Mid-size sedans like the 2019 Honda Accord represent some of the best values among new cars today.
For $24,615 to start, the Accord LX offers 17-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, one low-power USB charge port, and a suite of active safety features that we discuss above. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard on most Accords—just not the base model.
It narrowly misses a point by skipping entry-level shoppers with smartphones but aces our value consideration and our infotainment measures. The Accord gets a 7 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The 2019 Accord is available in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels. The uprated 2.0-liter turbo-4 is available on Sport, EX-L, and Touring trims.
We think most shoppers will skip over the base version and head toward EX trim levels, with or without leather. (Honda calls those versions EX-L.)
The 2019 Honda Accord EX gets remote start, 17-inch wheels, blind-spot monitors, a moonroof, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, two high-power USB ports, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for $28,515. Opting for leather upholstery adds $2,500 to the bottom line but also adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power-adjustable passenger seat, and upgraded audio.
A more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-4 is available in the EX-L and costs an additional $2,000.
The priciest Accord Touring boasts a 2.0-liter turbo-4, 10-speed automatic, adaptive dampers, leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels, a head-up display, navigation, a wireless smartphone charger, and wi-fi hotspot (subscription required) for $36,845.
We’d still stick with an Accord EX for $28,515, which represents the best value among the lineup and compared to other sedans in its class. A comparably equipped Toyota Camry LE with moonroof, blind-spot monitors, dual-zone climate control, and cloth upholstery costs $28,635. A comparable Chevrolet Malibu LT with remote start, advanced safety, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen costs $28,485 but skips the moonroof.
The Accord Hybrid is available in base, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims and adds $1,600 to comparably equipped models with a 1.5-liter engine.
Sport versions are equipped similarly to EX trims but skip some creature comforts such as heated seats and an additional USB power plug for sporty exterior accents and big 19-inch wheels. Sport versions start at $27,180.
Honda’s infotainment received a much-needed upgrade in the Accord and most models boast an 8.0-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. We’ve extensively used the system and found that the display is sharp and easily readable with big, bright icons that are easily navigable. Some configuration settings are buried in menus, but Honda’s system does a good job of placing settings and options in logical places.
The new system ditches an irritating volume slider in favor of a hard-button volume knob that we appreciate even more. Among infotainment systems, Honda’s is one of the most straightforward, although we recommend a 20- to 30-minute stationary orientation to familiarize any new buyers.
Baked-in smartphone compatibility nearly erases the need for embedded navigation for most owners, which helps save money.
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