Certainly, no other class in the auto industry went more through recent updates and facelifts than the mid-size class. For example, Accord 10th Generation debut on the market in 2018. Now, it comes with a lot of improvements and remodeled visual elements. The interior is even more spacious, and the exterior gets more appealing design language.
One of the highlights of this model is an excellent trunk area, as well as the technologically-covered cabin. Moreover, advanced safety features are available even for the base LX model. Of course, the customers who want more power and luxuries may choose Touring or amazingly equip (and very affordable) Accord Sport. If you looking for an outstanding mid-size sedan, you should definitely check the upcoming Accord.
Honda Accord 10th Generation Redesign
The main focal point of the upcoming Accord 10th Generation is the jewel-eye headlights. These headlights are connected over the front nose along with a gloss-black trim and large, wide-mouth grille underneath. The front fenders are more muscular, and the edges of the roof are elevated a bit over the center roof part.
Furthermore, this will indicate the newly founded reinforcement of this particular area. Also, this visual element fits perfectly to the design of the fascia and the rear end as well. On the side, you’ll notice two heavily defined body lines, one below the waistline and another one by the side skirts. Moreover, the taillights will take a similar design likes the front corner intakes.
The Accord 10th Generation is a full-size vehicle. So, expect a broad and comfortable interior. 2020 Accord offers excellent legroom. However, the headroom may be a bit larger. The taller passengers may find that area a bit tight.
Furthermore, the cabin is full of modern design elements and high-quality materials. For example, the touchpoints are covered in soft-touch materials and provide a really good feeling. The trunk area is enormous, with a capacity of 16.7 cubic feet. Moreover, the 60/40-rear seat split-folding extend even further and makes more room for longer items.
The infotainment system is one of the finest things of this interior. This is major improvement, in comparison to the previous version. Also, the new Accord offers a lot of safety and driver aids as part of standard equipment.
The Honda Accord 10th Generation comes in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base LX is the most affordable, and come very well equipped. Standard feature includes 17-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, automatic high-beam control, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a 4-speaker audio system. The Sport trim adds 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, LED foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8-inch touchscreen.
Of course, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity is available. The LX includes all the Sport’s interior upgrades and add a sunroof, heated mirrors, keyless entry, and blind-spot monitoring. The EX-L standard equipment consists of an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, 10-speaker audio system, and a power-adjustable passenger seat. The navigation system is optional.
The top-line Touring trim offers 19-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, adaptive suspension damps, a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, and much more.
The Accord 10th generation offers three engine choices. Two of them will be turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrains, and the third option is a hybrid setup. The hybrid is a combination of a naturally aspired 4-cylinder and an electric motor. The standard option will be the 1.5-liter turbo unit, capable to produce 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.
Optional on the Sport, EX, and Touring model will be 2.0-liter turbo, good for 252 hp. All of the 1.5-liter engines will come with a CVT automatic transmission. However, Sport trim offers additional 6-speed manual gearbox. Furthermore, the 2.0-liter is mated with Honda’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Hybrid version will combine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor. The total output is 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid version will use an electronic continuously variable transmission.
2020 Honda Accord 10th Generation Release Date and Price
The upcoming Honda Accord 10th Generation LX will probably cost around $25,300, including the destination charge. But, we recommend to step up for better equipped Accord Sport. The starting price of this version will be slightly higher. But with all of the additional features is a far better option.
The most expensive variant will be the Accord Touring. If you choose the 2.0-liter turbo engine the price will definitely go above $35,000. The release date is scheduled for the first quartal of 2020.