Honda’s 2020 Accord can be had from $23,870 (excluding the $930 destination and handling charge), and features Honda Sensing with Traffic Sign Recognition as standard on all trims. The Accord is also the only mid-size sedan in its class to come with a manual gearbox.
Buyers can choose between two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The smaller 1.5-liter DOHC unit produces 192 HP (195 PS) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque, whereas the 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo packs 252 HP (255 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque.
The former can be paired to a CVT automatic transmission or the previously-mentioned manual (six-speed), while the larger engine works alongside a 10-speed automatic – although it too can be had with a manual if you opt for the Sport trim. There are also two exclusive colors available to Sport trim Accord buyers in San Marino Red and Still Night Pearl.
Aside from its Traffic Sign Recognition function, the Accord’s Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technologies also houses the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Pedestrian Sensing, Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
Other standard safety features include the automatic high-beam headlights, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and a driver attention monitor. The Blind Spot Information system (BSI) and rain-sensing wipers are optional extras.
As for its convenience features, all 2020 Accord models come standard with Bluetooth music streaming, Hands Free Link and Pandora compatibility. Accord Sport and above trims get an 8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while EX and Touring trims feature HD Radio and SiriuxXM satellite radio.
The Touring also adds HondaLink subscription services and comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, meaning you can even accept in-vehicle package deliveries through Amazon Key.
Details about the 2020 Accord Hybrid’s pricing and availability will be announced separately.