The 2019 Honda Accord is so good at being a sedan that it's basically impossible to pass up. For one thing, it's practical, with generous passenger space and a gigantic trunk (16.7 cubic feet) for all of your gear. The Accord keeps you connected too. All but the base LX come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smart, safe access to your beloved smartphone apps. And, speaking of safety, every Accord includes technology with the potential to keep you out of danger, like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Finding a better mix of practicality, safety, and personality is going to be hard, especially in this friendly price range.
Which 2019 Honda Accord should I buy?
To figure out which Accord is perfect for you, you just have to ask yourself what you want out of your ride. Here's a quick look at each of the five trim levels-LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring-and who might appreciate each one.
Want the best price on all that the Accord has to offer? The LX delivers high-tech safety and excellent fuel economy (up to 30 city and 38 highway mpg) at a price that's more than fair. This trim is also pretty savvy, with Bluetooth, USB port, and 7-inch touchscreen to keep you plugged into your smartphone entertainment options. The LX can even keep you out of trouble, with standard features like lane keeping assist and automatic emergency braking.
The Sport is for drivers who crave a little extra athleticism. In addition to coming standard with the upgraded engine, this Accord also introduces larger front brakes, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, and 19-inch wheels-basically everything you need to zoom around and look good doing it. This Accord gets some interior upgrades too. Its cloth-and-simulated-leather upholstery is pretty classy. The driver's seat is power-adjustable, so you can find that just-right spot at the wheel with the touch of a button. The Sport (and every trim on up) includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This technology displays smartphone apps on your central touchscreen, giving you safe, simplified access to your music collection and phone book. The Sport even has a bigger touchscreen-8 inches-which of course makes the system easier to use.
The EX doesn't include the Sport's performance gear, but this trim level does add to the LX lineup with some of the Sport's interior upgrades. The EX also boosts the convenience quotient, with items like keyless entry and ignition. The cabin's heated front seats and sunroof are nice touches, giving you a little luxury for your daily drive.
This trim piles on a little more luxury, with leather seats and a 10-speaker audio system. The EX-L also adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror and power-adjustable passenger seat, small things that can make a big difference in the long run.
If you're looking for a fully-loaded Accord, this is the trim for you. The Touring makes the Accord's ride even smoother and more refined with adaptive suspension dampers. This top-trim Accord even looks handsomer, compliments of its chrome exterior trim and illuminated door handles. Inside, both rows of seating are heated and the front seats add a ventilation feature for good measure. Basically, bad weather is no match for the Touring. In the tech department, this 2019 Honda Accord is fully stacked, adding navigation, wireless phone charger, and Wi-Fi hotspot to an already-impressive lineup.
Is the 2019 Honda Accord a good car?
If there's one thing the Accord has long had a reputation for, it's for being a good car. In addition to providing all-around excellence with its roomy comfort, smooth-sailing performance, and gadgets galore, the Accord transports you into the future. This sedan is known for its lasting performance, making this Honda the perfect pick for anyone who's playing the long game.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.