Honda’s ongoing Accord nameplate has always been a fan favourite and this year’s model is no different because Car And Driver gave it a full five-star rating. Making its way onto the publication’s 10Best Cars list for 20 years straight, the 10th generation Accord is once again a home run.
There’s plenty to like about the new accord and this year we’re gifted with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines and a hybrid variant, which will join the lineup on showroom floors early next year. The more affordable $26,655 Sport 1.5T trim is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo four delivering a respectable 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. If that doesn’t have enough punch to satisfy your needs, then perhaps a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four unit with 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque is more your style. Though the $31,185 price may seem a bit steep, one must remember where the engine came from, the notorious Civic Type R.
On a positive note, both engines are offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Even better are the no-cost automatic transmission options available; a CVT for the 1.5T and a new 10-speed automatic for the 2.0T.
Though this all sounds great, no car is perfect and the editor found the interior storage to be a bit lacking and visibility could be better, but those can be easily overlooked in favour of all the positives.