The Honda Accord is one of Honda’s best-selling and most popular cars. It’s earned those sales by simply having a lot to offer to its customers, all the meanwhile being relatively affordable. But does this popular car come standard with Android Auto? Here’s a look at the Accord and every standard feature that it offers.
The Honda Accord’s standard interior features
As Honda’s premier mid-size sedan, Honda had to put its best foot forward, and it did just that with the Accord. U.S. News mentions that the standard Accord comes with a 7-inch touch screen display. Unfortunately though, Android Auto is not available as standard on the Accord, and neither is Apple CarPlay. Customers will have to add those on as options for a premium.
Regardless, the Accord still has plenty of great standard features. For example, the Accord comes with push-button start capability as well as comfort features such as dual-zone automatic climate control. In terms of comfort, U.S. News says that the Accord’s interior is also very comfortable, roomy, and “high-end.” The Accord has five cloth seats but the rest of the interior is lined with soft-touch materials, according to U.S. News.
U.S. News also praised the Accord’s cargo space. At 16.7 cu. ft. of volume, the Accord’s trunk is larger than its competitors, such as the Toyota Camry, according to U.S. News. That said, U.S. News says that the Accord’s narrow trunk opening makes it potentially hard to load the Accord up with cargo.
The Honda Accord’s standard performance features
While the Accord is designed to be great for families, its engine and its drivetrain allow it to be fun to drive as well. U.S. News says that the standard Accord is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That 1.5-liter turbo can generate about 192-hp, and when combined with its smooth handling, the Accord approaches “sports sedan territory.”
Car reviewers praised the Accord’s fast and powerful engine as well as its great handling, but some reviewers, such as Autoblog, did mention that if you upgrade your wheels, then you may lose a bit of the Accord’s great ride comfort. Front-wheel drive is also standard on the Accord, though that’s to be expected from a sedan.
With the standard engine, U.S. News says that the Accord gets a good fuel economy. Its 1.5-liter turbo averages about 30 MPG in the city, 38 MPG on highways, for a combined 34 MPG. This is relatively comparable to the sedans in its class that use gas engines.
Standard safety features
Honda is well-known for caring a lot about the safety of its customers, and as a result, the Accord has a lot of standard safety features. Like most modern cars, the Accord comes with a suite of airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and traction control as well. On top of those standard safety features, Honda also offers a lot of standard smart safety features.
Some of those standard smart safety features are available on other cars, while others are relatively unique. For example, U.S. News says that Honda offers lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a traffic sign recognition system, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability as standard on the Accord.
The less common standard smart safety features that Honda has on the Accord include a collision mitigation braking system and a road departure mitigation system. Both of these features are commonly found in Hondas, and their job is to prevent crashes as well as unintentional lane departures.
U.S. News gave the Accord a 9.9 out of 10 for safety when these standard safety features are combined with the Accord’s crash test performance. All of these features are available as standard on the Accord, which starts at about $24,000.