First what’s new well following a mid cycle refresh there’s that graphic the accord benefits from subtly refreshed, exterior styling, updated features and a new sonic gray pearl paint, color that i probably wouldn’t have mentioned. If our test car hadn’t come covered in it, as a man of the people, i’m happy to report that this vivid 8 inch touchscreen with its intuitive interface and vivid icons and apple carplay and android, auto smartphone integration has slipped its way down to the lx trim. That’S the cheapest one, honda has also updated the standard honda sensing suite of active driver assists, they say the adaptive cruise control decelerates more smoothly and the lane keeping assist system has a more natural lane. Centering feel oh yeah. That’S got to be at least 13 percent. More natural feeling in terms of safety, a rear seat belt reminder comes standard and a low speed. Braking control feature has been added to the touring trim, utilizing the parking sensors to warn of impacts and, if need be, automatically applying the brakes at speeds under six miles per hour elsewhere, honda has changed the accelerator yielding snappier responses, though maximum acceleration remains the same, while Ex trims and above now offer all led lighting wireless phone charging, wireless carplay and android auto and rear usb ports whose omission i complained about in my original 2018 accord. Review ooh the years have not been kind to me. None of those updates are life offering, but they do enhance an already competent package to remind you of that.
Competence here is a montage for a midsize car rear seat. Legroom is absurd, unfortunately, i’m too, damn average to really show it off. My danger show them what i’m talking about. I guess this is for a tall guy up front. The layout is simple and functional with clearly labeled buttons and controls. Oh, and when you turn the knobs, they have a nice little click. The trunk provides a healthy 16.7 cubic feet, enhanced by a sizeable sizable pass through to the cabin speaking of the cabin features. A big center console, a deep usb adjacent storage area and a highly adjustable driver seat as a bonus, even with the steering wheel set low. Like i like, i can still see the gauge cluster unobstructed all right, that’s enough, montage it’s a useful gimmick that i’d rather not wear out. Amongst all the praise, i should also note that more premium rear door panels might be nice in our 32 000 tester, and i also noticed a sizeable gap on the passenger side of the hood insert your tesla panel gap joke here today, i’m driving this sonic gray. Pearl honda accord, there’s mike danger, say hi mike danger. This uh gap on the hood looks kind of massive Music moving on the accord drives really well. Visibility is clear in all directions. Road noise is a distant rumble and the steering offers good heft with direct predictable responses from the chassis before i forget let’s test that acceleration response yeah that feels a little snappier while on the subject of acceleration, the honda accord’s turbocharged, four cylinder engine roster includes a 1.
5 liter that’s, powerful enough for most buyers needs and there’s. Also a 2 liter i’m driving the 2 liter let’s see how she pulls. She pulls strong i’ve made a scene. The 1.5 liter is matched to a continuously variable transmission. That among cvts is comparatively inoffensive. Meanwhile, the 2 liter is partnered with a generally transparent 10 speed automatic transmission filling out. The powertrain lineup is the accord hybrid, whose 2 motor hybrid, powertrain and lithium ion battery pack delivers. Stellar efficiency for a mid size, sedan wow. That is impressive in base sub 25 000 dollar form the accord. Lx trim includes dual zone automatic climate control, eight airbags, including front knee airbags and the previously mentioned honda. Sensing suite of active driver assist technologies available on higher trims, are heated front and rear seats. Leather, smart key entry to accompany the standard, push button, start, ventilated front seats and reserved for the loftiest touring, trim, adaptive dampers to improve ride and handling competing for your mid size today and attention are the sporting mazda6, the unexpectedly sassy toyota camry, the intriguing hyundai sonata Plus plenty of others in short, you’ve got a lot of great choices. But if you come to me and say, hey micah, should i buy a 10th generation accord? Yeah sure i’ll still give you my blessing danger.