2020 Honda Accord Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Honda Accord Overview at Honda East Cincinnati

2020 Honda Accord

Key Features

  • Starting at $24,800 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque
  • Optional LED headlights and taillights
  • Choice of a 6-speed manual, CVT automatic transmission, or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 8.0-inch center-mounted touchscreen display
  • Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Redesigned interior featuring available soft-touch materials and ventilated front seats

About the Honda Accord

Building on the excellence of the model’s 10th generation, the 2020 Honda Accord offers dynamic styling blended with exhilarating performance, connected technology, and innovative safety. It’s fastback profile and coupe-like silhouette combine to create an instantly-recognizable presence on the road. Two potent yet economical engines and your choice of a 6-speed manual, CVT, or advanced 10-speed automatic transmission makes it easy to find the Accord which suits your driving style.

Thanks to the standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, drivers will experience greater confidence and peace of mind. Step inside the interior of the Accord and you’ll discover spacious room along with innovative tech features to help the miles fly by. Meticulous craftsmanship and eye-catching style help illustrate why the 2020 Honda Accord sets the benchmark for the modern midsize sedan.

What the Critics Say

We’ve named the Honda Accord to our 10Best list a record 33 times because it’s perennially the most impressive family sedan on sale—and the 2020 model is no different.” — Car and Driver
With the Accord, you’ll be getting a thoroughly well-rounded vehicle with a back seat that’s more comfortable and spacious than a compact SUV’s, fuel economy that’s superior, and a huge trunk that doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of utility.” — Autoblog

What’s New for 2020

The proven formula that’s helped the Honda Accord earn its award-winning reputation continues for the 2020 model year. All Accord models return for the new model year unchanged aside from some minor pricing adjustments.

Honda Accord Features

2020 Honda Accord 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbocharged Engine

Proven Performance

There are two available engines offered on the 2020 Honda Accord. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.5-liter VTEC® Turbocharged 4-cylinder which produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

In search of more thrills? Opt for the available 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder to receive an impressive 252 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque for an inspired drive. Drivers who prefer to select their own gears can choose the available 6-speed manual which is offered on both engines. 1.5-liter models can be equipped with an advanced CVT while the 2.0-liter is paired with a sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission for the ultimate in fuel efficiency. Adaptive dampers actively control suspension travel to create a refined driving experience behind the wheel of the Honda Accord.

Tech-Focused Cabin

Taking inspiration from concert halls, the interior of the Honda Accord offers an unparalleled view of your surrounds in addition to outstanding refinement to Active Noise Cancellation™. Premium elements found inside the cabin include available leather-trimmed seats which feature elegant stitching which make each drive more rewarding. Giving you quick access to vital information, a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface delivers a customizable in-dash display.

Optional Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration allows you to use the power of your compatible smartphone to listen to music, get directions, view appointments, and much more. Eliminate unnecessary clutter from adapters and cords while keeping your phone charged with the optional Wireless Phone Charger. Hear your favorite songs like the artists intended them to be with the available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen and 10-speaker Premium Audio System.

2020 Honda Accord Interior
2020 Honda Accord Honda Sensing Safety

Honda Sensing® Safety Technologies

Standard on every 2020 Accord, the Honda Sensing® is an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Features included in this collection of technologies are Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS). A driver-awareness monitor has the ability to notify the driver in the event that they begin to show signs of lowered attention or fatigue by suggesting a break from driving. SmartVent® Front Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags with a Rollover Sensor surround all occupants for added protection in the event of a collision.

Honda Accord Awards

U.S. News & World Report: Best Midsize Car for Families1

It’s no secret that the Honda Accord delivers plenty of safety features, generous interior room, and a collection of family-friendly features. Those are only a handful of reasons why the Accord was named U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best Midsize Car for Families1.

North American Car of The Year Award
Car and Driver’s 10 Best

Car and Driver’s 10Best a Record 33 times2

The Honda Accord has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list over and over again. This marks the 33rd time the Accord has made the prestigious 10Best list.

Car and Driver says “the new Accord embodies and expands upon the same virtues that put its predecessors on the list. The chassis, although lighter, is stiffer and feels as rigid as those in luxury cars that cost twice as much; the suspension tuning takes advantage of that to deliver a refined mix of ride quality and handling precision; and all the controls—from steering wheel and pedals to knobs and switches—respond promptly to light and proportionate efforts.”

Trims & Specs

Honda Accord LX

Honda Accord LX

  • Starting at $24,800 MSRP*
  • 192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 4-cylinder engine
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assistive features
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio with USB Audio Interface
  • 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII)

Honda Accord Sport

Honda Accord Sport

  • Starting at $27,460 MSRP*
  • Choice of a 6-speed manual transmission (6MT) or Continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode and paddle shifters
  • 19-inch alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust finishers
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Available 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine with 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters (available)
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration

Honda Accord EX

Honda Accord EX

  • Starting at $27,770 MSRP*
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • 8-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touch-screen and customizable feature settings
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto-Lock and Remote Start
  • Heated power side mirrors
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI)

Honda Accord EX-L

Honda Accord EX-L

  • Starting at $31,200 MSRP*
  • Optional 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters
  • 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers including subwoofer
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Leather-trimmed seats with two-position memory for driver’s seat

Honda Accord Touring

Honda Accord Touring

  • Starting at $37,030 MSRP*
  • Optional 252-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and paddle shifters
  • Ventilated front seats
  • HondaLink® subscription services, Mobile hotspot capability, and Wireless phone charger
  • Adaptive damper system
  • LED headlights (low & high beam) with auto-on/off

*MSRP includes $930.00 destination but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 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.

1Source: U.S. News & World Report: Best Midsize Car for Families. cars.usnews.com

2Source: 2019 Car and Driver 10Best Awards List. caranddriver.com