2021 Honda Accord revealed: New style, new tech but no manual transmission – Roadshow

Wider grilles are all the craze.


One in all our favourite midsize sedans right here at Roadshow is in for some updates. The 2021 Honda Accord bowed on Monday with barely tweaked styling, extra tech and a brand new trim degree that may certainly enchantment to these purchasing the favored Accord Sport variant. All in all, the updates ought to be a lot appreciated by these nonetheless thinking about a car with 4 doorways and a trunk.

Each Accord trim will get a brand new, wider grille that includes some horizontal items to emphasise width. It is undoubtedly not an enormous change, but it surely helps the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist tech work even higher, in line with the automaker. LED headlights are additionally commonplace on Accord Sport and above, although these purchasing the Accord Hybrid might want to splurge for at the very least the EX trim for a similar lighting tech. Each Accord besides the Sport trim will get a set of latest wheels that I personally don’t take care of by any means and the Accord Hybrid Touring nabs its personal distinctive set of wheels, whereas all different Hybrid fashions get blue accents to suggest its fuel-sipping credentials; the hybrid powertrain returns an EPA-estimated 48 miles per gallon.

The 8.0-inch display screen is commonplace throughout the board now.


Inside, the already well-appointed cockpit now options an 8.0-inch touchscreen as commonplace and each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto additionally be a part of the usual tools checklist. Beforehand, the tech and bigger display screen weren’t obtainable on the bottom LX trim. The extra luxurious Accord EX-L and Touring trims go additional and add wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, whereas the Accord Hybrid makes the wi-fi tech commonplace on the EX trim and above. Really, the wi-fi variations make the system so significantly better to make use of, should you like utilizing them in any respect. Rounding out the adjustments for all Accords is a brand new Rear Seat Reminder system.

Making its debut as a part of the Accord lineup is the brand new Sport Particular Version trim. The earlier Accord EX trim is gone in favor of this new mixture, which builds on the Accord Sport with extra luxurious options. It truthfully reads like a best hits album of in-demand comforts. Leather-based upholstery, heated entrance seats, sensible keyless entry and an influence driver’s seat are all a part of the brand new trim. Costs begin at $29,675 after a $995 vacation spot cost, or $1,490 greater than an everyday Accord Sport. A 1.5-liter turbo-four and CVT stay the usual powertrain. The Accord Hybrid sticks with its 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle inline-four engine paired with a small electrical motor.

As for different costs, the Accord’s base value climbs by $500 to $25,725. Elsewhere, Honda successfully jacked the Accord’s value up because the sedan will not function an optional manual transmission, although it hits the Accord Sport 2.Zero essentially the most with its beautiful 2.0-liter turbo-four. Whereas different trims beforehand provided with a handbook see a rise of some hundred bucks, the most affordable Accord Sport 2.Zero prices $1,205 extra because the 10-speed automated turns into commonplace for 2021. We’ll miss that handbook, however clearly, we had been within the minority of Accord customers.

The 2021 Accord goes on sale this Tuesday. If you need an Accord with a handbook, you may have to scour native sellers for any remaining stock as a result of these days are gone, associates.

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Sean Szymkowski