For years, the Honda Accord has been the midsize family sedan that set the bar the competition tried to meet. Buyers at dealerships like the Bay Area Honda dealer will be happy to learn the 2021 Honda Accord continues its reign as the standout model in its class, thanks to its outstanding reliability, performance, fuel economy and safety scores. If you’re looking for a family sedan, you’ll do well to place the 2021 Honda Accord at the top of your shopping list.
According to the Honda dealer in the Bay Area, the Accord gets few updates for 2021, starting with a small styling refresh that includes a lightly restyled grille, new wheel designs, new available LED headlights and a new Sonic Gray Pearl external paint color. Inside, the previously available 8.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard. The EX-L and Touring models get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s a new Sport SE trim that gets the features of the discontinued EX trim and the looks of the Sport. Honda has recalibrated the throttle response on the Accord to provide faster acceleration. There’s a new rear-seat reminder setup that detects if one of the rear doors was opened at the start of a trip and alerts the driver to check the back seat accordingly.
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Automotive reviewers give high marks to the 2021 Honda Accord. Car and Driver wrote: “In the shrinking segment of family sedans there are still some great cars to choose from, but one stands above the rest for its impeccable driving dynamics, practical interior, and value: the 2021 Honda Accord. So impressed are we with the Accord that it’s become a nearly permanent fixture on our annual 10Best list and it finds itself there again for 2021.”
The 2021 Honda Accord seats five and is offered in six trim levels: LX, Sport, Sport SE, EX-L, Sport 2.0T and Touring. There’s also a hybrid model, which we’re not reviewing here. All trims except the Sport 2.0T and Touring are powered by a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, mated to a CVT that sends power to the front wheels. The Sport 2.0T and Touring are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 252 hp and 273 lb-ft, connected to a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2021 Honda Accord gets EPA-estimated fuel economy up to 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway with the base turbo-four engine.*
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Standard features on the base Accord LX include 17-inch wheels, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a full-width folding rear seatback, cloth upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control. Also standard are a 160-watt audio system with four speakers, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and two USB ports. Standard safety equipment includes the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist features.
The NHTSA awarded the 2021 Honda Accord its top score of five stars for overall safety. The IIHS has yet to publish its ratings for the 2021 Accord as of this writing. However, the agency named the 2020 model a Top Safety Pick, with its best rating of Good in all crash tests. We expect identical results for the 2021 Accord.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.