2021 Honda Accord Review Revealed a Sports Car in Disguise

I recently spent a few days reviewing the 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T. This turbocharged sedan packed a bit more punch than I had anticipated. Across the board, the 2021 Honda Accord review showed a much nicer and more comfortable car than it seems it should be. 

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The 2021 Honda Accord review proves the Accord deserves more respect 

Full disclosure: I didn’t get to spend the normal seven days for the 2021 Honda Accord review. After only minutes of being in the car, I was sideswiped by someone who had a stroke at the wheel. Because of this, I only had the Honda Accord Sport 2.0T for three days. 

The Honda took the hit like a champ, and the damage was just some dents and a busted driver’s side mirror. Due to the minimal damage, I was allowed to keep it for a few days and drove it over 400 miles to Joshua Tree. 

The Honda delivered killer gas mileage, tight handling, and snappy acceleration. Overall, the 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T is a fun sedan that teeters on the edge of the sports car world. 

Is the Honda Accord Sport 2.0T fast? 

2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T parked in front of a tent in the desert. The 2021 Honda accord review proved to be a real winner.
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I spent most of my time during the 2021 Honda Accord review on the long rolling roads surrounding Joshua Tree National Park. The Accord had no issues getting up to speed on the highway, and a little goosing of the right pedal allowed me to pass the rare desert traffic with ease. 

As the name would suggest, the Honda Accord Sport 2.0T is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making a scrappy 252 hp. The 10-speed automatic transmission did well at staying out of mind with smooth shifts and enough gears to handle a throttle slap at most speeds. 

The 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T didn’t stop impressing once we got off the highway. In the long curves of Joshua Tree National Park, the 2.0-liter Accord continued to deliver a nice drive. Although road imperfections could be easily felt, that meant the Accord could fly through the corners with ease and efficiency. The stiff suspension that was borderline annoying on the highway really shined in these long, fast corners. 

Is the 2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T a good car? 

A red 2021 Accord Sport 2.0T midsize sedan travels on a wet city street on a cloudy day
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Consumer Reports gave it an overall score of 84/100 and I would have to agree. The Accord was fun to drive, relatively comfortable, and still returned great mileage. In my 2021 Honda Accord review, I got an average of 30 mpg. If it weren’t for the desert road heavy foot, I feel it could have been a little better even. 

As the review took us back toward LA, we sat in a long line of stereotypical LA traffic. It was in that annoying hour or so that I got to spend a little bit of time exploring the car’s cabin. The Accord has a somewhat plain yet comfortable cabin. The seats offered plenty of room and some soft-touch surfaces. However, the driving position felt strangely low. It took some time getting used to. Finding the far side wheel was a trick that made for some unnerving corners and lane changes. 

Overall, the Accord Sport performed well, and even with a busted mirror and swapped paint from the car that hit me; I never minded being seen getting in and out of it.