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2021 Honda Accord Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 15, 2020

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The crossover and SUV segments registered the most demand over the past few years, and cars like the Honda Accord show us why nothing beats a good old sedan. For 2021, Honda has introduced a series of changes to improve the near-perfect Accord sedan. For starters, the new car gets an updated front bumper and grille along with an improved radar for the Honda Sense system. Also new for 2021 is the addition of the Sport Special Edition model which replaces last year's EX trim. Talking of things being replaced, the 2021 Honda Accord misses out on the manual transmission due to low sales, but this might not be the best news for enthusiasts. But all-in-all the Honda Accord is a solid proposition and a fabulous daily drive and with a starting price of $24,770, it offers better value than most crossovers currently on sale.

2021 Honda Accord Sport
The Honda Accord gets subtle updates for the 2021 model year

Amongst a sea of Japanese automakers, Honda is one that leads the market sales in almost every segment worldwide. The Honda Accord and Civic are the most preferable models in the sedan segment, and the 2021 Honda Accord has been planned to be continued for the next decade too.

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Pros

Excellent build quality

Reliable drivetrain

Frugal engine

Cons

Somewhat conservative looks

Sub-Par Infotainment

What's New?

Updated interior trim and features


2021 Honda Accord Latest Update

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2021 Honda Accord in Obsidian Blue Pearl color 2021 Honda Accord in Platinum White Pearl color 2021 Honda Accord in Radiant Red Metallic color
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Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.4

Fuel Economy

9.2

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.1

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.5

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Honda Accord LX

LX

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

$24,020


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $24,020 MSRP (48/48/48) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2021 Honda Accord EX

EX

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

$27,920


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $27,920 MSRP (48/48/48) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2021 Honda Accord EX-L

EX-L

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

$30,420 - $32,420


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $30,420 MSRP (48/48/48) 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $32,420 MSRP (48/48/48) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

2021 Honda Accord Sport

Sport

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

$31,360


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $31,360 MSRP (48/48/48) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

2021 Honda Accord Touring

Touring

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

$36,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $36,250 MSRP (48/48/48) 252 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.3

Overall Rating


The Honda Accord has always been the segment leader as it offers fuss-free and reliable performance at an affordable price point. For the 2021 model year, Honda has updated the new Accord with subtle tweaks across the trim range which now carries a starting price of $25,725 inclusive of destination charges for the entry-level LX trim. The 2021 Accord also packs some impressive gadgets and driver assistance including the improved Honda Sensing radar unit and the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration across the trim range. 

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

Yet Honda isn't the only brave to take risks, thus the 2021 Honda Accord will have to compete against many refreshed sedans like Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima to keep the luxury midsize sedan segment alive. Offering three engine choices including a hybrid variant, the 2021 Honda Accord sums up as an excellent, economical mid-size sedan at a justified price tag.


8.5/10
Features

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

9.2/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.1/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition


2021 Honda Accord Features

8.5/10

The 2021 Honda Accord can be owned in six different trims, as the new model's trim lineup remains the same as the trim lineup of the 2020 Honda Accord. The entry-level LX trim is priced at $25,725, while the most expensive trim, Touring will carry a $36,700 price tag excluding the destination charge of $955..

For the 2021 model year, Honda has incorporated subtle updates to make its iconic sedan better than ever. The updates include subtle tweaks to the exterior and interior of the vehicle along with the introduction of a new Sport Special Edition model. This Sport SE model replaces the EX trim from last year gets generous levels of equipment such as heated and powered seats, leather-wrapped steering with paddle shifters, rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels to name a few, making this a worthy upgrade over the base LX and Sport trims especially if you consider its $29,675 price tag.

Trim

LX

Sport

Sport SE

EX-L

Sport 2.0T

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$24,770

$27,230

$28,720

$31,090

$31,910

$36,700

Key Features

Honda Sensing Safety and Driver Assistive Technology

Adds/Replaces features of LX:

Adds/Replaces features of Sport: Adds/Replaces features of Sport SE: Adds/Replaces features of Sport SE:

All the features in EX-L added/replaced and:

 

17-inch painted alloy wheels

19-inch machined alloy wheels

19-inch machined alloy wheels

450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10-speakers

More powerful 2.0L, Turbocharged inline 4 engine with 10AT gearbox

More powerful 2.0L, Turbocharged inline 4 engine with 10AT gearbox

 

CVT with Sport Mode

6-Speed Manual

Smart Entry with Walk away Auto-Lock

HomeLink Remote System

Wireless Phone Charger Adaptive Damper System
 

160-Watt Audio System with 4 speakers

12-Way power driver seat

Blacked out grill and chrome trim

Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

LED Headlamps with Auto on/Off

 

7-inch infotainment screen

8-inch Infotainment Screen

Heated Power Side Mirrors

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Cross Traffic Monitor with Blind Spot Monitoring System

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

The base trim starts with LX, which equips a 1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine as standard, with CVT. The interior flashes a 7-Inch Screen with Customizable Feature Settings, 160-Watt Audio System with 4 Speakers, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, Tilt, and Telescopic Steering Column, Center Console with Armrest, and Storage Compartment. While the exterior features include Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors, Aluminum Hood, Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release.

The Hybrid trim gets a 2-motor hybrid assistance to an Inline-4 engine, along with e-CVT for best efficiency. It adds Trunk Main Switch, Lockable Glove Compartment, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, and Shift Knob, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, and Active Shutter Grille to the existing list of features.

2021 Honda Accord gets a new Sport SE variant

The Sport trim gets a 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine option along with a 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmission choice. The interior has Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob, Sport Pedals, and the infotainment system gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity while the exterior aesthetic is enhanced with Body-Colored Decklid Spoiler, LED Fog Lights, and Chrome Exhaust Finishers.

The EX-L trim adds features like 2.5-Amp USB Smartphone/Audio Interface, 450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, including Subwoofer, HomeLink Remote System, Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror, and leather-trimmed seats, while the exterior features include a One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature and Courtesy Lights.

The Touring, the most expensive variant gets Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC), Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic, HondaLink Subscription Services, Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability, Wireless Phone Charger, Near Field Communication (NFC), with leather-trimmed heated front and rear seats, while the front seats also get ventilation features as well.

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2021 Honda Accord Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Honda is world-renowned for its robust build quality, high-rated safety, and advanced features at an affordable price tag. Thus what has changed is the introduction of efficient hybrid and electric powertrain in the Japanese auto maker's lineup. 

Leading in the automobile industry was possible with several years of build trust and leading-edge over competition owing to various advancements.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

The 2021 Honda Accord is the tenth-generation and is a popular choice in a mid-size luxury sedan. Honda Accord has been titled as the best midsize family sedan by many reputed firms. With the same unchanged aesthetic appeal and efficient powertrain choices, the 2021 Honda Accord will enter the next decade and is expected to rule the market in the mid-size luxury sedan

The 2021 Honda Accord is expected to have a slight price hike and thus will be carrying a price tag of over $24,000 which is pretty impressive for a sedan with a plethora of features and subtle looks.

Category

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$751

$777

$804

$833

$862

$4,027

Maintenance

$140

$507

$368

$860

$1,460

$3,335

Repairs

$0

$0

$104

$247

$361

$712

Taxes & Fees

$1,204

$73

$73

$73

$73

$1,496

Financing

$1,276

$1,025

$760

$475

$172

$3,708

Depreciation

$3,537

$1,970

$1,864

$2,185

$2,071

$11,627

Fuel

$1,178

$1,214

$1,250

$1,288

$1,326

$6,256

Real cost of ownership

$8,086

$5,566

$5,223

$5,961

$6,325

$31,161

The 2021 Honda Accord will be launched with no major updates, yet the sedan fills in decent upholstery and features a great aesthetic appeal that feels worth the price tag.

Honda offers a 5-year warranty on the 2021 Accord

The true cost of ownership for the Honda Accord over a span of 5 years and 75,000 miles adds up to around $31,000. Honda has dealerships scattered all across the US and they provide excellent after-sales service. Also, it is worth noting that the brand offers 24x7 roadside assistance for two years.

Warranty

The 2021 Honda Accord will be covered under a 3-year/36,000 miles limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000 smiled powertrain warranty. 

This comes along with 5-year/unlimited miles corrosion protection, a 3-year/36,000 miles roadside assistance, and 8 years/100,000 miles High Voltage Battery Capacity Warranty.

Criteria

Period

Limited Warranty

Three Years or 36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

Five Years or 60,000 miles

Complimentary Warranty

N/A

When the rivals are matched to the 2021 Honda Accord Warranty scheme, Nissan, Toyota offers a similar coverage along with Ford. Thus all four vehicles in the table have almost similar coverage by their brands.

Miles per Dollar

The 2021 Honda Accord is a best-in-class mid-size sedan choice with absolutely impressive mpg figures that aren't much expected from luxury vehicles. The 2021 Honda Accord will have a familiar 33 mpg output and has a 14.8-gallon fuel tank. Thus these figures sum to 1.12 miles per gallon.


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2021 Honda Accord Buying Advice

The 2021 Honda Accord is yet to be announced but any major updates aren't expected from the new Accord. The 2020 Honda Accord has a recent facelift and added subtle cosmetic additions and some minor tweaks in the cabin. The 2021 Honda Accord will continue to be an efficient and effective family sedan choice, with premium fittings yet very economical outputs.

2021 Honda Accord 

Is buying a used Honda Accord a good idea?

In case you want to buy a used Honda Accord then we would recommend them to buy the 2017 model as the car will be in better condition and will save a good sum of money on its maintenance as well.

Buying a used Honda Accord can prove to be quite a beneficial decision. The Accord already has a reputation for being one of the most reliable vehicles on sale and also retains its resale value very strongly. You can also check out the Car Indigo Used-Cars inventory to find some of the best deals on Used Hondas

2021 Honda Accord Engine and Performance

8.4/10

The Japanese, 2021 Honda Accord is a mid-size luxury vehicle that is offered with three engine options including a hybrid. The standard option under the hood is a 1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4, which might seem small on paper but it manages to churn out a respectable 192-hp and 192 lb-ft. A bigger 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 that comes standard Sport, EX-L, and Touring trims, pumps out 252 HP of power and 273 lb-ft of torque at just 1,500 RPMs, but this year Honda has decided to do away with the manual transmission option which might be a bummer for enthusiasts. The hybrid choice can get you an additional hybrid system assisting the 1.5L Inline-4 engine choice thus raising the power figures to 212-hp in total.

 

The 2021 Accord is powered by this 1.5L, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine

The hybrid system isn't the most superior choice to the turbocharged engines, the hybrid helps kick in just 20-hp extra to the power figures, yet the fuel efficiency soars up to glee the owners. The engines can be mated with CVT, which gives quick and efficient response upon the pedal thrusting, while the options are wide with a 6-speed stick shift for Sport trim for the ultimate driving experience, a 10-speed automatic transmission that can choose in Sport, EX-L, and Touring with the 2.0L block under the hood. 

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Ford Fusion

2021 Nissan Altima

MSRP

$24,770

$25,425

$23,170

$24,500

Engine

1.5L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5L inline four-cylinder

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

2.5 Liter Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD

FWD/AWD

FWD

Front-Wheel Drive

Transmission

CVT

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

XTRONIC CVT

Power

192 hp @ 5,500 rpm

203 hp @ 6,600 rpm

173 hp @ 6,000 rpm

188 hp @ 6000rpm

Torque 

192 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

174 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

180 lb.-ft @ 3600rpm

The last but the most efficient transmission is the e-CVT available in Hybrid, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim which raises the efficiency to almost double the primary engine block fittings. The 2021 Honda Accord is an underdog mid-size vehicle as it fits in the smallest engine blocks under the hood, yet the Japanese auto manufacturers surprisingly deliver the best power to displacement ratio. The Toyota Camry comes out as the most powerful offering in the segment

2021 Honda Accord Acceleration and Braking Performance

The 2021 Honda Accord might look innocent and subtle from the outside, even the smaller engine specs might be misconceived but the Japanese mid-size sedan is quick and agile to drive. The 2021 Honda Accord bridges the 0-60 MPH sprint in 7.2 seconds, while is swift for a sedan of this size, while it covers a quarter-mile patch in 15.3 seconds. 

2021 Honda Accord can accelerate from 0-60 in 7.3 seconds.

However, the top speed is limited to just 115 MPH, which might take away the high-expectations after a quick sprint. The brakes are stiff and work effectively, Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes stops the sedan in just 116 ft of braking at 60 MPH speed.

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Ford Fusion

2021 Nissan Altima

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.2 (1.5T) / 5.7 (2.0T)

7.6

8.9

8.0

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.3 (1.5T) / 14.2 (2.0T) 

15.7 

15.2

16.0

Top Speed (MPH)

125

135 

130

130

60-0 MPH (feet)

116

122

122

120

The 2021 Honda Accord impresses with top podium figures in both acceleration and braking performance. However, the slowest is the Ford Fusion as it manages to cover the quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds, finishing last, in the theoretical drag race. The 2021 Honda Accord also equips a hybrid variant, that adds power and reduces time in quick sprints.

2021 Honda Accord Ride and Handling

For a full-fledged family sedan, the 2021 Honda Accord manages to show great driving and handling dynamics. In its natural habitat, i.e the city, it feels right at home thanks to a light steering that makes maneuvering this long sedan a breeze and a suspension that's pliant and can handle everyday potholes without much drama.

2021 Honda Accord is one of the best handling sedans in its segment

Out on the highway the, suspension really comes into its own where it can deliver a smooth and consistent ride for long durations and even though its no Honda NSX, but it does manage to contain excessive body roll and the person behind the wheel will feel confident chucking it in and out of corners. All-in-all the new 2021 Accord is a great handler and manages to stand out in a sea of family sedans, courtesy of its exceptional ride quality. 

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2021 Honda Accord Fuel Economy

9.2/10

The 2021 Honda Accord manages to provide the perfect balance of luxury, adequate performance, and great fuel economy. A hybrid variant adds up impressive figures to the efficiency that can kick in wonderful vibes. 

Thus, fuel economy figures of Accord ramp up to 30 and 48 mpg for city and highway runnings, while fit in the hybrid assistance and the same figures soars up high to 48 and 47 mpg for the same. A 14.8-gallon fuel tank comes in all trims, except the hybrid variant which gets a smaller 12.8-gallon one and lithium-ion battery pack to stretch incredible miles.

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Ford Fusion

2021 Nissan Altima

MPG (City)

30

29

21

28

MPG (Highway)

38

41

31

39

MPG (Combined)

33

34

25

32

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.8

14.5

16.5

16.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 

444/562/488

442/595/505

347/512/412

454/576 

The 2021 Honda Accord never fails its fanbase, like its predecessors, thus delivering pretty satisfactory figures, but competing to the rivals, it tops the table even without the hybrid coming in the talks. However, despite all this superiority, the Toyota Camry has combined 34 mpg and leads the charts here. 

2021 Honda Accord Interior

8.0/10

The 2020 Honda Accord will be carried on to the next decade, hence the 2021 Accord, when without any major tweak, will be an impressive package that is supplemented by the best-in-class spacious cabin, premium upholstery options and much more. The 2021 Honda Accord's cabin can fit in a 5-passenger hangout group, that too without any clumsiness. The rear seats are as airy and spacious as the front seats even the tall-occupants won't face a hard time fitting in. 

The Accord's front seats can easily accommodate taller passengers, with enough room to move around.

The base models wrap-up the seats with decent leatherette that is soft and comfortable, yet yearning for something more premium can get you leather seating surfaces in the upper trims. The heating and ventilation duty comes along hand-in-hand in the upper trims.

The driver can easily get comfortable with various adjustments for the seat and steering wheel for a perfect driving position. While the Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System makes up for the freshest ambiance. 

There are a lot of secondary storage spaces inside the cabin that includes the Center Console with Armrest and Storage Compartment and Front and rear bottle holders. Other comfort features of the cabin include Power windows with Auto Up/Down feature for front row, Push Button Start, Floor Mats, Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Rear Window Defroster, Driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column. 

The 2021 Honda Accord hosts a big 16.7 cu-ft cargo space, and even the hybrid variant doesn't eat up the rear space as skeptic minds would believe.

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2020 Toyota Camry

2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Nissan Altima

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

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 (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

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 2021 Honda Accord continues offering the best-in-class cabin, and even the boot space is maximum offering against Camry's 14.1 cu-ft boot, Fusion's 16.0 cu-ft boot, and Altima's 15.4 cu-ft boot offering.

How’s the 2021 Honda Accord infotainment system?

The 2021 Honda Accord will share a similar responsive interface as the 2020 model. The 7-inch infotainment screen as standard will acquire the center dash space, which has a clean graphic and responsive touch. 

For 2021 all trims will now get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard fitment which should help improve the overall experience for the entry-level models. The smaller screen gets upgraded to 8-Inch Display from the Sport trim and upwards, with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen, Knobs, and Hard Keys for Primary Controls and Customizable Feature Settings in Sport and higher trims.

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

A 160-Watt Audio System with 4 Speakers comes in the base model and hybrid trim which can be upgraded to a180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers for the Sport and EX trims while the remaining trims get fitted with a 450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, including Subwoofer. 

Other infotainment features include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, SMS Text Message Function, Radio Data System (RDS), Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation, 1A, and 2.5A USB Smartphone/Audio Interface, HondaLink, SiriusXM Radio, while Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic, Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability, Wireless Phone Charger, Near Field Communication (NFC) is limited to just Touring trim.

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2021 Honda Accord Exterior

9.1/10

The 2021 Honda Accord looks subtly awe-struck that attracts both millennial and Gen-Z eyes, with its front bold fascia and gorgeous sloping roofline. For 2021, the front of the Accord gets an updated grille which is wider and sports chrome accents, apart from the Sport SE trim which receives a blacked-out grille. The bumper too is wider and reshaped to accommodate the larger grille as a result, the fog lamps have been moved to the edge.

The 2021 Honda Accord gets updated grille and bumper upfront​​​​​​

Yet the front looks intimidating, while the side profile highlights and the sloping roof are inspired by the sporty Civic coupe. The body-color door handles and powered side mirrors come along with remote entry and trunk release. While sport trim adds sporty bits such as the chrome exhaust tips, and the hybrid trim equips grille shutters to bump up the aerodynamics.

Dimension wise, the 2021 Honda Accord remains the same. Other exterior features worth mentioning are Aluminium Hood, Roof-mounted Fin Antenna, LED Brakelights, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, LED low beam Headlights, Fastback roofline and 17-inch painted alloy wheels with the spiral spoke design are very attractive.

Models

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Ford Fusion

2021 Nissan Altima

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,131

3,241

3,472

3,212

Length (inches)

192.2

192.1

191.8

192.9

Width (inches)

73.3

72.4

72.9

72.9

Height (inches)

57.1

56.9

58.2

56.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

5.7

N/A

4.9

Wheelbase (inches)

111.4

111.2

112.2

111.2

All the rivals to the 2021 Honda Accord have a subtle exterior taste, which is nothing fancy. The rivals are slightly heavier to the 2021 Honda Accord, while the coupe-like side profile makes the Accord stand-out in the competition.

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2021 Honda Accord basic Sedan front view
2021 Honda Accord basic Sedan left side view

2021 Honda Accord Safety

9.0/10

Honda is a worldwide reputation for its premium safety features, build quality, and advanced driver assistance features, and the same contribute toward the safety of the 2021 Honda Accord. For 2021, Honda has updated the Honda Sense Safety system with a newer radar system for improved safety. The NTSHA has awarded the 2021 Honda Accord a 5-star rating in its crash tests, while IIHS gave it a "good" rating in every aspect

Honda Accord bags a 5-star rating from NHTSA

The 2021 Honda Accord will also equip a plethora of safety and driver assistance features which include 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) and Electronic Brake Distribution.

2021 Honda Accord Competition

7.5/10

2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Toyota Camry

Both Japanese rivals have the robust build quality, premium looks, decent interior fittings, and aesthetic appealing looks. The 2021 Honda Accord fits in a smaller 1.5L block under the hood and is very efficient and powerful as compared to Toyota's Camry. 

Toyota Camry Sedan

Both sedans have sport and hybrid variants and are equally generous with offering top-notch gadgets, driver assistance features, and class-leading upholstery. However, the Accord is slightly more economical, more spacious inside and lighter, and hence more agile.

2021 Honda Accord vs 2020 Ford Fusion

Honda Accord has been titled as the best family sedan choice by many reputed firms, and the 2021 Honda Accord will be a hot sale for the same reason. 

Ford Fusion Sedan

While the Ford Fusion isn't anywhere near the Japanese luxury sedan. The Ford Fusion is underpowered and the least economical choice on the list. Thus Ford's versatility isn't its best weapon for leading the segment.

2021 Honda Accord vs 2020 Nissan Altima

The 2021 Honda Accord tops the charts in the mid-size luxury sedan, while Nissan Altima is an equally stylish family choice in the market. The Nissan sedan still lacks a hybrid variant but is an agile and sporty sedan in the segment. 

Nissan Altima Sedan

However, the 2021 Honda Accord leads in power, acceleration, and interior fronts and also marks as the most economical sedan in the table.

2021 Honda Accord Final Verdict

The 2021 Honda Accord will follow the attractive packaging while superior interior which has best-in-class royal appeal along with a subtle aesthetic exterior look. 

Thus, the Acord following in the next decade is an equally attractive offer as it has been. With minor tweaks inside-out the 2021 Honda Accord will be again listed as a top-selling sedan in the segment.


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2021 Honda Accord FAQs

What's the warranty plan with the new Honda Accord?

Honda shall continue to cover the 2021 Honda Accord with the same warranty coverage as the 2020 model itself, offering a 3-yr/36,000-mile basic and 5-yr/50,000-mile powertrain warranty plan. There is no complimentary scheduled maintenance on offer.

Is there going to be an AWD Honda Accord for 2021?

The 2021 Honda Accord isn't subject to many changes this year, making it least likely to be offered in an AWD setup. The 2020 Accord lineup has a couple of engine options (2.0L and a 1.5T) and three transmission options (CVT, 6MT, 10AT) but all of them are set up in an FWD configuration only. That said, do not expect the 2021 Honda Accord to be available as an AWD. Hitting Accord's weakest point though, the 2021 Toyota Camry is sure to bring an AWD trim as well. 

Does the 2021 Honda Accord get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity?

Yes, the 2021 Honda Accord will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as standard on all models, unlike its predecessor which only got these connectivity options with the higher trim levels.

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2021 Honda Accord Overall Reviews


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James D. Valencia

2020 Honda Accord

EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Honda Accord

Pros - Quiet, smooth, features

Cons - None

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

The 10-speed automatic is buttery smooth and lightning-quick in changing gear according to the situation. So glad I went with the automatic instead of CVT.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
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JJ

Joshua S. Johnson

2020 Honda Accord

LX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Nice ride

Pros - Looks, interior, comfortable

Cons - Interior gets scratched easily, CVT

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

I made a mistake and I chose the CVT instead of automatic transmission. And I regret that decision every time I drive it.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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EF

Erik C. Fisher

2020 Honda Accord

EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

I'm happy to have an pleasant interior

Pros - Seats, visibilities, sensors

Cons - Less mileage, performance, no manual transmission

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

It’s better on the engine performance and the mileage. To maintain a decent mileage, I would drove this one mostly on the eco-mode.

7/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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User Overall Rating

Honda Accord

The 10-speed automatic is buttery smooth and lightning-quick in changing gear according to the situation. So glad I went with the automatic instead of CVT.

by James D. Valencia

9

User Overall Rating

Nice ride

I made a mistake and I chose the CVT instead of automatic transmission. And I regret that decision every time I drive it.

by Joshua S. Johnson

7

User Overall Rating

I'm happy to have an pleasant interior

It’s better on the engine performance and the mileage. To maintain a decent mileage, I would drove this one mostly on the eco-mode.

by Erik C. Fisher

9

User Overall Rating

Great for steep terrains.

Got the smoothest transmission and great gas mileage. Not best for suburb traffic because of the lack of precise handling but does pretty good on highways. Visibility also isn't great and one needs to get used to it when hopping in for the first time

by Robert M. McIntosh

7

User Overall Rating

Honda Accord Sport seats aren't upto the name

Glad I chose the one with manual transmission for of sorts old school driving along with more engaging and commanding experience. Love the power when in right gear and the only thing it will come up is seats which aren't great for comfort

by Thomas D. Johnson

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