowd and it differentiates it from its competition. Various trims have different highlighting features on the inside as well as on the outside. The Sport trim takes things up a notch with some sporty bits such as the chrome exhaust tips.

2020 Honda Accord Sedan Side View

The hybrid trim has grille shutters to bump up the aerodynamics. 17-inch alloys are standard on the LX trim with more attractive 19-inch ones available on the top trims. 

Models

Honda Accord LX

Toyota Camry L

Ford Fusion S

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Curb Weight

3131 lbs

3241 lbs

3472 lbs

3212 lbs

Length

192.2"

192.1"

191.8"

192.9"

Width

73.3"

72.4"

72.9"

72.9"

Height

57.1"

56.9"

58.2"

56.7"

Ground Clearance

N/A

5.7

N/A

4.9

Wheelbase

111.4"

111.2"

112.2"

111.2"

At 192.2 inches, the Accord might not be the longest of the lot. However, with a wheelbase of 111.4 inches, it surely is one of the most spacious contenders of the lot. This also helps in maneuvering the large vehicle across town. Nissan Altima is the longest of the lot and Ford Fusion is the shortest. But that's only on paper, as in-person all four competitors showcase similar dimensional properties.

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium Hood
  • Roof-mounted Fin Antenna
  • LED Brakelights
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • LED low beam Headlights
  • Fastback roofline
  • 17-inch painted alloy wheels

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2020 Honda Accord Safety

9.0/10

Honda has not compromised on safety for the Accord. The NHTSA awarded the Accord with an all-star rating, the IIHS also agreed on the robust build quality of the Honda Accord and gave it a “Good” rating in every aspect. The standard safety features include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and other features that are rarely found in base trims.

Safety Features

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
  • Auto High Beam Headlights
  • Multi-angle Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution

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2020 Honda Accord Competition

Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry

Being a fellow Japanese and the Accord’s archenemy, the Toyota Camry matches every bid the Accord makes and raises the bar with its 200-plus horsepower. The bigger engine is possibly its biggest point of the market as every other brand is focusing on practicality and features. However, the base level Camry can be a little overpriced if you consider Accord. The buyer of midsize sedans will look for something more than a barebones. Considering that Toyota is a better choice. 

2020 Toyota Camry

Honda Accord vs Ford Fusion

Ford has been long known for its heavy-duty commercial vehicles but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a threshold on the sedan market. The Ford Fusion is a blend of the upmarket interior, composed ride quality, and a geeky feature list. On the other hand, Accord delivers an amplified version of the same. There is not much difference in price but a big one in the power output. The Accord can muster 17 more ponies more than the fusion. on top of that, the Accord is more efficient as well.

2020 Ford Fusion

Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima is the least productive Japanese cousin of the lot. It has similar dimensions to the Accord. It is down on power and weighs more than the Honda.  Nissan doesn’t have the flexibility to provide the array of powertrain and engine options which gives an edge to the Honda. It is a better choice than  Ford Fusion but doesn’t cut above the Toyota Camry in terms of overall performance and comfort. The Accord is the better pick of the lot, PERIOD.

2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Honda Accord Final Verdict

The Accord has sufficient power, decent ergonomics, and uninterrupted comfort.  All of this under $25k is a deal that cannot be unseen. This is the reason for the Accord being on the bucket list of shoppers in spite of the increased demand for crossovers. So, Honda has managed to dominate the midsize sedan segment and for good reasons too.

Honda spoils its customers for choice, with two engines and three transmissions on offer. This helps Honda expand its spectrum and cater to a wider audience with its competitive pricing. So, if you are in the market for an utterly reliable midsize sedan that is high on comfort and provides decent performance without burning a hole in your pocket, Honda Accord is the way to go.

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2020 Honda Accord Overall Reviews


Joshua C. Lewis

Joshua C. Lewis 2020 Honda Accord EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

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Everything looks/feels/performs great

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Good blend of everything

9/10

Features

9/10

Interior

9/10

Design

10/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

9/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


John C. McCombs

John C. McCombs 2020 Honda Accord Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

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Throttle response of Accord 2.0

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One good choice

10/10

Features

9/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

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John R. Walker

John R. Walker 2020 Honda Accord Sport 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

1
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User Overall Rating

Errors in a Lemon

Overall Review -

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1 star

Overview Rating

Not worth it

1/10

Features

1/10

Interior

1/10

Design

1/10

Safety

1/10

Reliability

1/10

Deal Value

9/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


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"Everything looks/feels/performs great"

I drive it regularly and so does my wife does sometimes. So seat preset helps to store the adjustment so that we don't have to spend an extra minute sitting there trying to adjust the driver seat accordingly. The driving dynamics are great and the acceleration too feels very responsive with smooth handling. Features like brake hold & parking sensors make every drive hassle-free.
by Joshua C. Lewis

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"Throttle response of Accord 2.0"

This is my first car with paddle shifter and with such throttle response. Not so fun to use them always afterall but to have an option is wonderful. I love its unleashed nature on freeways and a hush in city. Perfect for daily driving and at the same time for one of those grinny quick drags. Blame heads up display for that exaggerated vibe.
by John C. McCombs

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"Errors in a Lemon"

I've been having this issue in my Accord 2020 where all the error warning lights for lane assist, ABS etc start to light up at once without any real issues. The only tweak that works is to kill the engine and then start again. Upon bringing this to dealership's notice they had the car for a couple of days to see what the issue was. They changed the camera finally saying the issue is fixed. It drov...
by John R. Walker

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"Accord sports leaves no scope for improvement"

Drives good and 10 speed transmission line helps with the mileage on highways. With not so good economy in city, Accord tries to make it up by other feature the car has to offer it seems. That's what my 2.8K miles on the odo tell me.
by Michel P. Edwards

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"Accord 2020 is the best of Honda"

Drives pretty good because of the refined engine it has. Feels planted to the road and the steering wheel stiffens with respect to the speed to make sure the driving line is accurate. off course, that turbo lag is quite evident which doesn't sync with the pedal but at least it results in the smooth transition to higher speeds.
by Bernard R. Freitas