2021 Honda Accord Review

2021 Honda Accord

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In 2021, the Honda Accord stands out as an incredible sedan. The Honda Accord has some fantastic changes this year, including updated styling to its front end. There are some changes to the interior, including the introduction of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® in wireless form. This year, the Accord loses the manual transmission and comes with the automatic transmission only. There are some changes to the trim lineup this year as well, and the Honda Accord now has a slight facelift on the outside to give it a slightly refreshed appearance for the 2021 model year.

Specs 2021 Honda Accord LX
Starting MSRP* $24,970*
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)** 30 city / 38 hwy mpg**
Standard Engine 1.5L Turbo 4-Cyl
Horsepower 192-hp
Honda Sensing® Standard
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera Standard

Exterior and Performance

The 2021 Accord comes with two engines that you can get depending on the trim level that you select. The standard engine that powers the Accord is a turbo 1.5L with a four-cylinder configuration. The base engine on the Accord has no shortage of power, as evidenced by the fact that it produces a respectable 192 horsepower. The base engine is connected with an automatic transmission and has front-wheel drive as its standard powertrain. The top two trims, which are the Touring and the Sport 2.0T, have their own engine. Both trim levels get a more powerful turbo engine that has a power output of 252 horsepower. This engine also has a different transmission, which is a 10-speed automatic. If you want alternative power, you also have the option of getting an Accord with a hybrid powertrain.

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Interior and Technology

The Honda Accord has a large interior, and it has a spacious trunk that holds a tremendous amount of belonging and supplies. The base trim on the 2021 Accord has large seats. To start with you will get seats with a cloth upholstery. Dual-zone climate control is standard in the department of creature comforts. The second trim in the Accord lineup for 2021 is the Sport. The Sport trim adds a few more upscale touches to the mix. The Sport comes with a leather-wrapped shift knob and a leather steering wheel in addition to the amenities offered at the base level. Its interior gets a unique upholstery, and the driver’s seat is power-adjustable for convenience. The Sport SE, which is a new trim and a variant of the Sport, adds even more. Keyless entry and remote start are both standard on the Sport SE. A sunroof is added to the Sport 2.0T, and the top Touring trim comes with ventilated seats. Leather upholstery is standard on the top trim.

The 2021 Accord comes with an eight-inch infotainment system on the LX, which is the entry-level trim. The trim also has smartphone integration, and it is compatible with Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®. The base audio system has four speakers, and the base trim has a bundle of safety aids. The second trim levels adds four additional speakers. It also has USB charging ports in the second row. Wireless charging is standard on the top trim levels beginning with the EX-L. With this trim you can also switch over to wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. Satellite radio is also added to the technology mix on this trim. Navigation comes with the infotainment system on the Touring trim level, and it also switches to a head-up display.

2021 Honda Accord Interior


The 2021 Accord has no shortage of safety amenities. All trim levels get some basic driver-assist safety aids including adaptive cruise control, frontal collision avoidance, and lane keep assist. Parking sensors come with the higher-end trims. Additional safety features including rear cross-traffic warning and blind spot monitoring come with the EX-L.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.