The Honda Accord is America's best-selling car for good reason; with sleek styling, efficient powertrains and reliable build quality making for a compelling package. In 2021, it receives a subtle update: wider grille and LED headlights add drama to its exterior; Sonic Gray Pearl paint from Civic hatchback adds further visual flare; while dual low beam design with blacked-out housing on all-LED headlights provides improved night illumination - plus 19 inch aluminum wheels on its Hybrid Touring model further enhance its sleek aerodynamic profile!
Inside, the new Honda Accord's interior looks both luxurious and contemporary. A honeycomb-pattern dashboard trim conceals air vents while a freestanding rectangular infotainment display protrudes from its top instrument panel. Rear seat occupants enjoy plenty of legroom; door openings can accommodate two Thermos-sized water bottles in each doorway; its driver seat offers 12-way power adjustment while an EX model offers 10-way adjustment; a hands-free trunk lid would make an attractive feature addition; similarly adding an adjustable front passenger seat height adjuster would complete this luxurious package.
Honda's intuitive control layout and user-friendly infotainment system makes the Accord easy to operate. The center stack angled toward the driver features large tactile buttons; its infotainment display mirrors the smartphone display in terms of operation; Bluetooth audio streaming, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration are standard in every Accord; wireless smartphone charging and satellite radio are optional on LX and EX-L models while text messaging and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality require the Sport 2.0T/Hybrid EX or higher models.
With the exception of its lack of AWD capability, the Accord's driving dynamics are truly impressive. With its combination of 192 horsepower turbo four and 204-hp hybrid drive systems providing plenty of acceleration while its newly designed suspension delivers outstanding handling and ride comfort. Plus, its soft brake pedal feels soft yet firm for a 60-0 stopping distance - one of the shortest stops on our test track.
The Honda Accord's spacious cargo room makes it a top pick among buyers searching for sedan-like comfort with crossover or SUV utility. Its 16.7 cubic-foot trunk leads its class, easily accommodating a week's worth of luggage with room left over - plus, its wide doors open easily while folding flat rear seat seats provide additional storage capacity.